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Page Updated 3/22/2022

Spring & Summer 2022 Policies

AIMC’s policy changed as of 3/15/2022 to be in alignment with new Berkeley & State of California Health Guidance. You can read the full announcement that was shared with students, faculty, & staff can be found here.

The AIMC Campus is currently open to staff members, students, & patients with scheduled appointments. All of our official, current COVID-19 Policies can be found in our COVID-19 Safety Manual.

Clinical Care

Patients are required to wear a mask in clinic & are screened for COVID-19 symptoms before their appointments. Clinic Interns & staff are required to wear N95 or equivalent masks in clinic, clinic consultation rooms, & in the herb room. Vaccine-exempt individuals in Clinic at any level (in-person Observation through Level 3) are required to submit weekly negative PCR tests.

Non-Clinical Settings

According to Berkeley Public Health guidance & guidance from the California Department of Public Health, starting Tuesday March 15th, masks are recommended but not required in all of the following situations:

  • during didactic classes
  • in the administrative area of the building
  • in the student lounge
  • in the library

As the front desk area serves our Clinic patients, masks are required for entry into the building. If students so choose, they can remove masks once they’ve entered didactic classrooms, the administrative area, the library, or the student lounge.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Anyone experiencing symptoms such as a cough, fever, new loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 associated symptom should not request entry into our Campus. Everyone entering the building is required to sign our COVID-19 Self Assessment & Consent to be on Campus Form. If you have visited campus in the last 14 days and begin to experience COVID-19 Symptoms, please notify the AIMC Clinic Director (clinicdirector@aimc.edu​) to provide information about your symptoms and exposure. This information will remain confidential and is only for the purposes of contact tracing and preventing further spread of the novel coronavirus.

If you are seeking an appointment and have new COVID-19 related symptoms, please schedule a Telehealth Consult rather than in In-Person Appointment.

Classes

AIMC Berkeley is currently offering a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid courses and clinic formats. As an Acupuncture college, many courses have an essential in-person element. Our Safety Committee meets weekly to ensure that we are following local public health guidance while offering a rigorous & complete educational experience to our students. Our capacity to offer online learning opportunities will lapse when the Department of Education special waivers lapse.

Pharmacy

Patients & students who have had prescriptions filled by our in-house pharmacy can pick up their prescriptions on campus. Please wait for a confirmation email from our Pharmacy Team that your prescription is ready to be picked up before arriving to campus. Alternatively, prescriptions can be shipped directly to a patient’s home upon request.

Library

Normal Operations
The AIMC Library has resumed normal operations.

The Library will continue offering No-Contact Library Services.

No-Contact Library Hours

Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm
Books may be returned during the same hours or mailed back to AIMC.

Testimonials

"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

- Master’s Student
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