College of the Siskiyous has transitioned to remote instruction and we will continue our semester and help you get through this challenging time. Our faculty is determined to help our students succeed and our staff continue to work with students to ensure their success. We are asking those students who do not have internet access or a computer, to contact Basecamp HQ as soon as possible.
The welfare of our campus community is critically important to us all. We want to assure you that the College leadership is closely monitoring its impact and status. Our first priority remains to ensure the health and well-being of our community, while also making sure that our students are able to complete their courses and advance their progress toward graduation, while preparing contingencies to ensure the safe operations of the College once cases of the virus are identified in Siskiyou County.
We are monitoring the situation closely. Urgent information, should the situation worsen or if there is a known risk to the college, will be provided through the college’s texting service, COS Connect. Visit this page to setup Emergency Alerts and receive updates about campus closures, general campus information, and more.
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.
Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. More from the CDC.
Current understanding about how the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. COVID-19 is a new disease and there is more to learn about how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.
Yes, there are confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Siskiyou County. For the most update information, refer to the Siskiyou County Public Health website
Not directly. Though preventing influenza via a flu shot may keep your immune system healthy enough to combat other pathogens such as COVID-19.
The College of the Siskiyous Weed and Yreka Campuses are closed to the public. Access is restricted to essential Siskiyous personnel, and currently enrolled students who live on campus or require technological assistance to continue learning in their classes. Students will need their Student ID to come to the Weed or Yreka Campus in order to use the internet from our parking lots. Faculty and staff are working remotely.
In addition, during the campus closure, the Facilities personnel continue increased cleaning and sanitation of surfaces including desks, tables, doors and doorknobs, faucets, fountains, busses, and workstations
Siskiyou County Public Health requests that people who are ill self-isolate until symptoms fully resolve and to call their healthcare provider for further guidance.
For the most up to date information regarding the use of face masks, refer to the Centers for Diseases (CDC) website
College of the Siskiyous encourages individuals who plan to travel domestically or internationally to research their destinations and consult with the CDC or US State Department (for international destinations) before you go. The CDC strongly recommends not traveling to locations with CDC or State Department Level 3 alerts or higher.
To ensure the safety and well-being of the campus community, all students, faculty, and staff returning from international travel will be subject to CDC and local public health travel re-entry guidelines in place at the time of their return. Because the situation changes daily, travel that was unrestricted on departure may be restricted upon attempted return.
Absolutely not! In some communities, misguided fear and anxiety has led to social stigma towards people of Asian descent. Stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate an infectious disease with a particular population or nationality. Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger towards ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem.
Please use these resources if you are feeling sick or have any questions about Coronavirus COVID-19, its possible effects, and how to get help if needed for testing or more information.
Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines (PDF)
COVID-19 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Symptoms of Coronavirus (PDF)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making (PDF)
Gathering Guidance (PDF)
Links and resources from CDC and other organizations.
If you're sick, stay home!
Siskiyou County Public Health has asked that students, faculty, and staff and the public in general who are experiencing any flu-like symptoms-such as mild to severe fever, cough, and shortness of breath-to self-isolate until their symptoms go away and/or call their health care providers to get guidance.
In recognition of the rapidly evolving events concerning COVID-19, the CDC is directing the public to avoid all non-essential travel to countries that are designated with a CDC Warning-Level 3 Travel Notice. Additionally, be aware that travel to other countries may result in quarantine upon attempted return home. Quarantine may last 14 days. View the CDC's country destination and warning level listing.
The Health Clinic is here to provide you with information, services and referrals for your health needs. Services are free to all current COS students.
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA 96094
Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open during the fall and spring semesters, when classes are in session.
Closed during holiday breaks and the summer session.
Phone: (530) 938-5502