ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES REGARDING COVID-19
(Updated: March 26, 2020)
Covid-19 Update – CDC Apps
Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms.
In addition, Google Play Store has released a CDC app to remain informed of any new developments regarding COVID-19.
Orange County hotline
For those of you who live close to the Westcliff main campus, Orange County announced a phone hotline for residents to call with questions about COVID-19. That number is (833) 426-6411. Please use it if you have questions about the pandemic, the county’s response, or any other related matters.
Free internet for Students:
7 internet providers that are coming together to help connect students to their virtual classrooms and how they can easily access the resources available to them. Read More
Status of Events
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we are proactively taking steps to protect the community out of an abundance of caution. Some events may be impacted, and we encourage you to check back here frequently to learn about the latest status of events.
Name Date Status
Open House 3/28/2020 Postponed
Commencement 6/14/2020 Postponed
Career Fair 4/15/2020 Rescheduled 9/9/2020
NSO 4/24/2020 & 4/29/2020 Scheduled as planned via Zoom
Orange County Superior Court officials announced all four county courthouses are closed to the public, including attorneys until further notice.
Orange County state parks and trails are closed until April 5, 2020.
Orange County and Los Angeles County beaches are open, the public is encouraged not to gather at beaches and rather take short walks in your own community.
Orange County and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that all its outdoor exercise equipment, fitness zones and playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice. Campgrounds are also closed until further notice.
The status of events and closures will be updated as new information comes to light.
More information on COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019)
Resources for International Students
Updates on Travel Advisories and Restrictions
If you are in need of food you can refer to the following food pantries for assistance:
● South County Outreach (By appointment only)
● Emergency Protocol Link (You will need to call to schedule a visit)
Each pantry’s goal is to allocate one week’s worth of groceries to those in need; provided there are supplies. Students will need to bring a valid (not expired) government-issued ID, including overseas ID as long as they are not expired and are government-issued. To search for Food Pantries in your area by state and city CLICK HERE.
Charter Communications is offering free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi is offering K-12 and college students 60 days of free internet amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit Charter Communications for more information regarding the matter and how to apply.
U-HAUL is offering 30 days of free storage to college students who are displaced due to COVID-19. Students can visit the U-HAUL website to find a location closest to them to take advantage of this offer.
California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has a list of options and resources for displaced workers specific to their specific situation (i.e. sick, quarantined, caregiving, reduced work hours, etc.). The most expedient way to get access to benefits is through filing an online claim:
- Unemployment Insurance – for those who have had employer-initiated reductions in work hours or unable to work due to school closures
- Disability Insurance – for those who have been sick or subject to quarantine
- Paid Family Leave – for those caring for a family member who has been sick or subject to quarantine