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Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Cuyamaca College Campus Response to COVID-19 

Grossmont College Campus Readiness for COVID-19 

California Community Colleges Student Resources page 

MARCH 19, 2020 UPDATE: 

Classes and student support at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will continue to be held remotely 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 Californians 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. 

 

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District deeply cares about your health and safety. We are committed to preventive measures and ensuring minimal disruption to our instructional programs and operations should a coronavirus outbreak occur. Like you, the District and colleges are closely monitoring the developing situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The District is closely monitoring updates from the San Diego County Public Health Services, the California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On March 4, 2020, Califormia Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency  to help the state prepare for a broader spread of COVID-19. 

The District is taking extended measures to ensure a hygienic environment, including placing disinfectants and hygienic wipes in classrooms and common areas.  Our custodial staff members are regularly cleaning with a germicidal detergent similar to those used in health-care settings. In addition, they are ramping up to thoroughly deep-clean all surfaces, including floors and door handles, particularly in high-traffic areas.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified starting in Wuhan, China. Some patients have had mild illness, while others have been more severe and some have died. Although coronaviruses are a group of viruses that aren’t new, this is a new type of coronavirus and we are still learning about it. However, the health risk to the general public in California remains low, according to the California Department of Public Health. While COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. From the international data we have, of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, approximately 80% do not exhibit symptoms that would require hospitalization.

  How can I protect myself from getting sick (flu and/or coronavirus)?

 What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

How is COVID-19 spread?

 The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

COVID-19 is an emerging disease and is not yet entirely understood. Public health officials are still learning about the transmissibility, severity, and other features of the virus.

What is the treatment for COVID-19?

Most people with illnesses due to common coronavirus infections recover on their own; there are no specific treatments for coronavirus infections. For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care. We are continuing to learn more about this novel coronavirus and treatment may change over time. 

 

 

Last Updated: 06/02/2020
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