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Local colleges adjust to pandemic atmosphere

Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 4:22 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) -

Summer C session began at Gulf Coast State College Thursday where some classes are taking place in person. Officials say there are precautions in place to keep students and staff safe.

School officials said some classes are offered online but others have to be in person, like labs or health science programs with clinical settings.

Masks are required in buildings and classrooms where social distancing isn’t possible.

“We have sanitation wipes or spray in every room. Our janitorial staff Is doing an amazing job with sanitizing the rooms at night and in the evening. For where those classes and labs are happening, we have a janitorial staff assigned just to that building so we can ensure cleaning takes place,” Gulf Coast College Executive Director of Community Engagement Katie McCurdy said.

Over at FSU PC, the FSU Board of Trustees approved the Fall 2020 plan for reopening. FSU PC Dean Randy Hanna said the school looks forward to having as many face-to-face classes as possible. According to the plan, only 25-50% of classroom space will be used and entry to buildings will be regulated and monitored.

The whole plan can be found here.

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