The San Mateo County Community College District continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for colleges and universities in preparing for and responding to COVID-19. The District has activated a Task Force to oversee the health situation as it unfolds, and will adjust District operations as necessary. For most of the American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the CDC still considers the immediate health risk from COVID-19 to be low.
The District Emergency Website has been updated with helpful new resources.
We are currently at Level 2 of the District’s Pandemic Plan. This includes:
- Creation of a District-wide Task Force to oversee the situation
- Increased hygiene campaign including increased facilities cleaning, restocking supplies, and promoting handwashing
- Information campaign including web, email and text updates, social media, posters, flyers, and campus signage
As you may have seen, the Governor has declared a state of emergency to help the state prepare for the broader spread of COVID-19. San Mateo County has declared a local emergency and San Mateo County Health has declared a local health emergency. None of these indicate increased risk to us in San Mateo County — these are measures being taken to access resources to manage the incident.
San Mateo County 2-1-1 Call Center
San Mateo County has also set up a 2-1-1 call center to handle non-medical, non-emergency questions pertaining to Coronavirus. Call 2-1-1 for the latest local health information. The service is available 24/7 in 180 languages. You can also text 211211” to receive useful information from the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention.
Finally, here is a great explainer video on the virus and how it spreads.
We will post more updates and new information becomes available. Remember to stay healthy, take care of yourself, and take care of students!