Officials with Riverland Community College announced this week that the school will suspend classes from March 16 until March 22.

That includes both face-to-face courses and ones offered through online or so-called hybrid environments. The school reported that all administrators, faculty, and staff will report to work as usual to develop teaching plans for when classes resume March 23. Student housing will remain open.

Riverland further stated that all events or other gatherings totaling more than 100 attendees are cancelled until May 1, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated. This includes the Ag Summit, the Employee All College Day, Fire Safety School, Evening of Excellence, The Hormel Foundation Austin Assurance Scholarship Celebration, Program Open Houses, and Theater Performances.