After careful consideration, Imperial Valley College (IVC) Leadership determined to continue to offer instruction online for the remainder of Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. This decision is made in alignment with the recommendations from the federal government, state government and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. In addition, the Imperial County Health Officer issued an “Amended Stay at Home Order” on April 1, 2020, which will remain in effect until further notice.
It is critical that the operational needs of the college continue to be fulfilled; therefore, effective April 7, 2020, the college will transition to a Modified Campus Closure, Level 2. This results in the campus being closed to the public, most employees and the majority of students. The College will hold Spring Break from April 13 to April 17, 2020.
After April 20, 2020, if determined it is safe, extremely limited face-to-face instruction will be permitted for programs that are unable to transition online such as: the nursing skills lab, nursing clinical rotations, and the POST academy, etc. These programs would limit groups to ten and exercise social distancing recommendations.
The majority of our courses have transitioned to be offered online. In addition, student services are being offered online or via phone. All IVC employees are working remotely and can be contacted via email.
The decision to remain to offer instruction and services online is designed to limit exposure to COVID-19 by preventing large groups from assembling on campus and this reflects the College’s commitment to helping combat the spread of Coronavirus.
“Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, employees, and community. This is a rapidly changing situation and we appreciate everyone’s patience. The College Leadership expresses tremendous gratitude to the employees of IVC for their commitment to teach and support students through this difficult transition. We convey our deepest concerns for those directly affected by COVID-19. Please stay healthy and safe, remember that the decisions being made are ultimately aiming at saving lives,” stated President Garcia.
Information will continue to be provided to the public via email, the IVC website (www.imperial.edu) and through the official IVC social media.