Sent on behalf of Michael Geoghegan, President
Over the last few months, Eastern Gateway Community College leaders have monitored COVID-19 cases on campus and in our four-county service district, making necessary operational adjustments to protect the health and safety of our campus community.
Since the start of Fall Semester, on August 16, the number of COVID-19 cases on our campuses has been troubling.
As we experience a spike in the Delta Variant of COVID-19, we are making the difficult decision to take classes back online, except for hands-on courses, and move our workforce back to remote operations.
The transition back to online learning will start on Tuesday, September 7, with classes anticipated to return to campus on Monday, October 25. Updated information on our plan to return to campus will be sent no later than Wednesday, October 20.
For the hands-on courses that will continue in person, social distancing and masks will be required. Some classes will be reassigned to different rooms to accommodate social distancing.
Students will receive a message from their instructors about these changes. Any students with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to an academic advisor.
Events held on our campus, such as the upcoming Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 11, will be canceled, except for COVID-19 Vaccination clinics. Vendors who have paid for space at the Yard Sale will be contacted and issued a refund.
We understand this is disruptive, and we appreciate your patience and resilience as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was not an easy decision, nor was it taken lightly. We hope that by taking a step back, we protect our students, staff, and faculty and help reduce the current spike in cases of the Delta variant in our communities.
Eastern Gateway Community College