Community College Closing Campuses For Cleaning

Bucks County Community College’s Newtown Campus Credit: Tom Sofield/

Bucks County Community College will close their campus during spring break for “deep cleaning.”

The campuses in Bristol Township, Perkasie, and Newtown Township will be closed to staff, students, and the public between Saturday and Sunday, March 22. The public safety training centers in Doylestown Township and Bristol Township’s Croydon section will also be closed.

All events and college-related travel will be suspended starting Friday at noon through Sunday, March 22.

“Although no COVID-19 suspected cases have been connected to the college, we decided to take this opportunity to allow our custodial staff to completely disinfect all offices, classrooms, and facilities,” said Community College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt. “The health and well-being of our community is of utmost importance to the college, and so we wanted to take a proactive role to try to mitigate the potential spread of this unprecedented virus.”

The closure takes place during the community college’s spring break. Noncredit continuing education programs during the closure are canceled or postponed, and all ticketholders for events at the Zlock Performing Arts Center will be contacted with more information.

Travel for conference trips for students and staff are suspended until the end of March.

Community college staff will work remotely during the closure.

“Custodial staff will be wiping down and disinfecting all hard surfaces, including desks, chairs, shelves, doorknobs, and railings during the temporary closure, with a goal to reopen Monday, March 23,” officials said.

The community college will operate a webpage dedicated to COVID-19.

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