Last Updated: April 29, 2020 at 3:46 p.m.
To date, seven members of the El Camino College community have tested positive for COVID-19. To honor the privacy rights afforded to medical patients, any identifying information about these individuals is considered confidential and will not be disclosed.
Students and employees who may have been exposed to the affected individuals are identified, notified, and advised on the appropriate actions to take, including self-isolating and watching for symptoms. Areas these individuals are known to have visited before testing positive for COVID-19 are identified so they can undergo thorough disinfection.
Every aspect of El Camino College’s response to the outbreak is guided by protocol from public health agencies, including the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
Lecture courses will be delivered online through the end of Spring Semester on June 12. The Summer Session, scheduled for June 22 to August 13, will also utilize online and remote delivery for lecture courses. No determination has been made yet about the Fall Semester.
Students who are uncertain about their plans for graduation or transfer should consult with a counselor. Online counseling appointments are available here. Tutoring services are also being offered online. The Writing Center is available here. The Math Study Center is available here.
The Learning Resources Center (LRC) is available here.
The majority of campus employees are working remotely, with only select essential personnel, such as Campus Police, allowed on site. Students, all other employees, and the public must remain off campus. These campus services are being delivered online:
Admissions & Records
These campus services are closed:
Yes. Student Health Services is offering drop-in Nurse Practitioner Advice hours and drop-in mental health “check-ins” to currently enrolled students who have paid their student health fee for the semester. Learn more here.
Yes, the California Community College Athletic Association has suspended competition in all spring sports. Practices are suspended temporarily as well.
Yes, the Center for the Arts has suspended the entirety of its performance season through April 30, 2020. The Center is working to reschedule performances, when possible, and the Ticket Office is actively contacting ticket holders to exchange or refund tickets. A full list of cancelled events is available here.
Virtual Commencement Ceremony Announced
El Camino College recognizes the importance to students, staff and faculty of participating in our annual Commencement Ceremony. Due to the unusual circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of California’s stay-at-home order, El Camino College is putting the health and safety of the campus community first by celebrating this year’s ceremony virtually. This decision was made after much deliberation and involved collegial consultation by the Commencement Committee.
The 73rd Annual Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 12 at 4 p.m. using a link accessible on the El Camino College website. Students, family and friends will have the ability to listen to the 2020 student speaker and watch Superintendent/President Dena Maloney and Academic Senate President Darcie McClelland present the Class of 2020 to the El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees. Members of the platform party, which includes the 2020 Distinguished Faculty and Staff honorees and representatives of college administration, will also be part of the Commencement Ceremony. This video presentation will be followed by a custom slide show featuring the Class of 2020. Candidates for degrees and/or certificates will be invited to submit their name, degree, honors, a personalized message, and a photo in cap and gown. Further information about this event, and instructions on how to upload information, will be emailed to eligible students and posted on the college’s website.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the State of California have prohibited all public gatherings.
We are under orders from both Los Angeles County and the State of California to remain at home. Employees, including managers and supervisors, are not to come to campus unless there is an absolutely critical need. This is limited to:
- Picking up medication from your office
- Picking up your paycheck
- At the request of your supervisor, performing necessary essential tasks
Unauthorized visits to campus compromise our custodial crews’ efforts to clean and sanitize offices and buildings. Our priority is to clean these spaces and then shut the buildings. If you need to pick up prescription medication, contact Campus Police at 310-660-3100 and email@example.com to coordinate your visit. Be sure to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet from others.
The majority of campus employees are now working remotely, with only select essential personnel, such as Campus Police, allowed on site. Students, all other employees, and the public must remain off campus. Speak with your supervisor for additional information.
Some jobs cannot be converted to a full telecommuting arrangement. In some cases, supervisors/managers are arranging staggered, on-site work schedules to ensure that employees have access to the systems/equipment necessary to keep campus operations moving forward.
If a staggered, on-site work arrangement cannot be made, Classified ECCE members who are full-time or part-time will still be paid but it will be either a combination of paid administrative leave + work hours or all paid administrative leave, depending on the type of arrangement that can be done.
Managers will work with employees to determine if telecommuting can be arranged so that employees can work from home and be paid for their regularly scheduled work hours. If the nature of a job does not allow for a telecommuting arrangement and an employee needs to stay home to care for children who cannot be home alone and no other childcare arrangements are available due to COVID-19 related school closures, those employees will be placed on a paid administrative leave with no charge to sick time.
Employees who live with an elderly family member should discuss with their manager the option of a telecommuting work arrangement during their regularly scheduled work hours. If the nature of a job does not allow for a telecommuting arrangement and the elderly family member that the employee lives with is over 65 years of age, the employee will be placed on a paid administrative leave with no charge to sick time.
If a part-time, hourly paid worker is needed for mission-critical functions, whether on campus or via a telecommuting arrangement, supervisors will schedule the individual to perform work. In such cases, the individual will be paid for their time as scheduled by the supervisor.
Search committee chairs are assessing the status of each recruitment and deciding on a case-by-case basis whether a search needs to move forward. Search committee members will be informed by their chairs once a decision has been made.
This issue is currently being negotiated with the bargaining units.
Yes, Human Resources, Professional Development & Learning, and the Office of Staff & Student Diversity are all available via phone, email, and Zoom.