PHCC to shift to online classes during COVID-19, other changes outlined

Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC’s) primary directive in response to the COVID-19 situation is twofold:

First, to do everything possible to aid the nation’s containment efforts, and secondly, continue to provide the quality instruction on which students rely.

As such, PHCC has decided to move as much of its instruction online as possible.

Beginning Monday, March 23, the majority of our classes will be shifting to remote methods of delivery. Those hands-on classes that are not possible to teach remotely will move to a modified schedule. The modified schedule will ensure that students can receive instruction in very small groups where social distancing will be practiced. Students should expect to hear from faculty regarding specific instructions before the end of the week.

The following list helps to sum up all the changes that are taking place on the PHCC campus due to the COVID-19 situation.

All offices will be open Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19 from 9 a.m.  to 3 p.m., however no classes are meeting during this time. Faculty and staff will use the break in classes this week to move their courses online and/or to create a modified schedule. (the only exception to the spring break will be any non-credit classes that are not considered FastForward classes).

The campus will be closed for deep cleaning and sanitization on the following Fridays 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10.

Due to the governor’s declaration of a state of emergency in Virginia, all public meetings on the college campus must be suspended for the next 30 days, and the following events have been postponed:

The Patriot Player’s production of Sister Act, the Martinsville Mini Maker Faire, the Simulation Center Grand Opening at SOVAH Health, the Distinguished Alumni Dinner, and the Health Recruitment Fair, the Gallery Talk and Reception. The new dates will be announced soon.

PHCC’s International Festival, Community Career Fair, and Administrative Professionals Day have been cancelled.

For more information and the latest updates, visit PHCC’s COVID-19 webpage at



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