Moorpark College Reporter

U.S. Coronavirus cases soar past 100k as Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill

U.S. Coronavirus cases soar past 100k as Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill

By Ryan Bough

March 28, 2020

On Friday, March 27 President Donald Trump signed into law a roughly $2 trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill in an attempt to add some much needed relief to the U.S. economy. The bill is the largest economic relief package in modern U.S. history.The bill passed in the Senate on Wednesday and then move...

Ventura County sees its first COVID-19 death, as cases climb in Southern California

Ventura County sees its first COVID-19 death, as cases climb in Southern California

By Dominic D'Amico

March 24, 2020

Sunday evening, Ventura County suffered its first death in relation to COVID-19. Ventura County Public Information Officer Ashley Bautista stated that the deceased was a person in their 70s and had preexisting conditions, but was unable to provide any other information at the time. This news comes as C...

Moorpark College sees first case of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise in Ventura County

Moorpark College sees first case of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise in Ventura County

By Dominic D'Amico

March 22, 2020

Sunday morning, the VCCCD announced the first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus on one of its campuses. The case involves a Moorpark College student who was last on campus March 9. The VCCCD and the college have been in contact with Ventura County Public Health and have also notified all students, fa...

California Governor declares state-wide order for all to stay at home amidst COVID-19 outbreak

California Governor declares state-wide order for all to stay at home amidst COVID-19 outbreak

By Ryan Bough

March 19, 2020

Thursday evening, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide order for all to stay at home just hours after Los Angeles County ordered its own stay at home measure, which stopped all non-essential activities outside residences. An end to the statewide stay at home order is currently undecided at...

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Ventura County rises to 17

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Ventura County rises to 17

By Dominic D'Amico

March 19, 2020

As of March 19, the total number of cases of COVID-19 in Ventura County has risen to a total of 17. Days earlier, on March 18, Ventura County Public Health revealed in a series of press releases that five new cases of COVID-19 in Ventura County were thought to be the result of community transmission....

Ventura County Board of Supervisors discuss updates on COVID-19 and county health response

Ventura County Board of Supervisors discuss updates on COVID-19 and county health response

By Dominic D'Amico

March 19, 2020

Tuesday morning, at a meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Director of Ventura County Public Health Rigoberto Vargas delivered a report to the board. In his report, Vargas discussed the progress made in increasing the amount of testing done for the COVID-19 coronavirus as well as the speed...

VCCCD Board of Trustees declare emergency conditions and allocate $2 million of funds to address COVID-19 concerns

VCCCD Board of Trustees declare emergency conditions and allocate $2 million of funds to address COVID-19 concerns

By Ryan Bough

March 18, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss the effects of COVID-19 at the community college campuses as well as the district office. This meeting came one day after Chancellor Greg Gillespie sent out an email to the faculty, st...

Moorpark College sends students and faculty online for the remainder of the Spring Semester

Moorpark College sends students and faculty online for the remainder of the Spring Semester

By Dominic D'Amico

March 18, 2020

On Monday March 16, VCCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie announced that in-person instruction at Moorpark College and all other VCCCD locations will remain suspended for the rest of the 2020 spring semester, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, which sent a massive metaphorical ripple through the Moorpark Co...

UPDATED: Moorpark College campus police detain subjects on campus with airsoft gun

UPDATED: Moorpark College campus police detain subjects on campus with airsoft gun

By Madina Safdari

March 16, 2020

This article was updated on Tuesday, March 17 with additional details from Moorpark College Campus Police regarding the incident.On Monday, March 16, Moorpark College Campus Police responded to an incident involving an adult and two minors who had possession of what appeared to be a gun.Officers on ...

Two new cases of COVID-19 emerge in Ventura County

Two new cases of COVID-19 emerge in Ventura County

By Dominic D'Amico

March 14, 2020

Story has been updated to reflect recent changes. Saturday March 14, Ventura County Public Health announced that the 8-year-old child previously announced to have the COVID-19 coronavirus had a new sample taken and was retested by Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, which returned negative for the virus...

VCCCD Board of Trustees welcomes 52 newly-tenured faculty, the most in recent years

VCCCD Board of Trustees welcomes 52 newly-tenured faculty, the most in recent years

By John Louie Menorca

March 13, 2020

The Ventura County Community College District recognized 52 full-time faculty who recently made tenured contracts at the Board of Trustees meeting on March 10. This comes at a notable increase from the last two years combined, where there were 22 tenured in 2019 and 25 in 2018. Earning tenure means tha...

VCCCD transitions to online instruction following COVID-19 outbreak

VCCCD transitions to online instruction following COVID-19 outbreak

By Ryan Bough

March 12, 2020

Early this afternoon, Ventura County Community College District students and faculty received an email from Chancellor Greg Gillespie directing that Moorpark, Oxnard, Ventura colleges and the Ventura College East Campus will begin to transition to online and alternative modes of learning for classes be...