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Columbia-Greene Community College to be mostly online in the fall

May 27, 2020 6:30 am
While there are many reopening announcements these days after over two months of shutdowns, there are also a lot of not-reopening announcements. Columbia-Greene Community College officials, for instance, said most classes will likely stay online during the fall semester. School President Carlee Drummer said May 26 that a few types of classes may meet in-person, such as nursing, construction, science labs, and art, but everything else will be taught online. “This is still in flux, but that seems to be the direction we are heading in, as are all of the other SUNY colleges in the state,” Drummer said. Greenport Town Park will also remain closed to visitors until September due to the COVID-19 outbreak, town officials said May 26. Meanwhile, Columbia County continues to receive donations from citizens to pay for COVID-19 testing. Previously, the county received $32,275, and they just got $1,500 more: $500 from Camp Scatica in Elizaville, and $1,000 from Dr. Michael and Mary Brabeck. “The outpouring of support from the community to assist the county in the fight against the coronavirus has been heartwarming—we thank everyone,” Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Murell said. There were four more COVID-19 cases announced by Greene County on May 26. Columbia County did not announce any coronavirus positive cases on May 26.