In-person instruction suspension extended at SJCC  

In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on campus, San Jose City College has suspended most operations through Wednesday, April 8.

“Some essential services will continue to be provided in-person … and at the District Office,” Chancellor Byron Breland wrote in a March 17 email. “For instance, police services will continue.”

The San Jose Evergreen Community College District was informed March 11 by the Public Health Department that a student tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 26. The administration suspended in-person classes March 11.

“The student is currently not on campus and has not been on campus since Feb. 26, which is outside of the 14-day incubation period for COVID-19,” Chancellor Byron Breland wrote in a March 12 email.

Classes migrated to an online format March 16. The original timeline for the suspension was April 3; but with the introduction of the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order, the timeline was extended five days.

“Students are expected to continue their coursework online,” Breland wrote, “ and faculty and staff to continue their professional work and duties as well.”

Nhu Dang, Times Staff