The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees unanimously approved Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez’s recommendation to declare a State of Emergency for LACCD effective immediately, on March 18.
This allows activation of the District’s Emergency Operations Center, which will coordinate with the nine district colleges for resources, business operations, security and other issues during the declared emergency.
Board of Trustees President Andra Hoffman said the immediate priority, concern and focus is on the health and safety of LACCD students, staff and faculty.
“We already have many people working from home, and we are making the transition to work remotely from home for the rest of our personnel,” Hoffman said. “I firmly believe that if we take immediate and appropriate action now to reduce the spread of this virus and flatten the curve, our students, staff and faculty will come back stronger than ever when this passes.”
Campuses will be evaluating the availability of the Student Health Centers, the Child Development Centers and the on-campus food pantries, based on incoming updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH).
The LACDPH has yet to confirm any cases of COVID-19 in the LACCD community.
This state of emergency could extend into the summer and fall sessions as well.
Updated information concerning the COVID-19 virus will be posted on the District’s website: www.laccd.edu/coronavirus