Media Coverage

​​​​​​Keep up with the latest news from local media outlets regarding Coronavirus.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Darland keeps glass half full
The Messenger
"Rhett Darland had trouble finding the exact words to express himself after Des Moines Area Community College had clinched a spot to the men’s national basketball tournament. …"
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Emergency proclamation enables DMACC nursing students to complete program
Business Record
"Nearly 100 nursing students set to graduate from Des Moines Area Community College in May but who have not yet obtained their nursing licenses will be able to complete their education and be hired as nurses, under a section of the disaster emergency proclamation issued by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday. …"
Monday, March 30, 2020
Reynolds applauds Iowans stepping up to help during COVID-19 pandemic
Caffeinated Thoughts
"She noted that DMACC has also donated over 4000 masks to Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, and Kum & Go donated masks for distribution. …"
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Knoxville Community School District continues to serve students while buildings are closed
Marion County Tribune
"We’ve also moved Des Moines Area Community College classes, taught by KCSD staff, to an online format. …"
Saturday, March 28, 2020
DMACC announces continuation of online delivery for spring 2020 semester
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC Friday announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC announces continuation of online delivery for spring 2020 semester
CITYVIEW
"DMACC today announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of the College’s ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
Coronavirus in the news: March 27
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College will be continuing online courses for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and implementing a temporary pass/fail grading option. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC courses go online, college offers temporary pass-grading option
Carroll Times Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College today announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of the College’s ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC to continue online course delivery for spring 2020 term
The Perry News
"DMACC announced several important updates Friday for its students, faculty and staff members as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC extends on-line classes due to COVID-19
WHO News Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College is moving to online delivery of its web-blended and face-to-face courses for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. …"
Friday, March 27, 2020
DMACC confirms some classes will remain online for rest of semester
WHO NBC 13
"DMACC is moving to online delivery of its web-blended and face-to-face courses for the remainder of the spring semester. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Latest local updates: March 25
Business Record
"DMACC Fashion Merchandising and Design students are now making “Olson masks” from their homes to support local health care providers responding to COVID-19, DMACC announced today. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
DCH thanks DMACC VanKirk Academy for PPE donation
The Perry News
"The Dallas County Hospital and Family Medicine Clinics in Perry received a donation of personal protective equipment Thursday from the DMACC Perry VanKikr Career Academy. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
DMACC design, fashion merchandisers sew new masks
The Perry News
"DMACC students of fashion merchandising and design are reponding to the COVID-19 epidemic by making Olson masks from their homes to support local health care providers. …"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
DMACC Fashion Merchandising & Design students sewing Olson masks for health care providers
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC Fashion Merchandising and Design students are now making Olson masks from their homes to support local health care providers responding to COVID-19. …"
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
How COVID-19 is costing college basketball hopefuls
KCCI
"From a coaching standpoint, guys like Josh Sash at DMACC knows these delays will cause a long-lasting ripple effect. …"
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
HPR Coronavirus coverage: COVID-19 stories from across the United States
Harvard Political Review
"The Des Moines Area Community College, like many other educational institutions, has closed and begun doing online classes only. …"
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
What’s closed?
Boone News Republican
"DMACC: Closed and all sporting events CANCELLED …"
Monday, March 23, 2020
DMACC cancels spring commencement ceremonies
Pella Chronicle
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced March 20 the college-wide cancellation of its spring semester commencement ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Saturday, March 21, 2020
NJCAA cancels basketball tournaments, spring sports
Boone News Republican
"The NJCAA’s decision is a particular disappointment to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) men’s basketball team. …"
Saturday, March 21, 2020
DMACC cancels spring semester commencement ceremonies
Newton Daily News
"DMACC has announced the college-wide cancellation of its Spring Semester Commencement Ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
Coronavirus in the news: March 20
Business Record
"The Des Moines Area Community College announced a college-wide cancellation of spring semester commencement ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
DMACC cancels spring commencement exercises
Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Friday the college-wide cancellation of its spring semester commencement ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
County update: Reservations for public facilities canceled for now
Marion County Tribune
"Students receiving credits through Des Moines Area Community College will be able to finish associated classes online. …"
Friday, March 20, 2020
DMACC cancels all spring semester commencement ceremonies
KWBG Local News Radio
"DMACC announced today the College-wide cancellation of its Spring Semester Commencement Ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19. …"
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
DMACC to close all facilities to public starting Wednesday
The Perry News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Tuesday the closure of all college facilities to the public effective Wednesday, March 18 and reopening Monday, April 13. …"
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
DMACC to close all facilities to public starting March 18
Perry Chief
"Effective tomorrow Wednesday, March 18, DMACC will close all facilities to the general public until Sunday, April 12 resuming Monday, April 13 …"
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
NJCAA cancels all spring sports amid coronavirus outbreak
WOI ABC 5
"11 Iowa schools are a part of the NJCAA, including DMACC, Marshalltown Community College and Iowa Central in Fort Dodge. …"
Monday, March 16, 2020
Harvard and other major universities still charging full tuition as classes go online amid coronavirus outbreak
MarketWatch.com
"All of the sudden, Shannon Tremblay’s classes at Des Moines Area Community Colleges are going online as the coronavirus pandemic grips the U.S., and the end date for that virtual schooling is uncertain. …"
Friday, March 13, 2020
Running list of Iowa schools closing or canceling classes due to the coronavirus
Des Moines Register
"DMACC, the state's largest two-year school, told its 23,260 students on March 11 that it's canceling 'face-to-face' classes March 23-28 …"
Friday, March 13, 2020
This is madness
Newton Daily News
"Last week, Des Moines Area Community College announced students would have a short break and then shift many face-to-face classes to online by the end of March. …"
Friday, March 13, 2020
SCC to extend spring break, transition to remote instruction
The Hawk Eye
"The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and numerous other schools, including Kirkwood Community College, which has two students who tested positive for the virus after traveling, and DMACC already had announced remote instruction following spring break. …"
Friday, March 13, 2020
Central Iowa school and college news - COVID-19
Star 102.5
"DMACC will be hosting classes online TFN. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
COVID-19 concerns prompt safety precautions from central Iowa workplaces
KCCI CBS 8
"Drake University, Mercy College, Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College also announced measures to move classes online and limit person-to-person interactions. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Colleges announce new protocols in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announces in-person classes are canceled after spring break until further notice; online-only classes to resume as scheduled on March 23. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Kirkwood moving to distance education amid COVID-19 fears
The Gazette
"Des Moines Area Community College — which, like many community colleges, already offers plenty of online courses — crafted its own amended schedule, announcing in person classes won’t meet between March 23 and March 28 to allow for “self-isolation and social distancing.” …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
DMACC classes shift online in response to COVID-19
Newton Daily News
"A majority of face-to-face classes at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campuses will transition to online courses near the end of the month until further notice, administrators announced in a press release Wednesday afternoon. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
County public safety agents receive COVID-19 briefing Thursday
The Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College also announced schedule changes Wednesday. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
DMACC takes steps to protect students from coronavirus
Pella Chronicle
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will continue with the college’s planned Spring Break, March 16-20. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Growing number of two-year colleges move online
Inside Higher Ed
"Other two-year institutions making similar moves include Des Moines Area Community College, Parkland College in Illinois, Maryland's Harford Community College, Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Rhode Island Community College and Northern Virginia Community College. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Carroll DMACC Provost details plans for mitigating impact of coronavirus in coming weeks
CBC Online
"Des Moines Area Community College leaders announced late Wednesday that they will be taking preventative measures following spring break to try to mitigate exposure to the Covid-19 virus. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
DMACC will move majority of classes to online format following spring break
CBC Online
"Following the announcement that all three state colleges in Iowa and some private institutions will be conducting classes online following spring break, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has followed suit. …"
Thursday, March 12, 2020
DMACC announces steps to deal with coronavirus
KWBG Local News Radio
"DMACC will continue with the College’s planned Spring Break, March 16-20. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Iowa colleges move all classes online as coronavirus cases increase
WHO NBC 13
"Des Moines Area Community College also announced Wednesday it will hold all in-person classes online beginning March 30th. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Full list of colleges, universities changing classes amid coronavirus concerns
KCCI CBS 8
"Des Moines Area Community College will not have face-to-face classes between March 23 and March 28. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Classes go online-only at state universities, other Iowa schools
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College, the state's largest two-year school, and Mercy College of Health Sciences also said they're moving most classes online. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Iowa State University moves to online classes amid COVID-19
Ames Tribune
"Other universities, including Drake and Grinnell College have also opted to go online only, as has Des Moines Area Community College, which announced it would extend its spring break through March 28 and resume classes on-line only on March 30. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Local entities prepare as virus spreads
Carroll Times Herald
"After DMACC’s planned spring break March 16–20, the class will not hold face-to-face classes the week of March 23-28 to allow self-isolation of any students or employees who have traveled. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
DMACC moves to protect students, community from pandemic
The Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College spring break will take place as planned March 16-20, the school system announced Wednesday. …"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID-19 impacts NJCAA, NAIA tournaments
Ottumwa Courier
"The DII men’s basketball championship in Danville, Illinois featuring the DMACC Bears coached by former IHCC assistant and Oskaloosa native Josh Sash will operate as scheduled until further notice from state officials. …"