CNMI community college makes online move due to Covid

1:09 pm on 13 August 2020

The only community college in the Northern Marianas will conduct 90 percent of its classes online for the upcoming fall semester because of the spread of Covid-19.

Northern Marianas College

Northern Marianas College Photo: RNZ Mark Rabago

Northern Marianas College said only 10 percent of the 247 classes for the upcoming semester would be on a face-to-face basis.

The semester begins next Monday.

In preparation for the semester the college has also made multiple upgrades to its campuses as part of the prevention measures.

These include the installation of plexiglass sanitation barriers at each office, the retrofitting of service counters and the installation of handsfree faucets, flush kits and soap and towel dispensers.

Floor markers and informational signage related to minimising the spread of Covid-19 have also been installed.

In addition, classrooms have been reorganised to maximise social distancing, meaning only nine students and an instructor will be allowed in a classroom at any given time.

Students and employees have also been told to self-screen at their homes before they come to campus.