Lone Star College extends spring break due to coronavirus

Lone Star College extended its spring break until March 23. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College extended its spring break until March 23. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College extended its spring break until March 23. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College System announced March 12 that it will be extending its spring break by a week due to the coronavirus.

According to a press release from LSCS, classes are planned to resume March 23.


"The LSCS administration is working closely with officials to finalize a plan for completing the rest of the semester with the least amount of disruption to a student's course of study," the press release said. "Internal planning is taking place among LSC administrators to ensure that our employees will not be adversely effected by this closure.

LSCS Chancellor Stephen Head said students and employees that have traveled to countries listed as on Level 3 Travel Health Notice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including China, Iran, South Korea and Italy, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Employees in this category are being placed under administrative leave and paid their full salary for the duration of the quarantine.

LSCS is reviewing options for graduation and is anticipating a decision in early April about the ceremonies. Students and employees are encouraged to monitor emails, websites and social media postings from the college for further updates.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.