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College of New Caledonia following UNBC example in suspending in-person classes due to COVID-19

New teaching methods will be explored in week ahead
College of New Caledonia (CNC) in Prince George. (via Hanna Petersen)

More Prince George and northern B.C. post-secondary students won’t physically be in classrooms starting Wednesday (March 18).

Just like UNBC announced yesterday (March 14), the College of New Caledonia (CNC) is also following suit in suspending most in-person classes this week in hopes of minimizing the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The week will also be used by staff to help find solutions and alternate forms of program delivery to close out the winter semester.

“Our campuses will remain open and services will continue to be provided, modified and reviewed as necessary while this situation continues to evolve,” said CNC President Dennis Johnson in a news release as this will apply to all six campuses.

“Online and alternate delivery will be adopted where practical, but this strategy is intended to support social distancing and lower on-campus density. During this time of transition our principle focus at CNC continues to be on the health and safety of our students and employees.”

CNC has also created a page on its website dedicated to updating students and faculty of COVID-19.

You are also encouraged to check out HealthLinkBC’s page for tips on reducing the risk of COVID-19.

PrinceGeorgeMatters will continue to update a running list of postponements and cancellations in Prince George as they progress.