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Copiah-Lincoln Community College plans to offer on-campus classes in fall

Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Mississippi’s other community colleges plan to resume traditional operations and classes this fall.

“It is Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s intention to reopen our campuses this fall and offer on-site instruction along with the traditional residential experience for our students,” Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon said.

Hulon said the school has been making preparations for the opening of the school’s Natchez campus and Co-Lin’s campuses in Wesson and Mendenhall.

“Our team has been busy doing a lot of background work to ensure we are ready to institute the necessary safety precautions in all areas of the college that will be part of the new normal as students return to campus,” Hulon said.  “We are being proactive in ensuring that our fall plans are fluid in the instance we need to react to stricter health guidelines and recommendations all while continuing to provide a quality education.”

The President Association of the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges released a statement about the resumption of on-campus classes Wednesday.

MACC President and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Dr. Mary S. Graham said all of the state’s community colleges are planning to welcome back students in the fall.

“Mississippi community colleges are looking forward to students returning to our campuses and dorms in the fall of 2020 for an exceptional college experience,” Graham said. “We are following recommended safety protocols to create safe learning, living, and working environments for all.”

The MACC system was forced to move to all online operations in mid-March due to COVID-19. Since that time, each community college in the state has organized committees and established protocols to safely restart traditional activities at their campuses.