LBCC to Move Most In-Person Classes Online By March 18
In response to COVID-19 LBCC is taking precautions to protect the campus community’s health
Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, the Long Beach Community College District will move most classes online by Wed., March 18 in order to limit the transmission of the Coronavirus COVID-19. In addition, Long Beach City College will be postponing all District-sponsored events where the public has been invited.
The changes listed below will be in effect from Thurs., March 12, through Sun., April 12. Any change to this timeline will be made at a later date, in response to information gained from public health officials:
- By Wed., March 18, LBCC will convert most in-person classes to temporary remote instruction wherever possible through Canvas, ConferZoom, and other modalities. LBCC students and faculty can find helpful guides to assist them at www.LBCC.edu/Coronavirus. The anticipated date of return to campus is Mon., April 13. However, this date may change as this health crisis continues to evolve. LBCC will update the campus community on the date of return.
- From Thurs., March 12, through Sun., April 12, events sponsored by Long Beach City College where the public have been invited will be postponed. This action is to reduce the number of events where a large mass of people are gathering to help slow the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit www.LBCC.edu/Coronavirus for a full list of events that have been postponed. Exceptions to this is the March 16 Personnel Commission meeting, and the March 25 Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees meeting. This move to postpone District events does not impact events that have been organized by non-LBCC organizations.
- Long Beach City College is not closing. College facilities will remain open, and operations will continue normally.
“The health and safety of our campus community is paramount,” said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. “As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been urging the practice of social distancing to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, LBCC is making the proactive decision to move most of our classes online. LBCC continues to monitor this situation and I want to thank all of our students, faculty and staff in advance for their patience and flexibility as we navigate this extraordinary situation together.”
In addition, the LBCC COVID-19 Response Team was formed to work through issues related to this evolving health crisis, including bringing in extra cleaning crews to perform a deep clean of areas that people on campus touch frequently, ensuring that the College has ample stock of cleaning supplies, implementing the plan for the College to move most classes online, and provide business continuity.
Please visit LBCC’s Coronavirus COVID-19 website at www.lbcc.edu/coronavirus for COVID-19 resources and tech guides for students, and faculty.
About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students each semester. The education program’s primary purpose is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, entry into work or career development, and to support businesses in economic development. Long Beach City College serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon. Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities.