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Vaccines Give Hope for Fall 2021 Return to Campus

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January 21, 2021 - 10:33 AM

COVIDVaccine bottlesDue to the increase of COVID-19 vaccines as well as advancements in understanding of the virus, Mt. San Antonio College officials are planning for a return to the physical campus in time for the Fall 2021 semester.

Since March, Mt. SAC has been primarily providing classes and services online due to the pandemic. Spring classes will continue to be held primarily online, giving time for the vaccines to become more widely available and the Return to Campus Task Force to plan for a safe return in consultation with public health guidance. A small number of programs are already holding limited labs on campus for first responder and essential worker programs that strictly follow public health guidelines. These in-person classes were allowed by public health officials, prioritized by the Instruction Office, approved by the President's Cabinet and vetted by the Return to Campus Task Force.

Dr. William Scoggins“The vaccines are a critical key to a safe return to the physical campus,” said Dr. Bill Scroggins, president and CEO of Mt. SAC. “While a complete return to campus life as we knew it before will take some time, these advances give us much needed hope for a more normal collegiate experience for our students this Fall.”

bottles o fvaccineWhile details for a Fall 2021 return to campus will not be available until later, Mt. SAC officials said they wanted students, future students, and employees to be able to plan accordingly.