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State Center: Classes Will Remain Online Until Next Fall



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State Center Community College District classes will remain online through the summer due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and campus gatherings will be banned through June, Chancellor Paul Parnell announced Monday.
Graduating students may still be able to celebrate getting their diploma, although celebrations may be virtual. Parnell encouraged them to hold onto their graduation gowns for now.
The district initially had announced that the campuses would be closed through April 27, but on Monday Parnell announced that the closure is being extended.
Nursing and first responder classes will continue, but with social distancing in effect. The extended closure was recommended by the state community colleges chancellor, Parnell said.

Fresno State Closure Unchanged

State Center enrolls more than 67,000 students on five college campuses and college centers in Fresno, Tulare, and Madera counties.
Fresno State has not announced any changes to plans to continue classes online through May 22.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email