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CACC to transition to online classes

Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy Baker announced that all community colleges transition all on-campus classes to alternative instruction plans until April 3 because of the threat of COVID-19.

Coastal Alabama Community College is a part of the ACC.

Coastal Alabama’s top concern is the safety of our students and campus communities,” CACC President Warren Pouncey said in a release. “Because of the threat of the coronavirus disease, and at the direction of the Alabama Community College System, all Coastal Alabama classes will be transitioning to online learning in Canvas beginning March 23 through April 3.”

Coronavirus disease is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that cause COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s website.

Pouncey urged all students to keep an eye out on their student email for communications from instructors on how to proceed with classes online.

“We understand that this can be a unique transition for students and have asked all faculty to remain accommodating and sensitive to the needs of students,” he siad. “If you have any issues with this transition, please contact your instructor and they will be happy to assist you.  All students have also been enrolled in the new ‘student news’ course in canvas. There, there will be a link for students to submit any questions they may have regarding this transition.

“Again, please continue to practice good personal health habits as we enter into our Spring Break holiday,” he siad. “Try to limit your exposure to large groups, but don’t forget to enjoy your break.”

On Thursday, CACC announced that all out-of-state school sponsored were canceled.

For more information on coronavirus and tips to prevent spread, visit www.cdc.gov.