Student Health Services is located by the Welcome Center in the SEC

We would like to provide an update to our campus on the Coronavirus.

As of this time, Mission College classes are in session, however, larger events will be canceled on a case-by-case basis through the end of March.

We continue to encourage our community to stay aware of the situation and follow the guidelines below. If students do become sick for an extended period, please notify your instructors.

We are following the Santa Clara County Heath Department guidelines, that recommend that schools remain open.

For more information and updates related to this virus, please follow  sccphd.org/coronavirus


What Mission College is Doing
Mission College is taking preventive measures to ensure a healthy campus. It includes additional cleaning, as well as limiting contact.

In-Person Classes
We are encouraging instructors to tell students to go home if they are sick. We are encouraging students to remain home if they are sick and to communicate with their instructors. We will work with faculty on best practices and creating Canvas shells for classes as needed.

Online Classes
Online classes will meet as normal, online through Canvas.

Campus Operations
Campus operations, such as the bookstore, financial aid, counseling, admissions, the Welcome Center, Campus Center and other areas of campus will remain open as normal. 

Mission Bistro and VITA Free Tax Prep
The Bistro remains open on Tuesday and Thursday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as does our VITA free tax preparations in the Gillmor Center on Friday mornings.

Athletics
Athletics events will continue to compete. However, no audiences will be permitted.

Board of Trustee Meetings
We will proceed as normal, though we will take measures to stream the meetings online and encourage remote participation via Zoom or other technologies.

Non-Essential Employee Travel
Non-essential employee travel outside of the area is suspended until the end of March.

Study Abroad
Unfortunately, our two study abroad trips to Denmark and Costa Rica had to be canceled.

Guidelines for Staying Healthy

  • Get a flu shot. While it will not prevent the coronavirus, influenza is currently in widespread circulation in California, and initial symptoms can be similar to novel coronavirus. You can contact the Student Health Center to receive a flu shot.

  • If you are sick, stay home. See a health care provider or talk to our Student Health Center for advice.

  • Inform your instructors if you are going to be out for an extended period of time.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Don’t share food and drinks.

  • If you can, avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms


This guidance could change at any time, and we will update you as conditions change.

Please follow the Santa Clara County Health website on the Coronavirus for updates as well.

Again, your health and safety is of utmost importance to all of us. 
Those Most at Risk for Infection
From the CDPH: " Current evidence indicates that the risk of severe illness increases with age. The median age of reported cases has been 59 years and the median age of critically ill cases has been 66 years. People with underlying medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, and immuno suppression, are also likely at higher risk for severe illness."

Stronger Controls on Potential Carriers
  • Any faculty, staff or student who has traveled to any of the Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries (China, Iran, Italy, South Korea) in the last 14 days should not come to campus

  • Any faculty, staff or student who has had close contact (within 6 feet) of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should not come to campus for 14 days


Thank you,
Mission College