*The Maricopa County Community College District Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven Gonzales, issued the following statement today (March 17) related to the global COVID-19 outbreak.
"All in-person and hybrid classes are suspended through Sunday, April 5, 2020. All current online classes will continue to be held as scheduled. 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.
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 our Colleges. However, anyone 65 years of age or older and/or who suffers from chronic conditions should not come to any College or any of our 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, 2020. 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."
For daily COVID-19 updates and advisories please visit our website.
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About Maricopa Community Colleges
Maricopa County Community College District includes 10 regionally-accredited colleges - Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain serving more than 200,000 students with two-year degrees, certificates and university transfer programs.