Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information



COVID-19 Emergency Relief Support Fund

Donate to the BRCC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Support Fund to assist students, faculty and staff that have been financially impacted by this global pandemic.

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Online Resources

BRCC has compiled a list of resources to assist with online learning connectivity.

March 27, 2020

No-Cost Testing Service for Students: Respondus

As BRCC transitions to a fully online environment, the college will use Respondus to proctor all high stakes exams. There is no cost to students for this service.

March 26, 2020

BRCC introduces Virtual Student Center to remotely support students

The Student Affairs team at Baton Rouge Community College has created a Virtual Student Center that provides students remote access to information for all Student Affairs departments. The center allows students to communicate directly with Student Affairs staff through the discussion board, schedule virtual advising and counseling appointments, engage in student leadership activities, and explore career options. Current BRCC students will be able to access the Virtual Student Center through their Canvas accounts by selecting the course titled, Virtual Student Center.

March 23, 2020

Student Update: Spring Break; Recent College Actions Regarding COVID-19

An update for students. Spring Break begins Monday, March 23. BRCC will transition to online-only instruction delivery to students for the foreseeable future beginning Monday, March30.

March 20, 2020

Faculty/Staff Update: Recent College Actions Regarding COVID-19

An update for faculty and staff members. BRCC will transition to online-only instruction delivery to students for the foreseeable future beginning Monday, March30.

March 20, 2020

Faculty/Staff: COVID-19 Emergency Telecommuting Guidelines

Effective Thursday, March 19, BRCC will implement an emergency telecommuting policy, where employees will be required to work from home until April 12, 2020, to the extent possible.

March 17, 2020

Guidelines for BRCC Online

Welcome to BRCC Online. Guidelines for students and online classes.

March 16, 2020

Student Information Re. Transition to Online Classes

Teaser/Blurb: Information from the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for students as they prepare to transition to online classes.

March 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update to Faculty and Staff - Transition to Online Classes

The communication announces system-wide closure on Monday, March 16. All colleges will remain closed on Tuesday, March 17, except for essential personnel. Employees are advised to communicate with immediate supervisors to determine if you are required to report on Tuesday. On Wednesday, March 18, the college will re-open for all faculty and staff to report to work, as determined by their supervisor. All credit and non-credit classes will be cancelled beginning at 5 p.m. March 13- 21 to allow faculty to continue preparing courses for conversion to distance education/online learning. Spring Break will be moved up to the following week, March 23 - 29. Beginning Monday, March 30, through the rest of the Spring semester, courses that can be delivered in an online format, will be offered online. Classes that require hands-on-training and clinical experiences will resume under the practice of social distancing and modified hours. Additionally, effective immediately, the following have been cancelled until further notice: all in-state and out-of-state travel where large groups and crowds convene, all regular season competition for BRCC baseball and softball teams (until April 3), and all large-scale events (25 or more people) at the college.

March 13, 2020