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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Coronavirus 2019 Disease Updates (March 19-23, 2020)

Provided by DMC College Relations Office

Please scroll down for updates, which are date and time stamped chronologically.

 

Del Mar College COVID-19 Update
Thursday, March 19, 2020 (5:48 p.m.)

 

Currently, all Del Mar College buildings, offices and classes are anticipated to remain closed until Monday, April 13, as a result of precautions related to the COVID-19 situation. While DMC facilities are closed, faculty and staff continue to work remotely.

DMC’s existing online courses are proceeding normally, and as many face-to face courses as possible are being transitioned into an online setting. All classes transitioned to online should be accessible to students on or before March 30. Students enrolled in courses being transitioned will be contacted by course instructors on or before March 30. 

Because this transition requires additional resources, we are asking students to respond to a survey to help assess their technology needs. Students can click here for the survey. We also urge students to login to their Canvas account and monitor the DMC website for frequent updates related to student support services and closure information.

In addition, we have compiled a list of free online resources that are available to our students. Click here to access the Student Resources Guide.

Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updates and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.

 

 

Del Mar College COVID-19 UPDATE
Friday, March 20, 2020 (5:15 p.m.)

 

Del Mar College continues to monitor and closely follow guidelines for institutions of higher education established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the COVID-19 situation. Precautions we’ve taken thus far include restricting public access to our facilities through April 13, transitioning face-to-face courses into online settings and shifting our employees to working remotely. As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide timely updates on our planning and decisions.

In addition to CDC guidelines, our efforts are aligned with executive orders announced yesterday by Governor Greg Abbott relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation, with some exceptions for instruction. In summary, the orders are designed to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state.

Classes transitioning to an online format should be accessible to students on or before March 30, and students will be contacted by course instructors by that date. 

At this time, we urge students to log into their Canvas account for information regarding their courses and frequent College updates. Click here to access Canvas.

Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updatesFrequently Asked Questions and our online Student Resource Guide. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.

 

 

Del Mar College COVID-19 UPDATE
Monday, March 23, 2020 (4 p.m.)

Del Mar College is currently open and conducting business online only, and facilities are restricted for public use through Monday, April 13, in accordance with COVID-19 precautions. Today, most College employees began the transition from working on-site to working remotely. Our goal is to ensure that as many current students as possible finish their courses on-time and on-schedule this semester.

As we continue to transition face-to-face courses to an online setting, we are asking students to respond to a survey to help assess their technology needs. Students can click here for the survey.

All courses transitioned to online should be accessible to students on or before March 30. Students enrolled in those courses will be contacted by their instructors by that date. We encourage students to log into their Canvas account and monitor the DMC website for information regarding their courses and frequent College updates. Click here to access Canvas.

Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updates and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.

 

 

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.