CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County College (CCC) on Thursday joined Rutgers University and other schools throughout the country in announcing it would move courses online in light of rising presumed positive cases of COVID-19 nationwide.
The school has campuses in Camden, Blackwood, and Cherry Hill.
“Camden County College will remain fully open and operations will continue uninterrupted, including online learning, student services, advising, and registration,” said Don Borden, President of Camden County College. “The college has been preparing for the impact of the COVID-19 for several weeks, and will use the extended break to finalize our increased webinar and distance learning capabilities to meet the needs of the College community.”
As of Thursday, there are 29 presumed positive cases in New Jersey, one in Camden County, and one death linked to COVID-19 thus far.
New Jersey is also in a state of emergency.
Spring break, which begins for CCC students this Saturday, will be extended through March 29
When classes resume on March 30, students will attend classes remotely.
School officials said, “Utilizing remote instruction for classes allows the College to remain open while balancing the need for continuation of essential services with the health of the College community.”
Borden said accommodations will be made for students without access to a computer or the internet. In addition, the campus will remain open and staff is expected to keep their office hours.
CCC officials also said that in a “limited number of cases” some students may still need to attend classes in person.
In a list of recommendations the president of schools said that CCC, “encourages students, faculty, and staff to avoid unnecessary travel, especially to areas with high concentrations of COVID-19 reports, and to continue healthy best practices such as hand-washing and social distancing.”