To All SMCCCD Employees:
San Mateo County Health has ordered employers, including the San Mateo County Community College District, to distribute formal social distancing protocols to all employees. These protocols apply to any employee on District property, including the three college campuses and the District Office. This applies to all District employees currently required to work onsite, and will apply to all employees who return to work onsite in the coming months. Please read and keep a copy of these social distancing protocols.
There are five basic rules for social distancing at work:
- Do not enter District property if you have COVID-19 symptoms
- Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from other people
- Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue, or into your elbow
- Wear a face covering
- Do not shake hands or engage in unnecessary physical contact
These procedures are legally mandated by the San Mateo County Health Officer.
Currently, working-from-home remains in effect for most District employees due to the shelter-in-place order in San Mateo County. That order is in effect through May 2020 and may be extended. No decision has been made when to begin recovery back to normal business operations, but the SMCCCD Emergency Operations Center is developing protocols that will be used to restore operations in a safe and responsible way. Those protocols will be communicated with all employees before we begin to return to working onsite.
For all the latest information, visit the District COVID-19 information hub.
Working from home will remain in effect for all employees except those who have been notified that they are essential workers who must be onsite. The District will continue to monitor local shelter-in-place restrictions to determine when to begin working again on District property.
Please note that any employees required to be on District property must wear face coverings while on any of our campuses or at the District Office.
Employees who have questions or concerns about working from home should consult with their supervisor.
This is to provide clarification on questions that have come up from classified staff regarding the March 27 Flex Day that was identified in the academic calendar. For classified staff, March 27 should be considered a regular workday and a flexible day depending on what is needed to occur in your respective area.
We do not have any official Flex Day activities scheduled for Friday, as we usually would for classified staff to engage with. However, individual offices and divisions have identified critical professional development and training opportunities for classified staff that are designed to help this transition to a remote work situation and an online student support services reality. This is essential and appropriate work to engage in.
Classified staff should work with their supervisor to determine how best to use Friday, March 27 to continue to provide essential support for students and maintain essential business processes. We are in an unprecedented time and we will undoubtedly need to continue to adapt to this rapidly evolving situation.
We appreciate your understanding, your commitment to providing essential services to students, colleagues, and our communities. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and support each other.