Del Mar College has extended Spring Break by one week with classes anticipated to resume Monday, March 23 in an effort to help contain the potential spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
In an email sent out to students and staff, no one should report to any of the Del Mar College campuses or buildings, as they will be closed to the public during this designated time. Key staff will be notified individually if they are expected to report to work at an earlier time.
This extension will encourage social distancing until DMC learns more about the virus and how it affects our region. The intent behind adding to the break is to also allow staff planning time for the possible transition of traditional, face-to-face classes into online settings.
“Since current online classes are isolated and do not promote public gathering, they will remain on schedule and proceed as normal,” Lorette Williams, executive director of communication and marketing, said in the email.
The White Library on the East Campus, is also closed to the public and is anticipated to remain closed the scheduled date.
As a reminder, if you have traveled abroad, are feeling sick or feel that you might have been exposed to the disease, please stay home and seek appropriate medical attention. Do not report to class or work until you have been properly released.
For any additional questions related to COVID-19, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/default.aspx. Del Mar College also has a web page for college-related updates at https://www.delmar.edu/offices/cro/cv/index.html.