COVID surge pushes San Jose State to delay in-person classes

1/13/2022 9:12:00 PM

COVID surge pushes San Jose to delay in-person classes

COVID surge pushes San Jose to delay in-person classes

San Jose State joins several other public and private universities delaying the start of in-person classes amid a wave of COVID-19 cases.

| UPDATED:January 13, 2022 at 10:25 a.m.San Jose State University has joined a growing list of colleges delaying in-person classes until next month in response to the current surge of COVID-19 cases fueled by super-contagious omicron variant of the virus that causes the respiratory disease.

San Jose State will begin classes Jan. 26 “in a fully remote modality” that will continue through February 11, with in-person instruction set to resume Feb. 14.“We are all understandably tired of the pandemic’s impact on our lives,” said San Jose State Interim President Steve Perez in a statement to students Wednesday. “The situation surrounding the pandemic continues to change rapidly, and we must continue to be kind, flexible and patient with each other. I look forward to seeing many of you on campus soon.”

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m. | UPDATED: January 13, 2022 at 10:25 a. | UPDATED: January 12, 2022 at 5:24 p.m. The omicron variant is sweeping across the nation, prompting long lines at COVID testing sites. San Jose State University has joined a growing list of colleges delaying in-person classes until next month in response to the current surge of COVID-19 cases fueled by super-contagious omicron variant of the virus that causes the respiratory disease. Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the omicron variant, San Jose is about to become the first city in California to require all of its employees to get a booster shot in addition to the initial vaccine doses mandated earlier. San Jose State will begin classes Jan.  "That one's out of date," said the man administering the tests.

26 “in a fully remote modality” that will continue through February 11, with in-person instruction set to resume Feb. While other jurisdictions like Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties have enacted booster mandates for certain frontline employees such as first responders and health care workers, San Jose’s order will apply to its full workforce of approximately 7,000 people, as well as any new hires.S. 14. “We are all understandably tired of the pandemic’s impact on our lives,” said San Jose State Interim President Steve Perez in a statement to students Wednesday. “That is a great public health benefit for all of us, particularly as we’re concerned about capacity at hospitals,” he said Tuesday. “The situation surrounding the pandemic continues to change rapidly, and we must continue to be kind, flexible and patient with each other. Still, many people are now getting infected with the more transmissible variant. I look forward to seeing many of you on campus soon.S. "We have not yet received information back from them.

” San Jose State joins a growing list of California State University and other public and private college campuses delaying in-person learning. They now include 17 of the 23 CSU campuses: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, Fresno, San Marcos, Long Beach, Fullerton, Northridge, Dominguez Hills, Sonoma, San Bernardino, Stanislaus, East Bay, Channel Islands, and the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.” City spokesperson Carolina Camarena said Wednesday that city administrators are still negotiating details of the requirement with the various labor unions and no deadline for compliance has been set yet. Lee is a professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. University of California campuses in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, Irvine and San Diego also have delayed in-person classes for the new 2022 term, as have private universities including Stanford, Occidental and the University of Southern California. San Jose State said that remote class exceptions may be granted by a dean for courses that must meet in person to address students’ immediate learning needs, such as lab sections, studios, or individual instruction, starting the week of January 31. Those who refused to follow the earlier mandate and weren’t granted medical or religious exemptions faced a weeklong unpaid suspension. All students will need to be on campus for scheduled in-person classes. Lee said." "We understand that they are in a number of instances providing licenses, purportedly from Crestview," said City Attorney Chiu.

Although most classes will be remote initially, university operations will remain open and university employees are expected to continue following their approved work schedules and modalities such as telecommuting. Liccardo said in a previous interview he expected those who refuse the city’s new booster mandate to face similar consequences. University Housing will provide specifics regarding the move in timeline and process later this week, but is requiring students to get tested within 24 hours of departing for campus using an at-home or commercially available test. Those who test positive will not be able to move into on-campus housing.5% of all its residents fully vaccinated. Lee said. All students, regardless of vaccination status, will be tested again upon arrival and will participate in weekly testing during the current surge and until the community test positivity rate is reduced to a satisfactory level, university officials said. Related Articles . The coronavirus case rate for unvaccinated individuals in Santa Clara County is nearly 30% higher than that of those who are fully vaccinated, according the county’s COVID-19 data dashboard.  But Monday evening, she texted a copy of an apparently valid California certification, again for Crestview Clinical Laboratories and Tuesday left a voicemail.