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Safe & Healthy Pioneers

Governor Whitmer announced new restrictions in response to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Michigan. The State and local health departments have ordered all college classes to move to remote learning beginning at 12:01am, November 18. 

Delta College recently announced it would be closing its facilities and moving the majority of classwork online for the remainder of the fall semester after being alerted to a heightened risk projected after the Thanksgiving holiday. Due to the new restrictions, this plan will now be accelerated to begin on November 18.

The plan for Winter 2021

Academic courses for all Delta College locations will start as scheduled for the winter 2021 semester; but for the first three weeks, winter courses will be delivered via online instruction with exceptions in health occupations and some business and technology classes such as automotive. Instructors will contact any students with on campus activities via Delta email prior to the first on campus date.

Depending upon local and regional trends in COVID cases, County Health Department recommendations, and continued communication with Bay, Saginaw and Midland County Health Departments, face-to-face (on-campus) instruction may begin for blended sections, laboratory courses, skilled trades and others on or after Saturday, January 30. Faculty in blended sections will contact those students via Delta email prior to the first on campus date.

Delta will continue to follow directives from the Bay County Health Department in response to the pandemic, in an attempt to keep faculty, staff and students safe. As decisions are made, we will work diligently to ensure the Delta community is notified. 

Additional Details

  • Faculty are looking at ways to complete student labs, experiential learning, etc. and will be communicating this information to students.
  • Some courses may need to continue until completion in areas of health professions, skilled trades and other training such as the Police Academy.
  • As of November 18, access to campus will occur through one entrance for students and visitors (east side of the Pioneer Gym, by Public Safety), where health screener employees will be located.
  • Athletic programs will be paused and will be evaluated by Wednesday, December 9, with further guidance from the local health department. If you are interested, the new restrictions are available on the MDHHS website

Student Services Updates

  • The Fitness and Recreation Center will welcome back members starting Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Delta will continue to follow the advice of regional health officials for further changes.
  • The Library, T/LC and WRIT Center will continue to provide remote services.  All students can make appointments to pick up a reserve item, lab kit, calculator or library book. All students can also make an appointment to use library computers or study tables.  The Testing Center will continue to provide remote ACCUPLACER testing by appointment.
  • The Bookstore will continue in-person shopping by appointment only.  Please check special hours for in-store shopping at delta.edu/bookstore. Visit the Bookstore’s website for updates and hours of operation.

COVID-19 cases

Delta College will report confirmed cases of employees and registered students who have physically been on one of our properties within the past 14 days.

These cases are confirmed positive cases for current Delta students, faculty and staff. Unless specifically noted, they are not indicative of an outbreak currently taking place at Delta College.

2020 cases
Week ending Student
cases
Staff
cases
Week
total
20-21 academic year 
total
September 5, 2020 1 0 1 1
September 12, 2020 2 0 2 3
September 19, 2020 1 0 1 4
September 26, 2020 3 0 3 7
October 3, 2020 2 0 2 9
October 10, 2020 1 1 2 11
October 17, 2020 2 0 2 13
October 24, 2020 3 0 3 16
October 31, 2020 9 0 9 25
November 7, 2020 13 3 16 41
November 14, 2020 16 5 21 62
November 21, 2020 6 2 8 70
November 28, 2020 6 0 6 76
December 5, 2020 7 3 10 86
December 12, 2020 3 1 4 90
December 19, 2020 1 1 2 92
December 26, 2020 0 0 0 92
Week ending Student
cases
Staff
cases
Week
total
20-21 academic year
total
January 2, 2021 4 0 4 96
January 9, 2021 3 0 3 99
January 16, 2021 6 1 7 106
January 23, 2021 2 0 2 108
January 30, 2021 1 1 2 110
February 6, 2021 3 0 3 113
February 13, 2021 2 0 2 115
February 20, 2021 1 0 1 116

Regional cases

Listed below are new cases for Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.

2020 cases
Week ending Bay County Midland County Saginaw County
September 5, 2020 57 52 143
September 12, 2020 33 45 119
September 19, 2020 53 45 106
September 26, 2020 50 52 69
October 3, 2020 45 50 138
October 10, 2020 52 65 113
October 17, 2020 96 61 155
October 24, 2020 148 165 347
October 31, 2020 255 233 545
November 7, 2020 482 347 795
November 14, 2020 762 560 1199
November 21, 2020 788 478 1139
November 28, 2020 744 371 1139
December 5, 2020 591 319 1279
December 12, 2020 440 249 1126
December 19, 2020 409 194 752
December 26, 2020 257 154 565
Week ending Bay County Midland County Saginaw County
January 2, 2021 283 223 440
January 9, 2021 296 223 599
January 16, 2021 191 175 1472
January 23, 2021 139 111 383
January 30, 2021 113 113 265
February 6, 2021 112 101 312
February 13, 2021 72 60 168
February 20, 2021 70 24 116