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Carole Goldsmith

Campus Message: March 13, 2020

Mar 13, 2020

Office of the President

Message from the President

Good morning,

Many of you have seen the Fresno State announcement and that SCCCD is following the Fresno State Model.  The question you may have is “Are we closing?”

No, we are not.  Neither is Fresno State.

We are Temporarily Suspending Many In-Person Classes  - The College Remains Open - Normal Essential Operations Continue

At this time, we are planning to keep the college open and will continue to provide essential services in keeping with CDPH guidelines and the Governor’s Executive Order.

The College will be temporarily suspending in-person, on-campus classes between Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19.  During these four days all faculty, staff, and administrators will use this time for further preparation to move towards virtual remote delivery. The goal of this planning effort is to allow for greater social distance, as recommended.  The migration of multiple face to face classes will occur on Friday, March 20, 2020.

However, there will be some courses that we know cannot migrate that will be meeting March 16 – March 19.  Those include labs, Career Technical Education courses, allied health, nursing and child development practicum classes, dual enrollment and Design Science High School will remain operational. The goal of this planning effort is to allow for greater social distance, as recommended.

At this time, we are delaying the beginning of the second 9-week short-term classes by one week.  The second 9-week short-term classes will begin March 23.

Essential On Campus services will remain open

Please note that the following, in keeping with CDPH guidelines and the Governor’s Executive Order, Fresno City College will be keeping the following essential services open during the March 16 – 19 class suspension:

  • Ram Pantry, Child Care Facilities, Financial Aid, Student Services, Library, Health Center, Psych Services

What about events?

The College has decided to cancel or postpone the following FCC events in March 2020 based on guidance received from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to enable greater social distance and protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19:

Events Canceled or Postponed

  • Canceled – All FCC Sporting events per CCCAA and CDPH guidance
  • Canceled – Give us our Peace Choral Concert, March 13
  • Canceled – Send Silence Packing, March 16
  • Canceled – Fresno Storytelling Festival, March 18
  • Canceled FCC/FCOE Career Skills Challenge- March 19 (will not be rescheduled due to short time left in semester)
  • Postponed, Student Equity Symposium March 18
  • Postponed, Pat Elder on Environmental issues March 18
  • Postponed RenFeast Gala – Saturday, March 21, 2020

Future Events

We will reevaluate events planned for April and May as new information becomes available.

Students on Rotations

As we have seen hospitals having to increase efforts to combat COVID-19,  we have made a number of proactive decision about our students. All of the Allied Health, RN Director and faculty are closely monitoring the situation and may remove our students from the sites.  At this time we have no plans to disrupt any future rotations, unless we receive additional information.  All programs have increased the use of simulation as much as possible. Please contact the specific department if you have any questions.

Travel Advisory

As previously communicated on March 9, we strongly suggest that students, faculty, and staff avoid all non-essential travel to states/regions with known cases of COVID-19 and countries designated with a CDC Warning-Level 3.  Additionally, local travel is being evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  It is important to note, that non-essential travel will likely be postponed and/or canceled at this time.


Please refer to this webpage for updates.

Dr. Carole Goldsmith

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