Citing health and safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all classes for the fall semester at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will be offered online or remotely.
For fall, only classes that are most difficult to convert to online will be held on the campuses, including health and science labs, and certain career technical education courses.
The colleges have been solely offering online and remote classes since March, adhering to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. All classes for the colleges’ summer session beginning June 22 will also be held online.
With the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus cases that could lead to another stay-at-home order, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District leaders decided to minimize the number of students congregating at the campuses this fall, Chancellor Lynn Neault said.
“We are doing our best to anticipate and plan in a climate of ambiguity since we know our students and community are counting on us for the future,” Neault said.
College and district leaders are working on plans to gradually open the campuses for employees and a limited number of students to adhere to physical distancing and facility sanitation recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Classrooms, laboratories and offices at both campuses are being assessed to determine how they must be modified to best protect the health of students and employees.