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March 16, 2020 - Campus Sanitization

As information and guidance on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, I’m pleased to share that the cleaning and sanitization of all of QCC’s locations has been progressing smoothly and is on schedule. The Crisis Management Team and Academic Affairs Leadership Team have developed an actionable plan for the coming weeks, which we will begin adopting.

Massachusetts Community Colleges are fully committed to maximizing remote work, teaching, and learning opportunities for the foreseeable future as we work to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and communities.

At this time, QCC’s plan is as follows: 

  • From March 18-27, the College will not be providing in-person services to the public. During this time, we will have minimal on-campus staffing levels. Do not return to campus until you are contacted by your supervisor tomorrow, Tuesday March 17, with direction as to how this will impact your schedule.
  • During this time period, your supervisor will work with you to implement remote work opportunities, and/or other ways to serve the public.
  • On March 22, regularly scheduled online classes will resume as normal.
  • Current in-person courses, labs, and clinicals (including the in-person meetings of blended/hybrid courses) are being delayed until Monday, March 30 as we transition to remote instruction.
  •  Seven-week courses that begin on March 23 and are 100% online will begin as scheduled.
  • New, in-person 7-week courses that are scheduled to begin on March 23 will be delayed until Monday, March 30, as they are being migrated to remote instruction.
  • During the week of March 23, at the guidance of your supervisor, training and/or other resources for remote teaching and working will take place. Work schedules will be developed and other plans will be implemented.
  • Additional strategies such as modifying some areas to adhere to social distancing, facilitating access to internet and online services, Food Pantry and other support services will be adopted.

Thank you once again for your continued patience, understanding and flexibility as we work together to keep all of us safe during this difficult time. The Crisis Management Team will continue to assess the situation and update the campus community regarding modality of instruction.