VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – In-person classes for Bethune-Cookman University students will be delayed until February, according to the BCU President E. LaBrent Chrite.
The face-to-face classes will start on Feb. 15, but all courses will begin online on Jan. 11.
President Chrite said the move was made due to the recent positivity rates in the state of Florida and the United States.
Students' Return to B-CU's Campus is Delayed until February; Online Instruction Begins January 11, 2021 pic.twitter.com/BdXOv675d2— Bethune-Cookman (@bethunecookman) January 1, 2021
The Florida Department of Health reports the percent of positive results ranged from 9.93 percent to 26.32 percent the past two weeks.
The positivity rate was 13.27 on Dec. 31, according to the DOH.
“I know this decision causes distress, concern, and inconvenience. This is not how we had hoped to start the new year,” Chrite said.
Bethune Cookman will not have a spring break this year.
Students will be allowed to return to campus on Feb. 11,12 and 13.
BCU students will be tested for COVID-19 when return to school.