Co-Lin extends spring break over COVID-19 concerns

Published 1:22 pm Friday, March 13, 2020

As a precaution, Copiah-Lincoln Community College officials have announced plans to extend spring break for students, faculty and staff until March 23, while current online courses will continue on their regular schedule.

Residence hall students should not return to campus until further notice, said Natalie Davis, director of public relations, marketing and sports information.

“Copiah-Lincoln Community College continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as the health of our students and employees is of utmost importance,” she said. “College administration remains in close contact with the Mississippi Department of Health and other health officials, as well as sister institutions across the state and region. As the situation continues to evolve, it is necessary for us to do our part in helping eliminate the transmitting of this virus to the communities we serve.”

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At this time, on-ground instruction will resume March 23, while current online courses will continue on their regular schedule, she said. Students and faculty should prepare for coursework being delivered online or through an alternate delivery method.

College travel in and out-of-state has been suspended until further notice.

All events sponsored by Co-Lin or hosted in a Co-Lin facility are suspended through March 31.

Co-Lin’s Daycare will be closed until March 23.

The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges has announced the suspension of regular-season practice and competition for all athletics through March 30.