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The following is a press release from Alpena Community College

ALPENA, MICH. — Alpena Community College continues to monitor local, regional, and state sources related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and react accordingly. We are committed to the safety and health of our students, employees, and the community.
Yesterday (March 12), Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-5 which, among other things, closes all K-12 school buildings to students from Monday, March 16, until Sunday, April 5. ACC is working with partner high schools to determine the best course of action on current courses.
ACC has made the following decisions:
• All ACC courses offered in high school buildings are suspended for the duration of the K-12 school closure period (Sunday, April 5) unless students are otherwise notified by their instructor of other content delivery options.
• ACC will strive to deliver course content via remote learning when/where possible. Some courses may not be able to be delivered via remote learning, including some occupational and lab classes (e.g. Concrete Tech, Utility Tech, Nursing, etc.). Detailed information and instructions pertaining to each individual course will be communicated to students directly from the instructor via ACC email or Blackboard. Students should regularly monitor their student email, Blackboard, SchoolMessenger, and the ACC COVID-19 web page for updates.
• All current Online courses will continue as scheduled.
• All ACC courses are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17. This suspension will allow faculty time to transition to remote instruction so our students may successfully complete the semester.
• Park Arena and the Wellness Center on the Alpena Campus will be closed until further notice.
• ACC employees are expected to report to work unless they are ill.
• All non-ACC events held on the Alpena Campus have been cancelled through April 5.
ACC will continue to update the ACC COVID-19 web page each day (usually by 2:00 p.m.) to provide the latest information to students, employees, and the public.