Today, Kellogg Community College is announcing several actions that will be taken next week to prevent and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Michigan.
In accordance with guidance from the State of Michigan and out of an abundance of caution, KCC is making several changes to its academic operations that will become effective on Monday, March 16, 2020. Although there are still no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the KCC Service Area, the College is acting to limit gatherings of people however feasible.
The upcoming changes will affect KCC students in different ways, so please read this communication carefully to understand how you will be impacted for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
If you are currently taking a class that is fully online, there will be no changes to your current interactions, schedule and learning environment. Your online classes will continue without interruption.
If you are currently in a class that involves face-to-face contact with students, instructors or others, please note the following:
- From Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20: All face-to-face instruction will be suspended on all KCC campuses in Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties. All campuses will be open and supportive services will be available, but no face-to-face classes will be held during the week. In addition, all internships, clinicals and other off-campus face-to-face instructional activities will be suspended for the week. During the week, KCC faculty and staff will transition face-to-face classes to other formats.
- By Thursday, March 19: Students will receive specific instruction by email from their individual instructors regarding how classes proceed for the remainder of the semester. Students can expect to see their classes delivered in an online or hybrid (mix of online and face-to-face) format. The formats selected will be based upon a balance of course content and KCC’s ongoing Covid-19 prevention efforts.
- Monday, March 23: All classes that were suspended will resume in their new formats.
Please note that all KCC campuses in Albion, Battle Creek, Coldwater and Hastings are open and functioning normally, with no plans to suspend or close. Services and offices are expected to remain open, including Student and Community Services, the Morris Library, the Bridge (tutoring) and Public Safety. Additional information is available in this Student FAQs for COVID-19 Class Changes document.
To stay informed as this situation evolves, be sure to look for updates in your KCC email and on the KCC Coronavirus Updates web page.
KCC continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation locally and worldwide and will implement further changes if they are deemed necessary in collaboration with health agencies at the county, state and federal levels. As always, the safety of our students and employees comes before anything else.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and calm.
Eric J. Greene
Chief Communications Officer
Kellogg Community College