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Yavapai College moving to online-only for rest of semester amid pandemic

“This is a decision that is being made in the best interest of the health of everyone,” said Lisa Rhine, President of Yavapai College.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. — All classes at Yavapai College will move to a fully online model due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to College President Lisa Rhine.

Most of the college's classes have already made the move to digital, but Rhine announced Monday that classes with face-to-face components will also be transitioning.

All college faculty and staff were also ordered to telecommute and were prohibited from entering the college's facilities until, unless they have approval from their vice president, Rhine said.

"This is a decision that is being made in the best interest of the health of everyone,” said Rhine. “We have done everything we can to continue to offer all of our classes and services in an online environment.” 

Along with the cancelation of classes, Rhine stated that many college services will also be canceled, including:

  • OLLI courses
  • Community Education Courses
  • Family Enrichment Center
  • The testing center at the Prescott and Verde Campuses

Rhine also stated that college student services would not be available in-person, but are operating remotely via video conferencing, phone and email.

She advised that any students who are having problems accessing computers, or internet services should contact the answer center at (928) 776-2149

“My heart goes out to our students during these difficult times," Rhine said. "Please know that we have made this decision using as much guidance and care as we can."

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