Path to Recovery Update10/16/20
October 16, 2020 - 04:08 PM
The Mt. SAC Path to Recovery update provides a summary of large scale efforts from the college to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including its related economic impact.
State Guidance Updated
The California Department of Public Health updated its statewide guidance for institutions of higher education. The guidance is intended to help institutions prepare to resume in-person instruction when appropriate based on local conditions. The change that most impacts Mt. SAC is updated guidance for college athletics to resume, including clear procedures, safety measures, testing, and other considerations for individuals, teams and facilities. Before Mt. SAC Athletics resumes on campus, the college must follow guidance from the state, county and athletics groups. The interim guidance provides is available in the COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Institutions of Higher Education (PDF).
CARES Act Report Available
Mt. SAC has updated its CARES Act Report describing the college’s Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. As of September 30, 2020, at total of 12,882 students have received the CARES Act grants for a total $8,770,900. More information is available online at www.mtsac.edu/caresact.
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Status
According to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer California, Los Angeles County remains in the widespread (purple) category with the highest level of restrictions. The county has 7.6 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. To get to the next tier, there needs to be 7 or fewer cases per 100,000 people. The county has met or exceeded other metrics, including the daily positive test rate and health equity. Public health officials warn the public should maintain vigilance against the virus.
The Mt. SAC Path to Recovery email provides employees a summary of large-scale efforts from the college to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including its related economic impact. For more information, visit the Public Health website at www.mtsac.edu/covid19.