Diablo Valley College is here to support you. We want you to be safe and healthy and to successfully complete your classes! The college is focused on these goals.
Please be sure to read our email communications. Things are changing rapidly and if you miss and email, you may miss important information. If we all work together, take precautions, and also act responsibly, we'll get through this time of the Coronavirus. Remember: When in doubt, don't go out! Stay home and stay safe.
We'll be in touch on a regular basis and include further updates here about the the Coronavirus. Also see our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you develop flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat), please consult your healthcare professional immediately and remain at home until your symptoms improve!
The risk to our community is still considered low, but our county is taking strong measures to ensure the health of our community as much as possible. Please see links to the CCHS webpage for more information on current restrictions.
Arming yourself with information about how the virus is spread can be empowering and give you a sense of control. According to the CDC, the best way to reduce your risk of getting a flu or respiratory virus, such as COVID-19, is to practice good hygiene. Minimize your risk by doing the following:
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently, and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the crook of your elbow (not your hands).
- Stay home from school or work when you are sick.
- Plan ahead for childcare in case children get sick and need to stay home from school.
- Avoid travel when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Limit unnecessary trips and avoid crowded public spaces when possible.
- Telecommute when possible.
- If you are sick, wear a mask* when you go out in public or visit the doctor.
- Call ahead before going to see a doctor or emergency room – call Contra Costa Public Health at 925-313-6740 for instructions about where to go if you do not have a healthcare provider.
*PLEASE NOTE: CCHS does not recommend wearing a mask to avoid becoming infected with a respiratory disease. Masks can be effective when worn by someone who is already sick to diminish the spread of illness.
See also CCHS's guidelines for people at higher risk for COVID-19.
If you think you may have symptoms, see Symptoms on the CCHS webpage.