SBCC Goes Remote Until February 22

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Source: Santa Barbara City College

Due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 and high community infection rate, Santa Barbara City College has determined it is in the best interest of SBCC students, employees and the community to shift most SBCC classes and services to remote/online through Thursday, Feb. 17. In-person classes and services are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Exceptions will be those classes that require hands-on instruction. For those coming to campus, daily health screenings and proof of vaccination or approved exemption from vaccination will continue to be required. All students and employees must wear an N95 or KN95 mask to enter any SBCC facility. These will be provided at check-in and COVID-19 testing tables. In addition, as of Jan. 24, all students and employees coming to any of the SBCC campuses will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result on file that is no more than 7 days old. Testing is available at SBCC campuses for students and employees.

During the college’s winter break, the Spring 2022 semester, originally scheduled to begin Jan. 10, was rescheduled to begin Jan. 18. Spring break remains as scheduled (March 21-26, 2022), however, the 2022 commencement ceremony has been rescheduled to May 13, 2022.

Given the changing conditions currently surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is urged to regularly check the “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community” webpage for updates.

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SBZZ Jan 13, 2022 04:03 PM
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9:09 - Because many hospitals and their staff are overwhelmed by covid patients - one of the main objectives of the preventative measures for covid is to avoid this situation. Thanks to the unvaxxed, that is not happening.

SBZZ Jan 13, 2022 08:57 AM
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Such a major over-reaction (like everywhere else in the world) because if you are vaxxed, omicron is a minor event for almost everyone. Omicron is not the covid-19 strains of the past. Everywhere should require vaxes for entrance, mask when inside, but carry on with biz. I have a relative who works in a hospital who says that 90% of the people in the covid ward are unvaxxed! In essence, we are at the mercy of the unvaxxed.

sacjon Jan 13, 2022 09:24 AM
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9:09 - because "almost" isn't "all" - it can still kill and cause life long issues. Also, you forgot how this whole COVID thing works. "Contagious" - a good word to remember.

a-1642093780 Jan 13, 2022 09:09 AM
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"if you are vaxxed, omicron is a minor event for almost everyone" so why mandate it for people that don't want it, or have already had it?

Luvaduck Jan 13, 2022 07:37 AM
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Mandating and providing masks at SBCC or anywhere else works only as well as enforcing wearing them wear them properly. Many do fine. They protect themselves and others as well as possible. Many don't and defeat the purpose of masking, and continue to infect themselves and others. Sitting outside my doctor's office waiting, nine people went in and chose to sit in there. Two seemed properly masked, one put on a mask at the reception desk. The others were breathing through the side the mask or over them. One guy had a full beard which a mask doesn't cover. Maybe it works like a furnace filter?

Gregoreo Jan 12, 2022 08:06 PM
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You know those kids who are still partying every weekend will be immune by reopen time, and all the ones trying to stay safe and isolate will get sick the first week back because the masks don’t work and their booster weakened.
It could be said SBCC’s “heart is in the right place” but the plan isn’t. Another waste of a semester for these kids.

gcheadley Jan 12, 2022 04:02 PM
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If the vaccine was 100% effective, it would be called a cure. It is however >95% better at preventing death than prayer.

sacjon Jan 13, 2022 10:56 AM
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VOICE at 9:08 - of course not. The vaccine is our best tool at fighting this. Why would we let up just because it's not 100% effective at stopping the virus? What a weird thing to ask. It's as if you have no idea what's going on here.

ZeroHawk Jan 13, 2022 10:13 AM
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@273 that is because this town is overfilled with self absorbed people that think everything revolves around themselves and not the entire community/city/state/nation/world.

ZeroHawk Jan 13, 2022 10:11 AM
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the title doesn't say their system failed...it says they are going remote for a month. that is what institutions do when there is a wild and aggressive virus variant floating around. it's called, being careful and caring for your staff and students. but i suppose that sort of compassion and logical thinking slips past someone like yourself....

MarcelK Jan 13, 2022 10:01 AM
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<< "Our data from the CDC today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don't get sick, and that it's not just in the clinical trials, but it's also in real-world data." -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky summer 2021 >> Yes, that's what the data suggested in summer 2021. Of course at that time we didn't have data about Omicron, because Omicron didn't exist at the time . Duh.

sacjon Jan 13, 2022 09:01 AM
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VOICE at 8:40 - key words: "last year." Back when it looked like the vaccine would actually prevent it. Not everyone has your power of future sight and infallibility lol!

bosco Jan 13, 2022 08:57 AM
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Breakthrough cases were minimal before Omicron. The variant is the reason we are seeing more breakthrough cases. So what was said about the virus before fall of this year is not relevant anymore. This is not a surprise. Omicron came out of an environment of continued rapid spread thanks in part to the unvaccinated (Globally). I don't agree with the continued restrictions but to argue that vaccines are not effective is plain uneducated biased ignorance at this point. The #1 tool used to manage this virus is the vaccine.

a-1642092157 Jan 13, 2022 08:42 AM
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"Our data from the CDC today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don't get sick, and that it's not just in the clinical trials, but it's also in real-world data." -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky summer 2021

a-1642092048 Jan 13, 2022 08:40 AM
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"You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations. " Joe Biden on CNN last year...

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/07/22/remarks-by-president-biden-in-a-cnn-town-hall-with-don-lemon/

ConservativeSB Jan 12, 2022 06:49 PM
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Sac- why are we shutting down a college that is comprised of healthy and vaccinated students? And vaccinated and boosted (if they choose) staff? What is the goal? Eradicate Covid? THAT IS NOT HAPPENING! It will NEVER happen. I am talking about death and serious prolonged illness when I refer to 98% effective. And I know for myself because I currently have Covid, live with 5 other Covid positive people, and I’m completely asymptomatic and ran 5 miles today. Go ahead and ruin the kids’ education. Just remember this when it backfires and they vote for freedom over tyranny

Alexblue Jan 12, 2022 06:48 PM
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Conservative, are you literally saying you believe that you are naturally 100% immune to Covid?

Uh, er, well, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

sacjon Jan 12, 2022 05:13 PM
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CONSERVATIVE - Your immune system is 100% effective at preventing COVID? Please explain the "science" you used to to conclude this? Also, where is the evidence that one's own system is "98% effective."

Hey, if we're playing this game, I can lay golden eggs like a goose. Also, my skin is bullet proof. See? Fun times.

Fun thing about the internet is you can say whatever you want as "fact," but adults (with any ounce of pride and logic) back those claims with some proof.

ConservativeSB Jan 12, 2022 05:04 PM
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Yes, I’m also acutely aware that ones own immune system is 98% effective. Or if you have my immune system, it’s 100% effective.

ZeroHawk Jan 12, 2022 04:39 PM
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ConservativeSB, "So the Vaccine Mandate to be on campus didn't work? Shocker..." Please tell me and the rest of the planet, since you're a pro with a virologist PHD, HOW it didn't work? I am on campus from 3pm until 10pm 6 days a week. There are testing tents, and signs all over campus. You can't even enter a building without an approved mask AND a negative covid test within the past 7 days. So please tell me how their system failed.
If you are insinuating that it failed and that is why they are closing again for a few months, you're wrong. This is out of er to the side of caution. Infection rates in the city have spiked massively. Would you care to debate those facts too? I'd love to sit down with you and listen to your ridiculous dismissal of facts and logic.

SBSand Jan 12, 2022 03:14 PM
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Totally agree 273 - it's well documented that vaccinated people have less risk of death from covid but can get it and spread it. People who question it in such a way are just attempting to further their incorrect and biased point of view.

a-1642026273 Jan 12, 2022 02:24 PM
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Given how much information about the vaccines has been available over the course of the pandemic, it's amazing how many ignorant (or is it willfully ignorant?) complaints are aired that it isn't 100% effective. It's also amazing how many people choose to flout and complain about just about any public health measures.

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