With California's stay at home order still in effect, many Los Angeles Community colleges will hold classes online this fall. Nine campuses in the L.A. community college list and Santa Monica College have already made the switch to remote learning next semester. How was this decision made?

"It was easy from the standpoint of knowing that health and safety would prevail," said Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez of the L.A. Community College District.

What does this mean for you?

More than 150,000 college students across Los Angeles County Districts will have to take their classes online for the fall 2020.

The Los Angeles Community College District sent out an official email on April 28, notifying students and families of the changes. 

When describing their unified approach, the board wrote, "the goal has been to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff while maintaining the integrity of our teaching and learning..."

Santa Monica College also announced that its fall classes would be held online. 

The Lake County Record-Bee reports that UCLA is giving students the option for how they want to proceed for the fall semester.

In a message to students, UCLA's Chancellors Gene Block and Emily Carter said that "at a minimum, since we know it might not be possible for some students to safely travel to campus."

They went on to say, "we plan to offer the option of remote learning at least for fall quarter, even if some classes are held in person."

However, many other students across the state are wondering what will happen next for their learning. 

Governor Gavin Newsom's stay at home order is still in effect. This includes the six feet apart social distancing rule and wearing a face covering when you go out for essential activities.

Check with your local city and county regulations for more information.

California will enter into phase two of the four-phase reopening plan Friday May 8 which includes limited and monitored reopening of retail for pick-up and restaurants for takeout.

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