By Adia White, Northern California Public Media
Updated May 1, 2020
The Santa Rosa Junior College announced on April 30, that it will continue remote learning through the Fall. The college will also be suspending all mass gatherings, which includes the Summer Repertory Theater.
In a notice sent out to students, Santa Rosa Junior College President Frank Chong said that the decision was made to allow teachers, staff and students, adequate time to prepare for the next semester, "With fall scheduling deadlines and the summer term rapidly approaching, I understand our community’s request to make a timely decision regarding SRJC’s plans for summer and fall."
(The Frank P. Doyle Library on the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus. Credit: Wikimedia)
All courses at the junior college will continue online, although there may be some courses that require hands-on-labs. Chong said the school will be evaluating these activities and will adhere to the school's social distancing protocols if students are required to come to campus.
In a press conference on April 30, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase said she did not personally consult with the Junior College, though she said their decision seemed appropriate at this point.
Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom announced earlier in the week that K-12 schools could open as early as July to allow students to make up lost instruction time.