BEREA, Ky. (WKYT) – An announcement from Berea College states that their Administrative Committee has decided to cease instructional activities effective Friday, March 13.
Berea College announced instructional activities would cease on Friday, March 13.
A freshman just told me one of her instructors has scheduled their final before the end of the week that would determine their grades. According to the email, faculty will determine how to end their courses. @WKYT pic.twitter.com/FtJukZc68c— Shelby Lofton (@ShelbyWKYT) March 10, 2020
According to the statement, the decision was made to ensure student and employee safety in case of a COVID-19 case occurring on campus.
Instructors are being asked to find a way to bring closure to their classes by the closing date, and students are being asked to plan on returning home. A move-out day of Saturday, March 14 has been announced.
The statement also says commencement ceremonies will be canceled, or postponed to a time when it can be conducted safely.
According to a college official, seniors will still get their diplomas and be able to graduate.
The official also wanted to reiterate that college's decision was made “out of an abundance of caution” and that there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in Madison County.