Ozark Christian College cancels fall sports, moves classes online temporarily

COVID-19 complications lead to tough decisions for the college

JOPLIN, Mo. – Ozark Christian College in Joplin says they have around 20 coronavirus cases among students and faculty with 10% of the on-campus student body in quarantine or isolation.

School officials say these numbers have led to some difficult decisions.

First, fall sports have been cancelled for the rest of the semester.

Also, all classes will be going online-only for one week starting Saturday.

“We are taking this a week at a time right now, but we are fully prepared to go online for our instruction for the remainder of the semester if we continue to see numbers elevate in the community at an alarming rate,” said Damien Spikereit with Ozark Christian College.

School officials also said they were appreciative that students have been cooperative with COVID-19 guidelines and getting tested.