When the pandemic hit in March of last year, Woods, who is the Dean of Facilities at College of the Sequoias, reduced staff to just a bare bones crew.
With so many unknowns involved, he didn’t want people exposed to each other. When the crew ramped up to 24 hours a week, Woods alternated staggering schedules to limit exposure. The college is planning to reopen in the fall of this year.
Everyone is busy with preventive maintenance on the aging buildings but there’s always a surprise that pops up like the time a valve handle broke off causing a geyser to shoot up in the sky. Fortunately, an experienced team member found the shut-off before the campus was flooded.