Dyersburg State Community College today announced an extension for spring break, transition to an online format for classes and delayed registration for the upcoming term amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

No known cases at DSCC locations have been reported, but the college said it was taking the steps to address growing concerns for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.


Spring break will be extended through March 22 and all in-person lecture courses are scheduled to transition to an online format beginning March 23 through April 3. At that time, the college will decide whether it will continue in-person instruction or not.

The college will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates through a dedicated webpage at https://www.dscc.edu/coronavirus and will also utilize the RAVE Emergency Alert Notification System as needed for urgent updates to students, faculty and staff who are urged to log in to RAVE to add their contact information if they have not done so.

Students should check their MyDSCC email for updates from their instructor regarding labs, clinicals and technical programs. Alternate schedules will apply during this time. Computer labs will be open for students who do not have technology at home.

DSCC Online classes and TN eCampus classes will continue on normal schedules as planned.

Registration for May session and summer and fall semesters will be delayed one week and begin on March 23.

DSCC has locations in Covington and Gibson County in addition to its main campus.

For detailed information and regular updates, please check the DSCC website at https://www.dscc.edu/coronavirus.

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