IHCC moving to virtual learning for some classes

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 11:36 AM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -Indian Hills Community College will move to an online learning format for lecture-based classes starting Monday, November 23rd.

Indian Hills has seen 9 students test positive last week and 4 test positive this week. Indian Hills President Dr. Matt Thompson says the college has seen a spike in the number of students being tested about 13-15 a day compared to 3-5 a day earlier in the semester.

Any student who is exposed or tests positive is being quarantined inside Wapello Hall. And with Thanksgiving around the corner and the college moving online an offer is being given to students who go home for the holiday.

If you remain a full-time student you can stay and take classes from home and have your housing suspended from your enrollment.

“If they choose to stay home, we’re suspending their housing enrollment and we’re allowing them to remain at home. Just to kind of protect ourselves and our students and their families from having back and forth from campus to home and then back to campus.”

Dr. Thompson also stressed the importance of wearing a mask and staying home when you’re sick. IHCC will remain mostly virtual until January 3rd.

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