NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE CLASSES WILL REMAIN ONLINE THROUGH JUNE 1, 2020.
STUDENT SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AND MOST STAFF
ARE TELECOMMUTING WHILE THE "STAY-AT-HOME" ORDER REMAINS IN PLACE.
STUDENTS: PLEASE VISIT STUDENT SERVICES, RESOURCES,
AND CONTACTS LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19, continues to make headlines in the U.S. and around the world, and the situation continues to evolve. Napa Valley College has an existing Infectious Disease Outbreak Plan in place and we are in close contact with county and state health officials who are monitoring the situation closely. Symptoms of this virus are similar to influenza, most commonly causing fever, cough and shortness of breath. While this virus can cause severe illness or even death, many cases have been mild and some of those infected never experience symptoms. This page will be updated as the situation changes to keep our campus community informed. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Napa County Health Department, California Health Department, Chancellor's Office and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). You will find links at the bottom of this page as well as all updates that have gone out to staff and students.
Yesterday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California Health Corps, a major initiative to expand the state’s health care workforce to fight COVID-19. Health care professionals with an active license, public health professionals, medical retirees, medical and nursing students, or members of medical disaster response teams in California are all encouraged to join. Staff will be paid and be given malpractice insurance coverage. Read the full executive order here, and read Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s statement on the initiative here.
Gov. Newsom will be holding daily news conferences every day this week at noon. All news conferences will be streamed live on his Twitter page and the California Governor Facebook page. The state has launched a website to provide useful COVID-19 information to all residents. It highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy and includes public service announcements from state health leaders. The website can be found here.
Updates from Napa County:
For situational status, there is a page dedicated to the County’s updates as the COVID-19 response evolves. These are posted in both English and Spanish.
The Local Assistance Center website has launched. Visit https://readynapacounty.org/ to find a consolidated place that connects visitors to food, financial and health assistance, and information.
Test data and information can be viewed on the County's website and is updated by the Public Health Division, Monday-Saturday by 10:30 am.
The County is making a significant effort to be innovative and engage our community. Here is a video they recently made (English and Spanish) for medical surge and why social distancing is important to flatten the curve:
Flatten the Curve Video (English) and Flatten the Curve Video (Spanish).
The County is hosting Facebook Live events daily at 3 pm, each one focused on a different topic/aspect of COVID-19 and its effects on our community. You can view the Napa County Facebook page without having an account. We are also reposting much of their content on the College's social media channels.
Public Information & Support: (707) 253-4540
Monday-Friday, 9 am-noon and 1-5 pm
Library Reference & Support: (707) 253-4241
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 1-5 pm
- Protect the health and safety of our students and employees
- Support our students’ academic progress towards educational and career goals
- Value the work and dedication of our employees
- Refer to primary, reliable and approved data sources, such as Chronicle of Higher Education, Centers for Disease Control, County Office of Public Health, Chancellor’s Office, Governor’s Office, CA Department of Public Health
We Have Implemented the Following Changes:
- Spring NVC Community Education classes are cancelled Monday, March 16 through June 1.
- The Upper Valley Campus is closed for instruction, classes and events through June 1.
Study Abroad Programs
- All Study Abroad programs and Trips and Tours are cancelled through the summer.
- All special events including end-of-term celebrations and ceremonies on campus are cancelled until June 1
- To ensure the safety of the Napa Valley College community, all business travel (in California, out-of-state, and international) for students and employees is suspended until further notice. If you have future travel booked, please be in touch with Business Office to address any question about cancellations and refunds.
- Step up your hygiene game. Hand washing, covering coughs with your elbow or a tissue, and staying home when sick are the most important things you can do to protect yourself and others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20, seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating or preparing food, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Soap and water are best, but if these are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Get a flu shot if you haven’t already. The flu is still circulating and the symptoms are similar to COVID-19. Many pharmacies offer flu shots for free for those who have insurance. If you do not have health insurance call Napa County Public Health (707) 253-4540 for an appointment. (The college health center has used up its supply of flu vaccine.)
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects with a regular household cleaner.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- If you are sick, and think you might have the flu, do not come in to work/school!
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