Jefferson Community College update…

WATERTOWN, NY — Jefferson Community College offices will be closed to the public on Friday, March 13, for a previously planned Professional Development Day. There are no classes scheduled for March 13.

As the College begins to implement protocols in support of reducing population density as directed by SUNY and state officials, College administration has shifted the focus of the Professional Development Day from the original agenda to a day that will be spent planning for the remainder of the semester.

At this time:

  • Jefferson Community College is open and classes will run as scheduled through Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

  • Classes on March 19 and 20 are cancelled. Spring Break will begin two days early, on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

  • Classes will resume on March 30, 2020.  Most on-campus face-to-face instruction will be suspended; details on distance learning are forthcoming.

  • The Business Symposium and Leadership Day scheduled for March 18 and the Women…Value Added presentation by MG Diana Holland scheduled for March 19 have been cancelled. Additional cancellations will be posted on the College’s website.

  • The College will remain open and all faculty and staff will report as usual.

  • Updates will be communicated to students, faculty and staff via email, the MyJCC portal, and here on the College’s website.

While there are no known cases of the coronavirus in Jefferson County at this time, the Coronavirus pandemic is an evolving issue, and the College will keep our constituents up-to-date as we put appropriate protocols in place to minimize potential risks to students, faculty and staff. We will continue to closely monitor and evaluate information and guidance provided by SUNY, along with state and federal agencies, in order to inform our decisions. We know our students, faculty and community partners, as well as the general public, have many questions now and in the weeks ahead. A College-wide task force is in place to address the challenges and ensure that Jefferson continues to fulfill the educational needs of our students.