GSBC COVID-19 Update

Update from March 16

We have officially canceled classes for the rest of the semester. We are highly encouraging students to leave campus while they can. At this point, students can remain on campus if they choose.

We are committed to students finishing the semester. This will be accomplished via online classes. Students will be receiving emails from their teachers regarding midterm exams and the particulars concerning these online classes in the next few days.

Update from March 14

At this time, there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the campus of Golden State Baptist College. Our Administration has made the decision to cancel all classes and chapel services for the next three weeks. We will continue to closely monitor and evaluate this situation to determine if any further steps will need to be taken. We are highly encouraging all students to go home at this time, but we are not requiring them to do so. For those students that remain on our college campus, all essential facilities will still be available to them.

Update from March 13

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the campus of Golden State Baptist College at this time. We are actively monitoring the virus situation around the country and in the Silicon Valley in particular. The California Department of Public Health has issued procedures for institutions of higher education to follow for this virus, and we are doing our best to adhere to all of the guidelines that they have established. The government has not indicated at this time that we need to close the school.

Below are some of the procedures that we have implemented to ensure our students’ safety:

  • We have ordered and plan to dispense hand sanitizing stations throughout all of our buildings.
  • We have reallocated a significant number of campus employment hours to increase cleaning and disinfecting of all common areas.
  • We have encouraged all students and staff to wash their hands frequently.
  • We have encouraged students and staff to stay at home or in their dorms if they do not feel well.
  • We have limited visitors to the campus for the time being.
  • We have canceled all non-essential activities and events, including College Days and intramural sports.
  • We have taken steps to ensure that students are not in close quarters with each other in situations such as chapel services and meals.
  • Because Golden State Baptist College does not have a Spring Break, we have reduced the risk of spreading of the virus due to travel.

We are working with our local health departments to ensure the safety of our students. Each day we will constantly reevaluate, and we will continue to do what is in the best interest of our students. We will provide updates as they occur.