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  • NO REPORTED COVID-19 CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED ON San Diego Christian College CAMPUS.

This resource page provides the latest updates on COVID-19 and any impact on the SDCC campus. More information about COVID-19 is available on the CDC website at cdc.gov/covid19.

 

LATEST AND MOST IMPORTANT UPDATES:

3/20/20 UPDATE

 

As you surely have heard by now, last night the Governor of California, Gavin Newsome asked all residents of California to stay at home. You may be wondering how this may impact you personally, campus activities and business services here at SDCC.

SDCC has been anticipating this move and this morning took all campus services to a virtual modality. Just as you have been transitioning to virtual classes, the staff at SDCC is now operating in a 100% virtual capacity as well. As a result, all services remain open and available to you at the usual operating hours.

 

STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

Governor Gavin Newsom, the California State Public Health Officer and the Director of the California Department of Public Health issued an order directing all residents of California to stay at home or in their place of residence effective immediately and until further notice. State and local government functions, including the higher education sector, will remain open.

SDCC RESIDENCE UPDATE

  • In an effort to protect those students who remain in the residences and to allow for a clean and safe living environment visitation by those who do not live in the apartments will be temporarily suspended.
  • Meals will be available for pick-up at the apartments: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • All shuttle services will be suspended.

SDCC CAMPUS SERVICES UPDATE

SDCC leadership has been meeting two times daily to address the ever-changing Coronavirus challenges to campus activities. In anticipation of last night’s order by the Governor, the leadership team has taken steps to move all campus services to a virtual environment.

Here is a list of the services now operating in a virtual capacity and their hour’s operation for your convenience. Should you need to contact or utilize any of these services please call 619-201-8700.

  • Student Life Services 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Financial Services 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Business Services 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Advising Services 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Technical Assistance for Virtual Classes 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Registrar 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Counseling Services 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Tutoring Services 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Admissions 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Library 24/7 online (the physical library will be temporarily restricted)
  • Athletic Recruitment 8 AM – 5 PM (to be recruited Click Here)

SDCC STUDENT WORKERS

This move to a virtual modality will have an impact on some student worker positions. If you are a current student worker, please be looking for an email from Human Resources with updated information.

ADULT ONLINE CLASSES

  • Services for online students remain uninterrupted and will take place as usual.

ALL INFORMATION & UPDATES

  • The most recent update will always take precedence over all previous posts and updates; as the ever-changing Coronavirus crisis requires we modify campus activities and policy in real-time. The most current operation procedures will always be listed at the top of this page.
  • For more information and to stay up to date on all changes as this situation evolves please visit sdcc.edu/coronavirus and follow the schools official Instagram account @sandiegochristiancollege
  • If you have any questions or need assistance please call 619-201-8700.

 

 

3/18/20 AFTERNOON UPDATE

NEW LIBRARY HOURS:

  • 8 AM to 8 PM Monday – Thursday
  • 8 AM to 5 PM Friday
  • Closed on weekends.

Follow us on INSTAGRAM for daily updates and video messages from President Corsini, Dean of Student Life, Athletics and more. 

 

3/18/20 MORNING UPDATE

We wanted to share two links that have much of the information we have been basing our decisions on throughout this Coronavirus/ COVID-19 crisis.

 

3/17/20 AFTERNOON UPDATE

  • Meals will be available from the apartments on the following schedule.:
    • Breakfast – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    • Lunch – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    • Dinner – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Classes will be exclusively virtual until April 3rd, 2020. Check back regularly for updates.

 

  • Shuttles will be available as needed to get to the Library on Campus. Please call 619-486-2976 at least 15 minutes before you need to be at the Library.

 

3/16/20 EVENING UPDATE

In accordance with the guidelines from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, all classes at SDCC will be delivered exclusively through a virtual live environment beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.

As such, all students will no longer have the option to attend classes in person and all students will need to participate through a virtual live format during the regularly scheduled class time.

This change is being made for the health and wellbeing of our community. Students need to sign in to their class using Populi at the time their class is normally scheduled to take place and contact their professor if you have any questions.

Other important campus information:

  • The SDCC Resident Apartments will remain open for student residents. Guest restrictions continue to apply. In accordance with our visitation policy, the SDCC Resident Apartments are currently not open for non-blood relative visitors. Any and all visitors must be approved by our Resident Director, Ross Martinson. For questions or concerns please email Ross Martinson at ross.martinson@sdcc.edu
  • Wi-Fi at the apartments has been upgraded to support the virtual learning environment. If students have questions, they should contact their Resident Director, Ross Martinson at ross.martinson@sdcc.edu
  • The Cafeteria will remain open under the following schedule and will provide to-go meals:
    • Lunch – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    • Dinner – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • If students don’t have a computer for their virtual classes, they are encouraged to use those available in the library on campus where we are following “social distancing” guidelines and increased sanitation standards.

Follow us on INSTAGRAM for daily updates and video messages from President Corsini, Dean of Student Life, Athletics and more. 

 

3/16/20 

Follow us on INSTAGRAM for daily updates and video messages from President Corsini, Dean of Student Life, Athletics and more. 

“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble. He knows those who take refuge in him.” Nahum 1:7 

  • SDCC would like to thank all students, faculty, and staff for making today’s first virtual classes go so well. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make virtual classes possible. If students have any issues with their classes they are encouraged to contact their professor immediately.
  • In accordance with our visitation policy, the SDCC Resident Apartments are currently not open for non-blood relative visitors. Any and all visitors must be approved by our Resident Director, Ross Martinson. For questions or concerns, please email Ross Martinson at ross.martinson@sdcc.edu
  • Chapel has moved to a virtual environment. Students need to log in to their student portal course at 10 AM every Monday to view the video content from the Spiritual Life Department. Our staff would love to be praying students by name. Students are encouraged to post their prayer requests to the Chapel board.
  • Our annual IMPACT Conference will take place in a virtual environment on March 24. Students need to check their Community Engagement course in their student portal for more information. If students have any questions or concerns, they need to email our Service Life Manager Gidgitte at gidgitte.douherty@sdcc.edu
  • The Nest Coffeehouse will not be open until further notice, but to-go meals will be available at the Nest.
  • The Cafeteria will be operating its normal hours, with increased precautions: 
    • We have changed all self-service areas to be either served by a member of our staff or, replaced bulk items with individually packaged single-serve portions
    • We are switching from our traditional cafeteria tableware to a disposable to-go box and cutlery to allow students to take their meal out if they desire
    • The beverage machines will be replaced with bottled water and canned sodas
    • Shuttle service remains the same

3/13/20 

We have no information indicating that we have, or have had, any individual infected with COVID-19 on our campus. In an abundance of caution, we are taking proactive steps for our community. The following decisions are informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and the broader higher education community in San Diego.

The following are steps we’re taking to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and to ensure we maintain the best campus environment for our staff, faculty, and students:

  • We have hired additional cleaning services to ensure the most rigorous sanitation standards are put in place for our campus, transportation vehicles, and residential housing.
  • We are following the CDC closely and are adhering to their guidelines, including mandating that all students, faculty, and staff stay home if they are sick.
  • We have canceled current travel for our admissions team.

SDCC has created a centralized email address to send questions and inquiries about Coronavirus related issues: publicsafety@sdcc.edu

For Our Traditional Undergraduate Students 

  • Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, all courses will take place virtually and in the classroom through April 3. Professors will be teaching live in the classroom and live-streaming classes. Students have been informed of procedures to continue their attendance either on campus or virtually. 
  • This format has already been in implementation. Our staff, faculty, and students have already been utilizing dual-modality classroom experiences over the past six years.
  • The SDCC campus will remain open due to our intentional small class sizes including the library, cafeteria, athletic annex, and airport campus. Resident housing will also remain open for SDCC students only.
  • For those living on campus, only visitors who are blood relatives will be allowed to visit the SDCC residence housing. Per-policy, all other visitors must have pre-approval from our Residence Director.
  • Counseling services will continue to take place in a virtual environment.
  • All students who have on-campus jobs are expected to report to their assigned place of employment. Should students have any questions, they may contact Human Resources.
  • All regularly scheduled Chapel gatherings will be transitioned to a virtually learning environment. 
  • In compliance with NAIA’s decision, all athletic games have been canceled until further notice.
  • The IMPACT conference, scheduled for March 24, will now take place virtually. (Time to be determined).

 

On-Campus Events

All on-campus events, clubs, and organizations are postponed and not authorized to meet on campus until April 3.

Campus Facilities

We are limiting campus events and access to campus from outside groups. SDCC is canceling or postponing non-essential events through April 6. 

Counseling and Community

Students who feel distressed are directed to visit or call Counseling Services to schedule an appointment with a counselor or to hear more about counseling resources on campus. Students can contact (619) 383-4492 to schedule a virtual counseling appointment. 

Adult, Online and Graduate Programs

Students who are enrolled in adult, online, and graduate programs will continue all online classes as usual.

Students enrolled in the Teacher Credential Program will be advised to changes due to local school district closures. All students are advised to check SDCC Communications for updates.


Who is at Risk for Coronavirus?

Any member of our community suspecting they have contracted influenza or Coronavirus should stay home. Students should call the on-call nurse at (619) 971-8758 — or their primary medical provider — prior to arriving at the medical office. This will allow us to provide you with information on your illness and plan for your visit to the clinic if needed. 

SDCC students should call the on-call nurse at (619) 971-8758 to speak with an advice nurse.

SDCC faculty and staff should call their health care provider immediately for care.

 

Practice Daily Preventative Care

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, and school.
  • Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  • At your discretion, if you have not received your annual flu shot, please schedule one with your provider to help protect yourself against the flu.
  • Do not smoke or use e-cigarettes. 

 

Other Resouces

San Diego County information
CDC information
California Department of Public Health


March 11, 2020

San Diego Christian College

The well-being of San Diego Christian College students, faculty and staff is a top priority. There are no cases at SDCC; however, it is necessary to plan for appropriate contingencies in the event that public health measures move to heightened social distancing.

We are daily monitoring the guidelines from the Department of Education, the CDC, and our local health authorities.  Leadership is evaluating options and working through scenarios. Currently, we are maintaining a normal schedule and increasing the cleaning/sanitizing of potential transfer surfaces. All students, faculty, and staff have been asked to stay home if they are sick.

While it is true that many larger universities are moving their classes to 100% online for the Spring, SDCC has not made that decision. Many of these colleges are making this decision because of their larger class sizes, +100 students, and the risk the CDC has determined comes from large group meetings. SDCC prides itself on its small class sizes, and in this situation, it would appear meeting together would not put our students and faculty at risk.

SDCC has created a centralized email address to send questions and inquiries about COVID-19 related issues: publicsafety@sdcc.edu

We will respond to these emails as soon as possible.

Latest Updates

 SDCC Precautions

As we all continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and work to determine how to best protect the health and well-being of our campus community, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) outlines three (3) scenarios that should be considered in order to protect students, faculty, and staff. San Diego Christian College is following their recommended protocols and guidelines.

Travel Cautions: High Risk
International travel carries the risk of transmission between communities; we strongly recommend members of the SDCC community to postpone nonessential travel at this time including popular spring break destinations such as Cabo San Lucas and Cancun in Mexico. Approach domestic travel plans prudently; be advised that the U.S. Department of State has advised all U.S. citizens not to embark on cruise travel at this time.

If you travel internationally, be prepared for mandatory health screenings, flight cancellations, or isolation measures — including the possibility of a required 14-day self-isolation. Plan accordingly if you leave campus for an extended period.

Per recent guidance from the CDC, the college is requiring all international travelers from CDC Level 3 countries to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to any campus locations.

If you are planning to travel internationally in the coming weeks, you should review information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). At this time, the CDC does not have a COVID-19 travel health notice for the Continental United States or Hawaii. Most regions of the United States are considered low-risk.

Self-Isolation and Protecting Others
For individuals who meet screening criteria risk for potential COVID-19 transmission — international travelers, individuals with cold/flu-like symptoms — self-isolation may be required to keep the community safe. If your medical provider advises you to self-isolate, please follow this guidance. The following are required procedures: staying in a separate room away from others, with a separate washroom if possible; minimal contact with essential care service providers such as health care workers and food delivery workers; no visitors, excursions outside the home, attending activities, going to work, or coming to the SDCC campus and facilities.

Students, faculty, or staff who have been notified by public health authorities about potential exposure to COVID-19 must follow appropriate 14-day self-isolation instructions; please let the college know about your status.

International Students
International Students: International Students should check-in with the Campus Life Team if they have an urgent need to travel to the coronavirus-affected areas.

The Campus Life Team reminds international students who are planning to travel outside the U.S. to have a valid travel signature on their I-20. SDCC’s PDSO, Principle Designated School Official, is Dean of Enrollment Management Rina Campbell.  Dean Campbell is the person who is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to sign the I-20 document.

The CDC also recommends having the following travel documents on hand:

  • Print an I-94 travel record and travel with it. The incubation period (the time it takes for symptoms to show) is up to 14 days. The I-94 history will show the entry and departure dates to and from the U.S.
  • Carry the used plane tickets (for the same reason).
  • An enrollment verification letter from the Office of the Registrar showing proof of full-time enrollment.
  • Proof of registration for the spring semester at SDCC.

Once again, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us via our special email: publicsafety@sdcc.edu

Kevin D. Corsini, Ph.D.
President