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COVID-19 Updates

Sierra College Moves to Remote Operation

Updated: July 1, 2020

  • All Sierra College campuses are open to only essential personnel.

  • Sierra College remains operational via remote delivery of instruction and student services .

  • Summer 2020 courses are being delivered online. 

  • Resources for students to access instruction and student services remotely are available at:

  • COVID-19 testing is available at locations in Roseville, Kings Beach, and Grass Valley. Visit Logistics Health Incorporated at or call (888) 634-1123. 
  • All lecture and lab instruction will be delivered remotely via Canvas for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.  
  • Student services will also be delivered remotely for the remainder of the semester.   
  • Please check your Sierra College email and Canvas for additional information about your respective courses and to stay in touch with faculty and your support network. 
  • Information on how to access remote instruction and student services is available at 
  • With the transition to remote instruction complete, the dorm has been closed to students who have alternate accommodations.   
  • We are working with students to ensure that everyone has accommodations. 
  • Students who leave the dorms will receive appropriate refunds for lodging and meal plans. 
Due to our campuses transitioning to remote instruction, Sierra College will be refunding 50% of your parking permit cost. Students who purchased a parking permit for the spring 2020 semester at Sierra College will receive an email with details on reimbursement. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Parking and Security at (916) 660-7120 or by email at
Student employees will be paid through the spring semester. Managers will be in touch directly for updating and required responsibilities or duties. 
  • Students are encouraged to talk with their Counselor or Support Specialist about their options and any impact on graduation, transfer, or financial aid before withdrawing from a course.  
  • Students who have classes that have been postponed will be contacted directly by Student Services and/or relevant faculty.
Commencement will not be an in-person event. We have received guidance from the California Community College Chancellor’s office to recognize Commencement differently than the traditional event. An update will be provided once plans are finalized. 

In conjunction with advice from local and state agencies and to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff within the Sierra College community, the following have been canceled through the end of the spring 2020 semester: 

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) 
  • Community Education Courses 
  • Athletics competitions  

We are in regular communication with Placer and Nevada County Public Health, Placer County Office of Education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office, and the California Department of Public Health.  

We will follow their recommendations and update our protocols should the situation change. 

Information about COVID-19 is being updated regularly. Resources and additional information is available from:  

The following information is provided by the California Department of Public Health.

What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

How is COVID-19 diagnosed?

Health care providers will assess patients, and if COVID-19 is a possible diagnosis, they will do further testing. At this time, the only laboratory testing for COVID-19 is being done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's laboratory. If a patient is suspected to be infected with novel coronavirus, public health agencies will work with health care providers to ensure CDC testing can be completed.

What is the treatment for COVID-19?

Most people with illnesses due to common coronavirus infections recover on their own; there are no specific treatments for coronavirus infections. For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care. We are continuing to learn more about this novel coronavirus and treatment may change over time. 

What can the public do to limit the spread of COVID-19?

The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses. 
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough. 

What do I do if I experience the symptoms above?

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact your primary care physician or local provider.


Additional information is available from Placer County Public Health,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Contact Health Services

Rocklin Campus L-183

Phone: (916) 660-7490
Fax: (916) 630-4545

Fall and Spring Hours
M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm