Working in conjunction with the Canadian County Health Department, the Redlands Community College administration has decided to transition live classes to a virtual format for the next two weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 14. Campus offices, including student services and the testing center, will be open, and tutoring services will be available virtually.
“It was our hope to avoid this step, but unfortunately, more than 10% of the students in 26 classes have tested positive for COVID-19, so health officials believe this precautionary measure will help contain the number of cases,” said Redlands President Jack Bryant.
Administration is evaluating the numbers daily and will be working with the health department to determine if students can return to classrooms on campus Monday, Sept. 28.
“We are ensuring that our residential students, who have been quarantined, have access to food and other necessities,” Bryant said. “We are also reinforcing the importance of maintaining physical distancing so we can return to providing on-campus classes.”
Students will log into Blackboard to participate in their classes at the scheduled times. Instructors will maintain regular office hours and be available by phone or virtually.