Mt. San Jacinto College began its fall semester Monday, even though the campus was all but empty.
About 98 percent of the school’s classes are online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement on the school’s website.
Automotive, nursing, and diagnostic medical sonography and other “hands-on” courses will be held on campus when necessary.
“We wish we could welcome all of our students back to our campuses right now,” said Roger Schultz, the school’s superintendent, and president, in the statement. “We ordered our campuses closed on March 13 because of COVID-19, and for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, we’ll remain mostly closed for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, we can welcome back our students in person soon.”
Fifteen thousand six hundred and 30 students were enrolled for the fall semester as of Monday, according to the statement.