COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020. Students will receive details on coursework from individual instructors. Faculty and staff will be issued guidance by supervisors. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

Coronavirus Update for Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I want to thank you for your resilience and adaptability at this time. In addition, I want to thank our faculty and staff for coming together to meet our commitment to student success. The College’s primary goal in responding to COVID-19 is now shifting toward social distancing and reducing traffic on campus.

To that end, this morning the College and the Faculty & Staff Federation have reached out to all full-time and adjunct faculty to ask them to work on strategies to move toward online learning and/or alternative instructional delivery methods for the remainder of the spring semester. There may be some courses that cannot be conducted virtually, and may have to meet in person.

To aid in this transition, the College is suspending all credit classes on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. During this time, the College will remain open, and academic and student services will continue to be available. Additional supplemental training has been made available to faculty and students, and additional resources to assist students with using Canvas will be distributed separately. Noncredit classes will continue unless otherwise instructed.

Given the quickly changing nature of this situation, you can expect more updates as developments occur. For the most up-to-date information, please continue to check this page for updates.

Sincerely,

Donald Guy Generals, Ed.D.
President