Recent Updates to COVID-19 News and Resources

December 17, 2020

Below are the most recent updates to the COVID-19 News and Resources website.

Phased Opening Plan for Jan Term and Spring 2021

The College has developed guidelines for the phased re-opening of campus services that meets or exceeds the state guidelines and prioritizes the safety of students, faculty, and staff. You will now see the College and County’s tier status on select COVID-19 webpages. The current tier will determine the campus services and activity offerings students can expect to experience in Jan Term and Spring. 

Our current tier status is as follows and can be viewed here.

A simple guide has been created to help explain to students what to expect for the college phased re-opening plan in Jan Term and Spring 2021.

The following policies have been updated to reflect the protocol for each tier.


COVID-19 Testing Plan for Jan Term 2021, Spring Semester 2021, Easter Recess 2021

The Health Center has outlined the College’s plan for student testing upon return back to campus and ongoing screening throughout the semester. For specific details, visit the Health & Wellness Center website for COVID-19 testing for SMC Students.

COVID-19 Related Employee Briefing | Jan 22, 2021

COVID-19 Employee Related Briefing is scheduled for Jan 22nd at 10:00am.  Register here. Please submit your questions early here.

State of California Exposure Notification System

CA Notify is a new State of California digital tool that allows users to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by opting in to receive exposure alerts letting them know when they’ve come into contact with someone who has tested positive.  Read more here.