Frequently Asked Questions


Covid-19 FAQs

What is the plan for classes in the fall semester?
The majority of the fall semester will be online. Chaffey College is in the process of developing an addendum to the fall schedule that will include courses that are difficult to convert to online, such as some labs, Nursing, Auto, Aero and other courses.


Can the College help me if I have equipment needs for my classes?
Chaffey College has a Chromebook loaner program for students actively enrolled. To learn more, please visit the Chromebook loaner program web page. 


Will there be any athletic events or Visual and Performing Arts events taking place in the fall on campus?
Chaffey College is currently following all state mandates in regard to COVID-19. The College does not plan to hold any events with large numbers of attendees in the fall semester.


What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can range from mild to severe or even life- threatening. There are many types, some of which are common in animals and people. This particular type of coronavirus is new.


How big of a risk is coronavirus?
The health risk to the general public in California remains low. However, cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in the United States and in California, and it is important to remain vigilant.


Are there plans to close campus or cancel classes?
The California Department of Public Health considers the risk to the general public to be low, and as such there are no plans to close campus or cancel classes or events.

However, we recognize this is a fluid situation and we will continue to work closely with our expert partners in the public health field.


What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, experts recommend staying home from work or school.


How can I protect myself?
Public health officials recommend washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick.


If I feel sick, what should I do?
Anyone who is displaying flu-like symptoms should stay home and stay away from others as much as possible to avoid the potential spread of infection. If you are displaying flu-like symptoms and have traveled to China or believe that you may have been exposed to someone who is at a high risk for coronavirus, then we encourage you to contact your primary care provider or a local emergency room and let them know of your situation.


How is coronavirus spread?
The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It is thought to spread via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

It may be possible that a person can get the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.


What can we do about stigma?
The risk of getting coronavirus is currently low in the US, due in part to quick action from health authorities. However, some people are worried about the disease. Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma towards Chinese or other Asian-Americans, as well as anyone who appears sick. Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger toward ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem. We can fight stigma by leading by example and providing social support. We can communicate the facts that being Chinese or Asian American does not increase the chance of getting or spreading coronavirus, nor does someone displaying anything from allergies to common cold symptoms.


Should I wear a mask?
Yes, while on our campuses, please maintain social distancing and wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself and others.

 Handwashing Tips

One of the best ways to keep you and your family healthy is by properly washing your hands. Despite being taught to wash our hands as children, many of us don’t know the proper techniques for washing our hands correctly, or how often we should be performing this important task. We’ll walk you through the proper steps as laid out by the leading health organizations around the globe such as the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Visit this site for handwashing tips