EICC plans for class scheduling COVID-19 adjustment

MUSCATINE, Iowa–With rising COVID-19 positivity rates in the community and in preparation for the college’s Thanksgiving break, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) has announced changes in its class delivery procedures for its Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community College campuses.

Beginning Nov. 9 and continuing through the end of the college’s fall semester, classes traditionally not requiring lab or hands-on involvement will move to online or live online delivery. Classes requiring hands-on instruction such as those in career training programs and the sciences will continue to meet on campus as they currently do.

From the beginning of fall classes, EICC has committed itself to the safety of its students, faculty and staff, and takes this action in response to health officials’ anticipation of an even greater surge in COVID-19 cases with the approaching holidays.

All college locations will continue to remain open with full services. To reduce the number of people in the college buildings staff will work on a rotating basis, alternating between working in the office and at home.

Registration for the college’s Winterim session and spring semester have gotten underway. Winterim offers a four-week term beginning Dec. 23 and, as in past years, will feature entirely online classes. The college’s spring semester begins Jan. 19 and will again provide students the choice of classes scheduled on campus, live online, and fully online.

For more information, or to register, go to eicc.edu or call toll free 1-888-336-3907.