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As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, Gateway Technical College has canceled classes March 16 to March 18, all campus events March 16 through April 13 and all college-related international and out-of-state trips until April 30.

The three-day class cancelation period will allow college faculty and deans time to complete their plan for instruction continuity. Traditional face-to-face courses will be delivered through online, synchronous online and blended methods for the rest of the semester. Program deans and faculty will reach out to students by their college email and the online learning management system Blackboard to indicate how those courses will be delivered to them.

“Out of concern for the health and safety of our staff, students and community, we’ve decided to continue face-to-face instruction through alternative means,” said Gateway Technical College Executive Vice President/Provost Zina Haywood. “Health and safety are our priority and we’re working within that framework to help our students continue their studies and complete on time and by the end of the semester.”

Gateway campuses will still remain open during this time.

Some of the larger Gateway events which have been canceled include EcoFest Racine and the college’s 2020 Student Design Show. The college’s International Travel office canceled three study abroad trips.

Full details can be found at www.gtc.edu/coronavirus

Haywood said that the status of future events and trips outside of the current dates will be reassessed in the coming weeks.

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