• March 17, 2020

    Good Afternoon BCCC Students:

    I wanted to start by saying how proud I am of each of you during this challenging and rapidly changing time.  This is an overwhelming period and it is vital that you properly take care of yourself and your loved ones.

    Yesterday and today, Governor Larry Hogan announced the latest in a series of unprecedented actions to further combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the State of Maryland, ranging from postponing the primary election, reducing MARC and MTA service, restaurant and gym closures and expanding hospital capacity.  I know that many of our students and employees rely on public transportation so this may likely further disrupt travel for some.

    Without question, a lot is happening very quickly – at BCCC and all around us.  News is coming in at an extraordinarily fast pace and disruption to our daily lives is ongoing, at least for the foreseeable future.  If you find yourself feeling anxious and outside of your comfort zone, you are not alone.  You can access the Counseling and Wellness site for additional support at: https://www.bccc.edu/Page/2519.

    In addition to having to adjust to online classes, it is important that BCCC stays connected to you.

    We are actively working to limit the spread of COVID-19 and are taking the following new actions:

    • Effective, Wednesday, March 18, BCCC will be closed to all students and all labs are suspended. 
    • Effective Wednesday, March 18, The Clarence W. Blount Child Development Center is closed.
    • Courses will be taught exclusively online via the Canvas system beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Saturday, March 28.
    • Spring Break has been rescheduled from April 6-11 to March 30-April 4. Only authorized employees will be permitted on Campus during Spring Break.
    • The Commencement ceremony is being evaluated.


    As provided in my March 12 email to you, please refer to the Student Resource Guide for assistance with our online course platform Canvas.

    Clinicals, Fieldwork and Internships

    Effective Wednesday, March 18, off-site clinicals and internships will be suspended.  Your program faculty will be in contact with the off-campus sites to inform them of the change.  The faculty are working to develop plans for students to make up missed clinical, lab and field placement work.

    Please know that everyone is doing their best to safeguard the health of our students, employees and community during this public health emergency.  It is critical that all BCCC students and employees stay informed: continue to monitor your email regularly, follow the College’s social media accounts, and refer to BCCC’s webpage for COVID-19 communications, resources and updates at www.bccc.edu/coronavirus.  We will continue to reassess conditions and provide updates to BCCC students.

    Stay well and safe!

    Debra L. McCurdy, PhD