College of the Mainland extends spring break through March 20 due to coronavirus

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Like many other public and higher-education institutions, College of the Mainland, which has a presence in League City, will extend its spring break through March 20 to minimize the risk of infection during the coronavirus outbreak.

There have been no reported cases of the virus in Galveston County, but the college is being proactive to keep students, staff and faculty safe, according to a release.

Students should not attend any College of the Mainland campus of classroom instruction the week of March 16-20. However, senior, executive, custodial and IT staff should report to work March 16, the release reads.

Furthermore, instructional leaders are expected to return March 17, and faculty should return March 18 for training on how to deliver online teaching.

All other employees should not report to work next week. All employees will be paid for the week, however, the release states.

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