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COCC e-News April 2020 Supplemental Edition

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APRIL 2020 - Supplemental Edition Volume 17, Issue 4b

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HEY BOBCATS!

We're slightly ahead of our normal newsletter schedule with this edition, but we wanted to share some important updates and resources with you. Also, we wanted to say thank you for keeping up the good work of staying home and social distancing. It's crucial to continue.

Central Oregon's collective efforts are indeed paying off. Yet, St. Charles Health System's senior data scientist, Michael Johnson, cautions that most data modelers in the state agree that Oregon has about a 10 percent detection rate for COVID-19. To help illustrate this, he says that when case numbers hit 65 positive cases in Central Oregon earlier this week, that could mean as many as 650 people are, or have been, infected and are circulating in the community, many perhaps without any symptoms. And if our region was to relax social distancing by just 25 percent, we would likely see a second surge that looks exactly like the first one — somewhere between 16 to 18 hospital beds filled within two weeks. Be well, stay strong and keep scrollin' for the need-to-know!

Need Help?
Visit the Student Resources page, which brings together College and community resources. The page offers help with things like financial support, food, transportation and more.

Personal Counseling
COCC offers free personal counseling to students. Students have had incredibly positive experiences working through concerns such as depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, trauma resolution, and stress management. Services are offered remotely this quarter. Call 541-383-7200 to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Grants
COCC offers three emergency grant programs:

  • The COCC Emergency Grant program is designed to help students with educational expenses, including transportation/auto repair, technology needs, housing and child care, just to name a few things.
  • COCC's Pathways to Opportunity program provides students facing financial barriers with needed financial support, including help with tuition and fees, transportation, food, books, testing fees and more. The program is open to all students.
  • The SNAP Training & Education Program (STEP) provides support to students needing assistance with tuition and fees, transportation, food and more, but is targeted toward students receiving SNAP benefits.

Computer Labs
Each of COCC's campuses has one computer lab open and ready for student use. Locations: Bend (Pioneer Hall), Redmond (Building 3), Madras and Prineville. Labs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stay Connected​!
COCC's Office of Student Life, Diversity and Inclusion, Club and Intramural Sports, and others are working to provide students with activities such as music events, author interviews and much more. Login to Blackboard, click on "Announcements," then on "My Courses" to find the latest updates!

Summer and Fall Registration
Summer term registration starts on April 27 and Fall term registration begins on May 18. Your advisor is here to help. Find the name of your advisor and their contact information by logging on to your Bobcat Web account. Get the best choice of classes by scheduling time with your advisor today!


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