It has been one year since the last time Los Angeles City College students had a day of normalcy on any of the nine sister campuses of the district that interrupted forms of stability for students who fled home towards a year of seclusion.
Students who are couch-surfing, sleeping in car, street, shelter, or currently in an unsafe place can find housing openings for students of all circumstances. Students are provided with room, food, Wi-Fi, academic counseling, tutoring and mental health services provided by Shower of Hope, and the Hope House Opportunity House, and the LA Room and Board.
It has been one year since California Governor’s state-wide implementations that halted an education system of millions of students with the start of a state of emergency looking back.
On March 4, 2020, the Governor of California declared a State of Emergency due to the outbreak and spread of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19); and
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a worldwide pandemic; and
On March 11, 2020, the Governor of California called for the cancellation of gatherings of more than 250 people to slow the spread of COVID-19; and
On March 11, 2020, the President of the United States restricted travel to and from certain countries around the world; and
On March 12, 2020, the Governor of California issued Executive Order No. 25-20, waiving certain statutory requirements of state and local agencies including waiving certain requirements of the Brown Act; and
On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a National Emergency and proclaimed that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constituted a national emergency; and
On March 14, 2020, the Los Angeles Community College District suspended all classes from March 16 through March 29 and moved the District’s Spring Break to run from March 23 through March 29; and
On March 14, 2020, the Los Angeles Community College District suspended in- person services at the colleges, from March 16 through March 29; and
On March 18, 2020, institutions of higher education across California and the United States have been taking measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 by cancelling classes and transitioning classes to alternative formats, among other measures; and
On March 18, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a dynamic situation that is changing by the minute with varying current and future impacts on local, state, national,
and global communities and governments that include public health emergencies, restrictions on movement, and anticipated economic setbacks.