Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine vials setup for vaccinating children ages 5-11 at Katherine R. Smith Elementary School in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 4, 2021. (Harika Maddala/ Bay City News)

Hartnell College will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students and employees, school officials said Tuesday.

The college has required proof of vaccination since the fall 2021 term to register for classes and start employment. The college’s Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to change that policy to a strong recommendation.

Hartnell will also continue strongly recommending the use of a high-quality mask in any indoor public place.

“Masks, COVID tests, and information about COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be made available to students and employees of Hartnell College as part of the college’s commitment to providing support services,” the college said in a statement.

PCR and rapid COVID testing is available at the college’s main campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Testing is free and does not require an appointment, but health insurance information is requested.