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Oregon Coast Community College continues to adapt to changes brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak and following recommendations and directives from the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Health Authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and our own Lincoln County Health Department.
Changes have come at a rapid pace in recent days and weeks. We appreciate that students may feel buffeted by these unpredictable changes as state, local, and college leadership deal with new information and directives on a day-to-day basis. Students are always welcome to speak with an academic advisor to check in with them, one on one. Appointments can be made at oregoncoastcc.org/advising.
Current plans are as follows: College facilities will remain open to students only, and with limitations, for the Spring term. Instruction is online only. Spring term will begin the following Monday, April 6. Students will be contacted by their instructors prior to the start of the term with additional information. Watch your student email and Canvas for any updates and any changes to this schedule.
This has been a trying time for everyone at Oregon Coast Community College, and throughout the whole of Lincoln County. Now is the time for our College community to come together and support one another. We’ll continue working to develop ways to lessen the burden of this unprecedented situation on our students. We invite anyone to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions or concerns. Countless books will be written about the time we’re going through right now, and we applaud our students for soldiering ahead with their academic plans in the face of these adversities. Please know our faculty, and all of us at OCCC, are by your side, every step of the way.
OCCC will cancel college-associated gatherings and group activities that do not allow for individuals to maintain a distance of six feet or more from one another (referred to as social distancing). The College will limit all non-essential travel for staff and faculty, including in- and out-of-state, as well as limit all non-essential meetings.
What is Social Distancing? The WHO defines Social Distancing as avoiding crowds and mass public gatherings, and when possible, maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others. Social distancing also means staying home when ill, avoiding contact with people who have symptoms of illness, and not shaking hands.
Administrators at OCCC have arranged for those employees who can to work remotely from home. Oregon Coast will continue to reevaluate the situation based on recommendations from the state and local health authorities, the CDC and the HECC, and make updates as appropriate. We are asking that all students and employees accommodate these changes in how the College operates so that we can provide as much service as possible during this challenging time. We are also asking that everyone take personal responsibility in making sure to frequently wash your hands with soap and lukewarm water, cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow, and stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of illness.
Oregon Coast Community College’s priority is to provide students and staff with a safe learning environment — this is the principle that guides all of our decisions. Thank you for your support, grace, and sharing the responsibility for the health of our community.