Cuesta College to transition to online classes

Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 01:52:03-04

Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo announced Friday that it would transition to online courses beginning March 19.

The decision was made in response to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

In a statement, Cuesta College Superintendent/President Dr. Jill Stearns said, "There are no identified cases of COVID-19 in San Luis Obispo County, but heightened measures to protect our community are being enacted. The COVID-19 Planning Team has been working with Cuesta College Federation of Teachers (CCFT) leaders throughout this time of uncertainty and I appreciate the calm, student-centered, perspective that has guided decision-making."

Classes are canceled for three days from Monday, March 16, to Wednesday, March 18. However, training for students and faculty on online tools for instruction will begin on March 16.

The college will provide updates on its website.

Earlier Friday, Cuesta College announced that an adjunct faculty member who teaches an online course while living outside of the United States was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is in self-quarantine.

The college said that since this case is out of the area, there is no threat to the Cuesta College campus.