Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia's Community Colleges, said in a Friday letter to students that VCC schools will continue offering virtual learning through the spring semester.
"With the threat posed by the pandemic still very much upon us, this approach represents the safest and most prudent choice we can make to serve you this spring," DuBois said. "We will continue to follow the science in this matter and take guidance from public health agencies."
Classes that require face-to-face interaction, such as career and technical education classes, FastForward short-term training programs and some science classes with lab components, will be offered in compliance with mask-wearing, social distancing and other public health guidance.
DuBois added that several colleges are still adding campus Wi-Fi hotspots, often in parking lots, to provide students with high-speed internet access.
"We look forward to the time when more in-person classes can be offered safely. Until then, your community college is dedicated to helping you stay on track and earn the credentials and degrees that will prepare you for a great career and to provide for your family – and to do so as safely as possible," DuBois said.
To learn more about class options for the spring, click here.