April 6, 2021
Dear SMCCCD Students, Colleagues, and Community Members,
Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced a conditional plan to open all segments of California and eliminate the color tiers by June 15, including the education sector. We do not yet know the full details of his plan and we are working to understand the requirements so that we can make informed decisions. The District’s Emergency Operations Center has been planning the recovery of operations for many weeks but our timeline had a longer recovery period than that announced by the Governor. We are working quickly to gather information and adjust plans as necessary. As soon as we have information for you, we will share it.
I remember when we first evacuated our campuses in March 2020. There were many unknowns at the time and we made the best decisions possible based on the limited information available. I asked for your patience then and I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your support. I ask for your patience again so that we can take the time to gather and prepare accurate information and plans to share with you about next steps.
I wish you all my best,
San Mateo County Community College District