Dear Cuesta College Community,

Since the shelter order was enacted on March 16, we have shared one goal - the safe and quick return to campus. Our summer face-to-face schedule includes a science lab, CTE courses, and athletics courses as tests of our COVID-19 protocols. We had planned a decision date of mid-July to allow the best opportunity to assess our plans for returning to campus for fall 2020. Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 metrics indicate that California will remain in Stage 2 for an undetermined period of time, and we have decided to move forward as follows:

Fall 2020:

  • Lecture courses will be fully online.
  • Many lab, activity, and performance courses will have some (or all) portions of the course moved online.
  • Difficult-to-convert labs, activity, and performance courses will be taught face-to-face with modifications to support safety and strict hygiene protocols.

Over the next couple of days, Dr. Curtis will be working with the Deans, Chairs, and faculty to identify the course sections that will have an on-campus component. By Thursday, July 2, 2020, a comprehensive message will be delivered to students and information will be posted on the website.

At this time, it is anticipated that services and instructional technology access will continue in the current model. Details are on the COVID-19 webpage.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, compassion, and continued flexibility.

In service,

Jill signature

Jill Stearns, Ph.D.


Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

805.546.3118 |