SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. -The fall semester is coming up and Shasta College students will be heading back to the classroom after a very tumultuous year.
With the fall semester coming up, Shasta College will be welcoming students back on campus.
“We find that some students are benefiting online and we're going to offer those courses for students but also increasingly offer a number of in-person classes this semester,” said Tim Johnston, Shasta College Associate Vice President of Student Services.
While Shasta College is not requiring students to get vaccinated, they are encouraging it. Signs will be posted around the campus reminding unvaccinated people to wear masks indoors.
“We recognize those students are going to be coming to us from a variety of different perspectives and what we're encouraging students to do, is do what's necessary to maintain their health and the health of others,” Johnston said.
People are said they're glad to hear about the return to campus, especially since students will be around their peers.
“What would replace the relational side of it because that's a need," said Hollie Maravivo, who lives in Cottonwood. "That's a basic human need. To connect with other people, to relate and to connect with other people and honestly, you can't just create that technologically.”
The fall semester starts Aug. 16.
Butte College tells action news now they are not requiring vaccines but are encouraging students and staff to get vaccinated.
The first day of class for Butte College is Aug. 23.