Dear Peralta Community,
I would like to again thank all of you who attended the COVID-19 Update Town Hall, Safe Peralta Return to Campus, October 4, 2021. There was a tremendous number of you who participated, over 500 students, staff, faculty and administrators. Answers to the questions not answered live during the Town Hall were posted on Safe Peralta yesterday. We needed the extra time to organize the list of questions by topic and not just provide a list of the questions, which would then require that you scroll through or search the page to find specific answers.
I want to specifically thank, Aaron Harbour, our District Web Content Developer, who grouped the questions into subject bundles, and incorporated pertinent items from the “everyone” chat into the FAQ document now online. He has posted the questions and answers in a special section of Safe Peralta at https://safe.peralta.edu/safe-return-to-campus-oct-10-town-hall. A PDF version of the Town Hall questions and answers is here.
We promised information from Forensic Analytical Consulting Services (FACS), which is now available. This information includes:
- the initial HV/AC assessment presentation
- And the recommendation presentation which was shared at the Town Hall
Additionally, FACS created a workbook tool to assist campus leadership and to further clarify specific space needs. The workbook tool is a live database and cannot easily be shared. There had been reference to a "final report" and to be clear, the slide presentation from the Town Hall is the "final report" as it included both the preliminary finding and the remediation steps taken so far.
College leadership will be working with FACS to utilize the interactive database tool created for PCCD. The interactive database will be used as we prepare for the next phase of the Return to Campus plan in January 2022.
The addition of these items completes the process to offer transparency and collegiality as we transverse this uncharted path. Remember, as things change, we will post updates on the Safe Peralta website
I again, want to thank you for your support and attention in helping us move forward with our phased in approach to Return to Campus (RTC).
Jannett N. Jackson, PhD
(to view this FAQ as a pdf, click HERE)