JCCC closes campus, will switch to online learning when students return from spring break

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 13:34:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnson County Community College's Overland Park campus will be closed for the remainder of March "in order to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus and protect our campus community," the school announced Thursday.

JCCC said it will be closed while students are on spring break March 12 through March 22. Only essential personnel are expected to report to campus.

Campus will also be closed the following week, March 23 through March 29, while instructors transition to an online-only learning environment, JCCC said.

Online classes will begin March 30, with campus remaining closed and only essential staff on site.

JCCC asked students to stay home for the two weeks following spring break.

The school said it will not hold events or other activities through at least April 5.

JCCC had already suspended all international travel as a precaution. Officials are handling travel to high-risk domestic locations such as New York and Washington state on a case-by-case basis.