Coronavirus (COVID-19)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Santa Ana College (SAC), Santiago Canyon College (SCC) and our multiple educational centers will be holding 2020 classes using a variety of online methods, with the majority being remote. Currently, all District and College services are also available remotely.

November 16, 2020

Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) received notice from California Gov. Newsom that Orange County has moved back to the COVID-19 Purple Tier based on the Blue Print for a Safer Economy.

As the most restrictive level of the State's system, activities need to be even more limited, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Additional details from the Orange County Health Care Agency can be found HERE.


Effective immediately, only essential personnel will be required to be on campus, with 25% capacity, and will continue to come in as needed. According to the Orange County Health Department, higher education institutions under the Purple Tier must close indoor lectures and indoor student gatherings. 

Some courses conducted in certain indoor settings, such as labs for essential workers and studio arts, may be open. Classes that support the essential workforce may continue in a face-to-face format, as needed, all others will revert to remote-live format.  Outside activities (i.e. sports conditioning) will remain as scheduled.


Essential workers on campus must continue to implement social distancing guidelines, wear masks, and wash hands regularly. Each college will immediately begin to assess personnel needed to report to the college to provide essential services. With the exception of M&O and Safety and Security staff, all employees will work remotely unless notified by your immediate supervisor.


Your Safety is Priority iconWe will continue to assess the situation, and RSCCD leadership assures you that the safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance. 

In appreciation of our campuses, COVID-19 testing will continue to be offered through the end of the year. CLICK HERE for more information on testing at SAC or HERE for testing at SCC.

Please check back frequently for updates.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak as it relates to RSCCD, we'd like to hear from you. 

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 * - Fall 2020 totals as of November 19, 2020

​Location ​Cases
SAC 16
​SCC ​4
​Totals 22

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The above Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) resources have been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information on COVID-19 visit the CDC website by use the link below.

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