All 23 community colleges in Alabama close campuses, go online


Calhoun Community College in Huntsville.


On-campus instruction at 23 institutions across Alabama have been moved to online teaching from March 17 to April 3 in response to growing concern around COVID-19 or Coronavirus.

The Alabama Community College System made the announcement on Friday following a stream of similar university announcements. The system also canceled all events, according to a statement from the system, and colleges with dormitories will “continue to provide basic services” to students who cannot return home.

Despite the restrictions, ACCS college will continue normal operations, according to the statement.

“Our students are our number one priority, and while our decision today to suspend courses is unprecedented it is a necessary precaution to ensure the health and safety of the more than 174,000 students we serve across the state,” said ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker in the statement. “Our ACCS response team continues to work closely with the Alabama Department of Public Health on this evolving issue and will continue to do everything we can to help stop the potential spread of COVID-19 in the state of Alabama.”

Instruction plans will be developed by each individual community college. For more information on other higher education institutions in the state, click here.