Community colleges district extends remote work for remainder of semester

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Due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19, the Maricopa County Community Colleges District will continue to practice social distancing to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and community. MCCCD employees will continue to work remotely for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Unless further orders by local health authorities or other government officials mandate a different policy, MCCCD plans to have remote work end on May 8, according to a release.

Some essential personnel will continue to provide critical services at the community colleges. However, anyone 65 or older and/or who suffers from chronic conditions should not come to any college or any other MCCCD location.

All current online classes are continuing to be held as scheduled and faculty have already moved existing in-person and hybrid classes to alternative or online learning environments for the remainder of the Spring semester.

“With the governor’s decision ... to implement enhanced social distancing guidelines and close all K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year, we understand many of our employees have concerns regarding remote work,” Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, interim chancellor, said in the release. “We want to inform our community with our decisions as soon as possible so that they can plan accordingly for their families. We are working every day to provide guidance about how our Colleges, students, faculty and staff can best protect themselves from potential exposure while advancing academic continuity.”

The community colleges will continue to keep the community informed of new developments and new actions as they are taken.

Go to www.maricopa.edu/coronavirus for the up-to-date information and advisories.

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