Published Mar 20, 2020
ONTARIO, Calif. — On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsome ordered California residents to stay at home indefinitely in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Educational institutions facilitating distance learning, like Gateway, are allowed to remain operational during this time.
“After the safety of our employees and students, our first priority is maintaining the delivery of our educational program,” Iorg said. “We are prepared to pursue our mission while accommodating Gov. Newsome’s order.”
A limited number of employees in technology support, student services, finance and security roles are working at Gateway’s two campuses in California. Many other employees are continuing to work from home.
“Any change presents difficulties, but we expect to carry on our day-to-day processes,” Iorg said.
Gateway’s new campuses in Ontario, Calif., and Fremont, Calif., were designed to incorporate innovative educational technology. These tools have allowed faculty to deliver class content exclusively through synchronous video lectures and online platforms with virtually no disruption. “During our relocation efforts a few years ago, we reinvented our course delivery methodologies,” Iorg said.
“Extensive training and the integration of technology in our classrooms prepared our faculty to respond quickly and effectively in this crisis. No classes have been cancelled at Gateway Seminary.”
Gateway campuses in Arizona, Washington and Colorado continue to operate under local directives in place in those locations.