March 24, 2021
Spring break is coming and we want you to be safe and responsible. As the vaccination rate continues to grow and COVID cases decline, we still need to stay vigilant. Here are some things you can do:
Limit Your Socializing
Attending parties and gatherings can still spread COVID. Make responsible decisions that will minimize exposures:
- Limit contact with people outside your household.
- Always wear your mask, practice social distancing, and sanitize whenever you are around others outside your social bubble.
Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19, especially in states that have relaxed their safety protocols. If you travel more than 120 miles from the Bay Area for more than 24 hours, you are required to self-quarantine before you return to work or any in-person classes. See District travel requirements.
If You Attend a Gathering, Get Tested!
If you attend a gathering, it is advised to get a COVID-19 test three to five days later—whether you think you were exposed or not. This can help you from spreading the virus to others. Free drive-through COVID-19 testing is available Sunday–Thursdays at the College of San Mateo campus. Visit the COVID-19 Testing webpage to learn more.
Explaining the Decision to Remain Mostly Online for Fall 2021
Following the District’s decision to remain mostly in online education and remote work modality through Fall 2021, there have been many questions about the factors that went into this decision. The District is working on a gradual return of more instructional programs and student services if possible this fall, but we are taking precautions. Watch this video to learn more.
Please follow public health order practices. Collectively, we can stop spreading the virus. It’s the only way we will return to our campuses. Have a great spring break!