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
November 19, 2020
Imperial Valley College will be hosting a ransomware townhall for students where they can get their questions and concerns addressed by Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Enz. Register in advance at bit.ly/ransomwareivc. Read more on our fact sheet here.
September 22, 2020
In an effort to keep you aware and better prepared for the Winter and Spring semester, we'll be informing you that the college will be remaining online for Winter and Spring 2021. The information below is as follows:
After careful consideration, Imperial Valley College (IVC) Leadership determined to continue to offer instruction online for Winter and Spring 2021. This decision is made in alignment with the recommendations from the California Community College Chancellor's Office.
The operational needs of the college are critical to continue its service to students; therefore, the college will continue to operate in a Modified Campus Closure, Level 2 to ensure the safety of all faculty and staff. This continues to mean the campus being closed to the public, most employees and the majority of students.
At this time, Industrial Technology courses will be offered in a hybrid fashion, while programs in Public Safety, Nursing, and Allied Health will meet face-to-face either in on-campus labs or at clinical sites*.
In addition, student services continue to be offered remotely, including Zoom room support located at the website main page. The Student Equity & Achievement Program serves as a hub for matriculation, achievement, and services that target disproportionately impacted students. The college will continue to assist any student facing a barrier to their academic success, such as lack of access to a computer, internet, housing, food, hygiene items, textbooks, and/or school supplies. Access support here.
The decision to remain offering instruction and services primarily online is designed to limit exposure to COVID-19 by preventing large groups from assembling on campus, which reflects the College's commitment to help combat the spread of Coronavirus.
"Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, employees and community. This is a rapidly changing situation and we appreciate everyone's patience. The College Leadership expresses tremendous gratitude to the employees of IVC for their commitment to teach and support students through this difficult situation. Please stay healthy and safe, remember that the decisions being made are ultimately aiming at saving lives," stated President Garcia.
Information will continue to be provided to the public via email, the IVC website (www.imperial.edu) and through the official IVC social media.
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.
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
- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html - Website
- @CDCgov - Twitter
- @CDC - Facebook
California Department of Public Health
Imperial County Public Health Department
- http://www.icphd.org/ - Website
- @ICPublicHealth - Twitter
- @ICPublicHealth - Instagram
- @ICPublicHealth - Facebook
Imperial Valley College
COVID-19 Resource Documents/Links (3)
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