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UPDATED: Campus closes, CLC continues classes with alternative delivery

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 16, 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, College of Lake County recently modified the alternative delivery plan with additional precautions. Effective March 17, CLC campuses are closed to students, community members and non-essential employee functions. Select employees will conduct the essential work needed to continue college business on campus.  

“While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the college, we've taken these actions to uphold our part in the public health responsibility of containing and slowing the spread of the virus,” CLC President Dr. Lori Suddick said. “Protecting the well-being of our students, employees and communities while ensuring high-quality learning is our priority.” 

Faculty members are preparing for instruction in alternative learning formats this week. While alternative delivery for students will continue as originally planned, all in-person labs and other exceptions are no longer allowed on campus. Additionally, all healthcare clinical sites are suspended until further notice. While college campuses will remain closed through April 12, 2020, core operations and learning will continue.  

To maintain access and success for students, the college has shifted to virtual support services including tutoring, advising and counseling to minimize the risk of transmission.
“I encourage everyone to be flexible as we make these transitions in support of students and our faculty,” Suddick added. “I am confident we can navigate emerging issues together in ways that can achieve the best outcomes for learning.”   

CLC will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates from the CDC, Illinois Department of Health and Lake County Health Department as the college navigates the best way serve its community and progress learning in the ongoing circumstances.   

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