Camosun College says they will be moving away from face-to-face classes, as they join efforts to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The schools joins other post-secondary institutions such as the University of Victoria and British Columbia in moving to online instruction.
“Instructors will be in direct contact with students regarding transition and be available on campus on Monday,” said a statement from Camosun president Sherri Bell.
“Instructors are asked to plan the most appropriate alternative delivery method and assessment for their students using their own professional judgement. Instructors are also asked to communicate their plans for completing courses and assessment to their students as soon as possible and to their department chair by Friday, March 20, 2020.”
The full statement can be found here.
The school says their campuses, services and supports will remain open and available to students, but they will be taking measures to support social distancing.
On Friday UVic announced their decision to move from face-to-face to online instruction to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The schools are following the province’s advice on social distancing and large gatherings
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Friday it is now mandatory for all gatherings and events with 250 people or more to be cancelled.