From the special message of Thursday, September 9.
This past Tuesday, September 7, was originally the date to open departments and offices four days per week.
As recommended by the District Consultation Council, we now have moved that date back to October. And, if needed, we could continue at our current level of in-person support or take a step back. I assure you that we will continue monitoring progress on vaccination against COVID-19 and the spread of any variants.
Further, my thanks for a smooth beginning to the fall term. I know that the hybrid schedule has advantages and disadvantages. I appreciate you doing all you can to provide support for our students and each other.
While there is some hope that the recent surge in new cases in Orange County has peaked, an unrelenting pandemic is exhausting. If you need help, please seek it out. We have the Employee Assistance Program available, and I would hope that we can all be a support for each other.
The students are our mission, yet it is you making their success possible.
John Weispfenning, Ph.D.