Roane State Community College is extending spring break for students through March 22 and will move classes online starting March 23.
The changes are in response to public health concerns about COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.
Faculty and staff will use the extended spring break time to prepare for a transition to online classes and working from home, Roane State said in a press release on Friday. On March 23, classes will resume in an online format through at least March 29, the college said.
Campuses will be open to essential personnel only during this time, the press release said. All campus events between March 16 and March 29 will be canceled.
You can read the full announcement on the RSCC website at www.roanestate.edu/coronavirus. The college said that page will continue to be updated.