Kirtland Community College announces additional measures to mitigate risk of COVID-19
All in-person classes will be cancelled Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17
, March 13, 2020 – To prioritize the health and safety of students, staff and campus visitors during the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Kirtland Community College is cancelling all in-person classes on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Online classes will be held as planned. All staff and full-time faculty should report for work on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Beginning March 18, 2020 some in-person classes will transition to online-only. Students will be notified via Canvas from the college faculty directly. Current online courses will run as scheduled. All campuses, including the Learning Commons and student services, will remain open, however employees, students, and visitors who are displaying symptoms such as fever, coughing, or any other symptoms associated with an illness or sickness of any form must stay home.
Additionally, with the intent of both mitigating risk to the community and supporting students on their path to graduation, Kirtland is implementing the following operational and programming changes effective immediately:
- Following recommendations by Governor Whitmer, all events and meetings with an anticipated attendance of 100 people or more are cancelled or postponed through April 12, 2020. This includes Kirtland’s College Fair and Health Sciences Fair. Large events planned after April 12 will continue to be evaluated, and the college will announce any rescheduled events at a later date.
- All Kirtland Golf team activities have been cancelled until April 25th. This date will continue to be evaluated and may be modified in the upcoming weeks.
- All class field trips must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Services.
- Students are asked to not bring children to campus at this time, and to communicate directly with faculty if they are unable to attend class.
- Students who are concerned about attending class and maintaining coursework during the statewide mandated K-12 school closures should communicate directly with their instructors to identify the best solutions.
- In the event a clinical site denies access to Kirtland students, students must notify their instructor immediately, and faculty will work to find alternative options for completing requirements.
- Any student requiring technical support (e.g. computers or internet services) to complete assignments for courses are encouraged to contact the college’sfor assistance.
- All community education classes will continue as scheduled providing there are less than 100 participants. In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified.
- Staff and faculty should be ready to participate in virtual meetings.
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