As you know from the news and special announcements, the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic, with exponential increases in its impact around the world. Although there have been no confirmed cases at Miramar College as yet, out of an abundance of caution we are moving toward the overall closure of in-person operations at Miramar College in favor of remote operations, with the exception of some essential services (which will be outlined in a separate message). This is a complex undertaking that will require additional planning and communication.
As of today, San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and Continuing Education:
- Effective Monday, March 16, all classes will be suspended. No students should come to campus. CCAP Dual Enrollment and ACP classes, most of which are offered by our colleges at local high schools, will also be suspended (note: most of the school districts will also be closed, including the San Diego Unified School District).
- Effective Monday, March 23, 100% of classes will resume and will be taught in a remote modality. Almost 70% of classes have already been converted to the online format districtwide and the rest will need to be adapted. This is particularly challenging for science classes and laboratory classes. However, video formats and other strategies are being explored.
- Effective During the week of March 16, faculty and staff will be asked (health permitting) to report to work to develop strategies for moving all classes to remote platforms and to prepare to offer essential services during this interruption.
We realize, as students, there are many questions regarding course completion, graduation, financial aid, veteran benefits, access to counseling and other resources. You will be notified as soon as we understand the progress of this virus and how we will be able to provide services to you. Please ensure your email address is up to date (mySDCCD.edu) and check it often.
Thanks you for your support and continued patience as we deal with the specifics of this enormous crisis and challenge.