Delta’s Emergency Response Team has met to discuss the continually evolving coronavirus situation.
There remain no known confirmed coronavirus cases on our campus and the risk to the general public is considered low. As such, consistent with new guidelines issued on Saturday by the California Department of Public Health, Delta College remains open.
CAMPUS STATUS: As mentioned above, the College remains open. The new California Department of Public Health guidelines recommend that colleges and universities consider closing their campuses when certain conditions are met. Delta does not meet those conditions. These guidelines represent the best and most current information from public health experts. We encourage you to read the guidelines themselves by clicking on this link.
INSTRUCTIONAL/STUDENT SERVICES UPDATE: We are making plans for all of our courses in the event that we need to provide additional instruction online. We are preparing to train faculty. Student services continue to be provided.
EVENTS AND TRAVEL: As long as campus remains open, all events and activities will take place as scheduled. Stay home if you are sick! Employee travel and student field trips may also proceed as planned. For more information on coronavirus and mass gatherings, read the latest state Public Health guidelines.
SPRING BREAK: We know many of you have personal travel plans for the upcoming Spring Break. We encourage you to check with the Centers for Disease Control to learn more about the coronavirus situation at your destination, and review any restrictions or necessary protocol upon your return.
CLEANING: A delivery of hand wipes arrived Monday, and we expect our hand sanitizer units to arrive today. These will be placed in high-traffic areas. We are asking all employees to help wipe down areas commonly used on a daily basis. We are still working on bringing in additional cleaning staff. In the meantime, please understand that the cleaning and sanitizing being done by our maintenance staff may delay the completion of other tasks.
CALLING IN SICK: We continue to encourage you to take common-sense actions such as thoroughly washing your hands and staying home if you feel sick. If you have a fever, per California Department of Public Health guidelines, remain at home until the fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
Delta family, we want to be as flexible as possible during these difficult times, and ask that you extend the same flexibility to students who may have concerns. This is a challenging situation, but we are not alone, and we are thankful for the guidance from public health experts whom we have relied upon and will continue to rely upon moving forward.