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Message from the PRESIDENT/CEO

April 6, 2020

Campus Community,

I want to provide you with an update on Compton College in terms of COVID-19. As of Sunday, April 5, 2020, there are a total of 14,336 positive cases and 343 deaths in California. For more information, go to www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.

Compton College is currently operating at Level Four - Severe Infection Rate, according to Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan. The Compton College Pandemic Coordinators and members of the President/CEO Cabinet met today, and below are today's updates.

  1. We have received several inquiries from Compton College students regarding spring break, which is scheduled for April 11-17, 2020. Please note, there will be no classes held during spring break.

  2. Just a friendly reminder, laptop computers are still available to students who submit a Student Laptop Loan Program RSVPand are currently enrolled in spring 2020 courses at Compton College. Additional disbursements dates have yet to be scheduled. The Informational Technology Services and the Student Services divisions are exploring other options for disbursement, including mailing laptops or utilizing a courier service to deliver laptops to students' homes. If you have any questions about the laptop computer loan program, please email studentlife@compton.edu.

  3. In the next couple of weeks, Compton College will implement a new food-resource for students. Through an expanded partnership with Everytable, eligible students will be able to receive ten meals per week that will be delivered to their homes. I have asked the Student Services Division to establish a timeline and implementation process for this new food-resource for students. We are also developing a process for employees to order their own ten meals from Everytable for $59 week, including the delivery cost. If you have any recommendations regarding this new food-resource with Everytable, please email Bailey Smith, Director of Student Equity, at bsmith@compton.edu.

  4. I also wanted to make the campus community aware of a developing conversation with Grubhub, about a potential partnership for additional student-food-resources.

  5. The Pandemic Coordinators began working on the Compton College FEMA's Public Assistance Program Application, which is now due on Friday, April 17, 2020. They are exploring all options for federal reimbursement for the implementation of the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan.

Compton College COVID-19 Updates
Reminder, please visit the Compton College COVID-19 webpage here for updates. The webpage also provides information for students, faculty, Classified staff, and managers who are not feeling well and who are experiencing the following symptoms - a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

If you are experiencing distress or anxiety due to the current circumstances, please contact the Employee Assistance Program at (800) 531-0200. We will continue to work through many issues and concerns as it relates to COVID-19.

Final Thoughts
Please be safe and stay healthy. Since Thursday, April 2, 2020, in California, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 3,635, and the number of deaths has increased by 106. As many colleges and universities continue to provide different levels of support to students, at Compton College, our goal is to explore new partnerships that will minimize the need for our students to come to campus. New partnerships, including food delivery services, assisting with obtaining internet access off-site for students, providing laptop computers, and working with the Chancellor's Office to explore additional online support for students taking laboratory courses.

These new partnerships are needed now, but also will be required in the future. If you have additional recommendations for potential partnerships we should be exploring, please send me an email at kcurry@compton.edu.  Make sure to use this subject line: COVID -19 Potential Partnership.


Keith Curry, Ed.D.
(preferred pronouns: he/him/his)
Compton College

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