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Alert: Mt. SAC has Transitioned to Online Classes and Services (see www.mtsac.edu/online). Learn more about our COVID-19 response at www.mtsac.edu/health.

Coronavirus Response Information
Coronavirus Response Information

Mt. SAC Transitions to Online Learning and Services

(April 30, 2020, 8:30AM) - Mt. San Antonio College's classes and services have transitioned online (see Mt. SAC Online). The physical campus is temporarily closed in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order. Mt. SAC is ensuring critical operations continue. For frequently asked questions, view the resources buttons below.

Resources for Students     Resources for Employees    Health Center 

 

 

Top Questions

    • Is the college open?

      (Edited April 19, 2020) We are open -- online. Mt. SAC's physical campus is closed in response to the Governor's stay at home order, but the college has transitioned online to provide classes and services. The executive order requires that every Californian stay home except for essential needs, like going to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank or gas station. Learn more at https://covid19.ca.gov/.

      During the temporary order, Mt. SAC has moved most classes online, developed work-from-home options for employees, and ensured critical operations can continue. 

      • 95% of classes are online. Individual instructors will communicate with students about the status of each class and how future classes will be conducted.
      • Some hands-on classes and labs could not be transitioned online, those are being processed in a way that impacts students as little as possible. Students can learn more in the Student Resources page of this site.
      • Student support services will remain open and available for students. Many of these services are also going to be available online, including the library, tutoring and counseling.
      • Critical operations are continuing on campus, including Police & Campus Safety, payroll, etc. 
      • Non-instructional departments have also moved to remote services.
    • What should I do to stay healthy?

      (Edited March 19, 2020) Each individual should do what is best for them and their unique needs. High risk individuals (individuals over 65 and those with health conditions) require additional vigilance. In general, public health agencies say that the best preventative measures are staying home as much as possible, social distancing and simple good hygiene practices:

      • Practice social distancing. Stay home except for essential needs. If you must go out, keep a 6 foot distance from others and avoid crowds.

      • If you are sick, stay home. Anyone with even mild symptoms should stay home.

      • Wash your hands often, especially before you eat, after using the restroom or blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you cannot wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth in case your hands are not clean.

      • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use your sleeve if you don’t have a tissue handy and wash your hands. If you have these symptoms, stay away from campus.

      • Avoid sharing objects like cups, food and drinks.

      • Minimize contact, and avoid shaking hands and high-fiving. Stay at least 6 feet from sick individuals.

      • Practice healthy habits. Get plenty of sleep, stay active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.

 

Health Alert Advisories

In the event of a campus closure, information will be shared through Mt. SAC Alerts, our primary means of communication in the event of an emergency. The College will continue to develop guidelines and share them via Health Alerts, Health Alert information will be distributed through campus email, Facebook, Twitter and the Mt. SAC Newsroom.

    • President's Message to Students - April 22, 2020

      PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

      Mt. SAC President William Scroggins has a message for students: We are open and we are here for you. Please reach out to our services for support if you need it. Watch this brief video message from his home to learn more. 

      ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES

      Mt. SAC is open -- online. To support community health, we have moved classes AND services into a remote format. The college has launched a Mt. SAC Online website with information on Online Student Resources, like Counseling, Accessibility, Health Services, Tutoring and more! 

      PASS / NO PASS GRADING OPTION

      Check your Mt. SAC email for details about grading options for students that have been made available. You can see other important adjustments that have been made on the COVID-19 Student Resources web page.

      SCHOLARSHIPS

      Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year. The deadline to submit a completed application has been extended to April 27, 2020. Visit the Scholarships website for the application and details.

      PARKING PERMITS

      All Spring 2020 parking permits will be extended through Fall 2020.  Students can use them through the Summer and Fall terms. If you would like to petition for a parking reimbursement, you can find details in your Mt. SAC email, emailing appeals@mtsac.edu or visiting the COVID-19 Student Resources web page.

      WITHDRAWALS

      If you believe the best thing for you to do is to drop (withdraw) from a course due to COVID-19, note that you will be able to drop with an “EW” — Excused Withdrawal. This is an acceptable mark and does not count against your GPA, academic standing or ability to repeat the course. We are extending the deadline to withdraw to Sunday, June 7, for regular 16-week classes. For short-term courses, the deadline is the day prior to the final class meeting. You can also speak with a counselor online about your options. 

      FOOD PANTRY

      The next drive-thru Mountie Fresh Food Pantry will be Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please register if you want to participate via the Mountie Fresh Food Pantry website.  

      FACE COVERINGS

      Following health orders, face coverings are required for visitors on campus. Employees (including student employees) can pick one up from Police and Campus Safety if they are working on campus. Employees must wear a face covering if they expect to be within 6 feet of someone for more than a few minutes. Learn more about the social distance plan on COVID-19 Response webpage

      CARES ACT FUNDING

      Mt. SAC will be receiving almost $17.5 million in aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Half must be available to students in the form of emergency cash grants to help students pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials. The other half is to help schools offset financial losses from the outbreak. Read more in the Newsroom.

    • President's Message to Employees - April 21, 2020 

      PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

      Mt. SAC President William Scroggins has a message for employees: What we are doing is making a difference for students and our community. Watch this brief video from him home.  

      FACE COVERINGS

      Following health orders, face coverings are required for visitors on campus. Employees (including student employees) can pick one up from Police and Campus Safety if they are working on campus. Employees must wear a face covering if they expect to be within 6 feet of someone for more than a few minutes. Learn more about the social distance plan on COVID-19 Response webpage

      CARES ACT FUNDING

      Mt. SAC will be receiving almost $17.5 million in aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Half must be available to students in the form of emergency cash grants to help students pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials. The other half is to help schools offset financial losses from the outbreak. Read more in the Newsroom.

      SHARE YOUR SUCCESS STORIES

      We are looking for stories to share with the campus community, especially those that are showing the incredible work you are doing to bring a class online, student successes, promote a class and more. We are looking for images, news bits, selfies, and videos. Email clips to mtsac.marketing@gmail.com.

      WE ARE OPEN

      Mt. SAC is NOT closed. We are providing classes and services online. Only our physical campus is closed. Please make sure your department phone messages, out-of-office greetings and websites are clear so students understand: Mt. SAC has moved classes and services online. We are available to assist. 

      ***** The announcements below will be sent to students tomorrow *****

      ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES

      Mt. SAC is open -- online. To support community health, we have moved classes AND services into a remote format. The college has launched a Mt. SAC Online website with information on Online Student Resources, like Counseling, Accessibility, Health Services, Tutoring and more! 

      PASS / NO PASS GRADING OPTION

      Check your Mt. SAC email for details about options for students to use the pass / no pass grading option. You can see other important adjustments that have been made on the COVID-19 Student Resources web page.

      SCHOLARSHIPS

      Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year. The deadline to submit a completed application has been extended to April 27, 2020. Visit the Scholarships website for the application and details.

      PARKING PERMITS

      All Spring 2020 parking permits will be extended through Fall 2020.  Students can use them through the Summer and Fall terms. If you would like to petition for a parking reimbursement, you can find details in your Mt. SAC email, emailing appeals@mtsac.edu or visiting the COVID-19 Student Resources web page.

      WITHDRAWALS

      If you believe the best thing for you to do is to drop (withdraw) from a course due to COVID-19, note that you will be able to drop with an “EW” — Excused Withdrawal. This is an acceptable mark and does not count against your GPA, academic standing or ability to repeat the course. We are extending the deadline to withdraw to Sunday, June 7, for regular 16-week classes. For short-term courses, the deadline is the day prior to the final class meeting. You can also speak with a counselor online about your options. 

      FOOD PANTRY

      The next drive-thru Mountie Fresh Food Pantry will be Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please register if you want to participate via the Mountie Fresh Food Pantry website.

    • Social DIstancing Plan, Face Coverings Guidance, and Supporting Documents April 15, 2020

      On April 10, 2020 the County of Los Angeles Public Health issued the following order:

      The Health Office now requires Essential Businesses to implement by no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020 a Social Distancing Protocol, which includes a requirement to provide all of their employees whose duties require contact with other employees and/or the public with a cloth face covering to wear while performing duties that involve contact with others.

      The County Health Officer will continue to monitor the rate of COVID-19 disease spread, the severity of the resulting illnesses and deaths caused, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, and the effect of this Order. If needed, this order may be extended, expanded, or otherwise modified to protect the public’s health.

      In response, Mt. SAC has developed the following materials for the campus community. Please review:

    • President's Message March 30, 2020 Update 2: Mt. SAC Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

      President's Message: Employee Last on Campus March 19 Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

      *****UPDATE: We are happy to share that this employee was released from the hospital and is recovering at home. ******

       

      MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
      March 30, 2020 – Update #2

      Mt. SAC Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19


      Tonight, we received notification of a second Mt. SAC employee who tested positive for COVID-19. Out of respect for this individual we are not identifying the employee.

      We have investigated this case and consulted with medical professionals. Due to the length of time between the employee’s last time on campus and the onset of symptoms, we believe there is no increased risk to the college community. The employee was last on campus Thursday, March 19, 2020, and did not develop symptoms until Thursday, March 26. The employee learned of the diagnosis this evening.

      We will continue to provide support to our employee and the employee’s family. Please join me in wishing our fellow Mountie a speedy recovery.

      Bill

      William T. Scroggins
      President & CEO
      Mt. San Antonio College

    • President's Message March 30, 2020: Mt. SAC Fully Transitions Online

      President's Message: Mt. SAC Has Fully Transitioned Online

      MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
      March 30, 2020

      Mt. SAC Fully Transitions Online

      Today, Mt. San Antonio College celebrated a milestone. More than 3,000 classes and almost all of our service departments have transitioned online. It’s a record, and it wasn’t easy. Through your hard work and perseverance, we were able to bring our college to the community. Faculty redesigned their classes for distance learning. Staff helped distribute laptops and internet access to our most vulnerable students. And our entire community shifted far beyond what would have been considered feasible just 3 weeks ago. I am immensely proud of your ability to quickly adapt and provide our critical service. While most of the state has been forced to shut down its services, Mt. SAC is still teaching, still learning, and still serving the community. That is a significant achievement, and it’s worth celebrating!

      As we have seen the last few weeks, the COVID-19 crisis is constantly evolving. At this time, we’re looking at finishing the Spring Semester with this model and eying Summer Intersession with cautious optimism. As we adapt to doing our important work remotely, we’ve developed a new home for our online initiatives called Mt. SAC Online (www.mtsac.edu/online). There, you’ll find resources for students, faculty and staff related to learning and working remotely. Health Alerts and information about our response to COVID-19 will continue to be housed on the Health Alert website at www.mtsac.edu/health.

      Many of you continue to ask about our Mountie who was diagnosed with COVID-19. Please join me in keeping the affected employee in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. This was a stark reminder of the COVID-19 threat. Our move to online teaching with remote staff and management support reflects Mt. SAC’s commitment to the health and safety of our students, employees, and the communities in which we live and work. As we are home with our families, be proud of our college, be proud of your contributions, and say a prayer for our nation.

      Bill

      William T. Scroggins
      President & CEO
      Mt. San Antonio College

       

    • President's Message March 28, 2020: Employee Last on Campus March 17 Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

      President's Message: Employee Last on Campus March 17 Has Tested Postive for COVID-19 (PDF)`

      *****UPDATE: We are happy to share that this employee was released from the hospital and is recovering at home. ******

       

      MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
      March 28, 2020

      Employee Last on Campus March 17
      Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

      Yesterday evening, we received notification from a Mt. San Antonio College employee of having tested positive for COVID-19 and having been hospitalized on Friday, March 27, 2020. The employee was last on campus in Building 9B (Student Services) on Tuesday, March 17 and had first reported symptoms on Thursday, March 19. We are doing all we can to support the employee and the employee’s family during this critical time.

      We wanted to share this information as quickly as possible for your protection and to help reduce rumors or false information. We realize that this news may cause a great deal of anxiety and we want to assure you that we have your best interests and safety at heart. We have already reached out to those known to have been in close contact with the employee and are continuing to call others who may have been in contact with the employee. Although the employee was not symptomatic while on campus, the L.A. County Department of Public Health recommends that those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from the last time they had contact with the ill person.

      The college’s physical campus has been closed since the Governor’s stay at home order on March 19, with classes and services moved online. Out of an abundance of caution and to allow for cleaning and sanitization, the College’s central campus (north of Temple Avenue and west of Bonita Avenue) will be through Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Critical onsite staff scheduled to be in that area will stay off campus and receive alternate instructions. All faculty and staff already telecommuting should continue to do so.

      The best source of public health information is available from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health We will also continue to update our Public Health website at www.mtsac.edu/health and urge everyone to continue to follow the “Safer at Home” orders from the Governor and our public health officials.

      If you are sick or believe you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact your primary health care provider as soon as possible. If you do test positive, you need to call Human Resources at (909) 274-4225 immediately. For health-related questions and concerns, call Student Health at (909) 274-4400 and a staff nurse will respond.

      Please join me in sending our best wishes to the affected employee for a speedy recovery. And for all of you, stay safe and healthy.

      Bill

      William T. Scroggins
      President & CEO
      Mt. San Antonio College

    • President's Message March 26, 2020: Updates on Withdrawals, Refunds, Pay and More

      President's Message - Updates on Withdrawals, Refunds, Pay and More (PDF)

      MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
      March 26, 2020

      Keep Learning. Keep Teaching. Keep Climbing.
      Updates on Withdrawals, Refunds, Pay and More

      As the nation grapples with the effects of COVID-19, we have had to ask a lot of our community. Students were asked to transition online and quickly adapt to a new learning landscape. Faculty have had to re-evaluate their curriculum and pivot to remote learning. Staff have been holding operations together, working both on campus and at home. This doesn’t even take into account the challenges in our personal lives with schools closed and loved ones to consider.

      Despite all this, the Mt. San Antonio College community has been nothing short of incredible. You’ve shown teamwork and perseverance and grit to push us beyond this challenging time. I want you to know Mt. SAC is doing everything it can to support you as well. In this update, we have answers to questions that many of you have asked and share resources that may be helpful to the community. We will continue to bring you the resources that you need to keep learning, keep teaching and keep climbing.

      After March 28, online classes will relaunch at Mt. San Antonio College with as many classes and student services as we can to help our students stay on track and reach their goals. This is not business as usual, and I am immensely proud of the way this community has come together to build a new way of learning and thriving during an unprecedented time.

      I sincerely thank you for your flexibility, hard work and patience.

      Bill

      William T. Scroggins, Ph.D
      President and CEO
      Mt. San Antonio College

       

      >>> Jump to: Student Topics

      >>> Jump to: Employee Topics

       

      Student Topics

      Mt. SAC is Online Only – For Now

      Due to the Governor’s stay at home order, Mt. SAC’s physical campus is temporarily closed except for critical onsite work to keep the college running. Only online classes are relaunching after March 28. Instructors will communicate with students the next step for each class. We are also transitioning services online as much as possible and will provide details soon. Learn more about Student Resources on the Health Alert web site at www.mtsac.edu/health as well as the Student Services web page at www.mtsac.edu/studentservices.

      Computer and Internet Access

      The college is implementing a Student Laptop Loan program for currently enrolled students who have no access to a computer or internet access to take classes online. The college has a limited number of loaner laptops and internet connections for students to borrow. Students can request the technology through the Student Request for Computer and/or Internet form. There are also Reduced Cost and Free Internet Access Options widely available and listed by the Chancellor’s Office.

      Parking Permits

      All Spring 2020 parking permits will be extended through Fall 2020, so students can use them through the Summer and Fall terms. If students are not continuing, they may petition for parking reimbursement beginning April 3 by contacting Parking Services via Police and Campus Safety.

      Withdrawals

      Our faculty has been working diligently to prepare their classes for you in a new, online format. We understand some students are hesitant to change from face-to-face instruction. To take the risk out of trying online learning, we are extending the deadline to withdraw to Sunday, June 7, for regular 16-week classes. For short-term courses, the deadline is the day prior to the final class meeting. Going forward, students who drop will receive an Excused Withdrawal (EW) mark rather than a Withdrawal (W). An “EW” mark will not count toward the limits on how many times you can repeat a class. In addition, it will not impact progress probation. You can speak with a counselor online about your options.

      Enrollment Fee Reimbursements

      Enrollment fees will be reimbursed to students if they withdraw from the class or the College cancels the class. Refunds will automatically be processed regardless of the selection of withdrawal codes. Learn more about refunds from the Cashier’s Office website.

      Bank Mobile ATMs

      Refunds are offered in a number of formats, including through a Bank Mobile Vibe account. Students can access the account through over 55,000 fee-free Allpoint® ATMs, so they are not limited to on-campus ATMs.

      Federal Work Study Student Employees

      Federal Work Study students will continue to be paid through the end of their award, without being required to work. These students should work with their supervisors to confirm their assignment end date. Federal Work Study Students may not participate in the Telecommuting Plan. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.

      Student Assistants

      Student Assistants will continue to be paid through the end of the amount budgeted by their department, no later than the end of the Spring Semester, without requirement to work. Student Assistants may not participate in the Telecommuting Plan. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.

      Short-Term Hourly Employees

      Short-term hourly employees (even those who may be students) will be paid their regular hours through the end of March, without requirement of work. From April 1 through April 20, any ongoing work performed by these employees should be transitioned to classified employees in the unit. A manager may have these employees continue the work if there is a critical need identified. Short-term hourly employees may participate in the Telecommuting Plan.

       

       

      Employee Topics

       

      Contact Information

      Help your colleagues and students understand how to best contact you by updating your voicemail greeting and email out-of-office assistant, if necessary. You can check your email from any web browser by logging into the Mt. SAC Portal and choosing Office 365 at the top header. Make sure you also establish a way to reach your managers, colleagues, employees and vendors.

      Cancelling Classes

      While the college has earnestly and creatively converted thousands of classes online, some classes will not be able to transition online and will need to be canceled. The college is working through the best process for the college to cancel classes, while simultaneously ensuring the student is not penalized and the college receives apportionment. Please be patient with us as we work through these important details before we provide you the process.

      Critical Onsite Workers

      Reporting

      While most campus employees are no longer on the physical campus, some employees are required to be on campus to ensure its successful operation. Managers must ensure these critical onsite workers are listed in the departmental Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and receive approval from their vice president’s office. Contact Human Resources at (909) 274-4225 or hraccommodations@mtsac.edu for assistance.

      Pay for Work Onsite

      Short term hourly and professional experts are paid their regular pay for work on site. Permanent classified employees assigned to work on campus are paid at the overtime rate of 1.5 times the regular rate. For example, an employee called to work on campus 8 hours will be paid the equivalent of 12 hours of pay. Pay for critical onsite workers for CSEA 262, CSEA 651, and Confidentials will be as referenced in the CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreements, which is 1.5 the number of hours worked onsite or 4 hours, whichever is greater.

      Telecommuting Employees

      Assignments

      All permanent campus employees are telecommute employees, which include Management, CSEA 262, CSEA 651, and Confidential Employees. Employees are expected to be available during standard business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for possible assignment of telecommute work. Employees and supervisors should be connecting on how to best communicate during the Governor’s stay-at-home declaration. Managers may assign work within the job description of the employee to complete while on the telecommute assignment.

      Pay

      Employees who are working remotely on the Telecommuting Plan are paid at regular rate.

      Technology

      Employees who have technology needs in order to telecommute should submit those needs through www.mtsac.edu/itrequest. There is a limited amount of equipment available, so requests will be prioritized based on direction from Cabinet. The IT team requests that employees be mindful about the type of equipment and level of access they are requesting, and only request what they absolutely must have.

      Temporary Employees

      Federal Work-Study Student Employees

      Federal Work-Study students will continue to be paid through the end of their award, without requirement of work. These students should work with their supervisors to confirm the end date of their assignment. Federal Work-Study students may not participate in the Telecommuting Plan. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.

      Student Assistants

      Student Assistants will continue to be paid through the end of their assignment (no later than the end of Spring Semester) or the amount budgeted by their department, without requirement to work. Student Assistants may not participate in the Telecommuting Plan. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.

      Short-Term Hourly Employees

      Short-term hourly employees (even those who may be students) will be paid their regular hours through the end of March, without requirement of work. From April 1 through April 20, any ongoing work performed by these employees should be transitioned to classified employees in the unit. A manager may have these employees continue the work past April 20 if there is a critical need identified in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Short-term hourly employees may be assigned any combination of onsite or telecommuting. Both assignments shall be paid at straight time rate.

      Professional Experts

      Professional experts who are assigned to a specific project may continue through the project end date. Professional Experts may be assigned any combination of onsite or telecommuting. Both assignments shall be paid at straight time rate.

      Substitute and Out-of-Class Employees

      These groups of employees will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for continuance of work, subject to approval by the department’s vice president.

      State and Federal Reimbursements

      In case of state or federal reimbursements due to the national emergency, Fiscal Services will be coding some purchases in case reimbursements become available. This will mostly be done by Fiscal Services without interruption to departments. In anticipation of FEMA reimbursements, Payroll is also working on new pay codes that will be used to track employees during the campus closure. Details will be provided soon.

      Online Paperwork

      Mt. SAC is moving paperwork online as much as possible to minimize the need to bring people on campus. A task force is coming together with representatives from each division to find a universal method to bring routine paperwork online.

       

    • President's Message March 22, 2020: Revised Telecommunication Agreement
    • President's Message March 20, 2020: Mt. SAC Closure and Online Transition

      Message from the President on Mt. SAC Closure and Online Transition (PDF)

      March 20, 2020

      Mt. San Antonio College executive leadership held an emergency meeting this morning to determine next steps for the College during the Governor’s stay-at-home order. The executive order directs that every Californian stay home except for essential needs, like going to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank or gas station.

      As one of the 16 federal critical infrastructure sectors highlighted by the Governor’s order, Mt. SAC must continue to educate and train our next generation of employees, including health workers, public safety officers, and infrastructure professionals.

       

      CLOSURES

      In compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home order, only online classes will resume on Sunday, March 29, 2020. No in-person classes, labs or services will be available. Please work with your supervisor if you need to return to campus for any reason.

       

      CRITICAL ONGOING WORK

      At the emergency meeting, Mt. SAC executive management gave direction to identify and contact those who will be designated as onsite critical workers. All other employees will continue to be on paid status and will be authorized to work remotely. These assignments will be made in conformance with existing labor agreements.

      I have directed that Mt. SAC will continue to focus on the following critical steps through the Spring semester, at a minimum:

      • Maintain the College’s critical infrastructure, including financial services, information technology, technology support, emergency services, public health, communication, and projects currently in construction
      • Move classes online and support online learning
      • Deliver remote student support

       

      TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING

      The executive team finalized a process to identify and support those who will have a specific work at home assignment. Those assigned work from home assignments will read the Telecommuting Agreement form and email their acknowledgement and agreement to their supervisor. Supervisors will be determining the remote work assignments and will work with individual employees. The telecommuting plan begins March 23, 2020, or thereafter at the discretion of the college.

      Through the duration of the stay at home order, those without specific remote work assignments will remain available for communication during standard College operating hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Employees will check College-related email, telephone, or other designated communication methods on a consistent basis as if the employee were working at a College work site.

      Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we navigate these ever-changing state and local directives. The resulting balance between online education and remote work, coupled with the essential onsite needs being met, provides Mt. SAC and our community with a higher level of safety in this expanding COVID-19 crisis. All of us have been concerned about the extent to which the College can operate to meet these imperatives. We all feel that the climate of our working environment is now more responsive to the growing risk of this pandemic. Yes, it is a challenge for such a huge transition to meet the needs of our students, but this effort will be accomplished through the energy, innovation and dedication that Mt. SAC faculty and staff have shown to be the hallmark of our excellence. Your passion and resilience allows us to meet whatever challenges come our way.

      Bill

      William T. Scroggins
      President and CEO
      Mt. San Antonio College

    • Health Alert March 19, 2020

      Mt. SAC Closes Temporarily in Response to Governor's Stay at Home Order

      (March 19, 2020, 8:00PM) - Mt. San Antonio College is temporarily closed in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom's stay at home order. The executive order requires that every Californian stay home except for essential needs, like going to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank or gas station. Learn more at https://covid19.ca.gov/.

      During the temporary order, Mt. SAC will continue its efforts to move most classes online, develop work-from-home options, and ensure critical operations can continue. Employees are urged to continue checking their emails (accessible from the portal) or this webpage for details and updates.

      See as Health Alert PDF.

    • President's Message March 19, 2020

      IMPORTANT! ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES

      Do NOT come to work beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement tonight is requiring that every Californian stay home except for essential needs, like going to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, or to get gasoline. Learn more at https://covid19.ca.gov/.

      Mt. SAC is going to Level 3 of its plan and will close its campus except for critical functions. College leadership will continue to develop plans to bring the college online as well as provide work from home options. More instructions will be provided at a later time. Employees are encouraged to continue checking their emails and the Health webpage for updates.

      Stay safe.

      Bill Scroggins
      President and CEO
      Mt. San Antonio College

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