In light of the Governor’s declaration of an emergency situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mountain Empire Community College is extending spring break for students by an additional week. The college is currently on a one-week break, and classes were originally scheduled to resume Monday, March 16.  

College offices will remain open next week. Computer labs, testing, library services, enrollment and other college services will continue to operate from 8:00 – 4:30. Faculty and staff will use that time to make preparations for possible additional measures such as shifting all instruction to online, implementing a hybrid approach or taking other actions for which a need may be determined. College officials will continue to monitor the situation in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and other public health agencies. The College will post updated announcements as the situation changes.

Students should stay in contact with their instructors by email for detailed instructions related to their specific coursework. Students in health science programs containing clinical and laboratory requirements may receive additional guidance from the Dean of Health Sciences and faculty members about continuation of clinical rotations.

A number of upcoming events at MECC originally expected to attract crowds are being canceled. The following events are now cancelled:

  • The After Life program scheduled for Sunday, March 15, sponsored by Life Campus Ministries
  • All intramural activities 
  • MECC’s Scholars Recognition Night scheduled Tuesday, March 24
  • MECC’s Hall of Honor Gala scheduled for Saturday, April 18

Administration and the Emergency Management Team are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you informed via email, campus alertsour website, and social media outlets with additional information related to MECC operations. Up-to-date details on event plans as well as academic scheduling will be posted on the college’s website

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