Terra State postpones graduation as COVID-19 safety precaution
In an effort to keep the number of COVID-19 cases as small as possible, Terra State Community College will be postponing its Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony until further notice, limiting on-campus gatherings to 10 people or less and decreasing hours of operation.
In a statement Terra State President Dr. Ron Schumacher sent to his employees, “During this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Terra State Community College remains committed to serving our students, employees and communities. Now more than ever, knowledge is a powerful tool. Our goal remains to deliver the highest quality education possible in this rapidly evolving environment.”
Many Terra State employees have been working from home or come to campus on a rotating schedule with their department. “The department heads have been asked to limit the number of employees in each department following CDC recommendations on social distancing,” said Schumacher.
Students are currently on their week of extended spring break and will take the remainder of their courses online with a few exceptions. Students are encouraged to check their Terra State email and contact their instructors for more information.
While Terra State remains open, beginning Wednesday, March 18, hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday for all campus offices. The college will be closed on Fridays to allow for deeper cleaning across campus.
All are encouraged to visit terra.edu/covid19 for all details surrounding the college’s COVID-19 precautions.
“Sincere thanks are extended to all employees for your efforts, creativity, patience and flexibility,” said Schumacher. “It is in times like these that we find that we are all linked together for the best for our students and each other.”