From the Chancellor: Important Update Regarding COVID-19
The health of all South College students and staff is top of mind and our utmost priority.
South College has been monitoring and assessing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue to take appropriate actions to support the safety of our community.
While there are no reported or confirmed cases of coronavirus on our campuses, we are being proactive by taking the following actions:
South College classes are temporarily moving to an online-only format through Canvas beginning Monday, March 16, through the end of the winter quarter on Thursday, March 26.
At this time, all campuses will remain open to faculty, staff, and any students who are unable to access online classes due to either device or broadband internet limitations. If needed, you may
access your classes at any South College campus library, which will be open as normal.
Additionally, the start of spring quarter classes on the ground at all campuses will be delayed one week from Wednesday, April 8, to Wednesday, April 15. There are no changes for students enrolled in the online-only calendar and classes.
South College will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and provide updates to students and staff as needed.
Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility as we remain committed to the safety and cleanliness of our South College community.
Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information
While there are currently no vaccines available to prevent COVID-19 infection, the CDC recommends typical infectious disease precautions, such as those used to prevent cold or flu:
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If no water is available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol base.
- Cough/sneeze into a tissue, throw it into a trash bin and wash your hands.
- If no tissue is available cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
- Avoid physical contact such as shaking hands and avoid touching your face or rubbing your eyes.
- Avoid sharing food, crockery, utensils and personal hygiene items.
- Stay home if you are ill (except to visit a health care professional) and avoid contact with others.
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
- The CDC does not recommend the routine use of face masks by the general public to prevent respiratory illness and is not recommending their use for the prevention of COVID-19.
Students should refer to https://www.south.edu/ for more information.