GROSSMONT AND CUYAMACA COLLEGES CLOSE DOWN, EXCEPT FOR STUDENTS IN FINAL WEEK OF CLASSES

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East County News Service

 

MARCH 19, 2020 UPDATE: 

Remote classes and student support at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will continue to be held until the end of the spring semester on June 1. The Grossmont and Cuyamaca college campuses are also closed to all students and the public until June 1. 

All instructional activities and office hours, including any lab courses, and support services will be held in some form of remote delivery. Faculty will be communicating directly with their students regarding next steps.Student information about withdrawals and late drops is available. 

Gov. Newsom has ordered that all Califrornians stay at home effective midnight March 19. To comply with that order,  all District employees are to work from home beginning Friday, March 20. Essential personnel who are necessary to secure district facilities and maintain core operations will be contacted by district leadership. 

All student events through June 1 are cancelled, and intercollegiate athletics games are cancelled indefinitely. 



 

 

March 16, 2020 (El Cajon) --As the coronavirus situation remains in a state of flux, effective today, Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are now closed to students and the public until further notice. All instructional activities, office hours and labs will take place online or through another remote delivery to the fullest extent possible. Students are advised to follow directives provided by their instructors and to regularly check the college website and emails to keep apprised by the latest developments.

The one exception is students in their final week of eight-week classes. Those classes are still in session, with everyone practicing social distancing by retaining at least a 6-foot separation.

The district’s Governing Board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, was also cancelled.

Employees at the campuses were advised to prepare themselves to work remotely as feasible. Those in high-risk categories have been instructed to leave their workplaces today to begin working remotely. The high- risk groups include all employees who are sick or experiencing symptoms, individuals who may have come in contact with others who could have been exposed, and those over the age of 65.

“We understand how difficult the coronavirus outbreak has been for everyone and the disruption this pandemic has caused in people’s lives” said Chancellor Lynn Ceresino Neault. “We are doing our best to respond quickly but carefully to this evolving situation.”

The district’s COVID-19 web page has the latest updates about the status of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District regarding coronavirus.