Napa Valley College classes will remain online through the 2020 summer and 2020-2021 fall sessions, with a few exceptions. Student Services will continue to be available online while most staff and faculty continue to telecommute.
The novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19, continues to make headlines in the U.S. and around the world, and the situation continues to evolve. Napa Valley College has an existing Infectious Disease Outbreak Plan in place, and we are in close contact with county and state health officials who are monitoring the situation closely. This page will continue to be updated as the situation changes to keep our campus community informed. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Napa County Health Department, California Health Department, Chancellor's Office and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
SUMMER SESSION AT NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
Napa Valley College will continue with its already established distance learning programs, with some exceptions, through the summer session. We are continuing to develop thoughtful solutions to operate in a way that enables the best path forward for our students while remaining mindful of health and safety concerns for students, staff and faculty. Click here to access community ed classes, which will be offered online.
FALL SESSION AT NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
Keeping our students, faculty and staff safe during this pandemic is our number one priority. With that in mind, we have made the decision to shift most of our in-person and hybrid classes to online this fall. Our goals remain the same: to offer high-quality student services and academic programs that will make it easier for students to complete their educational and career goals. All classes will continue online through the fall 2020-2021 session, except for "essential workforce" programs (i.e., health occupations, police academy, etc.), and courses that provide critical prerequisites to these areas. Counselors are available to assist with enrollment, transition to college and selection of classes. Visit Online Academic Counseling for assistance. Click here to access the fall schedule of classes.
SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL
You must adhere to the following at all times while on the Napa Valley College campus:
- Do not enter any buildings if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others, including when in line.
- Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into your elbow.
- Face coverings required to enter (except if 6 years of age or under or medically inadvisable).
- Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact
Updates from Napa County:
For situational status, there is a page dedicated to the County’s updates as the COVID-19 response evolves. These are posted in both English and Spanish.
The Local Assistance Center website serves as a consolidated place that connects visitors to food, financial and health assistance, and information.
Public Information & Support: (707) 253-4540
Monday-Friday, 9 am-noon and 1-5 pm
Napa Valley College has implemented the following changes:
- Protect the health and safety of our students and employees
- Support our students’ academic progress towards educational and career goals
- Value the work and dedication of our employees
- Refer to primary, reliable and approved data sources, such as Chronicle of Higher Education, Centers for Disease Control, County Office of Public Health, Chancellor’s Office, Governor’s Office, CA Department of Public Health
- All special events including end-of-term celebrations and ceremonies on campus are cancelled until further notice (the State's Stay-at-Home Order prohibits large gatherings).
- To ensure the safety of the Napa Valley College community, all business travel (in California, out-of-state, and international) for students and employees is suspended until further notice. If you have future travel booked, please be in touch with Business Office to address any question about cancellations and refunds.
- Step up your hygiene game. Hand washing, covering coughs with your elbow or a tissue, and staying home when sick are the most important things you can do to protect yourself and others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20, seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating or preparing food, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Soap and water are best, but if these are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Get a flu shot if you haven’t already. The flu is still circulating, and the symptoms are similar to COVID-19. Many pharmacies offer flu shots for free for those who have insurance. If you do not have health insurance, call Napa County Public Health at (707) 253-4540 for an appointment. (The college health center has used up its supply of flu vaccine.)
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects with a regular household cleaner.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- If you are sick, and think you might have the flu, do not come in to work/school!
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