BRCC moves spring break in preparation to move to online courses for remainder of year

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BATON ROUGE, LA  – In response to the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Baton Rouge Community College announced the cancellation of credit and non-credit (Workforce, JAG, WorkReadyU/Adult Basic Education) classes for the week of March 16 to allow faculty to continue preparing courses for conversion to distance education/online learning. Spring Break will be moved up to the week of March 23.

Beginning Monday, March 30, through the rest of the spring semester, courses will be moved to an online format. Classes that require hands-on-training and clinical experiences will resume under the practice of social distancing and modified hours. Guidance is forthcoming from faculty and/or the Division Dean.

Being sensitive to the lack of access to computer equipment by some students, the College will ensure those students in need will have access at all college locations to dedicated computer labs for online learning and testing with proper precautions taken for the health and wellness of students per CDC recommendations.

“The safety and wellbeing of all Baton Rouge Community College students, faculty and staff continues to be my highest priority. As the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to develop and evolve, officials at the college have been actively engaged with the Governor’s Office, Louisiana Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control to determine the best steps forward for the safety and well-being of the college community,” said BRCC Interim Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith.

The college will remain open and operational during this time period, and all faculty and staff will
continue to work normal schedules.

Additionally, effective immediately, the following actions will be taken at the college:

  • Cancellation of all in-state and out-of-state travel where large groups and crowds convene until further notice.
  • Suspension of all regular season competition for BRCC baseball and softball teams until April 3.
  • Cancellation or postponement of all large-scale events (25 or more people) at the college until further notice.

All COVID-19 related communications disseminated by the College, along with links to sources of information are posted on the BRCC website athttps://www.mybrcc.edu/coronavirus/index.php.

* Courtesy of Baton Rouge Community College

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