California State College campus, Lengthy Seaside Colleges for distance studying via 2021 – CBS Los Angeles
LONG BEACH (CBSLA) Distance learning will continue into the new year for Cal State University campuses and Moncton schools.
California State University’s 23 locations will be largely online by January, said Chancellor Timothy White.
“That decision is the only one we have at the moment,” he said. “And it’s the only company that helps our two north stars protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our faculties, employees, students, and communities, and make graduation for most students.
White said the decision was made “after in-depth consultation with campus presidents and other stakeholders” and in light of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
College campuses that have reopened across the country are grappling with an increasing number of positive coronavirus cases. Some have chosen to stay open, others have returned to distance learning. On-site, USC is also dealing with an outbreak of more than 100 cases, mostly involving students living off campus.
The CSU Chancellery is located in Moncton, where local schools will continue to study virtually through January 28th. Moncton uniting superintendent Jill Baker admitted that health data has stabilized but still poses a significant challenge in getting students back into personal learning.
“One of the hardest things about navigating this pandemic is that we can’t see its end. The infinite feeling is tough on all of us as we try to make decisions in the best interests of our students while protecting the health and safety of everyone, ”she said in a video message.
Los Angeles County, where Moncton is located, remains on the state’s purple level, noting that the spread of COVID-19 is still widespread. Neighboring Orange County switched from the purple tier to the less severe red tier and has started reopening more businesses such as movie theaters. The county also gave the Los Alamitos Unified School District a reopening waiver for personal learning.