CCCC outlines new protocol

CCCC outlines new protocolCerro Coso Community College Interim President Dr. Corey Marvin has released guidelines for reopening protocols for the fall semester.

“Not only does this document represent a lot of input by a lot of people but it captures the college’s approach to the pandemic and to staff and student safety — pieces of which might very well become the new normal,” he wrote.

The protocols were informed primarily by guidance from the Statewide Association of Community Colleges and the California Department of Public Health.

Highlights include a mandate for face coverings worn in public spaces. Anyone visiting the campus for any reason must complete an on-campus form (available on the college website) prior to every arrival on campus.

Face-to-face meetings between students and faculty members or other employees will be pre-arranged by appointment and must take place in a space that can accommodate appropriate distancing.

Student and learning support services will be offered virtually until restrictions are lifted.

All common spaces will be closed. “These reopening protocols are a living document. We are anticipating that changes will be made as conditions continue to evolve,” said Marvin.

The document can be viewed at

Pictured: Dr. Corey Marvin Interim President and Vice President of Instruction, Heather Ostash Vice President of Student Services, and Pam Campbell Director of Access Programs demonstrate safety protocols. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2020-08-21