SBCCD Prepares for Safe Reopening, August 1

Important Message to Students, Faculty, and Staff

The San Bernardino Community College District sent the following message to students, faculty, and staff on April 9, 2021.

now, you may be aware that California has surpassed a major milestone in the fight against COVID — administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, helping hospitalizations to steadily decline. With these public health improvements, California aims to fully reopen on June 15, while continuing to require masking and encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.

As we look ahead, there is good news to report about our Fall 2021 plans. Given the decline in cases and vaccine eligibility for anyone 16 years or older, we are planning a safe return to campus for the Fall semester with in-person classes.

Your Health and Safety Continues to be Our Priority

Before we come back and reopen our campus doors on August 1, we will update our SBCCD Reopening Plan to outline multiple protective measures, including:

  • Requiring face masks for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors while on campus and SBCCD facilities.
  • Classroom, office, and outdoor facility reconfiguration based on Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) requirements.
  • Continued communication on free COVID testing and vaccine availability for students, faculty, and staff who wish to get vaccinated. To be sure, the COVID vaccine will remain optional.

Summer 2021: Online & Distance Education

  • While we prepare for a safe reopening, we will continue to hold the Summer 2021 term with mostly online and distance education courses.
  • A limited number of courses will continue to meet in person, like career training programs considered essential by the State of California.
  • Apply now for the Summer 2021 term. Courses begin on May 31 at San Bernardino Valley College and June 1 at Crafton Hills College.
  • We are here to help you. If you need financial aid or academic advice, let us know by visiting Crafton Hills College or San Bernardino Valley College.

Class of 2021 Commencement

The commencement ceremony for the graduating Class of 2021 will continue to be held virtually on May 26.

Fall 2021: In-Person Courses

  • While most classes will safely return to meet in person, some may continue to meet online.
  • Fall 2021 courses will start on August 16.
  • Apply for Fall 2021 courses starting on May 10.
  • We are here to help you. If you need financial aid or academic advice, let us know by visiting Crafton Hills College or San Bernardino Valley College.

Support for Employees

Providing our students with uninterrupted, caring support is a team effort — and we are here to help you be successful.

  • While most faculty and staff will return to work in person, we will collaborate with department managers, union leaders, and individual employees to accommodate flexible work schedules when possible.
  • If you need individual assistance, please contact your Human Resources team. Please contact Janae Jacoby or Tiffany Guevara with any questions regarding work accommodations or for updated leave guidance.

Prepare for a Safe Return on August 1 — Stay Informed

  • As we get ready for a safe return to in-person learning and working, we will be posting regular updates on our SBCCD COVID-19 information hub. We encourage you to check it frequently.
  • In the meantime, please continue taking every possible measure to ensure you remain safe and healthy.

To learn more, visit www.sbccd.edu

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