Effective immediately, the College has instituted a mandatory mask policy. Masks must be worn indoors by everyone – employees, students, visitors, and vendors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. This policy applies to all indoor spaces on our campuses unless someone is working alone in a private office. Masks may be removed temporarily for eating or drinking. Masks are not mandatory outside but are strongly encouraged when groups gather. We will evaluate the situation at regular intervals as the semester progresses to determine a safe end date for the mandate.
The classes that are scheduled to take place face-to-face will continue in that format. Where possible, a three-foot distance should be maintained between those occupying a room.
If you are sick, please do not come to work or class. Instead, stay home and follow the COVID reporting protocol so that the COVID Response Team can provide guidance as they have for the past 15 months. The COVID Team is making adjustments as needed to college protocols based on advise from health professionals.
The health and safety of our Faculty, Staff, and Students is paramount. We look forward to seeing you in person (or virtually)!
Online–provided via the internet and no face-to-face instruction is required. Online courses can be completed at a time that is convenient for the student and without traveling to campus.
Synchronous online–instruction delivered online but at a scheduled time through Zoom. Students don’t have to travel to campus but have interaction with the instructor since the class is happening live.
Hybrid–blend of on campus and online instruction. A portion of these courses is accomplished on campus, in a face-to-face traditional classroom while maintaining social distancing. The remaining lecture portion is completed in the online environment at a time convenient for the student. Hybrid instruction will be used when a hands-on component such as labs and clinicals are course requirements.
Face Masks/Face Coverings: Masks must be worn indoors by everyone – employees, students, visitors, and vendors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. This policy applies to all indoor spaces on our campuses unless someone is working alone in a private office. Masks may be removed temporarily for eating or drinking. Masks are not mandatory outside but are strongly encouraged when groups gather. We will evaluate the situation at regular intervals as the semester progresses to determine a safe end date for the mandate.
Handwashing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face. Hand sanitizing stations will be located in high traffic areas.
Social Distancing: People without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. Stay at least six feet (about two arm’s length) from other people. Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
If you feel sick…
If you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home, and notify Rodney Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org, (843) 525-8219, or Allison Canning at email@example.com, (843) 525-8210.
Do not come to campus until symptoms resolve. Your instructors will be flexible and allow alternatives for assignment or course completion. You are advised to seek medical attention if your symptoms are severe or persistent. You must be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 to be eligible to return to campus.
Students should stay home:
If you have experienced any new or worsening flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
If you have traveled in the last 14 days or have had family members travel in an airplane or to high-risk areas for transmission of COVID-19.
Have been in close contact with someone under evaluation for COVID-19 or with someone who has a confirmed infection of COVID-19.