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Message from the Chancellor

Emergency Order Protective Facial Covering Guidance

As the Chancellor of State Center Community College District (SCCCD), overseeing Clovis Community College, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Madera Community College Center, Oakhurst Community College Center, and the Career and Technology Center, and by the powers vested in me by SCCCD Board Resolution No. 2020.06, dated 3-13-2020, I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and shall remain in effect until rescinded or until the termination of all national, state, or local emergency declarations related to COVID-19:

  1. This Emergency Order is made to provide consistency with our continued effort to protect our employees, students, and the public from COVID-19, and in accordance with City of Fresno Emergency Order 2020-17, Section 10, which mandates employers and government agencies to require protective facial coverings for employees and visitors/customers.
  2. The safety and health of all SCCCD students and employees is our top priority as we strive to ensure the continuous delivery of services to our students and community.
  3. SCCCD Employees.

    All SCCCD employees are required to wear protective facial coverings under the following circumstances:

    1. When in SCCCD owned or operated buildings and facilities, including:
      1. Common areas, including but not limited to classrooms, entries, lobbies, conference rooms, kitchenettes/breakrooms, restrooms, hallways, stairwells, elevators, public counters, and
      2. In cubicle or offices where others are present and physical distancing cannot be maintained by barriers or six foot spacing.
    2. When in SCCCD owned or operated vehicles, when two or more individuals are present.
    3. When in any outdoor space and a six-foot distance between other individuals may not be
    4. When in any non-SCCCD owned indoor space, during official SCCCD business.
  4. Student, Visitors, and Employees to SCCCD Facilities.

    Students, visitors, and employees to SCCCD facilities, including classrooms, must wear protective facial coverings in order to enter the facility. Individuals without facial coverings will be denied entry to the facility. SCCCD/college/campus employees may make protective facial coverings available to students, visitors, and without one, if/when available at designated locations, such as a bookstore or public counter. Students, visitors, and employees participating in outdoor shared recreation activities are required to follow the posted guidance regarding the use of protective facial coverings.

  5. Exemptions.

    1. For the purposes of this Order, individuals with a medical condition that would be exacerbated by the wearing of a protective facial covering are categorically exempt.
    2. For purposes of this Order, public safety personnel are exempt from the protective facial covering requirement when it would hinder their ability to safely and effectively perform the functions of their assigned duties.
    3. For purposes of this Order, when impractical or unsafe to wear a facial covering, an exemption will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  6. This Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any SCCCD liability.
  7. If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the remainder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.
  8. Any employee or student who violates this Order may be subject to disciplinary action.

It is so ordered.

Dr. Paul Parnell

Dr. Paul Parnell

Date: 06/23/2020

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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


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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


Prevention & Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Warm Line & Other Resources

About COVID-19


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: or (559) 442-8268

Reedley College

Director of Marketing & Communications, George Takata: or (559) 638-3322

Coordinator Student Health Services, Kelly Murguia: or (559) 638-3625

Clovis Community College

College Nurse, Naomi Forey:

Madera & Oakhurst Community College Centers

Coordinator, Student Health Services, Shelley Renberg: or (559) 675-4814

District Office

Environmental Health & Safety, Darren Cousineau: 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