While there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Coast Community College District, all classes, including online, are suspended beginning March 16 through March 20 out of an abundance of caution. Spring Break, the week of March 23 through March 27, will occur as originally scheduled.
Campuses and facilities are closed to students and the general public effective immediately. These steps are being taken to protect the health and welfare of students, employees, and the community out of an abundance of caution.
“Reducing the number of interactions occurring at our Colleges and Centers is a necessary response to this public health crisis,” said Coast District Chancellor John Weispfenning. “The focused work of our faculty and staff this week will also allow us to prepare many in-person classes for alternative delivery in the case of an extended emergency.”
The suspension of classes will allow faculty to get the training and preparation they need to transition to online instruction for students.
Staff and management will be working to finalize continuity plans and support faculty efforts to move classes online. Social distancing practices will be encouraged for remaining faculty and staff.
The Coast District website includes archived COVID-19 updates and related resources.
The article above was released by Coast Community College District.