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Big Bend Community College to stay remote for spring quarter amidst COVID-19 cases

- Moses Lake North, WA

Big Bend Community College has announced that their spring quarter will be held remotely. The announcement was first sent to admin and students in early January. President of Big Bend Community College said,

"Because COVID remains a danger to the health, safety, and welfare of our community, I am announcing that Spring Quarter 2021 instruction, services, and programming will continue to be offered remotely via technology".
She continued to say, Some of you may question the judgement of this decision especially given the reality that other colleges and schools have opened. Others of you may be grateful for this decision because online learning offers you an opportunity to juggle the other many commitments of family, life, and work that also competes for your time. Just know that I came to this decision, in consultation with many others, relying on the best medical, scientific information available to us. I want every Big Bend student to be healthy and well and am committed to our college doing its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The college said there are some exceptions. classes requiring labs or in-person instruction for students to complete requirements of those specific programs will be offered as a face-to-face option utilizing established CDC safety precautions.

Tutoring and the bookstore are still open in a face to face setting Counselors and all other departments are also offered in remote settings. The Bookstore is open for face-to-face purchases during the hours of Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Face masks are required to be worn while in the store. Hand sanitizer is available and counters are cleaned between customer contacts.

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