District Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

 

FAQ Sheet for Employees

If you have questions about logistics while the campuses are closed due to COVID-19 concerns, please click on the link to view Questions and Answers regarding employee concerns. If your question is not yet addressed, please send your question to communications@socccd.edu and we will work to get you a response and will likely add it to the FAQ sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions for Employees

 

Board Action Items

Resolution - State of Emergency

Essesntial Function Positions

 

Chancellor’s Message

March 15, 2020

March 13, 2020 (Message from Human Resources)

March 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

March 4, 2020

February 27, 2020

February 12, 2020

 

Important Update: County Public Health Order - March 17, 2020

 

From the Office of Chancellor Kathleen F. Burke, Ed.D. 

 

The last few weeks have changed our work and home environments dramatically. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and all of the leadership within the South Orange County Community College District, we thank you for your cooperation during this time.

 

Today the Public Health Officer of the Orange County Health Care Agency announced an order to close all non-essential businesses and functions throughout Orange County through March 31, 2020.

 

In the order, educational institutions are defined as essential when implementing distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of at least six feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible.

 

Faculty should continue preparing to move their courses online and may come on campus on Wednesday, March 18 to continue that work and to pick up any resources needed to teach online from home.

 

All staff are expected to report to work on Wednesday, March 18 to receive directives from their supervisors/managers about work assignments in which to engage from home. Employees will be sent home on March 18 as soon as practicable in consultation with their supervisor/manager.

 

Mission critical staff will be identified by supervisors/managers and given further direction related to continuing to report to the work site.

 

Follow-up information and instructions about how to access vital tools to work from home such as DUO, Zoom, etc., will be sent to you from the office of Vice Chancellor Robert Bramucci.  

 

Additionally, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet will be developed and available on the District website.

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. Although we understand that this may be our new temporary normal, there is no need to panic. Please remain steadfast in maintaining your health and staying in touch daily by reading the email communications and visiting the District and college webpages with updates.

 

Saddleback College Updates

COVID-19 Messages

 

Irvine Valley College Updates

COVID-19 Messages

 

Guidelines on Mass Gatherings

  • Please read the guidance released from Governor Gavin Newsom below regarding the guideline on mass gatherings
  • Events with expected audiences of 250 people or more should be postponed or canceled. Events under 250 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please check with the appropriate host of events for specific information about cancellations or postponements.
  • Smaller events can proceed if the organizers can implement social distancing of six (6) feet.
  • Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines.
 

Travel

  • Employees should check with supervisors about approved or planned work-related travel.
  • Saddleback College has implemented a 30-day suspension of all business-related and educational travel, affecting students and staff.
  • Irvine Valley College and District Services are reviewing business-related and educational travel on a case-by-case basis.
  • With the ongoing rapid spread of this pandemic, we encourage employees to reassess currently planned personal travel on an ongoing basis, considering the risk level of COVID-19, which changes hourly.
 

OC Public Health Information / Number of Cases

To get current public health information and to see the number of cases in Orange County, please go to OC Heath Care Agency.


Please follow the links below for helpful information about the outbreak:

OC Health Care Agency
Questions and answers for our local community

California Department of Public Health
Questions and answers from a state-wide perspective.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Questions and answers from a national perspective.

Orange County Department of Education

Questions and answers regarding local school closures.

COUNTY: OC Health Care Agency
OC Health Care Agency is in charge of tracking COVID-19 in Orange County and issuing warnings for local communities and schools.

STATE: California Department of Public Health
California Department of Public Health is responsible for public health in California and enforces laws In the California Health and Safety Codes. It provides daily updates on the cases in California and what the state is doing to protect the public.

FEDERAL: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States and has information on virus symptoms and what to do if you're sick, tips on preventing spread, and updates on cases in the United States.

How to Help Students and Neighbors (Food and other Resources)

 

OC Health Care Agency

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Orange County Department of Education