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EGCC to keep classes online through April 6

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College students will continue to learn online, at least for the foreseeable future.

The college announced Thursday in-person classes have been postponed at least through April 6. Faculty and staff working from home will continue to do so, the college said.

EGCC had originally suspended in-person classes through March 30, but extended the ban in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order. Administrators continue to monitor the situation and as new guidelines and orders are issued by the state, adjustments will be made.

“Our guiding principle throughout this crisis is to put our students first and do everything we can to ensure their academic success,” EGCC Interim President Michael Geoghegan said in a statement. “Our staff and faculty have been determined to support our students during a truly challenging time for us all, and everyone is doing incredible work.”

As a result of its investments in online education during the last four years, 88 percent of EGCC students were already taking online classes. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the college transitioned an additional 54 classes from in-person to online. Students may register for online classes through today.

“We appreciate the patience our students have shown us as we continue this transition to online learning and take appropriate action to keep our community healthy and safe,” Geoghegan said. “It has not been easy, especially as our students, staff and faculty face challenges in their personal lives, but we are proud that everyone is working together to find solutions.”

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