Coast Community College District officials announced Sunday night that its three campuses will suspend classes for the next two weeks and urged students to stay home because of COVID-19.
The suspension starts today and runs through spring break. No formal plans for after spring break are available at this time.
“While there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Orange Coast College all classes, including online, have been suspended beginning March 16 through March 20 out of an abundance of caution, followed by Spring Break the week after as planned,” an emailed announcement said.
The email also requested students and the public not come to campus for the next two weeks.
There are no decisions about holding classes after spring break.
Along with the suspension of classes, the Student Health Center, the food pantry and all other services on campus have been suspended. A spokesman for the pantry said while they are technically closed to students they will give away what supplies they have if students come in.
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