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Motlow extends spring break in response to coronavirus

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Image shows a screenshot of Motlow College’s current homepage showing that they are at a Level 2 response. {Image Provided}

LOCAL NEWS — Motlow College announced on Friday that it will extend Spring Break for all students in response the the coronavirus pandemic. Spring break, originally schedule for March 9-15, will now extend through Sunday, March 22. Classes will resume in an online only format beginning Monday, March 23 and continue online only through Sunday, April. The college will re-evaluate at that point.

The Motlow Spring Break extension will be for students only. Staff will report to work as normal under the direction of their division leaders.

“The extension of Spring Break provides both students and the College the needed time to prepare for alternative delivery methods for classes and to deepen the availability of technologies needed to provide remote services should they be needed. The goal of
this period is to ensure the well-being of staff, students, and faculty while supporting the academic mission of the institution during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response,” the college said in a press release on Friday afternoon.

Throughout the week, Moltlow College officials sanitized it’s building and worked to update their pandemic plan that divided responses into four distinct levels.

The move to extend Spring Break currently puts the College at a Level II operational stage. Throughout the pandemic response period, the operational status of the College will be posted on the homepage of Motlow’s website (mscc.edu). The operational level icon that displays at the top of the College’s home page will also link students to more detailed information about the college’s pandemic status. Students are encouraged to take time to review the homepage and the linked coronavirus information page to familiarize themselves with the various stages. Students are also encouraged to take any measures they believe are needed to continue their academic plans online, the college explained in a press release.

The College also decided o cancel all student extracurricular activities through the end of the month – including student travel. For more information, visit the Motlow College website. •

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