Update: March 12, 2020
Coronavirus/Covid-19 update as of March 12, 2020
Message from President Knapp to Students
While currently there is only one presumptive positive case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in Maine, and the threat to us remains low, we are doing everything we can to be prepared in the event that situation changes. Currently, none of the Maine community colleges is planning to close. We have decided, however, that spring break will be extended one full week for students. This means classes will resume on Monday, March 30.
Faculty will be working to restructure courses to cover content since the semester will be not extended, developing a delivery system to prepare courses to be offered online, and, in case of lab or shop classes, determining what can be offered online, through simulation or hybrid. You should expect to hear from your instructors the week of March 23 about their plans for academic continuity. In the meantime, it is my hope you will enjoy break.
Additional information regarding residence life will be sent to students living on campus.
The Maine Community College System is posting regular updates and information about COVID-19. The answers to many of the questions you may have can be answered by visiting the MCCS COVID-19 information page. I encourage you to regularly check this page for updates.
We clearly find ourselves in a serious situation the facts of which change daily. Above I have outlined our current plans and I trust you will understand that there is a possibility that those plans may change.
I think we can all take some measure of confidence in the fact that our institution has at its core exceptionally competent professionals and we are doing our best to complete the semester with the least interruption as possible.
Scott E. Knapp
Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
[This message was emailed to all CMCC students, using their official CMCC email address, on March 12, 2020.]