Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Stay informed on the latest news surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by returning to this site regularly for updates.

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Message from the Chancellor

SCCCD Chancellor Dr. Paul Parnell State Center Community College District is committed to assisting in the slowing of the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for all of you who are continuing to work from home. As you know, there are a few individuals who are allowed to come into the office, i.e. our Police Department, payroll, technology, maintenance, etc.

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the County of Fresno Department of Public Health placed an Order in place that states:

All Employers shall:

On a daily basis, while conducting business, screen all employees for febrile respiratory illness.

Febrile respiratory Illness is defined as “A new or worsening episode of either cough or shortness of breath, presenting with fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or chills in the previous 24 hours."

Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is punishable by fine, imprisonment or both under various criminal statutes.

Given this new order, SCCCD is requiring anyone who will be working for the District outside of their residence to comply with this order by

  1. Taking their temperature to make sure that it is not 100.4 degrees or higher
  2. Not have a cough or shortness of breath
  3. Not have had chills in the previous 24 hours

If an employee has a cough or shortness of breath with a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher or chills, they are prohibited from working at any location other than their residence for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. Upon arrival at a work site other than an employee's residence, the employee must report to his or her supervisor that they have self-screened that day and are symptom free, and that they have not had any of the symptoms during the prior 7 days. If an employee has not self-screened, the employee must return home or obtain a screening from their supervisor. If an employee has had symptoms (cough or shortness of breath with a fever or chills), the employee may report to a work site other than their residence after 7 days following the onset of symptoms, subject to clearance from their Vice President.

Co-workers of that individual who have had close contact of more than 15 minutes at a distance closer than six feet, must self-isolate for 14 days.

Thank you for your patience during this crisis. It is important for us to adhere to the intent of the Fresno County Department of Public Health which is to self-monitor, self-report, and stay home if you have any of the above symptoms. Also, please continue to adhere to the CDC recommendations of washing your hands with soap and water and social distancing.

Dr. Paul Parnell

Paul Parnell
Chancellor
State Center Community College District


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Prevention

Washing Hands

With any virus, and especially during the flu season, there are many steps you can take to protect your health.

Preventing Coronavirus

Situation Summary

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The best advice is to stay calm and remain updated on the latest information.

Stay Current

News

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District news about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as it pertains to our District located in one place.

News from the following campuses are available:

  • Fresno City College
  • Reedley College
  • Clovis Community College
  • Madera Community College Center
  • Oakhurst Community College Center
  • District Office

District News on Coronavirus

What you should know

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SCCCD will continue to provide you with updates. You are encouraged to visit the following websites for more information.

People at Higher Risk

How it spreads

Symptoms

Prevention & Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

About COVID-19

Contacts

Reporting of Potential Health Issue

If you test positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please report this information immediately to the contact listed under your primary location:

Fresno City College

Fresno City College Health Coordinator, Dr. Lilli Goishi-Bessey: lilli.goishi-bessey@fresnocitycollege.edu or (559) 442-8268

Reedley College

Director of Marketing & Communications, George Takata: george.takata@reedleycollege.edu or (559) 638-3322

Coordinator Student Health Services, Kelly Murguia: kelly.murguia@reedleycollege.edu or (559) 638-3625

Clovis Community College

College Nurse, Naomi Forey: naomi.forey@cloviscollege.edu

Madera & Oakhurst Community College Centers

Coordinator, Student Health Services, Shelley Renberg: shelley.renberg@scccd.edu or (559) 675-4814

District Office

Environmental Health & Safety, Darren Cousineau: darren.cousineau@scccd.edu or (559) 243-7251

COVID-19 Fast Facts

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The below link contains a listing of the most important facts surrounding the District areas of operation pertaining to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Check the facts