News Garrett College To Move Credit Classes Back To Online Format Beginning November 17th - Garrett College

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Campus News

November 11th, 2020

Garrett College to move credit classes back to online format beginning November 17th

Decision in response to rising COVID-19 cases in County, area

Garrett College officials announced on Monday that all credit classes will be moving to an all-online academic platform as of Tuesday, November 17th. Intercollegiate athletic activities will also shut down on Tuesday.

Based upon the rising Garrett County COVID-19 metrics (91 news cases since Friday and a state-high 14.2% rolling, seven-day positivity rate) and an increase in self-reports to the College, this decision aligns with the College’s COVID-19 Exposure Action Plan.

The College’s residence halls will remain open as planned through Tuesday, November 24th unless a change in the COVID-19 situation requires a change in the College’s housing strategy.

Main campus offices in McHenry will continue to be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with offices closed for service from 12 p.m. noon until 1 p.m. for lunch. Visitors are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments in advance (either virtual or in-person).

The College’s three outreach centers – the Career Technology Training Center in Accident, the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville, and the Southern Outreach Center in Oakland – will continue operating with variable hours. Individuals are encouraged to call ahead prior to visiting these locations.

The Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex (CARC) will continue operating on its current schedule unless a change in the COVID-19 status requires a change in the CARC schedule.

For the most up-to-date information on the College’s response to COVID-19, visit