Over the last few days, you have received communications regarding Morton College’s COVID-19 coordination and preparedness. Face-to-face classes will not meet on Saturday, March 14. March 23 through March 29, online and hybrid courses will only be delivered in an online format. All other instruction will be delivered remotely through online or alternative delivery formats that do not involve face-to-face instruction.
Currently, there are no known or reported cases of exposure to COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, on campus, and no students or employees have tested positive for the virus. The move to online courses is a precautionary measure.
While face-to-face classes will not be held, the College’s library will be open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during this period to provide students with computer and internet access. The 2nd-floor study area and rooms will not be accessible. Student IDs will be required to enter the Library. Attached you will find instructions on accessing your online courses, the Panther Portal and Blackboard.
Support services such as advising, counseling, and disability services will be available online.
All College-sponsored events between now and March 30 are canceled; some events may be rescheduled. The Fitness Center will be closed.
All staff and students should monitor the College’s website, the College’s portal, and Morton College email daily for updated information.
College officials have been monitoring the local situation with COVID-19 and are following all recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, and state and county public health departments. The College has a high standard of cleanliness for its facilities and on Saturday, March 21 there will be deep cleaning and sanitation of our facilities. We will continue to take additional measures to ensure a clean environment for the benefit of our students, employees and the community.
This is an unprecedented situation—one that has caused a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. We want to assure you that we are working diligently to ensure that our students have the support and resources they need to get through this challenging time. Please reach out to the Institutional Advancement Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of additional support.
Stanley S. Fields, Ph.D.