The following update was made by Howard Community College on March 12th:
Howard Community College has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), now classified as a global pandemic. The health and safety of all faculty, staff, and students is paramount.
Today, Governor Larry Hogan and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced new guidelines. As a result, the college has made the following decisions.
- Spring break will no longer be held April 6–12. Spring break is now March 16–22, during which time the college will be closed, with campus access only for authorized employees.
- For March 23–29, credit and noncredit classes will be canceled. More details about this week for students, faculty, and staff will be forthcoming.
I recognize that these actions will impact you and your family. However, I believe these difficult decisions are necessary for the health and safety of the college community. The hope is that by acting now, the college will do its part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- All continuing education classes for senior adults (60+ courses) will be canceled for 45 days, based on guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Howard County government.
- On Friday, March 13, additional guidance will be provided about future public events planned at the college.
The college will continue to provide guidance on operations in the coming days. There are a number of options to consider, so please exercise patience during this time. Continue to check your email and the college website at Howardcc.edu/healthupdates for the latest information.
Your cooperation, flexibility, and understanding are greatly appreciated.