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COVID-19 Info for IVC Students


Imperial Valley College's Promise to Help Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19. 

Imperial Valley College, like other colleges and organizations, is actively engaged in efforts to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Our top priority is to support the health and wellbeing of our community as we continue to advance teaching and learning.

Imperial Valley College continues to align our recommendations with and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Imperial County Public Health Department and other city, state, and federal agencies.

IVC Campus Updates

COVID-19 Prevention Plan - January 2021 

The Chief Human Resources Officer has overall authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this CPP in our workplace. In addition, all administrators are responsible for implementing and maintaining the CPP in their assigned work areas and for ensuring employees receive answers to questions about the program in a language they understand. All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, following all directives, policies and procedures, and assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.

Click here to read our COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Return to Campus Plan - April  2021

Click Here to read our Return to Campus Plan

The COVID-19 recovery and return to campus plan is designed to provide employees and students the criteria, actions, and measures required for a gradual and safe return to campus.

May 5, 2020

Admissions and Records held their virtual forum on May 5 where they discussed graduation, transcripts, withdrawals, etc. Please click here for their virtual presentation. 

Please refer to A&R's FAQ's for any and all questions regarding Admissions and Records. 

April 20, 2020

Imperial Valley College is now open remotely after returning from Spring Break. Normal business hours have resumed remotely, meaning, all offices are available either via telephone or through Zoom. 

Please click here for additional information regarding Request For Proposals, RFP's must be submitted to the District electronically and received by the District no later than Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The digital file of the proposal must be signed in blue. 

April 10, 2020

Imperial Valley College will be closed for Spring Recess April 13th - 18th. Normal business hours will resume remotely on Monday, April 20th, 2020. The County of Imperial and Imperial County Public Health Department recently released a Health Officer Order that requires the use of face coverings in public spaces or risk being fined. Please click here for additional information on face coverings, as recommended by the CDC. 

April 3, 2020

Imperial Valley College will return to a modified Level 2 closure effective April 7, 2020. After careful consideration, Imperial Valley College Leadership determined to continue to offer instruction online for the remainder of Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. This decision is made in alignment with the recommendations from the federal government, state government and the California Community College Chancellor's Office. In addition, the Imperial County Health Officer issued an "Amended Stay at Home ORder" on April 1, 2020, which will remain in effect until further notice. Click here to read the additional information. 

April 2, 2020

Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Johnson and a panel of hosts held a Live Student Virtual Forum. The panel provided an overview of student services available to students remotely as well as academic questions or concerns. The panel consisted of Vikki Carr of A&R, Norma Nava of DSP&S, Dr. Covarrubias of Counseling, Lupita Castro of Student Health Center, Dr. Tafoya of Instruction, Lisa Seals of Financial Aid and Josue Verduzco of Tutoring. 

Please click here to watch the live virtual student forum. 

Please check back later for updated FAQs

March 20, 2020

In response to California Governor Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order, Imperial Valley College (IVC) Leadership has determined to transition to a full campus closure, Level 3 effective Friday, March 20. This will continue until further notice. Click here to read additional information

March 16, 2020

Today has been the first day of the campus closure. We want to express sincere gratitude to the faculty, staff and leadership team for working so hard to teach and serve our students during this challenging period. Click here to read additional information. 

March 13, 2020

As the situation evolved this week, your college leadership tried to keep you informed and enhanced preventive measures to minimize the spread of the virus. Our main goal is to protect our campus community while maintaining on our core purpose, which is to educate our students. Click here to read additional information

March 12, 2020

 I hope you are well. I am grateful to all of you for remaining calm and being patient. Please know that I understand that you have concerns about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). IVC leadership shares those concerns and considers the health and safety of our entire campus community a top priority. We are preparing now in case a full or partial campus closure is necessary. While we want to be prepared in the event of the need for campus closure, it is important to emphasize that as of today, there have been no positive cases of Coronavirus at Imperial Valley College. Click here for additional information. 

March 11, 2020

Imperial Valley College has developed a preliminary emergency action plan in connection with the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). As of right now, the campus is open and offering instruction and services. The Emergency Action Plan stipulates that the campus will close up to three weeks and transition to offer most instruction online should a student, faculty or staff be confirmed with COVID-19. The college is communicating with the campus community and following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention health guidelines on practicing good hygiene throughout the campus. Click here for additional information. 


How can I obtain more information?

Center for Disease Control

California Department of Public Health

Imperial County Public Health Department

Imperial Valley College



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