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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Last week Alameda County and most of the surrounding Bay Area counties were reassessed and placed back into the purple tier status as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The College takes your safety seriously and has decided that the best course of action would be to shift more of our services online.

Here’s what you need to know:

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT AND EQUIPMENT:
We understand that students may need support in their online studies and have technology and equipment available for your use including Chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, or web cameras to assist you. If you need this equipment, please complete this form to request assistance: https://www.ohlone.edu/techrequest.

STUDENT SERVICES, CAREER CENTER, AND CASHIER’S OFFICE:
Beginning November 30th the College will suspend all in-person services such as the Limited-In-Person Student Services and Student Study Centers on the Fremont Campus and - at the Newark Center.

Instead, we will be offering Virtual In-Person (VIP) Student Services online Monday through Thursday via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting with your VIP team will be easy! First you enter the VIP lobby via Zoom where one of our receptionists will greet you and find out what room to direct you to. Next, they will assign you to a breakout room to get the services you need.

The following services will be made available LIVE online via breakout rooms:

Admissions and Records
Career Center Services
Counseling—Advising and Student Onboarding, Placement, and Applications
Financial Aid
General Student Information
Cashier

BOOKSTORE:
In order to protect the health of students and campus community, we ask that you do not come to campus unless it is to drop off or pick up your books at the bookstore. We will be sending you another email outlining fall textbook rental check-in information, bookstore hours, operational information, and online book order pick-up procedures for your spring 2021 classes.

All individuals working or visiting Ohlone Community College are required to wear a face mask and will be subject to a health screening upon entry. Symptom Screening Stations at Fremont will remain open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to ensure the safety of all students. Anyone coming on campus needing access to any of our buildings will be required to check-in first at the Symptom Screening Station. The College enforces social distancing guidelines of six-feet or more.

NEWARK CENTER ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS:
All Allied Health Program classes will still proceed until the end of the fall semester. Please contact your instructors for any questions or concerns you may have.

Symptom Screening Stations at Newark Center will remain open and operate as normal to ensure the safety of all students.