June 14, 2022

Greetings Employees:

We continue to monitor our workplace for positive COVID cases and safety measures to best protect each other while in the workplace. Currently, Orange County has a 14.3 percent positivity rate. Additionally, we have experienced an increase in positive cases throughout the District—particularly where students, faculty, and staff interact with each other within close indoor spaces.

Because of these recent developments, SOCCCD is temporarily reinstating the mask mandate for 30 days—effective June 15 through July 15, 2022. Unless otherwise noticed by your direct supervisor, you are required to wear a face mask at work while indoors.

If you have any questions about the use of quality face masks in the workplace, such as how to wear and access masks, or mask wearing at your cubicle, please refer to the Return to Work Guidelines.

Please remember that this reinstatement of mandatory mask wearing is temporary and will only be extended if necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Sincerely,

Kathleen F. Burke, Ed.D.