Otero Junior College has developed this page to provide OJC faculty, staff, students and families with information and resources about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and actions taken by the College to prepare for potential impact.
The situation regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and OJC will continue to provide updates as information is available.
|LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATES|
|March 27, 11:17 a.m. - Crowley/Otero Update: Public Health Order Highlights (pdf)|
|March 27, 7:31 a.m. - Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education (pdf)|
|March 26, 10:42 a.m. - Otero Update: 2nd POSITIVE COVID-19 Case In Otero County (pdf)|
|March 25, 6:50 p.m. - Gov. Polis Stay-At-Home Order FAQ (pdf)|
|March 25, 6:50 p.m. - Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order (pdf)|
|March 24, 6:02 p.m. - Otero Update #2: POSITIVE COVID-19 Case In Otero County (pdf)|
|March 24, 5:43 p.m. - OJC Press Release: Coronavirus Update (pdf)|
|March 24, 9:50 a.m. - Otero Update: POSITIVE COVID-19 Case In Otero County (pdf)|
|March 23, 1:09 p.m. - COVID-19 Impact on Veterans: GI Bill of Rights (pdf)|
How the College is Responding to COVID-19
The College is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is taking action to address a potential future outbreak in the U.S. that could impact daily College operations, athletics, and other educational, personal, and business travel for students, faculty, and staff.
The College has convened its Emergency Management Operations Group and is planning for different scenarios in the event it becomes necessary to implement emergency operations. We are in communication with county and state health officials to monitor the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are also working closely with the Colorado Community College System Emergency Management Office for guidance and updates.
Otero Junior College has been making numerous adjustments to our daily activities as we have responded to the mandates and recommendations associated with the Coronavirus.
OJC faculty has returned to campus and will utilize the extra time transitioning appropriate courses from in-person to remote instruction and exams, and implement risk reduction plans tailored specifically for Otero Junior College.
As of Monday, March 30, 2020, all courses at Otero Junior College will be transitioned to remote learning formats. Over the past few weeks OJC administrators have been making numerous adjustments as they are responding to mandates and recommendations associated with the Coronavirus. At this time, OJC will still have employees on campus but will be proactive about social distancing as recommended
The OJC administration continues to meet to further outline how Otero Junior College will move forward in what we are calling our Phase I response to this on-going situation. We are preparing ourselves to cope with additional challenges, should they become necessary. These are the steps we have defined up to this point:
March 18, 10:37 a.m. - Dr. Alvarez Update: OJC Spring Semester Status