SDCCD COVID-19 Update

March 3, 2023

Good Morning SDCCD Community,

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying the spring semester.

This email contains updates regarding COVID-19 in our communities and the District’s health and safety protocols. There are no new policies or directives being announced.

COVID-19 infections in San Diego County have steadily declined over the first two months of 2023. Wastewater measurements at the Point Loma treatment center suggest the prevalence of COVID-19 is one-quarter of what it was in late December. We have observed the same trend in cases within our District. In January and February of 2022, we had over 400 reported COVID-19 cases among employees and students. In January and February this year, we had 100 reported cases. These data are especially encouraging given the increase in in-person classes and services and the removal of the face covering requirement as we started this calendar year. The District has been deliberate in implementing the return to in-person work and activities and reducing COVID-19 mitigation measures to prioritize health and safety and the data suggest we have been successful.

As explained in previous communications, the District continues to require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with exemptions granted for valid religious and medical reasons. Individuals with approved exemptions are evaluated for reasonable accommodation options. The accommodation process is an ongoing, individualized, and confidential procedure based evolving health and safety conditions.

The District’s Operations, Enterprise Services, and Facilities Division continues to identify and implement ventilation enhancements to maximize airflow and reduce the likelihood of concentrated air particles within all the District’s facilities. These measures increase protection against the spread of any airborne contaminants, making our classrooms and workspaces safer for everyone.

We encourage all community members to continue practicing healthy behaviors such as frequent hand washing, limiting close contact with others at work, staying home when you feel sick, getting tested if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, and wearing a face covering when in social settings where airborne illnesses may be easily spread.

Thank you for your continued efforts to protect the health of our communities.

Greg

Gregory Smith
Vice Chancellor, People, Culture, and Technology Services
Office: 619-388-6589
Fax: 619-388-6897
gsmith@sdccd.edu

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