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

Good Afternoon BRCC Students,

Every day we continue to receive updates and information related to the COVID-19 situation. I am confident our BRCC Family will continue to respond proactively to whatever conditions we face.

Next week the college will be closed for Spring Break, March 23 – 29.

Beginning Monday, March 30, through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, BRCC will offer online-only instructional delivery to students for the foreseeable future. This includes all BRCC sites housing BRCC employees. We understand that some students have limited access to technology, and we will do our best to continue working with students through alternate means to serve them on a case by case basis. However, because of the fluidity of this crisis and our unified efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the use of instructional labs on all campuses will not be available for use by students until it is safe to do so.

Additionally, as we work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the difficult decision has been made to postpone spring graduation ceremonies until further notice. We understand and respect the hard work and sacrifices students and families have made to get to this point, and we will honor this achievement at a later date when it is safe to do so.

As we all work together to do our part in the national effort to flatten the transmission curve of coronavirus, please continue to follow the advice and guidelines shared from local, state, and national health agencies and officials.

· Practice social distancing (do not gather in groups of 10 or more)

· Cover your cough

· Wash your hands often and well

· Stay home, except for essential needs

Please continue to stay abreast of the latest information and developments. For updates on the state’s response to the coronavirus situation, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s website. Visit the BRCC website for the latest college-wide information.

Please enjoy your spring break, and we look forward to welcoming you back to finish the semester strong through our online environment on March 30. 


Willie E. Smith, Ed.D. Chancellor