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The College of Lake County has announced a delay to the start of in-person classes for the spring semester due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

In a message to students sent Tuesday, College of Lake County (CLC) officials announced a modified start to the spring semester due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Tuesday, January 18 is the start date for all anytime, live and blended online classes.

Clinical and non-credit classes are on schedule to start on Tuesday.

Monday, January 24 is the start date for all in-person classes, including blended classes with an in-person component, CLC says.

Spring break will occur as scheduled from March 21 to 27.

The last week of the semester, from May 7 to 13, will include both instruction and final examinations, CLC added.

The semester will come to an end as planned on May 13.

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Requirements established in the fall semester regarding face coverings, vaccinations and weekly testings remain in place.

CLC officials say students are expected to stay home and contact the COVID-19 Concerns Team if they are not feeling well or if they have come in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

The college says N95 and surgical masks will be available to students on campus.

Seating for Café Willow now maximizes social distancing for individuals who are unmasked while eating or drinking, CLC says.

Higher education personnel and students on campus are required to wear a face covering and get vaccinated, or they must get tested once a week.

CLC says that students who submit proof of vaccination will receive $100.

The college will continue to communicate any changes.