The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted life as we know it. As of this date over 90% of Americans are under a stay-at-home order from their governors, restaurants have either gone to curbside or drive-thru service or closed until further notice, and millions of students are at home trying to navigate online classwork. As of this date, Texas students may be able to return to the classroom on May 4, but one institute of higher learning in El Paso has made the decision to take their classes online through the summer semesters.

Officials with the El Paso Community College announced this afternoon that they are going to take classes online until at least fall. Summer classes will all be online. From the EPCC website:

After careful consideration along with monitoring how COVID-19 is expected to continue to impact our State and community, EPCC has decided to transition all summer courses online. We have weighed all the information available carefully and made this difficult decision in the best interest of the health and well being of our students and campus community. Since these are circumstances none of us expected, we are waiving the $50 Distance Education Fee for all summer courses.

To register online you can click here. You cannot register at EPCC in person, but if you need help, you can call 915-831-2150. If you need advising you can email counseling@epcc.edu for help. There is also a virtual Admissions and Registration office that you can access by clicking here.