COVID-19 Updates

Return to Work FAQ

 

About Return to Work

  • Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement on April 6 that California is aiming to fully reopen its economy on June 15 provides additional urgency to SMC’s Roadmap to Recovery efforts. Governor Newsom noted that the move to business as usual hinges on a sufficient vaccine supply and stable and low hospitalization numbers; and that mask-wearing and vigilance will remain ongoing. As part of reopening the economy, the state will move beyond its “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” and, per California Department of Public Health Guidelines released on April 6, “schools and institutes of higher education should conduct full-time, in person instruction, in compliance with Cal/OSHA emergency temporary standards and public health guidelines.”
  • SMC’s Roadmap to Recovery is also informed by the urgency needed to address the needs of our students, many of whom have been deterred in their studies by the difficulties inherent in the online environment.
  • For reference, the SMC COVID-19 Emergency Operations Team (EOT) was activated in March 2020 to assist the college in its response to the pandemic, our shift to the online environment, protocols for on-ground operations during the pandemic, and planning and preparations for return to on-ground operations. The SMC President’s Task Force was established in March 2021 to reflect on lessons learned and to assist in creating a blueprint for the College of the post pandemic future, informed by scientific and governmental guidance.

Return to Work FAQ