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Community Colleges in Mississippi announce plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

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As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Mississippi Association of Community College Commission (MACC), a group composed of the state’s 15 community college presidents, has suspended all community college athletics through March 30.

With regard to class schedules, each community college will make a determination independently.

Below, Mississippi’s community colleges have announced their plans as it pertains to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coahoma Community College

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

East Central Community College

East Mississippi Community College

Hinds Community College

Holmes Community College 

Holmes CC will cancel classes on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th for students taking classes on campus.

Students currently enrolled in online courses will continue as normal. Students are strongly encouraged to check their student email daily for updates.

Dual credit classes will continue as normal following the local high school schedule.

At this time, classes will resume on March 18th in an online or alternative format until at least Monday, March 23rd. Every effort will be made to accommodate students during this period. Dorms will only be open March 16-18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to accommodate students needing to access their rooms for educational supplies.

Common areas such as libraries, food service, computer labs, and athletic facilities will be closed.

The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges has announced that all athletic practices and games have been suspended through March 30.

All campus activities and events outside of the classroom at Holmes CC have been canceled until further notice.

Holmes CC will restrict all student and employee travel unless deemed necessary by the Office of the President.

Faculty, staff, and students who believe they may have come in contact with the coronavirus in another venue are asked to self-quarantine for at least fourteen days prior to returning to work or school. If a student or faculty or staff member exhibits any symptoms, we ask that they not return to the college until they have been medically cleared.

Itawamba Community College

Jones Community College

Meridian Community College

Mississippi Delta Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Northeast Mississippi Community College

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Pearl River Community College

Southwest Mississippi Community College

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