Email Message

Thursday, March 19, 2020
4:30 p.m.

Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Employees,

As of the end of today, most of you will be moving to working remotely during the College’s altered operations.  We are providing many resources as guides, videos, etc., and I ask that you use these resources and others you identify to assist with getting you accustomed to the unique aspects of working remotely.  We understand that this is a change for many of us, me included, and our comfort levels will vary. I think we will learn some things that we will wish we would have learned earlier, but then there will probably be other things that we don’t want to experience again.

We understand the unique nature of this COVID-19 event, especially as many are juggling additional responsibilities that have shifted to us as parents and caretakers at home.  At San Jacinto College, we are trying to ensure that we are open for business remotely during our standard operating hours, but those working hours vary in so many ways, including by instructional area and support area.   Please recognize that seeking to understand and being open minded are important guiding principles for us during this time of uncertainty, and I hope you see that our actions over this past week have directly aligned with our San Jacinto College Values.

Through this COVID-19 event, we are asking employees to be flexible and to work with their leaders to meet the needs of our students, fellow employees, and our community.  We are in a very fortunate position at San Jacinto College.  We will continue to receive pay plus we can reallocate funds to provide for appropriate additional support for employees and students. And we have resources that will sustain into the future.  Even with these resources, we must continue to be responsible to our taxpayers by performing work commensurate with the pay we are scheduled to receive. 

I want to remind you that we are requesting any San Jacinto College employee (who has not already submitted a form) who traveled on or after March 6, 2020 to a CDC classified Level 2 or 3 country, has traveled on a cruise, or has traveled to an area within the U.S. or outside of the U.S. known to have high concentrations of COVID-19 cases, to complete this form to be sent to Human Resources.  Prior to the employee being cleared to work, a member of the HR Benefits team will contact them for follow up and discussion of next steps. Because the areas both within the United States and throughout the world are changing rapidly, please visit this site to view the latest information. Level 2 and 3 countries are defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Additionally, I ask employees to notify us of any new changes in your health conditions affecting your ability to be available for work. Those notifications should be sent by email to HRBenefits@sjcd.edu.

Please know that College administration and the Office of Emergency Management are in frequent contact with health department authorities and will continue to follow recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will assess any new information as it becomes available, and make informed decisions based on the facts received from local health department authorities.

As a reminder, WHO and CDC prevention guidelines include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw any used tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough.
  • If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.

Other resources can be found online at:

Best,
BH

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
2:30 p.m.

Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Employees,

Last evening, the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees held a special and emergency Board meeting in order to receive an update on our COVID-19 preparedness and altered operation efforts. The attached presentation was reviewed with the Board, and the members met with legal counsel to review a resolution providing delegation of authority and accountability expectations during the COVID-19 emergency situation. 

The Board was most complimentary and supportive of the College’s preparedness efforts.  Each Board member wanted our employees and students to know that they are proud of your work, commitment, and focus during this uncertain time.  They wanted me to express their sincere thanks and gratitude!

The Board understands that these are unprecedented times and that San Jacinto College has five strategic objectives:

  1. To protect the health and safety of our students and employees
  2. To be prepared by Monday, March 23, 2020, to begin completing the spring 2020 semester through online, hybrid, and alternate classwork, depending on the type of course, and make up one week of lost instruction time
  3. To keep students on track for completion
  4. To enable the majority of the College employees to work remotely, while continuing to provide necessary services, with the remainder (a small portion) of our employees working on site
  5. To retain full-time and part-time employees, reduce turnover, increase morale, help employees focus on work, and facilitate future return to normal operations

Keeping these objectives as the anchor, I want to explain the College’s plans about payroll and compensation during this period of altered operations.  First, the College is committed to payroll being processed on the regular distribution schedule.  The majority of our payroll is processed electronically directly to employees’ bank accounts, which allows for on-time delivery.  Payroll that is processed using paper checks will have to be mailed to employees after Friday, March 20, 2020, and I am concerned about future delays in receipt due to possible disruptions or delays within the mail service.  I strongly encourage all employees who are not currently having their payroll deposited directly into their bank account to go by the District Payroll Office at 4620 Fairmont Parkway, A-2.111 between now and noon on Friday, March 20, 2020, to complete the appropriate paperwork to transition to direct deposit. 

Second, compensation during this altered operations period is intended to provide employees with their normal base compensation as described below. However, in order for that to occur, employees MUST be Available for Work. 

The definition of Available for Work is as follows:

  1. Working onsite – These employees will include select areas such as police, safety/emergency, maintenance, lab support, etc.  These areas will be specifically requested and approved by a Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) member.
  2. Working remotely – Employees must be responsive to calls, texts, and instant messages within one hour of contact; review and respond to emails; work with leader for assignments and project completion and accountability; and available for regular check-ins with leadership.
  3. Availability to respond – Employees must be able to arrive onsite within two hours of being contacted to report. SLT approval is required prior to leadership directing an employee to report onsite.

Based on the understanding that all employees will meet the requirements of the Available for Work expectation, please note the following details regarding compensation based on employee classification (At this time, all compensation decisions are through the spring 2020 semester only):

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

Full-time exempt – Employees will be paid their regular monthly salary if they are available for work. If not available for work, employees must use personal or vacation leave time. Sick leave can be used under the sick leave provisions indicated in the current procedure.

Full-time non-exempt staff – Employees will be paid a minimum of 40 hours if they are available for work. No internet access may make someone “not available for work” unless remote work has been preauthorized by the leader and internet access is not essential. Employees must be responsive to any emails, texts, and assignments.  If not available for work, employees must use personal or vacation leave time. Sick leave can be used under the sick leave provisions indicated in the current procedure.

Overtime will be paid when worked and must be authorized by the leader. Overtime will be restricted to those departments that have an absolute need to work, such as police and ITS. These employees will receive specific direction from their leadership informing them that overtime work is approved.

PART-TIME FACULTY

Part-time faculty paid by the course – These employees will continue to be paid for current courses being taught. Per normal practices, courses that do not make will not be paid.

Part-time faculty paid via timesheet submission (credit courses) – These employees will submit a timesheet for processing pay as the work is performed.

Part-time faculty paid via timesheet (non-credit courses) – These employees will submit a timesheet for processing pay as the work is performed.

PART-TIME STAFF

The following compensation provisions apply to part-time staff, including work study, through this spring semester. 

Part-time staff (non-work study) – These employees will be paid a minimum of 15 hours per week for anyone who was paid for the pay cycle from February 24 through March 8 (pay date March 18) and is available for work. If assigned hours worked exceed 15 hours per week, they will be paid for all hours worked.

Part-time Work Study – These employees will be paid a minimum of 15 hours per week for anyone who was paid for the pay cycle from February 24 through March 8 (pay date March 18) and is available for work.

Part-time staff, including work study, will not receive 15 hours pay for spring break week.

Payroll will be communicating the details for entering time in web-time entry for non-exempt employees and leave reporting for exempt employees. For non-exempt employees, continue to enter normal work hours or appropriate leave time (personal, vacation, or sick) for this week. The instructions Payroll will be sending tomorrow will be effective starting on Monday, March 23, 2020.

We are working towards phasing the rest of the employees to working remotely by the end of the day on Thursday (tomorrow). As employees are identified who can begin working remotely, they will be released to do so after receiving any required equipment such as laptop or personal hot spot. Attached are guides for employees who are new to working remotely and for leaders who will now be leading a remote team. Your leadership will notify you if you are considered essential personnel and are required to remain onsite such as police, facilities, ITS, and Office of Emergency Management.

I know we are all wondering when will we go back to normal?  That is an unknown.  We will continue to reassess daily, but I don’t suspect there will be significant changes in our decisions over the next few weeks.  From an instructional standpoint, we want to complete this spring semester on time, and we should be on track to do that through online, hybrid, and alternate classwork.  Moving forward, I am hopeful that the mini and summer sessions will be back on track with our normal operating plans, but we will continue to evaluate those.  

In closing, I appreciate the Board’s support of this payroll and compensation plan.  That support is a direct reflection of their love for San Jacinto College and their appreciation of and trust in you, our employees.  I am proud of the work that each of you are doing now and what you will continue to do during this COVID-19 altered operation period. We don’t have all of the answers.  We may not be 100% right on our answers, but we are making decisions with compassion and concern for our employees and our students.  We will adjust and change course as the circumstances change.  Please continue to send your questions to COVID-19@sjcd.edu so we can continue to keep our FAQs current.

Stay well!

BH

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Dear San Jacinto College Employees:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to each of you!

I want to provide you a few updates as of today (Tuesday, March 17, 2020):

  1. The Child Care Centers at North and Central Campuses will continue to operate for faculty and staff clients through the end of the day on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  We understand that this will create a difficulty for some employees who have been using the centers, but we ask that you focus the remainder of today and tomorrow on finalizing your remote working capabilities and assignments.  The employees of the Child Care Centers will focus the rest of the week on preparing the facilities and operations for closure along with finalizing their remote working capabilities.
  2. We are working towards phasing the rest of the employees to working remotely throughout the remainder of this week. As employees are identified who can begin working remotely, they will be released to do so after receiving any required equipment such as laptop or personal hot spot. Attached are guides for employees who are new to working remotely and for leaders who will now be leading a remote team.

    We are still continuing to identify areas that will need continued onsite support such as labs with small groups in technical areas, police, facilities, custodial staff, and Office of Emergency Management.

  3. The remainder of this email is dedicated to addressing technology needs and requirements for employees. Please read the information below which explains how equipment and software will be distributed. Additionally, a technology survey has been sent to students in order to try to address their needs.

Another update will be sent tomorrow regarding employee compensation and other pertinent information.

Thank you again for your support and commitment this week!  I appreciate each of you!

Best, 
BH

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TECHNOLOGY NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

Who receives a laptop?

We have compiled a list of laptops required for employees from survey results issued yesterday, as well as tickets received by our helpdesk.

If you have not responded to this survey, please do so ASAP by completing the survey here

Laptops will be distributed to full and part-time faculty and staff that do not have access to a computing device at home or require a laptop to perform essential and secured support and administrative services.

For those with a personal computer at home, we are kindly requesting that you use your computer so that we can provide available laptops to those in need, including students.

How will I be contacted & where do I go?

For those employees in need of a laptop:

  • We will contact each employee individually by email if they are being issued a laptop.
  • We have distribution stations set up at each ILC Open Lab that will be open between 8AM and 10PM tomorrow.
  • Employees will be required to log-in, test, and sign a form acknowledging receipt of the laptop.

What’s included in the remote working software package?

The following software will be provided to support remote working needs:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Pulse Secure (VPN) app – provides secure connection back to the College’s network, needed for G, H, & P drive access, Banner, and soft phone use
  • Microsoft Teams app – used for collaboration
  • Zoom app – for video conferencing

Please note: Cell-phone headsets with an audio jack can be used with conferencing software on a computer.

Is the remote working software already installed on my College issued laptop?

  • All new laptops issued this week will have the software installed.
  • All currently issued laptops will have the software automatically downloaded when connected to the College’s network either on premises or via VPN.
  • Personal computers will require software to be installed. All necessary software can be downloaded directly via the links provided here:

Where do I get support?

  • For assistance, please contact Tech Support by

Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Employees:

It has been a whirlwind these past couple of days, but we will get through this situation together.  I want to say thank you to all of the employees who have been working today to address the College’s normal operations and our business and instructional continuity plans.  I keep receiving reports about everyone’s “can do attitudes.”  Thank you for your support in these efforts!  I know we all have a lot of questions, and I encourage you to keep forwarding those questions to your leaders and to COVID-19@sjcd.edu

I apologize that I didn’t make today’s anticipated 3:00 p.m. communication timeline. There are so many moving pieces and parts that I don’t believe that a daily communication at 3:00 p.m. to be workable.  I will try to provide regular updates, but due to late meetings tomorrow, the next communication will not occur until Wednesday.

A focus for today was developing the framework for the instructional continuity plans that need to get us through this semester.  The provosts, department chairs, deans, staff, other administrators, and Faculty Senate Executive Leadership had a very productive day in reaching our goal to be prepared by Monday, March 23, 2020, to begin completing the spring semester through online, hybrid, and alternate classwork, depending on the actual course.

Here are updates from today’s meetings:

  • Instructional planning meetings were held on each campus for instructional deans, instructional department chairs, and support staff.  Discussions began about how to make the conversion to online instruction in order to be ready to move forward Monday, March 23, 2020, with all classes. The meeting included the discussion of ideas for helping faculty and students during the conversion and with implementation, identification of current and needed resources, and alternate instructional methodologies for applied courses and for students with no internet access. Questions were recorded and are being considered. Because this is a unique situation, we do not have immediate answers to some of the questions, but we are working hard to find answers. From reports of the meetings, it is evident that we are committed, as a College, to continue to serve students to the best of our abilities and to make the needed changes to do so. 
  • Tomorrow we had planned for faculty to return to work; however, this morning’s meeting indicated that many faculty can work remotely and continue to prepare. Faculty who are needed as mentors for other faculty or who are involved in some of the alternate options for class instruction which cannot be delivered online will be asked to come into work for limited periods of time.  This will be done, taking all precautions necessary to limit the size groups and to sanitize public areas. We are reviewing our ability to ask students for a self-disclosure statement regarding travel and illness.   Further communications to full-time faculty are going out today.  

Additional updates for today are: 

  • We received a letter from the NJCAA closing out this season’s athletics competitions. I know this is disappointing news for all of you, and especially to our softball and baseball teams. I want to personally thank our coaches and student-athletes for their dedicated work. 
  • I understand that questions related to compensation are extremely important. Compensation is a complex issue that will be addressed over the next few days. We are still working through various components as it relates to pay for all employees, full-time and part-time. I plan to review the recommendations with the Board of Trustees tomorrow.  I will provide an update later this week as the compensation details are reviewed and finalized. 
  • All full and part-time faculty and staff are to complete a survey in the following link by no later than 12 p.m. tomorrow, March 17, 2020.  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=QP1OUf6OFU-BnzTlas8VYnsLqu9OiPFKjALmz0G2qqRUNkU1M1dSMDFVNUVOUzFRN1dNMzNSMUVJQS4uThe Information Technology Department (IT) is working to ensure that all full and part-time faculty and staff have the tools necessary to support remote instruction and work. The information gathered from this survey is crucial for planning distribution of computers, software, support, and other tools. 
  • We are continuing to ask staff to make themselves available in person this week in order to support the various activities of the College. As part of this week’s efforts, we will also work with staff to determine your remote working requirements and the necessary support.  For many of our employees working remotely is a change, and we want to make sure that you have adequate support.  Please collaborate with your leader on the best transition plan.   
  • For part-time staff, your leaders will contact you for work assignments as they become available.  We appreciate your patience in monitoring the changing status.
  • For part-time faculty, you should be contacted by Wednesday with departmental information and instructions.  

We are requesting that any San Jacinto College employee (who has not already submitted a form) who traveled on or after March 3, 2020to a CDC classified Level 2 or 3 country, has traveled on a cruise, or has traveled to an area within the U.S. or outside of the U.S. known to have high concentrations of COVID-19 cases, to complete this formto be sent to Human Resources. Prior to the employee returning to work, a member of the HR Benefits team will contact them for follow up and discussion of next steps. Because the areas both within the United States and throughout the world are changing rapidly, please visit this site to view the latest information. Level 2 and 3 countries are defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please know that College administration and the Office of Emergency Management are in frequent contact with health department authorities and will continue to follow recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will assess any new information as it becomes available, and make informed decisions based on the facts received from local health department authorities.

As a reminder, WHO and CDC prevention guidelines include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw any used tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough.
  • If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.

Other resources can be found online at:

Best,

BH

Good Evening San Jacinto College Employees:

As we continue working through the planning process to deal with this unprecedented situation, I want to make you aware of our goal for this week. It is our goal to be prepared by Monday, March 23, 2020, to begin completing the full semester through online, hybrid, and alternate classwork, depending on the actual course. We also need to keep in mind that we have already lost one instructional week that we need to make up.  

We ask that you please continue to be patient and flexible as we work through all the complex issues surrounding this semester. It is like no other that any of us has experienced! 

Hearing from faculty and staff with concerns related to large group meetings, we agree that we need to limit the size of group meetings and are working toward a plan to make that happen.  

Knowing that this is a constantly changing situation, please see below the plan for the week as we have it at this point:

  • Even though we previously announced that full-time faculty and part-time staff (including student workers) should report to work tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020, we have changed those plans to allow for instructional and student services leadership to meet. Full-time faculty must be available via email, text, or phone for questions that arise. 
  • For part-time faculty, your instructional leader will be in touch with you this week (anticipated by Wednesday) to work through your schedules and courses.
  • Faculty will have access to the campuses tomorrow, even though faculty are not required to report to their offices. This allows access to instructional resources and staff, as well as the libraries, for ongoing development, planning, and training for the semester.
  • Provosts, Deans, Department Chairs, and Student Services leadership along with the three Faculty Senate Executive Officers and other selected staffwill meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, in the Kaleidoscope Room on each campus, to develop the framework and details for the instructional and student services plans required for semester completion.  Communications to full-time faculty will be sent by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020, with information for full-time faculty to come in this week to work through the details of the instructional and student services plans including addressing support and professional development requirements.  Our faculty have developed outstanding instructional recovery plans before, but this semester is very unusual. We need to make sure that all faculty have the support and resources they need to conduct their instruction remotely which is a key component of the on-campus planning meetings.
  • Full-time staff will report at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 16th (tomorrow) and should come prepared to work with your leader in supporting operational continuity efforts.  As part of your work on Monday and Tuesday, we ask that you assess what normal activities need to be completed, determine what work can be performed remotely, and consider what projects need to be completed throughout the semester. If you and your leader determine working remotely is feasible, then we need to understand if you need equipment and what additional support is required. If working remotely is not feasible for your particular position or job, then we will try to identify work for you in other areas of the College.  It is critical for our staff to be a part of the solution in this unusual situation, so we need you to help us identify the work that needs accomplished and what is required to accomplish that work throughout the College.  
  • Every position and employee at the College is important.  Please be prepared to work on tasks that may be outside your normal job duties.  Additionally, all employees need to assist us in capturing questions that should be addressed as we are crafting FAQs (frequently asked questions).  We plan to use the questions and responses to update the online Chat Bot.  Please send questions you are hearing to COVID-19@sjcd.eduso we can create and update the FAQs and the Chat Bot on the website.
  • For employees with school age children, we understand that schools in the area are closed this week. We are asking staffto make every effort to find alternate care for your children so that you may report to work tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020. We are asking facultyto make every effort to find alternate care for your children so that you may report to work on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  If you are unable to report to work, you should immediately contact your leader. You should not bring your children to work.

As a reminder, any San Jacinto College employee who has traveled or plans to travel either domestically or to CDC classified Level 2 and Level 3 countries, has traveled on or plans to travel on a cruise, or has traveled to an area within the U.S. or outside of the U.S. known to have high concentrations of COVID-19 cases, is asked to complete this form to be sent to Human Resources. At this time, high concentrations of COVID-19 cases are affecting the following domestics states: California, Washington, and New York. Employees who submit forms to the HR Benefits team should not physically return to work until a member of the Benefits team contacts them for follow up or discussion of next steps.

This is an evolving situation.  We will continue to be engaged with the various constituents at the national, state, and local levels.  In a situation like this, all of us need to understand that changes to plans will occur, and sometimes without much notice. We will continue to provide regular communications.   We anticipate future communications will be provided on a daily basis at 3:00 p.m. 

I encourage each of you to continue to follow the prevention guidelines recommended by the CDC and WHO, which include washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, practicing social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings.

Thank you for your commitment to San Jacinto College and our students! We will work through this unusual time together.

Other resources can be found online at:

Best,
BH

Dear San Jacinto College employees,

We are facing an unprecedented time as the entire country is feeling the challenges associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your safety, and that of our students and community, remains our top priority. I am also thankful that there are no reported cases by San Jacinto College employees and students.

On Friday afternoon, we participated in a call with the Governor’s Office, and I want to share a key takeaway from this call:

This is a novel disease, meaning that no one on the planet has immunity. The idea in the U.S. is to prevent the total number of people who will eventually get the disease, and more importantly to slow the spread of the disease - to spread out the people who will eventually get the virus over a long period of time such as 18 months, rather than all at once. This will prevent overwhelming the demand on our health care services, and it will also will keep the workforce working and able to meet the general population’s demands, aiding the economy of our region and state.

I have heard similar messages over the weekend from many of our federal, state, and local leaders. This is a dynamic and changing situation in our country and our community. The Strategic Leadership Team (SLT), Office of Emergency Management, and other leaders throughout the College have been meeting in order to prepare for the next steps and challenges. We continue to monitor and participate in the many avenues of information and resources to help guide our decisions. 

Two new elements to highlight in our preparation include:

Employees with underlying health conditions who need to request working from home on Monday, March 16, 2020, should send an email to HRBenefits@sjcd.edu.

If you believe you have had an exposure to COVID-19, please complete this form to be sent to Human Resources.

Another change that has occurred is that the child care facilities on the Central and North Campuses will be open for faculty and staff clients only. Steps have been taken to make sure the facilities are safe for children, including disinfection, and increased routine cleaning and sanitization of touch points. The same guidelines should apply for child care center children as apply for employees – if the family has traveled or if anyone in the family is sick, then children should not come to the Center. In addition, the Child Care Centers are requesting that if faculty or staff are planning to bring their child in this week to please email the Center.

As a reminder, any San Jacinto College employee who has traveled or plans to travel to either domestically or to CDC classified Level 2 and Level 3 countries, has traveled on or plans to travel on a cruise, or has traveled to an area within the U.S. or outside of the U.S. known to have high concentrations of COVID-19 cases, is asked to complete this form to be sent to Human Resources. At this time, high concentrations of COVID-19 cases are affecting the following domestics states: California, Washington, and New York. Employees who submit forms to the HR Benefits team should not physically return to work until a member of the Benefits team contacts them for follow up or discussion of next steps.

This afternoon, the SLT will meet at the District Administrative Building to work through several items regarding our preparation and next steps.  Following that meeting, another communication will be made to the San Jacinto College employees by 7:30 p.m. tonight.

I know this is a confusing and scary time, but I encourage us not to overreact and be paralyzed by fear. I also encourage each of you to follow the prevention guidelines recommended by the CDC and WHO, which include washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, practicing social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings.

Thank you for your commitment to San Jacinto College and our students! We will work through this unusual time together.

Other resources can be found online at:

Best,
BH