COVID-19 Updates

For additional information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Access to Virtual Support Services for Students

01/26/21

February 1, 2021 Return to Campus

The North Central Region (Region 2) has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This supports our return to campus in accordance with course syllabi on February 1, 2021.

Students should check their syllabus for each course to determine the meeting schedule, and review emails from course instructors about return to campus. While on campus, students should continue with current practices in place to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including the following:

  • Wear your mask over BOTH mouth and nose from the time you exit your vehicle until the time you return to it with the only exception being to remove it for eating and drinking
  • Stop at Campus Safety or the Front Desk to have your temperature checked and answer the questionnaire regarding symptoms
  • Use hand sanitizer BOTH before and after you record your temperature and symptoms responses on the computers provided
  • Maintain a social distance of six feet between yourself and others
  • Complete the COVID-19 Form if you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, have been exposed, or have traveled outside the United States in the last 14 days.
  • Work with your faculty if you have COVID-19 related issues to assure progress toward meeting course requirements
  • Do not move the furniture closer together in gathering spaces such as the Library and Student Commons – it has been placed to maintain social distancing
  • Classroom occupancy is still restricted to the six-foot radius to minimize droplet spread

As the effects of the pandemic are improving, it is important to let students know that there is no plan to implement the Withdraw COVID option during the spring 2021 semester.

01/21/21

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 01/21/21 

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
   2021 2020   2021 2020 
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 1  0 2  0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 3  56 0  11
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
6  0 0  0
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
3  253 2

65

01/15/21

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 01/14/21 

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
   2021 2020   2021 2020 
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 0  0 2  0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 3  56 0  11
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
0  0 0  0
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
0  253 0

65

01/06/21

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following report is provided:

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act

01/05/21

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following 45 Day report is provided:

Methodist College CARES Act 45 Day Report (pdf)

12/17/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 12/17/20


COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 0 0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 55 11
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
0 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
253 63

12/10/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 12/10/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 3 1
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 51 10
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
0 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
253 62


12/3/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 12/3/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 5 2
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 44 9
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
6 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
248 61


11/20/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 11/20/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 6 1
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 33 7
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
11 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
231 56

11/19/20

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following 45 Day report is provided:

Methodist College CARES Act 45 Day Report (pdf)

11/13/20

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following report is provided:
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act

11/12/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 11/12/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 9 3
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 26 4
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
13 7
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
216 4

11/11/20

Methodist College is committed to making the best decisions possible in support of mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus among our students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, with the rise in cases in Central Illinois, college leadership have made a decision to suspend clinical experiences for all nursing courses effective Monday, November 16.

Nursing students should monitor their D2L and email for communications from faculty. Clinical experiences will be replaced with alternative assignments in accordance with faculty instructions.

As previously communicated, face-to-face classes will transition to remote methodology on Monday, November 30 and continue through the end of the Fall 2020 semester. Final examinations will be delivered remotely in accordance with faculty instructions.

However, we will continue to hold on-campus laboratory and regularly scheduled simulation experiences through the end of the semester.

Social Work field placement experiences will continue, as they are being conducted remotely.

We will also be monitoring the executive orders of Governor Pritzker in the event there are any changes to the Restore Illinois phases. We continue to be in Phase 4 presently, but this could change if there is a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in our region.

As a reminder, there are resources available to students, including the Center for Student Success, the OASIS (Office of Access, Support, and Inclusion Services), and the Library. The following link will provide more information: Virtual Support Services. Please check in with your faculty and academic leadership as needed to support your diligent work to achieve success through the end of the semester. These are challenging times, and the college will provide support and guidance to the greatest extent possible.

11/05/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 11/05/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 3 2
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 23 3
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
23 1
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
191 45


10/29/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 10/29/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 3 0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 18 3
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
16 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
173 44


10/22/2020

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 10/22/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 6 0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 14 3
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
11 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
148 42


10/15/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 10/15/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 3 0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 13 3
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
10 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
137 35


10/08/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 10/08/2020

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 1 0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 12 3
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
16 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
125 32

10/5/20

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following 45 Day report is provided:

Methodist College CARES Act 45 Day Report (pdf)

10/1/20

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through10/01/2020

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 2 0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 10 3
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
23 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
104 29


9/25/20

Update on Fall 2020 Semester and Spring 2021 Start

Methodist College continues to plan learning experiences in a way that protects, to the greatest extent possible, the health of our students, faculty, and staff. We need to be particularly vigilant during the months of December and January, as these are the months in which the number of influenza cases have peaked in the past. There is concern that the COVID-19 virus might also peak during these months.

The following changes to delivery of course materials do not in any way affect the on-campus availability of support services for our students, including the Office of Access, Support and Inclusion Services, Academic Advising, Center for Student Success, Library, and Testing Center. Please continue to access these services to support your mastery of course content and to enhance your learning experiences at Methodist College.

FALL 2020 SEMESTER PLANS

Methodist College will not hold face-to-face classes on campus after Thanksgiving and before February 1, 2021. The following dates are of great importance to our students.

 FALL 2020 DIDACTIC/THEORY COURSES

  1. No face-to-face classes between the dates of November 30, 2020 and January 31, 2021.
  2. Final exams will be delivered online with remote proctoring as indicated by faculty members.

FALL 2020 CLINICAL, PRACTICUM, FIELD PLACEMENT, INTERNSHIP, SIMULATION, LABORATORY SESSIONS:

  1. Fall 2020 clinical, practicum, field placement, internship, simulation, and laboratory experiences will continue to be held in person through the following dates in accordance with course syllabi:
    • LastDay for Full-Term Classes – December 7, 2020
    • Last Day for 2nd 8 Week Classes – December 13, 2020

WINTERIM 2021 JANUARY 4 – 8

  1. Didactic/Theory Courses – Online
  2. Clinical, Practicum, Field Placement, Internship, Simulation, Laboratory Sessions will be in person in accordance with the course syllabus.

SPRING 2021 SEMESTER BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2020


SPRING 2021 DIDACTIC/THEORY COURSES

  1. Spring 2021 classes will begin as scheduled on January 11, 2021.
  2. These courses will have all content delivered in an online format in accordance with the course syllabi through January 31, 2021.
  3. In person didactic classes will begin on February 1, 2021 in accordance with the course syllabi.

SPRING 2021 CLINICAL, PRACTICUM, FIELD PLACEMENT, INTERNSHIP, SIMULATION, LABORATORY SESSIONS ON CAMPUS:

  1. Full Semester, First 8 Week, Nursing Assistant experiences begin in person January 11 in accordance with the course syllabi
  2.  Second 8 Week experiences begin in person March 12, 2021 in accordance with course syllabi

NOTE: Illinois is presently in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan established by Governor Pritzker. If there were to be any changes to the status of this plan, such as going back to Phase 3, Methodist College will make changes in accordance with these directions. Likewise, if the Illinois Board of Education were to make changes, we would respond and communicate with students.

If you have any questions about these plans, please Dr. Deborah Garrison at dgarrison@methodistcol.edu.


09/24/2020

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 09/24/2020

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 1 0
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 9 3
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
19 2
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
88 26

09/21/2020

Methodist College COVID-19 Statistics through 09/17/20

COVID-19 Cases and Quarantines Students Staff
Current Confirmed Positive Cases - Isolating Off-Campus 1 1
Past Confirmed Positive Cases - Who Recovered and Returned 9 2
Currently Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
(Not Confirmed Positive Cases)
14 3
Previously Quarantined Due to Close Contact Exposure or Symptoms
Have Since Returned to Classes/Work
72 24

9/2/2020

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following 45 Day report is provided:

Methodist College CARES Act 45 Day Report (pdf)

8/26/20

Updated Mask Requirements

As colleges and universities across the country return to on-campus learning, there are more and more reported instances of COVID-19 outbreaks on campuses. 

While we are confident in the health and safety practices the college has already put in place, we believe that we need to tighten our mask-wearing policies to ensure we keep each other safe.

Effectively immediately, masks will be required at all times, in all spaces at the college, including parking lots and outside seating areas. 

Exceptions to this requirement include:
Private offices 
Inside of vehicles 
When eating or drinking (but please maintain social distancing when doing so) 
In personal residence hall apartments

Our continued success this fall depends on all of us practicing healthy and safe behaviors on campus and in our everyday lives, including off-campus, in the evenings, on weekends, and in our social activities.

Thank you in advance! We are confident that if we all follow these mask-wearing practices, we can finish the semester STRONG!

Return to Campus

The FALL 2020 SEMESTER is here! Welcome to all of our new and returning students! 

We are delighted to have each of you back on campus, and we are dedicated to providing outstanding education and support services. Please check your CAMS account for course delivery information, as any changes will be reflected through our student information system.

As we adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be exercising an abundance of caution to reduce any exposure of our campus community to the virus. Methodist College is dedicated to the safety and well-being of the college’s students, faculty, and staff. We are an institution of higher education and we are committed to creating a strong learning community. We will make immediate adjustments to course delivery in accordance with the State of Illinois Restore Illinois Plan, if necessary.

Health Screening and Safety Measures:
Each of us will:

  • Have our temperature checked upon entering the building
  • Certify that we are symptom free and record temperatures in the computer-based system provided
  • Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer often
  • Wear masks consistently, especially if social distancing is difficult
  • Avoid coming to campus when we are experiencing any signs or symptoms or if we have been exposed to person who has tested positive for COVID-19

NOTE: Methodist College is putting stringent cleaning schedules in place to maximize sanitization of the campus space.

Notify Human Resources (HR)
Anyone sick or experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (see below), who has had direct contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or who is being tested for COVID-19, MUST contact Methodist College HR immediately at HR@methodistcol.edu.
Symptoms to be reported include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea; OR
  • Been advised self-isolation by healthcare provider in the last 14 days
  • Traveled outside the US within the last 14 days
  • Traveled on a cruise ship in the past 30 days

Managing Class Attendance and Learning Experiences during the Fall Semester
If you have a pre-existing health condition or other documented factor that places you at risk and may preclude your class participation, please provide a note from your healthcare provider to the Dean of your Division. Accommodations will be provided to any student who is restricted from attending face-to-face learning activities. Our students may have other circumstances that include issues with childcare or school schedules due to COVID-19. If you are impacted by any of the above circumstances, please complete the Google Survey at: https://forms.gle/LVikQUDrLQdbyc4Q7 .

If you are impacted in the above categories, please continue to be responsible for the learning activities associated with your course(s) as outlined in the course syllabus. If you are participating in learning experiences remotely due to issues related to COVID-19, you will not be impacted negatively, when you have communicated with faculty as indicated above.

Student support services, including the Center for Student Success, the Office of Access, Support, and Inclusion Services (The OASIS), Academic Advising, Library, and Testing Services remain available to students. Please visit their web pages for more information.

Methodist College is installing professional-grade audiovisual equipment in each classroom so faculty can broadcast via Microsoft Teams. If enrollment is too large for a socially distanced classroom, we will broadcast to a nearby classroom. This also affords students who must self-quarantine the opportunity to continue to receive instruction. You must notify your faculty member(s) in accordance with the syllabus if you will not be present.

Please check your computer to be sure it has a camera if you will be taking a course in a fully online or hybrid format. Also, be sure you have access to WIFI. Students are always welcome to come to campus to use the Student Computer Lab and WIFI when the campus is open.

Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week when the college is open.

We are looking forward to having you on campus! Here’s to a fantastic Fall 2020 Semester!

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
Human Resources: HR@methodistcol.edu
Dr. Pam Ferguson, Dean of Nursing: pmferguson@methodistcol.edu
Dr. Eileen Setti, Dean of Arts and Sciences: esetti@methodistcol.edu
Dr. Deborah R. Garrison, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs: dgarrison@methodistcol.edu

7/3/20

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following 45 Day report is provided:

Methodist College CARES Act 45 Day Report (pdf)

7/1/20

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Implementation

As part of Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, Methodist College has started holding some on-campus laboratory, simulation, and clinical classes. Methodist College is requiring the following actions of all students, employees and visitors:

  • Please do not come to the campus if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness
  • Please stop by Security to have your temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 100 degrees F will not be allowed to proceed past the screening.
  • Please wear face coverings into and out of the building, and while inside building, especially when you cannot maintain 6 feet of separation between you and another person.
  • Please maintain social distancing while in the building.

The following are not open at this time: the library, fitness center, recreation center and computer labs. Printing is available in E215.

Students are able to come on to campus to study in the Student Commons, but must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.

The Campus Store is currently open Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers must wear masks and observe social distancing.

As a reminder, the library, OASIS, testing center, advising office and the Center for Student Success may be contacted through the Virtual Services resource page.

The college has implemented various working groups to develop processes and procedures for the start of the fall semester that will be in compliance with recommendations of the CDC, the State of Illinois, and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

6/24/20

In compliance with guidelines of the CARES Act, the following 30 Day report is provided:

Methodist College CARES Act 30 Day Report (pdf)

6/4/20

Methodist College officials today announced their plans for the fall 2020 semester. The college intends to be open for the fall 2020 semester with courses delivered as planned in a full range of formats to best support student learning. Courses will be delivered in a variety of formats, including: 

  • face-to-face in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings;
  • completely online in selected programs and courses; and
  • blended format including a mix of face-to-face and online methodologies. 

“As one would expect from a College dedicated to health sciences and human services, we will follow all public health guidelines to minimize any exposure to the COVID-19 virus, as outlined in the Restore Illinois plan issued by the Office of Governor JB Pritzker,” stated Dr. James Dire, Methodist College chancellor. “This means occupancy in our classrooms will be limited to accommodate the 6-foot radius required for social distancing, and masks will be the norm when there is any limitation to social distancing.”

In addition, Dire stated, there are plans underway to install interactive video technology in the classrooms to give faculty additional options for their course delivery.

“We will continue to monitor the guidance from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Governor Pritzker’s office, to base decisions on opening in the fall as described above on the fact that Illinois moved to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan on May 29,” said Dr. Deborah Garrison, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “With the downward trend in new cases of COVID-19, and the capacity of health systems to respond to any future surge, it is anticipated that Phase 4 will be announced mid-summer. If there were to be any changes in these trends, there could be new public health guidance issued that could preclude a return to campus. Methodist College faculty are prepared for a return to online instruction, if needed. College administrators are committed to implementing public health measures to support the well-being of students, faculty, and staff.”

4/24/20

Methodist College has applied for funding that has been allocated to the college under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding will allow the college to provide grants to qualifying students using specific guidelines as outlined by the US Department of Education. When the college receives approval of our application, we will begin disbursement of the funds to qualifying students under the DOE guidelines.

4/16/20

The following information pertains to adjustments for the May Term and Summer I & II terms:

THEORY COURSES
These are courses that consist of theory only with NO credits hours assigned for laboratory, practicum, clinical, field placement, or internship.

Instructional Strategy: These courses will be held online for the entire summer. If these courses are scheduled to include on-campus sessions, we direct students to hold those times available for synchronous (e.g. faculty and students meeting virtually at a set time) learning sessions on Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or other platform. In this manner, faculty can meet with students to support instruction at set times during the day.

After the shelter-in-place order is lifted, we understand that students may prefer to attend class as planned in the classroom. Therefore, if 100% of students independently verify their approval to return to seated instruction (if the course was listed originally as in-seat or hybrid) the faculty, at their discretion, may return to classroom instruction. Care will be taken to assure each student provides input privately.

NON-THEORY COURSES
These courses include those courses with credits dedicated to laboratory, clinical, field placement, practicum, and internship.

Instructional Strategy:  Unless the State of Illinois lifts the shelter-in-place order prior to the beginning of the summer terms, these courses will begin instruction using online, virtual, or alternative learning assignments. We know that there are many important skills that are learned through being in these real-world settings. Therefore, if the order is lifted at any point after the summer semester begins, students will have one week, or five business days, to prepare for instruction in the originally assigned mode. This grace period is intended to afford time for students to relocate back to the Peoria area if necessary.

QUESTIONS
Please address questions specific to the appropriate area of study to the Academic Deans. These include Dr. Pam Ferguson (pmferguson@methodistcol.edu), Dean of Nursing, and Dr. Eileen Setti, Dean of Arts & Sciences (esetti@methodistcol.edu).


4/8/2020

Due to the extended Stay-At-Home order, the following Methodist College events have been cancelled or postponed:

  • All April 2020 MC Reads Activities - CANCELLED
  • April 24 - Scholarship Breakfast - CANCELLED
  • May 15 -16 Commencement and associated activities - POSTPONED
  • May 20 - Wellness Forum - CANCELLED
  • June 22-26 - Learn and Serve Summer Camp - CANCELLED

4/1/20

Methodist College Announces Extension of Online Learning Through the Remainder of the Semester

In compliance with the announced continuation of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Executive Order through April 30, Methodist College has announced the extension of online learning through the remainder of the spring semester. Faculty will continue with online instruction and alternative assignments for clinical, laboratory, simulation, and practicum experiences.

Methodist College staff are providing virtual services for counseling, advising, library support, tutoring, coaching, technology support, financial aid, and billing. The college's testing center is providing ADA accommodated testing and make-up testing.

On March 25, the college announced the postponement of the spring commencement ceremony and associated activities. College administrators are in the process of determining alternate opportunities to celebrate the students' accomplishments.
 
There are limited personnel working at the college's campus. The main telephone number at (309) 672-5513 will be answered between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The college will continue to operate under modified hours of operation from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days per week with restricted access to the campus, unless by appointment.