Emergency Notifications

for College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College

Employee Update

Here is your update for Wednesday, March 18.

Virtual Campus
Online and distance-learning classes are in session! Students have access to many online resources on the new Virtual Campus website. Faculty should be communicating with students via Canvas, Zoom, or even email and telephone. See the Instructional Continuity Website for resources.

Work from Home Website
ITS has created a new website with plenty of resources to help you work from home.  Learn how to use Zoom, collaborate with others on Dropbox, and check out the new schedule of ITS office hours being held via Zoom:

Hint: Make sure your address and contact information are up to date in WebSMART!

Reminder: Access for faculty and staff is prohibited to all campuses and the District Office, except by special permission. Faculty and staff who need to come to campus must make a request to their dean or supervisor. There must be a specific and urgent reason for your request, and it must be for a specific time, date, and location.  Note that only extraordinary requests will be granted.

Shelter in Place Order
If you live in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, or Marin County, you are under a legal order to shelter in place. Stay home, except to do essential activities like get groceries, pick up medications, or go to the doctor.

What can I do? What can’t I do? What if I have to pick up medicine or check on a family member? Can I go for a walk? San Mateo County has posted answers to these and much more:

What To Do if You Think You’ve Been Exposed
Call your health provider immediately if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms such as cough and difficulty breathing.

If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911.

Visit this website to see if you qualify for free COVID-19 testing.

Community Assistance Resources
If you are seeking food, housing or any other community resources, contact your nearest San Mateo County Core Agency.  If you live outside of San Mateo County, please text or call 2-1-1 to receive information about free emergency services in your area.  This service is free, secure, and confidential.

More information:

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