March 12, 2020 - 6:29pm
POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College administrators continuously evaluate the Coronavirus situation as the state provides updates.
“We are closely monitoring the updates and concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” Pearl River President Dr. Adam Breerwood said. “At this time the college will be closed next week for spring break. We will resume our normal class schedule on Monday, March 23rd.
“PRCC is in regular contact with Mississippi Department of Health and local health officials to ensure the well-being of our students, faculty and staff. Please stay up to date by visiting prcc.edu/coronavirus and following our institution’s social media sites.”
Based on developments with the Coronavirus, the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges has announced the suspension of all practices and competition for all sports through March 30.
The NJCAA has already announced the postponement of all championship events until April 20, including the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, which was scheduled to start Monday in Hutchinson, Kansas.
"Due to the concerns surrounding the safety and security of our student-athletes and those involved with Division I and Division II NJCAA championships, we are postponing the tournaments and maintaining a fluid mentality to see these tournaments take place with a tentative start date," NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker said. We have two main objectives in this situation - first and foremost is to protect the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, college personnel, and fans. Second is to make sure our student-athletes receive the national championship experience that they have worked so hard for.”
According to the NJCAA, start dates for all tournaments and championships will continue to follow state and local mandates, restrictions and regulations.
At this time classes are scheduled to resume as normal on Monday, March 23 following spring break.
Pearl River continues to encourage social distancing, frequent hand washing, staying home if you are sick and cleaning often used surfaces.
To stay up to date on all Pearl River related COVID-19 information visit prcc.edu/coronavirus and follow PRCC’s social media sites.
Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.