In a move to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 amid a surging new variant, Thomas Nelson (becoming Virginia Peninsula Community College) is switching most of its classes from in-person to virtual for the first two weeks of spring semester – Jan. 10 - 21. Some in-person classes in career and technical programs, including allied health, and skilled trades courses will continue meeting on campus.
Faculty teaching in-person classes will use CANVAS to notify students in their classes about the specifics for class meetings during the first two weeks of the semester and provide information and resources to assist as needed.
Campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg will be open to the public, and offices will be staffed.
Faculty and staff will work with immediate supervisors to determine whether they will be expected to work on campus or telework until Jan. 21.
“As new variants of COVID-19 emerge and spread, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and those in our surrounding communities,” said President Towuanna Porter Brannon. “While the College remains committed to providing a quality educational experience for students, we also recognize that our learning and working environments, now more than ever, have an impact on our overall well-being. We ask for continued patience as we adjust to meet the demands of our students and communities amid this ongoing pandemic.”
For in-depth details about personal illness, confirmed exposure, positive test results, reporting infectious and/or contagious disease, please reference pages 29-30 of the College’s Return to Campus Plan here. As a reminder, Virginia’s Community Colleges Chancellor Glenn DuBois has mandated the use of masks inside all campus buildings and facilities, and this requirement will continue unless otherwise announced for spring semester 2022.