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Message from the PRESIDENT/CEO

April 20, 2020


Campus Community,

I want to provide you with an update on Compton College in terms of COVID-19. As of Saturday, April 18, 2020, there are a total of 30,333 positive cases and 1,166 deaths in California. For more information, go to https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx.

Compton College remains operating at Level Four - Severe Infection Rate, according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan. The members of the President/CEO Cabinet met today, and below are today's updates.

Compton College + Everytable Meal Delivery Program
As mentioned in the Compton College COVID-19 Update - April 10, 2020, Compton College has implemented a new food-resource for students. Through the Compton College + Everytable Meal Delivery Program, currently enrolled Compton College students will be able to receive ten meals per week, delivered to their homes. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday evenings at midnight. This week, 150 students will receive meals, Wednesday through Friday.

Students can sign up for next week's delivery by submitting the Compton College + Everytable Meal Delivery Program Sign-Up Form online. This delivery service is in addition to the daily free meals, already available at the Compton Everytable location, Monday-Friday.

As mentioned in the Compton College COVID-19 Update - April 13, 2020, Compton College is expanding the Everytable Meal Delivery Program to Compton College employees.  The employee cost is $59 for ten meals, including delivery, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday evenings at midnight. You can order and pay for the Everytable Employee Meal Delivery Program here.

Compton College Student Laptop Loan Program
Laptop computers are still available to students who submit a Student Laptop Loan Program RSVP and are currently enrolled in spring 2020 courses at Compton College. This week, the Informational Technology Services and the Student Services divisions are piloting a new process for disbursement of laptops. We will be mailing laptops to students' homes. As of today, April 20, 2020, we currently have 59 students on the RSVP list. 

Compton College COVID-19 Updates
Reminder, please visit the Compton College COVID-19 webpage here for updates. The webpage also provides information for students, faculty, Classified staff, and managers who are not feeling well and who are experiencing the following symptoms - a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

If you are experiencing distress or anxiety due to the current circumstances, please contact the Employee Assistance Program at (800) 531-0200. We will continue to work through many issues and concerns as it relates to COVID-19.

Final Thoughts
In the Compton College COVID-19 Update - April 15, 2020, I shared my concerns about the fiscal health of our state, county, and Compton Community College District due to COVID-19, so you have a better understanding of future financial decisions for our campus. The 2020-2021 Compton Community College District Budget Assumptions are available here.  We anticipate having to revise our 2020-2021 Compton Community College District Budget Assumptions after receiving the Governor's May Revise Budget. The fiscal impact of the COVID-19 to community colleges is unknown. In the coming weeks, we are hopeful of receiving more information to assist us with our financial planning for the 2020-2021 year.

As some of you are aware, I currently serve as the chair for the California Community College Athletic Association. This is my third and final year serving in this position, and there are many unknowns as it relates to community college athletics. At this time, no decisions have been made regarding the 2020-2021 year, however many of our student-athletes are concerned whether they be able to participate in their sport's upcoming season. At this moment, the answer is unknown.

As we deal with the impact of COVID-19, there will be many unanswered questions and new concerns.  If you think of items that you feel I need to be aware of due to COVID-19, please forward them to me. Your input or recommendations are welcome.

Sincerely,

Keith Curry, Ed.D.
(preferred pronouns: he/him/his)
President/CEO
Compton College


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