Face Coverings while on District Property

All students, faculty, and staff are required to wear facial coverings at all times while on District property, except while alone in a private office.

Wear your face covering at all times on campus, indoors and outdoors, in common areas and private offices, unless alone in your private office. If you have a special condition or accommodation that exempts you from face coverings per County Health orders, please work with Human Resources in advance to see if an accommodation can be made.

Wearing a face covering, when combined with physical distancing of at least 6 feet and frequent hand washing, may reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus when in public and engaged in essential activities

A face covering is a covering made of cloth, fabric, or other soft or permeable material, without holes, that covers only the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face

A face covering may be factory-made or may be handmade and improvised from ordinary household materials. Examples of face coverings include:

  • a scarf or bandana
  • a neck gaiter
  • a homemade covering made from a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or towel, held on with rubber bands or otherwise
  • a non-medical grade mask

Sanitization on District Property

Employees are required to disinfect their work spaces on a daily basis when working onsite. Custodial staff will clean and disinfect classrooms, restrooms, and other common areas according to CDC guidelines. All employees are responsible for regularly disinfecting their: 

  • office equipment (i.e. phone, computers, keyboards etc.) 
  • furniture (i.e. desk surface, chair backs, and arm rests)  
  • personal possessions  

Facilities will provide cleaning supplies through the recovery phases. Office occupants may request to have offices fully disinfected by the Facilities custodial team no more than monthly, or if a qualifying event requires it, i.e. a sick person was in the office.

COVID-19 can live for hours or days on a surface, depending on factors such as sunlight and humidity. Regular sanitization and disinfection of high use surfaces will help to slow communal transmission of COVID-19.

 

With custodial staff mainly devoted to cleaning high-traffic areas, all employees will need to do their part to help in the mitigation of disease transmission by cleaning their own areas during the pandemic.

Custodial staff are devoted to intensive cleaning of classrooms, meeting rooms, restrooms, building common areas and lobbies, and other areas used by multiple people. Occupied high use and community spaces and touch points are cleaned and disinfected daily with hospital grade disinfectants effective against COVID-19. 

Social Distancing on District Property

All students, faculty, and staff are required to keep six feet away from other people at all times. If you cannot do your job while keeping six feet away from someone (e.g. classes that require physical interaction), please consult with your instructor or dean on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about six feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs.

The District has installed barriers, signs, and other devices to keep people six feet apart as much as possible. Classrooms and meeting rooms have been reconfigured and marked to spread out people or to limit the number of people in enclosed spaces.  

 

Almost all classes, services, and offices continue to operate remotely in order to minimize the number of people in close proximity to each other.