College Coronavirus Impact and Resources
This page will be updated with more information and resources as they become available.
The College transitioned from classroom-based instruction to online courses for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. The Campus is remaining open and is implementing social distancing as suggested by the CDC.
- All campus events are cancelled for the next eight weeks and further adjustments may be made.
- Faculty members are working with students to make the learning experience as enriching as possible.
- Our Library/Learning Commons and Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) are providing student support to enhance their distance learning experience.
- All community classes and workshops are cancelled. The Alfond Center and the College’s Art Studios are closed.
Commencement and all end-of-year celebrations are suspended. We share in the disappointment this news will cause graduates and their families, and we are actively exploring alternative ways to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. Just because it is not scheduled to happen on May 9, doesn’t mean it’s cancelled—just postponed while we navigate these uncertain times.
UPDATE, May 2020: Virtual Commencement ceremony held on May 9. Watch the recording at sjcme.edu/graduation.
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COVID-19 Tips and Resources
Stop the Spread
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
Stop the Spread by Practicing Social Distancing
- Do your part to keep those at risk safe.
- Telecommute from home if you are able.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Limit gatherings to 10 or less people.
Keep yourself safe
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Cover coughs/sneezes with a tissue, then throw away the tissue. Use your elbow if a tissue is unavailable.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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