A school in Dallas will conduct all their winter classes online after a nursing teacher died of Covid-19. According to reports, Collin Collegewill revamp their air system on their campus because of the surge of coronavirus in their region.
Read the news below from The Dallas Morning News.
The shift comes weeks after nursing teacher Iris Meda died of complications from COVID-19, which her family believes she contracted while working for the college system. A student who attended Collin College’s campus in Allen also died after becoming sick with the virus the month before.
Now with COVID-19 cases on the rise in North Texas, the administration chose to hold its “wintermester” classes 100% online.
The campuses will be closed to the public during that time — Dec. 14 to Jan. 10 — and full-time employees will work remotely.
While the buildings are shut down, college officials said it will accelerate the installation of new air purification systems and deep-clean its facilities ahead of the spring semester.
The campuses are expected to reopen to students Jan. 11.
Faculty members pushed over the summer for as many courses as possible to be taught online, which they said would help keep more people healthy.
Selene Meda-Schlamel, the daughter of the nursing teacher who died, said moving to online-only is the right move to protect students and teachers.
“One life lost, one family heartbroken and one community in mourning is too many if we have an option to avoid it at our disposal,” she said.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic started its devastating roll across the country, the health care work environment was experiencing challenges – especially for nurses in Dallas.
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