Glen Oaks Community College officials have announced the majority of its classes will be taught online for the balance of the semester.
President David Devier said the circumstances are identical to the same measure the college employed back in March, when an uptick in COVID-19 cases prompted the precautionary measure.
Devier said the semester started positively with numerous protocols in place to ensure safety for students and staff. Those measures included distribution of masks, enhanced cleaning efforts and daily health screenings for students and employees.
In recent days, however, the number of COVID cases has increased in St. Joseph County. As a result, with four-weeks remaining in the semester, the college’s plan is to move most of the current campus-based classes to online.
Exceptions include technical courses, and the nursing and allied health offerings for their laboratory components.