Butler County Community College is releasing the below statement tonight.
As you know, the current COVID-19 situation is changing daily — sometimes hourly. The safety and well-being of our college community is constantly in the forefront.
I cannot stress enough how proud I am of each of you. Like true Pioneers, we are navigating this crisis and keeping our students at the center of our decisions.
Best wishes to each of you and your families.
BC3 to close access tonight, begins remote instruction Monday
March 19, 2020
(Butler, PA) Access to all buildings and facilities on Butler County Community College’s main campus and at its additional locations is immediately closed to students, faculty, nonessential staff and the public until further notice in compliance with a statewide directive by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Wolf on Thursday ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to temporarily close their physical locations by 8 this evening as a precautionary measure with regard to COVID-19.
All BC3 employees will conduct college business remotely until further notice. Employees who are deemed essential will be granted administrative approval to access to BC3’s main campus and additional locations.
BC3 will move to remote instruction Monday, March 23, a format that will continue through the end of the spring 2020 semester.
All face-to-face noncredit workforce development, public safety, lifelong learning and adult literacy courses and trainings will move to remote instruction or have been canceled.
BC3’s closure of its main campus and additional locations does not impact remote instruction.
BC3 had previously canceled all college and public events scheduled to be held on its main campus and at its additional locations until further notice.
The college’s precautionary measures in advance of Wolf’s order were intended to protect the safety, health and well-being of BC3 students, faculty, staff and the community with regard to COVID-19.
Updates will be posted on BC3’s website at https://bc3.edu/services/coronavirus-2019.html.