Motlow raises pandemic status to level three

LOCAL NEWS — On Tuesday, Motlow College decided to close all campuses and move to online-only operations. This moves the college’s pandemic response up one level to a Level III Pandemic Alert Level. In a press release, they stated they were doing all they could to “to protect the health and safety of the faculty and staff needed to ensure the progression of student academic success.”

Effective immediately, they’ll be following the guidance of the Tennessee Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and World Health Organization by continuing to operate as a online-only college. Students are not allowed on campus for any reason. All campus buildings are closed to both students and non-essential staff. Level III means there will be no campus-based student activities. Libraries will be available online only. Clinicals, internships, co-ops, and apprenticeships will not meet.

Last Friday, the college decided to extend Spring Break through March 22 in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, March 23, all students will resume taking classes in an online-only format. Motlow students will log into Desire2Learn (D2L) to learn about assignments, hear lessons, communicate with classmates, and upload classwork. For more information, visit the Motlow College website. •

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