Employee COVID-19 Updates

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Dear Colleagues:

In our effort to continue to keep you apprised of ever-changing policies coming from our government agencies, we’d like to make you aware that on March 31, 2020 Alameda County Public Health Officer provided an update to the shelter in place order previously issued. This new order has some new effects on the Colleges and the District which we’d like to outline below: 

  • The order to shelter in place and work remotely has been extended to May 3, 2020. This time frame is still in line with prior District decisions to move instruction to a fully on-line delivery mode through the summer semester. 
  • Essential employees:  For essential employees reporting to work, the new order now requires the employer to conduct a symptoms check.
    • All essential employees must speak (no texts, emails or voicemails) to their immediate supervisor (or someone else if directed) to answer three simple questions (e.g. cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) before entering the work space. This includes faculty reporting to campus to complete distance education elements.

As you know, if you have a fever, cough, or are short of breath, please stay home, and call or email your supervisor.

  • Social Distancing guidelines:  The District had previously posted guidelines for social distancing at all district facilities, the new order requires an additional “Social Distancing Protocol” document be posted for any building that remains accessible.
    • Please review the attached document for your familiarity with the protocols that continue to be in place within the District. If you are in the office with other colleagues, whether in conversation or at your desk, please be sure follow the guidelines including to keep at least six-feet away from your colleagues.
  • District alerts and updates are available on the District's website.

Thank you for your continuing work in service to our students, colleagues, and the community.

Stay Well!

President Sperling

Per the Order of the County Health Officer to shelter-in-place until April 7, 2020 (11:59 p.m.), starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 District and College offices are closed, except as noted below. Employees should shelter in place, with the exception of immediately essential functions as outlined in Exemption 10 of the County Health Order. Immediately essential functions are campus safety; District Information Technology Services; College Technology Services; grounds and maintenance; Human Resources, including Benefits; Business Services-Payroll; and College Financial Aid and Admissions and Records. Additional departments may be identified at a later date. 

We will provide additional information by Friday, March 20, 2020, as to those functions that may be able to deliver services remotely. Please visit the district website/urgent alerts for additional information.

Below are details regarding Chabot's closure for this week:

  • Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the college campus is closed. While closed, both Academic and Student Services continue to operate remotely to move essential business forward.
  • Immediate essential functions will continue operations at the college/district including: Campus Safety & Security; College Technology Services; Grounds and Maintenance; District Information Technology Services; and Human Resources. 
  • Chabot's Financial Aid Office, Admissions and Records Office, and President’s Office will also be closed this week. 
  • All Chabot buildings will be locked. If you need to access any building or facility this week, please work with you supervisor by phone or email to let her/him and Security know, and you will receive assistance. 
  • All regular and recently converted online classes and student support services shall continue without disruption.
  • All face to face instruction, exams, labs and activities are suspended this week.
  • Faculty who have labs or limited in-person classes are encouraged to begin or continue to take steps to fully transition to remote delivery of instruction.
  • Administrators will continue to review their areas to take inventory of what current duties and functions can be performed remotely and to develop a plan to transition their division/department services to a virtual modality, where feasible. 
  • College events, workshops, and activities are suspended this week.
  • College governance and other colleges meetings are suspended this week. Committee chairs/meeting conveners can choose to establish call-in procedures and hold meetings via ConferZoom.
  • Communications will continue via email. You may receive additional communications from your supervisors and/or respective managers/administrators. Please check email regularly. More information will be forthcoming regarding our Food Bank services.