The following message was delivered to the campus community by Yakima Valley College President Linda Kaminski Friday, March 13, 2020.

To YVC Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Today, in the interest of public health, the Governor ordered all colleges, including YVC, to move to online instruction and restrict on-campus activity starting next week.

Yakima Valley College will be in full compliance with the Governor’s directive, transitioning courses and exams to an online format and offering reduced services starting Monday March 16th, and lasting through April 24th.

Throughout this period, Yakima Valley College will continue to educate and serve our students.

Next week we have three days of final exams before students go on spring break. Most final exams will be available online. We will work with students to remove any barriers to online access. Some courses, such as Nursing, may require hands-on exams that can only be administered in person. Those exams will be offered on-campus, but following the Governor’s directive to provide a safe distance between individuals. Students can expect further communication from faculty regarding the format of their finals.

Essential student support services will be available enabling students to register for Spring Quarter classes.

We hope these temporary changes will help slow the spread of this current public health threat.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Linda Kaminski

President, Yakima Valley College