Wyoming Coronavirus: Community Colleges Extend Breaks, Prepare for Online Classes

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Six of Wyoming’s seven Wyoming colleges have announced changes to their spring break schedules to address the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Casper College, Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs and Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne also said that when the spring break extensions of one to two weeks end, most classes would be delivered online.

“After spring break, all classes will resume Monday, March 30 … via remote instruction or as otherwise communicated by your instructor,” Casper College said in a statement. “Remote instruction will be in effect through Sunday, April 12, but may be extended if necessary.”

At Sheridan College, officials announced spring break would be extended by two weeks, until April 5.

“This important step will allow us time to prepare for alternate delivery options as needed, to assess the impact of this pandemic on our colleges and ultimately minimize impacts to our local health care personnel and health care facilities,” said Walter Trimby, president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District.

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington extended its spring break by one week and Northwest College in Powell added several days to its break.

The University of Wyoming has also extended its spring break by one week and ordered faculty and staff to look offering classes online, if necessary.

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