College Shifts to Online Courses in Light of COVID-19
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • March 21, 2020)—To ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and to comply with Governor Wolf’s statewide directive regarding the COVID-19 virus and social distancing, Delaware County Community College has suspended all in-person classes and on-campus operations from Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 29. The College will shift all of its in-person instruction to online classes starting Monday, March 30.
During the closure of the College’s physical locations, faculty members will plan and execute the transition to an online format, so that when all classes resume on Monday, March 30, they will resume online. Classes that were scheduled to begin the week of March 16 will begin the week of March 30, and will be online.
Faculty members will contact their students via email by no later than Friday, March 27 to provide specific instructions that will allow students to access their courses in Canvas, a cloud-based learning management system.
While there have been no known reported cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) linked to any of our College locations, over spring break the College took the proactive step of increasing its cleaning and sanitizing regimen at all of its locations. This cleaning and sanitizing regimen will continue once the College is again able to open its facilities.
In addition, for the remainder of the semester, all student related activities, including athletics and external events are canceled. Though the College regrets needing to take this action, an overabundance of caution is in the best interest of all who are part of the College community.
Staff will work remotely, if possible, and as needed until notified by the College that they can return to campus.
The College thanks its students, faculty and staff for their patience, as this is a very fluid situation. The College will continue to communicate updates via the College’s website: www.dccc.edu/coronavirus.