Clackamas Community College Raising Funds for Students Impacted by COVID-19

Clay Curtis
March 27, 2020

A Metro Vancouver college is warning students and staff about possible exposure after Fraser Health confirmed a student tested positive for COVID-19.

Many CCC students are from low-income homes and do not have access to technology to complete online courses, according to the college.

Douglas College says it can not release any other information to privacy reasons but says it has been in touch with the student, who is said to be doing well.

"Public Safety remains staffed 24/7, the health center remains available to see students in-person Monday-Friday 9 a.m.to 4 p.m".

The student's identity is being withheld to protect the privacy rights of the student.

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She also repeated her instruction that anyone who is arriving in Canada from overseas must self-quarantine in similar fashion. The current occupancy is 63 per cent overall, and the current occupancy of critical care beds is 54.8 per cent.

Lab activities were compressed whenever possible in each program and Thompson said most of that was completed last week.

Byerly said while the college can not know what the situation will be in August, they aimed to pick a "reasonable" date far enough in advance that holding an in-person commencement would be possible. I am grateful for the many ways students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends have helped Boston College in recent days through words and deeds; and I count on that in the future as well.

From an abundance of caution, and in order to comply with the governor's recent public request for everyone to take all measures possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19, WCC chose to extend Spring Break for students for at least a week. Frequently asked questions on several topics have been posted on the college website. There are now around 225 students approved to remain on campus, according to Annette Diorio, Vice President for Campus Life. Residence Life staff will work directly with these students.

CNC offers an inter-session semester that starts the second week of May and continues through to the end of July, but the college has yet to confirm whether it will indeed offer classes for the summer term.

We are thankful for everyone's understanding and cooperation as we work through this admittedly hard time with dedication, with care for each other and with continued focus on our mutual mission - our students' education, the very important goal that we are here to accomplish. "We're all learning as we go along and I'm proud of the way the staff, the faculty and the students have risen to the occasion, taking really seriously our responsibility to keep each other safe and to be able to still be educating our students".

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