Collin College extends spring break due to coronavirus concerns

Collin College will extend its spring break until March 22 in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College will extend its spring break until March 22 in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Collin College will extend its spring break until March 22 in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Collin College will extend its spring break through March 22 in response to concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak.

This is a proactive measure, the college’s March 12 statement said, and there are no reported cases of the virus at Collin College.

The college's scheduled spring break is from March 9-13. Faculty and staff will work normal hours during the extended break that starts March 16, and business operations will continue as normal, the college said.

All student activities will also be canceled from March 16-22.

Collin College will will remain in contact with Collin County Health Care Service and will continue to monitor the situation, according to the college’s dedicated health page.


The announcement comes days after Collin County officials reported three confirmed cases of coronavirus on March 10. All three cases were found in Frisco.

Collin College reached this decision after discussions with local school districts and state and county officials, the statement said.

The college joined the Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Allen ISDs on March 12 in announcing the extension of their spring breaks.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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