POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College President Dr. Martin Eggensperger told all faculty and staff except those essential maintenance and custodial staff to begin working from home.

His announcement was made Thursday out of an abundance of caution, according to BRTC, and was followed up by a similar directive from Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Online courses will continue as usual, but on-campus classes will be converted to online and reopen on Monday, March 30.

Check www.blackrivertech.org/health and the BRTC social media accounts for more detailed information and/or changes.

According to a news release from BRTC, President Eggensperger feels it is important for all faculty and staff except those essential maintenance and custodial staff, to begin working from home.

Black River Technical College is a two-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould, which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education. The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies (LETA) and fire science academies.

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