SAN LUIS OBISPO – On Mar. 18, the Cuesta College Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuesta’s governing board voted to reaffirm the actions taken by Cuesta College Superintendent / President Dr. Jill Stearns to ensure instructional continuity and the health and safety of the campus community. On Mar. 13, Dr. Stearns proclaimed a campus-wide State of Emergency effective as of Mar. 9.

Until further notice:

  • All courses are transitioning to online delivery, effective Mar. 19
  • Community Programs courses are temporarily canceled, with the exception of online community education classes
  • Cuesta College events and athletic competitions are canceled

The college campuses remain open to provide student access to equipment, technology, and resources necessary for successful completion of online classes. The Cougar Food Pantry is also available to students on both campuses during their regular hours.

“The well-being and safety of our students and employees remain our top priority,” said Dr. Stearns. “As San Luis Obispo County’s community college, we are committed to doing our part to limit the spread of the coronavirus in our community.”

Cuesta College continues to take action with guidance from the governor’s office, chancellor’s office, and state and local health agencies. Further instruction and assistance are forthcoming in response to the shelter-at-home order issued by San Luis Obispo County officials effective at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 19.

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