LCC announces 'primarily remote' classes for start of academic year

The letter lists COVID infection rates as the main role in their decision to move some classes online.

Posted: Sep 7, 2021 10:44 PM
Updated: Sep 8, 2021 10:02 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- On Tuesday, Lane Community College announced the school is moving to primarily remote learning when classes return on Sept. 27, according to a release sent to faculty.

The letter lists COVID-19 infection rates as the main role in their decision to move some classes online. Officials said they’ll re-evaluate the possibility of returning after Oct. 24. They selected that timeline based on when health officials think the current surge will begin to taper off.

The college is looking to only have in-person classes for programs that require hands-on instruction, like health care fields and technical education.

In addition to the change with in-person learning. They also announced they'll be putting a pause on their vaccination requirement submission process. This also means they’ll be eliminating the philosophical and personal exemptions.

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