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GRCC closing campuses

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 14:27:37-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is shutting down its campuses to students and most employees to "slow the spread of coronavirus."

The partial shutdown is effective at the end of March 18, according to GRCC this morning.

It includes the Grand Rapids and Lakeshore campuses.

GRCC suspended face-to-face instruction on March 11 until at least April 3.

The college will continue providing education through distance learning and support services remotely.

The move will allow a "very limited number" of employees to remain on campus.

GRCC said other workers will work remotely and continue to help with financial aid, advising and college support services.

“Being relevant and responsive means we are completely committed to providing our students the quality GRCC education they expect and deserve,” President Bill Pink said.

“We are just as committed to keeping our students and employees safe as we face an unprecedented, evolving crisis. We will be innovative and creative as we provide instruction and services in different ways. We will come out of this stronger as a college and a community.”