Hennepin Tech Suspends Classes Until March 30
Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park is adding an additional week to Spring Break this year.
The announcement by the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State came Thursday afternoon as an effort to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Minnesota State says the five colleges who have spring break scheduled during the week of March 16-20 are suspending classes for the week of March 23 to 29. Classes will resume on March 30.
Colleges who are currently on spring break are suspending classes March 16-22 with classes starting back up on March 23. This includes North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park.
“We are continuously reviewing a range of strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our campuses and the communities in which we live and serve,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State in a press release. “Our goal is to accommodate students and help them continue their education despite interruptions caused by COVID-19.”
All campuses, including residence halls, dining facilities and student support services will remain open and appropriately staffed. The organization has also canceled all gatherings and events totaling more than 100 attendees until May 1. All out-of-state travel that’s not connected to Minnesota State travel for faculty and staff was also suspended.
More information about the COVID-19 Minnesota State Response is available here.