OTC outlines plan to resume 'normal operations' in late August
幸运飞艇跟人工计划To reassure students, Ozarks Technical Community College sent an email Wednesday announcing plans to reopen for the fall semester.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon said students, staff and faculty are looking forward to being together again on campus. "It is our intent to reopen this fall under normal operations, including all in-person lectures and labs."
Classes resume Aug. 24.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划The college shut down most of the campus and moved to online courses this spring due to the global pandemic. That approach is expected to continue this summer.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划"The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to adapt, and the skills we have learned this past semester will serve us well going forward," he wrote.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划Ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, are expected to require additional safeguards for the 2020-21 year.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划Despite the uncertainty that exists, Higdon said OTC has an advantage because of the way it is set up.
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"Unlike many colleges and universities, OTC is in a solid position to reopen as we do not have the additional worry of on-campus housing, athletic teams or large-scale dining services," he said.
Higdon told students in the email that the college will continue to work with local leaders and health care experts in planning for the fall semester.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划"Your safety is our number one priority, and I am grateful to our local leadership for their thoughtful approach to a gradual re-opening of our community," he said. "We will follow their lead as we re-open our campuses and centers, and we are mindful that we may need to adjust our plans as the COVID-19 situation evolves."
Claudette Riley is the education reporter for the News-Leader. Email news tips to email@example.com and consider supporting vital local journalism by subscribing. Learn more by visiting w2qx66.cn/subscribe.