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DVC, Other Local Community Colleges Extend Mask Requirements Through Summer Semester

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The Contra Costa Community College District announced Monday that it will keep indoor mask requirements in place through at least the summer semester as COVID-19 cases rise across the county.

District officials said in a statement that they will determine whether to lift indoor mask requirements for the fall 2022 semester.

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The district – which includes Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg and educational facilities in Brentwood and San Ramon – will also continue requiring students and employees to have completed their initial vaccine series.

COVID cases and hospitalizations have increased in Contra Costa County and across the state in recent weeks due to the extremely contagious BA.2 subvariant of the already highly contagious omicron variant.

“We can’t wait to see the smiling faces of our students in the classroom, but we must do our part to minimize the spread of the Omicron variants and sub-variants by continuing to require this best practice to protect against the virus,” district Interim Chancellor Mojdeh Mehdizadeh said in a statement.

The district will continue to offer in-person, hybrid and fully online classes throughout the summer.

COVID test kits are available at all schools across the district as well as the district’s main office in Martinez.

22 comments

chuckie the troll May 17, 2022 - 8:39 AM

The only thing more pleasant than being forced to wear masks in summer is an IRS audit.

Specksynder May 17, 2022 - 9:37 AM

colonoscopy prep…….

Anonymous May 17, 2022 - 10:48 AM

At least they have A/C now. When I was at DVC in the 1980s, I remember take a psych class in summer school in the liberal arts building and it was 110 outside. The instructor had both doors and the windows open and it had to have been 120 in the classroom. Lucky I was young back then. It would probably kill me today. 🙁

WC May 17, 2022 - 8:50 AM

They can’t stand losing their power trip.

Cyn May 17, 2022 - 10:35 AM

@WC
No, they can’t!!!

The Wizard May 17, 2022 - 9:16 AM

Let it go, time to move on.

Let them breathe May 17, 2022 - 9:55 AM

This is complete lunacy

Sancho Panza May 17, 2022 - 10:12 AM

Why is Contra Costa County Community College District insane?
This surgeon, Dr. Jim Meehan, published this article on January 29,2021:
https://principia-scientific.com/surgeon-destroys-myth-if-masks-dont-work-why-do-surgeons-wear-them/
“The CoVID-19 pandemic is about viral transmission. Surgical and cloth masks do nothing to prevent viral transmission. We should all realize by now that face masks have never been shown to prevent or protect against viral transmission. Which is exactly why they have never been recommended for use during the seasonal flu outbreak, epidemics, or previous pandemics.”

Captain Bebops May 17, 2022 - 11:45 AM

It’s probably their lawyers worried that if they don’t do this and someone gets sick the district will get sued. Lawyers are the root cause of why this country is tied up in knots. 🙄

Strad May 17, 2022 - 10:46 AM

Never ending

HappyPappy May 17, 2022 - 11:39 AM

Official figures published by UK’s Office For National Statistics show that deaths per 100,000 double vaccinated 18 – 39 year-olds were on average 91% higher than those NOT vaccinated, between, 1/ 2021 & 1/ 2022.
Do you still deny that the vaccines are useless if not deadly?

parent May 17, 2022 - 11:41 AM

So the elementary, middle and high schools do not need to wear them.
I can attend another college in the area without one.
The majority of employers are not requiring them to wear them.
I can walk into Safeway, Target, Costco without one.

But I need to one to attend our local community colleges .. yeah, makes sense (NOT!).

WC---Creeker May 17, 2022 - 12:42 PM

It makes sense to someone, if you don’t agree, your the problem ,.. end sarcasm 🙂

raul May 17, 2022 - 2:09 PM

The sad thing is they are also requiring online classes to wear masks (sort of joking).

Led May 17, 2022 - 3:16 PM

Pathetic.

Bobohead May 17, 2022 - 3:59 PM

Is this something else Mary Knox can fix???

Masseye Kosis May 18, 2022 - 12:23 PM

@bobohead Hopefully the election of Mary to the DA position brings some sanity to local politics and unelected bureaucrats. At a minimum it will be a warning shot to those who think rational thought has been permanently buried.

Jojothecircusclown May 17, 2022 - 4:51 PM

What the Covid Industrial Complex wants (pays for) … The Covid Industrial Complex gets … only when the corrupt leadership is run out of office will things change for the better. That goes for the entire country.

DetectBosch May 18, 2022 - 3:01 PM

RE Only when the corrupt [are] run out of office: Right on @Jojo
Get rid of corruption and as @MasseyeKossis mentions, you can start by electing Mary Knox into the Contra Costa DA office!

Graceful May 18, 2022 - 9:17 AM

I can’t wait till the 6th booster in 2 years….just kidding..no one has ever said that. When are folks going to realize that when it comes down to a booster every month, someone needs to ask, what is happening to the immune system if you are required a monthly shot to keep it “up”…think its not happening? You aren’t paying attention…Maybe they can invent a Covid vaccine pump. You just wear it and it will be continuous…? If you think its an exaggerating comment, how many of you have seen this many boosters on any vaccine in a short amount of time?

ConcordRez May 18, 2022 - 12:46 PM

Cases are up; this makes sense

TheAlmightyOlive May 18, 2022 - 3:14 PM

Applause! Thank you 4CD. Let’s mitigate the spread.

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