LACCD to keep mask mandate in place

By Beatriz Garay

Inter-Club had their monthly meeting, discussing various items between clubs and regarding events to be held on campus on Feb 25.
Associated Student Union discussed the mask mandates for the Los Angeles Community College District.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a notice that businesses can ask for proof of vaccination in order to be without a mask.
Even though the mask mandate was lifted for Los Angeles County, it doesn’t apply to LACCD. They also discussed a few events that will be occurring in the next few days at East Los Angeles College and their South Gate campus.
The ICC team will in each meeting if they will continue to hold their meetings hybrid or in person.
The ASU executive vice president, Alondra Pacheco, about the East Los Angeles College ASU Instagram page which is @elac.asu.
The ASU team posts information regarding events and plans for students on campus and online.
Scholarships, dates and times to events, can also be found on their Instagram page.
The due date is March 20 at 11:59 p.m. This scholarship is for ASU members.
Two elections coming up at ELAC. One is for District Student Trustee and the other one for local government for next year’s race.
Applications for District Student Trustee are now available and are due on March 15. Elections will begin on April 26.
Applications for local government are also available and can be found on the ASU and Student activities webpages.
Students can also ask for forms via email at
All people of Los Angeles community colleges are still required to wear masks at all times.
The LACCD website has constant updates regarding COVID-19 and mask mandates.
A safe student travel ban been made against discrimination laws. Clubs who want to travel are to submit permission a month and a half to two months in advance.
It needs be placed on the district board agenda to be reviewed so they won’t break any AB-887 laws.
It is due to several states having effective laws of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, same sex couples, and same sex families, these states can authorize the discrimination.
AB-887 was passed in 2011 aimed to protect and recognize gender expression and identity as protected classes of citizens.
There are some exemptions but after 2017 none of them are valid for clubs. The district says if individuals go, they might be prosecuted and there won’t be much help.
The district won’t be giving funds if someone were to get prosecuted, and this also goes for employees.
The travel ban states are: Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North and South Carolina, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.
The ICC team is still in discussion for dates to host the Husky Bowl. The Husky Bowl is an annual competition between the clubs.
Those clubs who register to join the competition will compete in games and win prizes.
There will be physical and mental challenges. This will be an in-person event. There will be food and drinks provided.
ASU is planning a series of movie events. Four of these movie events will be held at the Monterey Park campus and one at the Southgate campus.
The Monterey Park campus dates are March 16, April 6, April 27, and May 11. The date for the South Gate campus event is still being decided.
The event at Monterey Park will be held in the multipurpose room FI-201, March 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The other three date times will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first 50 people to attend will receive a treat from ASU.
ELAC will be hosting its first ever Pop-Up Career Closet. Starting on March 1, and all through the month of March, the Sociology Club will collect clothes and items for this event.
They will collect women’s dresses, shoes, men’s shirts, slack pants, and anything else people are willing to donate.
This event is to prepare students at ELAC by providing needed materials for job interviews or to look professional.
The clothes drive is about collecting needed items and preparing the Sociology Club for their official launch of a Career Closet Pop-Up.
The Sociology Club plans on this event happening in future semesters and asks for other clubs will extend their support by letting others know of the event and if they can donate clothes and items to the drive.

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