• March 25, 2020

    Dear BCCC Students:

    We have now nearly completed our second week of online instruction for all BCCC classes. I know this experience is still very new for most of you. Thank you for making the adjustment under these extraordinarily challenging circumstances. The efforts you are making to adapt and persist in your studies are inspiring to us all.

    Yesterday, I shared that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19. The affected student is now resting at home. Today, I personally spoke with officials from the Baltimore City Health Department, who reiterated that they will contact individuals who may have been exposed. We will continue to keep you updated. Also, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you should seek immediate medical advice.

    As we approach Spring Break, several important changes and reminders are listed below:

    • Spring Break – BCCC’s Spring Break is rescheduled for March 30-April 4. Classes are not held during spring break for students as well as faculty. Other employees will continue to Telework during normal business hours. Over Break, students will still be able to access remote support services.

    • Online classes will resume April 6 – Students and faculty will return and carry on via remote instruction through the end of the Spring semester.

    • Good Friday, April 10 – BCCC observes the Good Friday holiday. The College will be closed, and students, faculty and staff are off.

    • Campus is closed/Services remain available – Services remain available remotely while access to BCCC’s physical buildings continues to be restricted to essential staff only.

    • Support and Wellness Services – Students will continue to have access to BCCC’s wide range of support and wellness services via telephone and videoconferencing, from online tech support, tutoring and counseling services to financial aid, admissions and registration. Visit https://bccc.instructure.com/courses/19822 to see online support resources.

    Be sure to monitor your BCCC email account regularly, follow the College’s social media accounts, and refer to our webpage for COVID-19 communications, resources and updates at www.bccc.edu/coronavirus. I want to emphasize again how very critical it is for students to take good care of themselves and their loved ones. During this crisis, we urge you to stay close to home, practice social distancing, and refer to the guidelines from local and national health authorities. In doing so, we can all help slow the spread of this escalating global health crisis.

    The entire faculty and staff at BCCC are committed to your success and are here to support you.

    Stay well and safe!

    Debra L. McCurdy, PhD