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Coast Community College District Takes Immediate Steps to Limit COVID-19 Spread

With the COVID-19 omicron variant driving higher Orange County case counts and hospitalization numbers, the Coast Community College District – comprised of Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College – announced two immediate steps to reduce the number of in-person interactions across all district sites.

  • Spring 2022 will go “live online” for the first two weeks of the semester – January 31 through February 14 – for the approximately 60 percent of classes planned to be in person. Some classes unable to be conducted online – e.g. science laboratories, CTE/skills building, performance, and activity classes – will continue in person.
  • All employees not teaching/supporting winter intersession classes or designated essential will be working remotely, tentatively returning January 18 after the MLK holiday – pending further developments in the COVID-19 spread.

“We are taking these immediate steps out of concern for the health and safety of all those who teach, learn, live, and work at our colleges’ and district’s sites,” said Coast District Chancellor John Weispfenning. “We will continue to be flexible as we strive to give students quality education and support service, while also safeguarding public health.”

Classes for winter intersession, in progress beginning January 3, 2022, were already scheduled to be primarily online. The few necessary exceptions will continue in person under enhanced health and safety protocols (i.e. face covering mandate, social distancing requirements, enhanced cleaning practices, and enhanced air flow).

Coast District students, faculty, and staff were notified of these actions on January 4, 2022.

This article was released by Coast Community College District.