Alabama’s community colleges will continue with online classes throughout the remainder of the spring semester, and commencement activities are postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alabama Community College System announced the extension of online-only classes Friday.
College campuses remain closed to public gatherings.
“Every decision concerning the operations of Alabama’s community colleges is being made with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators at the forefront,” said ACCS Chancellor Jimmy Baker in a statement. “While we couldn’t have imagined what this semester would look like for our colleges, I am incredibly grateful for the creativity, resilience, and commitment to learning shown by our faculty, staff, and students during this difficult time.”
ACCS colleges will offer summer courses, but it’s unclear whether they’ll be conducted in-person or online.
ACCS is awaiting guidance from local, state and federal officials before making that determination.