Montgomery College announced that courses will continue with remote learning for the summer and fall 2021 semesters in a press release on Feb. 25. Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard also sent a memo to all students and faculty detailing the college’s operational plans for the upcoming semester.
Currently, classes are being held remotely at all Montgomery College campuses.
“With the health and safety of our students and employees at the top of our priority list, the college plans to offer 2021 summer session classes in remote format (our current status) or distance learning format,” Pollard said.
The statement also said that the college plans to begin the fall semester virtually as well, due to “the high level of uncertainty surrounding multiple health metrics.” A select group of hands-on learning experiences and lab courses will be provided in-person.
As vaccine distributions continue to evolve, Montgomery College will continue to consult its Coronavirus Advisory Team (CAT), local and state health authorities and CDC guidelines. A list of “safety markers” will be tracked throughout both semesters, including case tracking and outbreak data, preparation of Montgomery College campuses and facilities and on-site compliance with behavioral protocols.
Return to Campus metrics and safety markers will be updated weekly on the health and safety page of the college’s coronavirus website.