• January 12, 2022


    Dear BCCC Students:

    I am deeply aware that some of you are concerned with the return to campus for the Spring semester and face-to-face classes – the Cabinet and I share the concern as COVID has rocked our world. In fact, I continue to receive many notes from students who have expressed similar concerns. They have also expressed how operational issues have affected them and others, or simply wanted to acknowledge the positive support they received from faculty and staff. Our commitment remains to continue to recognize and prepare for change and doing what best meets the needs of BCCC students.  

    Previously, I announced that for the upcoming Spring semester, BCCC would return to the regular Monday through Friday schedule and resume face-to-face services on January 12, 2022. I am updating this announcement because of Governor Hogan’s State of Emergency Proclamation.  The Governor’s Proclamation necessitated the decision to change our face-to-face classes to virtual from January 12 to January 31, 2022. Please note, classes will still begin on January 12 either virtual or online, with minimal exceptions for majors such as Nursing and Health Professions. This means, if you are scheduled for a face-to-face class, your face-to-face class will now be virtual until January 31, but still begin on January 12. Most Maryland colleges have also adjusted their face-to-face start date and/or moved more classes to virtual instruction. 

    The Governor’s January 4, 2022, Proclamation reminds us that the situation is fluid and necessitates that we take swift action to protect the BCCC community. Therefore, while we have been encouraging your vaccination, we now require it.  If you are a student in the Nursing and Health Professions who will be accessing the campus and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you are reminded that you cannot come to campus. Please note the following common COVID-19 symptoms:

    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue Muscle or body aches
    • Fever or chills
    • Headache
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat

    BCCC continues to host a CVS clinic on the campus and community members may get COVID tested on campus at no cost; we may also have vaccinations available again onsite.

    If you have any questions about this guidance and/or technology resources, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at VPSTUD@bccc.edu. Thank you all for choosing BCCC. 

    Best Regards,

    Debra L. McCurdy, PhD
    Baltimore City Community College