COVID-19 - News and Updates

May 13, 2020:  Gogebic Community College Updates

All GCC education and operations will continue through distance delivery and working remotely through Friday, May 15, 2020 per Michigan Executive Order.  

Click here for information on the CARES ACT

Classes/Instruction

Classes and labs will resume on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in distance delivery formats.  This mode of instruction will continue through the end of the spring semester, Friday, May 8, 2020.  A quality education and student success remain to be the major focus for GCC.  Instructors will continue to be in contact with you throughout the remainder of the semester. If you have any additional questions, please utilize the chat option available on the homepage, or call student services at 906-307-1212.

Events

Per executive order, all campus facilities are closed until further notice. 

Facilities

Per executive order, all campus facilities are closed until further notice. 

Ironwood campus: WiFi is available throughout all main campus parking lots. Drive up with your device and log in at any time to access the internet.  Wifi network and password are listed on all doors.

Copper Country Center: Students and/or faculty can access the internet in the BACK parking lot behind the Copper Country Center. The service extends to approximately the 12th row out (depth) of the parking lot. 

The college is taking extra precautions to keep our facilities clean to help protect our faculty, staff, and students, along with our community from the potential effects of this virus. 

Travel

Per executive order, all travel is being suspended until further notice. 

NJCAA Updates

Please follow this link to view updates from the NJCAA:

https://www.njcaa.org/general/2019-20/releases/20200316k2au00

 

Individuals are encouraged to make contact with GCC remotely whenever feasible.  Below is a link to our Faculty and Staff Directory:

Faculty and Staff Directory

 

If you have any questions, please email president@gogebic.edu, or call (906) 932-4231 for Ironwood or (906) 483-0070 for Houghton.

 

COVID-19:  An outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus named "2019 Novel Coronavirus" or "COVID-19" is affecting a large number of countries around the world, including the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring developments and updating information for the public.  

 

COVID-19 Symptoms:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

There is an ongoing investigation to determine more about this outbreak. Information will be updated as it becomes available. As a precaution, please follow these recommended guidelines from the CDCMost importantly, if you are feeling ill, please seek medical care right away by calling ahead. 

Informative documents courtesy of the Health Department: 

Sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019

Stop the Spread of Germs

 

Healthcare Contact Information

Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center: 1-844-568-0701

To prevent the spread of the virus and provide the most appropriate care to the communities we serve, Aspirus has established a call center for people concerned they might be infected with COVID-19. The dedicated line will be operational and staffed by live operators during the following hours:

  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday – Sunday

Additional Contact Information:  

  • Western U.P. Health Department (906-487-5545) - Mon - Fri from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Aspirus Grand View in Ironwood (906-932-2525)
  • UP Health System Portage (906-483-1000)
  • Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital (906-337-6500) 
  • Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center-Houghton Clinic (906-483-1860, located in the SDC).

 

Travel Advisories:

For the most up-to-date travel advisories—including a listing of Level 2 and Level 3 countries—please visit CDC's Information for Travel and the US Department of State Travel Advisories.

 

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