MACC plans to resume traditional classes in the fall

Mississippi's 15 community colleges plan to resume traditional operations and classes on their campuses this fall, according to the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges (MACC).

"Along with much excitement about getting back to campus, all of our colleges are taking the proper precautions to help keep our students, faculty, staff and visitors safe and healthy," Steve Bishop said.

Bishop will soon begin a term as MACC's president. He's also the president of Southwest Mississippi Community College.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Mary Graham, current MACC president, said, "Mississippi community colleges are looking forward to students returning to our campuses and dorms in the fall of 2020 for an exceptional college experience. We are following recommended safety protocols to create safe learning, living, and working environments for all."

Individual colleges will announce updated operational hours and procedures in the coming weeks.