Chancellor Judy C. Miner sent the following message via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees.
March 16, 2020
Following the order put into place today in six Bay Area counties, we are directing Foothill-De Anza employees to shelter at their place of residence starting at 12:01 a.m. March 17. This immediate transition to working remotely accelerates the plan we began to implement last week.
Santa Clara County’s order allows individuals to leave their homes to perform work or services for “essential businesses” including colleges, so a very limited number of employees will have occasional access to district facilities for work that is deemed essential and which cannot be done at a distance. Those cases will be determined in consultation between employees and their managers at the colleges and Central Services. Your manager will identify the work you can do from home because we strive to support teaching and learning and to maintain district operations as seamlessly as possible. For safety and energy savings, a number of buildings will be locked down as has already occurred at the Sunnyvale Center. Our buildings may be closed, but we are open!
The shelter-in-place order from Santa Clara County is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended by the county’s public health officer. Please be sure to monitor health orders in your home county as there may be variations in specific directions.
Information will be coming shortly from the district Office of Human Resources to answer questions about pay and other issues during the period of sheltering in place.
My heartfelt thanks to everyone whose organization, collaboration, and dedication have allowed us to comply with a major directive with only 11 hours notice!