Napa Valley College has engaged a breadth of mitigation measures to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 while providing for modified teaching, learning, working and access to academic resources on campus. We will be updating the Safe Campus Spring Document after June 15, when we are expecting to receive updated guidance from the state.
When California fully reopens the economy, the state will move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Until then, updated Beyond the Blueprint guidance goes into effect on June 15, 2021.
Beyond the Blueprint Guidance (effective June 15, 2021)
Beyond the Blueprint Questions & Answers (effective June 15, 2021)
COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People (May 12, 2021)
Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) (May 5, 2021)
What does this mean for Napa Valley College?
In addition to the steps we all know we have to take (wear a mask, frequently wash our hands and keep at least six feet of distance from others), please make sure to follow state and county guidelines.
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
We encourage you to self check daily, get tested and stay home if you're not feeling well.
Our top priority is the safety of our students, employees, faculty and community members, and we hope that you and your families remain safe during this holiday season.
Summer Session at Napa Valley College
Keeping our students, faculty and staff safe during this pandemic is our number one priority. With that in mind, most of our in-person and hybrid classes will remain online this summer. 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.
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 summer and fall schedule of classes.
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
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!