North Idaho College announces plans to reopen

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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — North Idaho College administrators on Friday announced their plans to reopen.

Governor Brad Little announced the state would reopen in four stages, with stage one starting Friday. Based on this guidance, the college said the majority of remote work arrangements will continue through stage three of the governor’s plan, which is slated for mid-June.

However, stage two of the plan allows college operations that cannot be effectively conducted remotely to begin. This stage is set to begin May 16 and NIC administrators said, at that time, some students will return to physical learning spaces for courses that require hands-on learning.

“I want to stress, the governor’s plan expressly commits to re-evaluation, every two weeks, to determine if criteria specified in the plan are being met and if it is feasible to move from one stage to the next,” said President Rick MacLennan. “Likewise, we will adjust our planning and actions to follow the results and guidance from the state’s evaluations.”

More information from NIC can be found here.

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