Current Operational Status Extended to June 5

Incident Command Team Notice

April 7, 2020

We are writing to share important updates to the March 17 memo issued by the District Chancellor. That memo indicated that the change in face-to-face college operations would be effective until April 10. With the information we now have available regarding the pandemic, we are extending the current operational status until June 5, 2020.

As you know, the current strategy for social distancing is based upon input from the CDC, L.A. County Department of Public Health, the college’s Coronavirus Task Force, and the Incident Command Team.

The operational procedures (below) that began in March will continue until June 5, 2020. Before June 5, we will issue updates regarding this memo. In addition, more information will be shared via email as it becomes available and posted on this website, as will information specific to coronavirus response.

Instruction

  • In-person instruction remains suspended. We expect classes to continue in remote formats for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, including late-start classes. More information will be forthcoming regarding summer sessions.
  • Efforts continue to provide students with technology, as well as information about free internet options to facilitate their remote learning.
  • Training to support faculty teaching remotely will continue indefinitely online.

Student Services

  • Student Services has transitioned to remote delivery and will continue in that format until the end of the semester on June 5.
  • Students have been sent messages explaining what services are available and how they can access them.
  • A new message will be sent to students regarding this update.

Other Campus Services

  • All other campus offices will be closed to the public effective immediately, and will remain closed through June 5. Services will continue to be delivered online to the extent possible.

Classified, Short-Term Employees, College Assistants, Administration

  • Employees should continue to work from home. Check with your supervisor for additional instructions if necessary.
  • Employees whose job functions cannot be completed remotely are expected to continue engaging in online professional development.
  • If employees become ill at any time, they should notify their supervisor and submit a sick leave absence request for any work hours missed.
  • If employees are unable to work remotely, or engage in remote professional development, because they need to care for children who are home, they should use Personal Necessity leave to do so, or contact Human Resources to learn more about leave options recently approved by the federal government.

As you know, new information is available on a daily basis regarding the pandemic. We will continue to monitor developments and provide updates as new information becomes available.


Distributed April 7, 2020