GCC suspending on-campus classes through April 5

Schools also looking to move some classes online for rest of spring


The Maricopa County Community College District, which includes Glendale Community College, at 6000 W. Olive Ave., announced March 17 that all in-person and hybrid classes are suspended through Sunday, April 5, related to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Additionally, faculty are currently working on moving existing in-person and hybrid classes to alternative or online learning environments when appropriate for the remainder of the spring semester.

All current online classes will continue to be held as scheduled.

The Maricopa Community Colleges remain open. However, the majority of students, staff and faculty will not need to — and should not come to campus. Faculty and staff are asked to continue their professional work remotely. Some essential personnel will continue to provide critical services at the colleges. Anyone 65 years of age or older and/or who suffers from chronic conditions should not come to any college or any of the other locations.

“Unless further orders by local health authorities or other government officials mandate a different policy, we plan to implement remote learning solutions beginning the week of April 6,” Interim Chancellor Dr. Steven Gonzales stated in Tuesday’s news release. “We are taking these measures out of an abundance of caution. The health and wellbeing of our community is our number one priority during these challenging times.”