Last Updated: December 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
To date, 33 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.
Like 2020 Fall and 2021 Winter Intersession courses, most 2021 Spring Semester courses
will be delivered online. Students should consult the class schedule and their instructors
for specific plans regarding a course’s delivery method. This decision was made out
of a desire to ensure your health and safety, as the number of COVID-19 cases in Los
Angeles County continues to increase.
You’ll be able to take the classes you need, delivered safely in an online format. And as always, you’ll have access to the same resources you need to help you succeed. You can also stay on course by registering for Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 beginning November 9, 2020. Register today.
Even though we remain in this online mode of instruction, Governor Newsom has issued directives regarding training and staffing of essential sectors during the pandemic. As with the 2020 Fall Semester that means a limited number of programs that prepare students for employment in essential industries will be allowed to hold face-to-face classes on campus during the 2021 Spring Semester. These classes will be held following all appropriate social distancing and safety protocols.
El Camino College programs that are defined as essential under current state directives include the following sectors: Allied Health and Public Health, Emergency Services, and Critical Manufacturing. Specific courses that will be offered face-to-face can be found 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
Awarding of Scholarships
These campus services are closed:
Student Health Services is offering Nurse Practitioner Consultations and Telemental Health psychotherapy sessions with licensed clinical psychologists to currently enrolled El Camino College students
No, Student Health Services does not have coronavirus tests. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, severe illness), remain at home and call your doctor for instructions.
If you have turned in a reimbursement form, your check will be mailed to you. The Scholarship Office is currently calling to verify mailing addresses, so if you get a message from us, please call us back so we can mail your check ASAP. If you have any reimbursements, you may submit a picture of your receipts online at email@example.com and we will mail you a check.
If you have any questions, please email the Scholarship Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 310-660-6541. We will be checking email and voicemail frequently.
Yes, the California Community College system has compiled a list of companies providing free or low-cost internet access. You can find that list here .
Laptop Loan & Internet Access Hotspot Program
El Camino College is here to support you. We realize that completing your studies online is challenging. Please take a moment to complete the following short survey so that we can better understand your technology needs and eligibility for the El Camino College Laptop Loan Program. If eligible for a laptop you will be contacted with distribution instructions. You must be registered for the fall 2020 term. You must also have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the California Dream Act application (to apply click here). Laptop supplies are limited and not guaranteed.
Our Outreach and School Relations office is offering Virtual Open Forums on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Information Sessions on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Drop in and ask any questions you have about the enrollment process. Click here for more information.