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Novel Coronavirus COVID–19 (March 16, 2020)

Dear CCA Community,

In the ongoing response to limit the spread of the COVID–19 outbreak, San Francisco, Alameda, and several other counties in the Bay Area have issued a Public Health Order for residents to stay at home, beginning Tuesday, March 17, and lasting until Tuesday, April 7. The order requires residents to remain in place and only go out to take care of essential needs. This measure is necessary to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID–19) in the community.

In the interest of public health, CCA is accelerating the closure of our campuses. In an email yesterday, the president and provost outlined a process for closing most campus operations and transitioning to remote work, teaching, and learning. We are now closing the campus at the end of business today instead of Wednesday, as previously announced. If you need to pick up work or belongings from campus, you will be able to (see below).

The Public Health Order makes allowances for essential activities such as getting food and medicine, engaging in outdoor activity such as running or hiking (as long as you maintain at least six feet of social distancing), caring for others, and performing work related to essential business and educational activities, including distance learning and the operations needed to support it. Our residence halls will remain open and staffed and our Public Safety officers will be on campus. Other essential staff will come to campus as needed to perform essential functions.

If you need to pick up work or belongings from campus, please contact Public Safety to schedule a time, and be sure to bring your ID; you will be required to show it.

Public Safety main number: 415-703-9510

SF patrol phone: 415-726-2061

Oakland patrol phone: 510-385-1821

Please continue to monitor your email and the CCA COVID–19 Portal page, as the situation is changing rapidly and we are providing frequent updates. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID–19 in the CCA community, but as cases increase around the globe, we must all do our part to slow the progress of this pandemic and protect the health of our colleagues, our friends, our neighbors, and ourselves.

Please help each other stay safe and be well, and stay at home!