Ivy Tech closing all campuses starting Friday evening ‘until further notice’

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is closing all of its campuses statewide, effective 5:00 PM local time on Friday, March 20. The closures are until further notice.

“As we continue to follow and learn more about the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with your safety in mind, we have decided to take further steps to lessen the risk for each of you and the communities we serve,” the school says.

The college says that it “will continue to operate and deliver instruction wherever possible virtually as previously announced.” Students will have virtual access to advising, testing, financial aid, and business office operations.

Students should use any of the following resources to get answers to your questions:

  • Visit ivytech.edu/coronavirus frequently to find answers to frequently asked questions about the ongoing response to COVID-19 and for campus-specific e-mail addresses you can use to get assistance
  • Stay connected on IvyLearn
  • Check MyIvy
  • Contact your instructor
  • Contact your advisor
  • Call 1-888-IVY-LINE
  • Visit www.ivytech.edu/chat

As for Ivy Tech’s employees, many can work from home. Of course, some positions do not fit a work from home arrangement. Those employees will receive further details on Friday, March 20.

The decision to close campuses statewide is a reversal from just a few days ago. Ivy Tech had said that its campuses throughout the state would remain open to ensure access to computers and other essential services for students. However, the number of coronavirus cases nationwide has climbed exponentially in a short period of time.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Bloomington Buzz.

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