Good afternoon everyone: Here’s hoping that you’ve had a good holiday so far.
College leadership met this morning to discuss the current state of the COVID pandemic and our plans for the beginning of Winter Quarter next week. We are continuing to monitor events closely, and while we are concerned about rising case numbers, we do not believe that shifting to remote learning/operations is necessary at this time.
While we will move ahead with our plans for Winter Quarter, we should all be prepared to shift to remote operations if conditions warrant such a move. We’re hopeful that our continued adherence to safety protocols, together with a relatively small number of students enrolled in face to face courses, will allow us to begin the quarter without serious disruptions to operations and student learning.
Lots of us have travelled or have been with extended family over the holidays, and we all need to be vigilant as we transition back to work and school. As part of our ongoing safety protocols, let me remind everyone that if you feel unwell, please DO NOT come to campus! In addition, please fill out the health screening every time you are on campus. Proper masking, social distancing, and other basic pandemic hygiene, together with testing, isolation, and quarantine where necessary, can help us navigate the new Omicron wave as safely as possible.
If you have any questions regarding our current safety measures, or other issues related to our pandemic response, please contact Campus Safety Director Marty Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 417-6559.
Dr. Luke Robins, Peninsula College President