COVID-19 News Updates

Update 12.18.20:

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the State of California announced that less than 15 percent of ICU beds in Alameda County were available, meaning that the regional stay-at-home restrictions (PDF) adopted by the County earlier this month remain in effect for a minimum of three weeks—through at least January 7, 2021. The State updates ICU capacity data by county on their About COVID-19 Restrictions page.

Since Mills has kept access to the campus limited, closed the campus to the public, offered primarily online classes, canceled events, and kept the cohort of residential students small, there is little that we need to change on campus under this public health order during winter break.

Non-essential travel is prohibited in California at this time. If you need to travel outside of the San Francisco Bay Area but remain in California, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Association of Bay Area Health Officials strongly recommends that you self-quarantine for 14 days after your return. If you need to travel outside of California, you should self-quarantine for 14 days after your return, per the California Department of Public Health (PDF).

Effective today, San Francisco is requiring anyone visiting the city from outside of the Bay Area to quarantine for 10 days. Violating the order is a misdemeanor. Medical workers, first responders and essential workers are exempt. For detailed information, read the San Francisco public health emergency order (PDF).

Prior COVID-19 Updates