COVID-19 Campus Updates

Campus Status

April 6, 2020

  • Clatsop Community College is starting Spring Term on April 6th, 2020. We are providing services exclusively through virtual means and all campuses are restricted to faculty and staff access only, with the exception of the Bookstore for textbook pickup, and will reopen to the public when the college resumes regular on-campus classes. We now have the Virtual Student Center to assist students in connecting with CCC staff to get them set up and supported for the Spring Term. The Virtual Student Center is live now.
  • Please check back regularly for updated information.

Cases

The Clatsop County Public Health Department announced Friday, April 3, 2020 that it has been notified of the fourth case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the county. We understand that testing for COVID-19 is limited in our area, and the number of confirmed cases may not reflect the actual number of COVID-19 cases present in our community. Please follow the recommended guidelines of social distancing and sanitary practices to limit the spread of the germs.

Impacted Events

Please check back regularly for updated information

Postponed Events

  • WINGS Conference – March 14
  • PI Day – March 14
  • CEDR Awards – April 7
  • Foundation Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction – May 2

Cancelled Events

  • Ales & Ideas – April 2
  • MERTS Open House – May 1
  • Mental Math Contest – May 7
  • All Field Trips through May 10

Updates

Starting Friday, March 20, 2020, CCC is making significant modifications to class delivery, services, and the start of Spring Term.
Clatsop Community College will be providing services exclusively through virtual means and all campuses will be restricted to faculty and staff access only starting 8 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 and will reopen to the public when the college resumes regular on-campus classes. Please note, we are not closing the college; we will have employees working either on-campus or remotely to maintain a high level of service to our students through telecommunications and virtual service to the best of our abilities.


In-Person Services Will Move to Virtual Services- To offer continued services to students while complying with social distancing mandates, services to students will be available through virtual sources as much as possible. We are working on a Virtual Student Center that will direct students to connect with CCC services to get them set up and supported for the Spring Term. We hope to go online with the Virtual Student Center by Monday, March 23, 2020. This will allow employees working remotely and on campus to serve students while maintaining a minimal spread of germs. There will be limited in-person services available in areas that are considered critical functions that require person to person contact, such as the Bookstore for the purchase or rental of textbooks.


Spring Term Delayed Start- CCC will delay the start of Spring Term to Monday, April 6, 2020. An exemption has been given to the Nursing, Allied Health, and EMT programs to start on time on Monday, March 30, 2020 due to accreditation requirements.


All CCC Classes Will Go Online for the Start of Spring Term- Spring Term will start one week later than previously advertised on Monday, April 6, 2020 and classes will be offered online until given notice that the governor’s executive order is lifted and that we may resume on campus classes. An exemption has been given to the Nursing, Allied Health, and EMT programs as the state is eager to prepare health care graduates for the workforce as quickly as possible. The week of March 30th will be used by faculty to prepare their courses to go fully-online. The Office of Instruction is working to support faculty with multiple training opportunities in Zoom and Brightspace and to work through the coursework of all programs to determine how to deliver robust content in an online platform. CCC is working on rental options of a limited number of laptops for students who do not have reliable access otherwise for online learning. Students will receive communication on the laptop rental process prior to the start of Spring Term.


Patriot Hall- Patriot Hall fitness facilities will be closed starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, and will not reopen until we resume regular on-campus classes. We will offer the opportunity for community members who already registered for Bandit Community Fitness to either transfer their registration to Summer Term or a refund of fees.


Dora Badollet College Library- In alignment with the Oregon Library Association, the CCC library will be closed starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, and will not reopen until we resume regular on-campus classes. Online library resources will be available through the library webpage. Tutoring opportunities will still be available through virtual resources such as email or Zoom.


Community Education Classes are Cancelled through April- At this time all Community Education classes are cancelled through April. Classes are being looked at individually to see if they can be rescheduled for later this term or moved to Summer Term.


CCC Small Business Development Center remains open by appointment-only to serve the business community. All advising will be via phone, video, or email. To schedule, email sbdc@clatsopcc.edu, call 503-338-2343, or go to the SBDC website at bizcenter.org/Clatsop and click on the "connect with us" link.

CCC's South County Office in Seaside is providing service by phone and operating by appointment only. Please call 503-338-2402 to contact SBDC and CEDR staff.

CCC plans to staying open through the transition to Spring Term.Finals week is a go as scheduled and please plan accordingly. If faculty alter original plans for finals, they will communicate that to students on their class rosters. We encourage social distancing in classes, offices, and all areas on campus to allow 3 feet in between people.

 

The college plans to stay open through spring break with regular hours. 

 

CCC plans to start Spring Term as scheduled on March 30th. As of right now, in-person classes are expected to resume normally, however,  we are encouraging the exploration of how classes could be taught online for at least 2 weeks if necessary. All students are advised to check with their instructors to verify class updates and changes. 

 

CCC continues to encourage social distancing in all of your offices, classes, and meetings so we contain the spread of germs and can remain open for our students.

 

The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA), comprised of all 17 community colleges in the state of Oregon, has worked together and agreed on a statement that was then applied to each individual college. Below is the statement as it applies to Clatsop Community College:

 

Clatsop Community College knows that the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) throughout Oregon is of concern to our students, staff and community. CCC is committed to providing a safe and healthy educational environment, but recognizes the way we provide service may need to shift for a time in response to recommendations from the Governor, Oregon Health Authority, public health officials, Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to help slow the rate of exposure and potential illness. 

 

The state does not recommend that Oregon’s colleges close at this time, and CCC will stay open and operational. What CCC will do is take several recommended preventative measures, including abiding by a ban by Governor Kate Brown on large public gatherings/events with more than 250 people, effective immediately, through April 8, 2020. This will impact some college events.

 

In addition, CCC will cancel college-associated gatherings and group activities that do not allow for individuals to maintain a distance of three feet or more from one another (referred to as social distancing).

 

CCC may also shift to remote/online learning tools like Brightspace and Zoom, where feasible, rather than in-person classes. However, CCC recognizes the challenges of remote learning with hands-on CTE programs and labs. These programs will continue in person, but CCC will implement social distancing measures to maintain a distance of three feet between individuals.

 

CCC will limit all non-essential travel, including in- and out-of-state, as well as limit all non-essential meetings above 20 people. Meeting tools like Zoom will be used to minimize in-person meetings.

 

CCC administrators have begun conversations about which positions at the College may have the opportunity to work remotely from home. Those decisions will be communicated as soon as is appropriate.

 

What is Social Distancing? The CDC defines Social Distancing as avoiding crowds and mass public gatherings, and when possible, maintaining a distance of at least three feet from others. Social distancing also means staying home when ill, avoiding contact with people who have symptoms of illness, and not shaking hands.

All of these changes to operations will remain in place through at least April 8. CCC will continue to reevaluate the situation based on recommendations from the state and local health authorities, the CDC and the HECC, and make updates as appropriate.

 

CCC recognizes implementing such measures may raise questions, and cause disruption and concern. We are asking that all students and employees accommodate these changes in how CCC operates so that we can provide as much service as possible during this challenging time. We are also asking that everyone take personal responsibility in making sure to frequently wash your hands with soap and lukewarm water, cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow, and stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of illness.

 

CCC’s priority is to provide students and staff with a safe learning and working environment -- this is the principle that guides all of our decisions. Thank you for your support, grace, and sharing the responsibility for the health of our community. We are all learning as rapidly as we can, as we go.  Please know that everyone at Clatsop Community College is making sure we have the most up-to-date information, that we are supporting you in your health, safety, and in your education and work environment. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have concerns. 

Last night Governor Kate Brown announced guidelines for the state of Oregon to slow the spread of COVID-19. Part of Brown’s announcement focused on guidance for schools. The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) has met via conference call today to determine how to implement these guidelines in a way that supports continued student learning while still protecting at-risk populations, our students and employees.


The following guidelines agreed on by OCCA are now in effect:

  1. At this time, colleges and universities should work to preserve the continuity of essential academic operations and other supports for students. Colleges and universities should continue to consult with local and state health authorities regarding any closure decisions.
  2. Colleges and universities should shift instruction to remote/online learning options wherever feasible. Where this shift is not feasible (eg labs, CTE courses, other), they should employ social distancing practices and other mitigation practices recommended by the Governor’s guidance. 
  3. Colleges and universities should cancel non-essential school-associated gatherings and group activities that do not allow for individuals to maintain a distance of three feet or more from one other.
  4. Colleges and universities should cancel audience admission at intercollegiate athletics and activities, except for student participants, essential personnel, and credentialed media. 


We understand there are varying opinions about what should or should not be done at this time, but we need to proceed in a manner to limit the spread and possible exposure of COVID-19 for our students, employees and at-risk populations while still providing educational opportunities and services to our community. CCC administration ask you to assist in helping with this through the following:

  • Encourage Classroom Spacing- Try to sit with space between people in class and at meetings
  • Discourage non-essential travel to impacted areas of COVID-19. If you feel the need to travel, please self-monitor for signs of COVID-19 before returning to campus
  • CCC does not mandate telling students or employees to stay home or leave campus. If you are concerned about your environment, consult with your supervisor to make accommodations which may include telecommuting.
  • It’s important for CCC to stay a united campus community and stand against discriminatory behavior. National origin has no bearing on how likely someone is to contract the coronavirus. If you witness or experience a bias incident or discrimination please contact Jerad Sorber in Student Services or Naomi Garbutt in Human Resources.


To comply with the guidance by the governor, OHA, and OCCA, Clatsop Community College has postponed or cancelled events in the 4 week window outlined by the governor and also some events beyond that timeline that would be impacted by planning issues.


The following events are postponed or cancelled:

  • WINGS- March 14-Postponed
  • PI Day- March 14-Postponed
  • Ales and Ideas- April 2-Cancelled
  • CEDR Awards- April 7- Postponed
  • MERTS Open House- May 1- Cancelled
  • All field trips through April 10-Cancelled


We are all learning as rapidly as we can, as we go.  Please know that everyone at Clatsop Community College is making sure we have the most up-to-date information, that we are supporting you in your health, safety, and in your education. We are all here for you.  Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have concerns. 

On Sunday, March 8th, 2020, public health experts at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and education officials with the Oregon Department of Education and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission  issued guidance and best practices from public health experts to schools, colleges and universities for decision-making concerning the novel coronavirus in Oregon.

 

In their communication they state that at this time, they recommend against closing schools and campuses where no cases of COVID-19 are present. It also recommends that schools, colleges and universities consider all alternatives before closing a school, college or university in the event that a COVID-19 case is detected among students or staff. The guidance identifies important strategies educational administrators can use to reduce the risk of COVID-19 within a school community and protect students from lost instructional time.

 

Under existing OHA guidance, individuals who have COVID-19, including students and educators, will be subject to self-isolation to prevent others from becoming infected.

 

The recommendations are meant to guide decision-making for school districts, colleges and universities, in consultation with state and local health officials. School districts and higher education administrators have the option of closing a school or university if many students and staff are affected by COVID-19, leaving the school unable to operate safely and effectively. 

 

At this time, Clatsop Community College has increased the cleaning of high-touch and high traffic areas on all campuses. Messaging and signage to encourage and remind all on campus to wash hands and use proper preventative steps to stop the spread of germs have been displayed across the college as well. 

 

There are no cases of COVID-19 on campus or in Clatsop County at this time that would alter the typical delivery of classes at the college. Administration at CCC, however, have asked the faculty to look at any classes that are not currently available online to see how the information and learning could still be delivered for persons who may need to self-quarantine or if the college became unable to operate safely and effectively if many students and staff were affected.

 

CCC administration are meeting regularly with federal, state and local agencies to stay updated on all aspects of COVID-19 and to provide the most accurate information and resources for students and employees. Any decisions to alter the delivery of classes or campus operations will be communicated via Bandit Alerts, the campus website and social media platforms as well are press releases to local media.

Clatsop Community College is closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory virus, COVID-19 to make timely and prudent decisions that protect our employees and students. The college has increased preventative cleaning measures as a precaution and also increased messaging about containing the spread of germs and viruses across campus and in the community.

 

If the virus were to become a major health problem in our area, Clatsop Community College would follow recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control, as well as the directions of the Oregon and Clatsop County Departments of Health.  Actions could include providing accommodations for students with weakened immune systems through the office of disability services,  or in case of a severe outbreak, a possible campus closure for deep cleaning.   

 

CCC keeps our college community informed during emergency and crisis situations by providing information via Bandit Alert, on the college website and social media platforms, and through local news organizations. 

 

The college is in communication with the federal, state, and local health authorities and also the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) for coordination and resource sharing in response to the virus. 

 

This web page has been created as a resource for information on COVID-19 as it pertains to the college. As a result, we will update information as circumstances change. This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people. Previous coronavirus outbreaks have included severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes the risk to the American public of becoming infected with this novel coronavirus is currently low. Because this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, the CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, including any changes in the risk assessment.

Although we have a lot to learn about this virus, scientists currently believe that it spreads like other respiratory viruses — by people with the infection coughing and sneezing. These droplets are inhaled by other people or moved to the eyes, nose or mouth by contaminated hands.

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include the following:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 

If you are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms (such as fever with coughing or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath), the CDC advises you to seek medical advice and call ahead to your health-care provider or nurse advice line

 

Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care, emergency room or other health facility without calling first. Your provider will need to take special measures to protect other people in the clinic.

You can reduce the risk of spreading coronaviruses by taking the same steps as you would to prevent infection from the flu and the common cold:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for a least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer, with 60-95% alcohol if water is not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

 

Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and immediately dispose of the used tissue.

All  events on CCC campuses have been cancelled through April 2020. Employee access only is allowed on campus at this time. If you have an event you would like to have on campus later this year, please contact our scheduler at 503-338-2369.

Some individuals are experiencing stigma and discrimination in the United States related to COVID-19. This includes people of Chinese and Asian descent, as well as some returning travelers and emergency responders who may have been exposed to the virus. We need to counteract these trends. Discourage people from making assumptions of risk based on race, ethnicity or country of origin. It is important to remember that the virus doesn’t discriminate. There are no specific cultural groups or people of a particular heritage that are more or less likely to get COVID-19 following exposure or spread it to others. 

The CDC offers information on their site to educate about bias and stopping rumors

Student access to the physical campuses of Clatsop Community College (Lexington Ave., South County, and MERTS) is restricted to the bookstore, the temporary computer lab on the 1st floor of Columbia Hall, Nursing, EMT, and Medical Assisting Classes, and appointments to pick up necessary equipment.  Most buildings will be locked.  The college is open via remote operations.  The Bandit Café and Patriot Hall are closed.  

Classes are delayed, will my financial aid be delayed as well? 

Financial aid will be disbursed at the normally scheduled time for most programs.  Students who are enrolled exclusively in Automotive, Welding, or Maritime Science courses may have their financial aid delayed until their classes start.   We are currently working on processes to disburse earlier. 

My household income dropped due to a layoff or reduction in hours, can I get my financial aid adjusted? 

In many cases, yes.  You’ll need to complete an Employment-Income Adjustment form.   

What happens if I receive my financial aid but don’t attend my classes? 

US Dept. Of Education rules require that you pay back any aid that you receive if you do not start attending the quarter.   If you never attend, you will owe this money to the US Dept. Of Education and will not be able to get financial aid anywhere until you have repaid them.   If you started to attend, your repayment amount will be prorated and then you will owe Clatsop Community College. 

Can I get extra money to buy a computer for my classes now that they are online? 

Yes you can, however this money will likely be in the form of a student loan that you will eventually need to repay.   Please contact the financial aid office to see if you qualify.  You may also be able to check out a laptop from the Library, or TRIO. 

Are there other resources that I can access in order to help cover expenses?

Make sure that you are using state benefits.  You can sign up for benefits online at the Oregon Department of Human Services.    The college can help you meet the work requirement if you are using SNAP benefits.  Contact Catherine Teague for more information about using your college work to meet your SNAP work requirement. 

TRAINING UNEMPLOYMENT: You may also be eligible for Training Unemployment.  Check with the Employment Department to find out more about the options.  Training Unemployment allows you to take coursework while continuing to receive your unemployment benefits.  Your training replaces the need to complete the work search requirements.  HOWEVER, stay in your work search mode until everything is approved.  They can deny your benefits if you are not meeting the requirements. You can send paperwork to Lisa Nyberg and she will assist in completing the college portion of the process.  

Is it too late to get Financial Aid for Spring Quarter? 

It is not too late, however you should submit your FAFSA as soon as possible at www.fafsa.gov.    

The Financial Aid office asked for a document but they’re closed now, how do I submit it? 

Most documents can be submitted electronically.  Make sure to fill it out any forms completely, including signatures, then scan it or take a picture of it and e-mail it to finaid@clatsopcc.edu.    If you are required to submit a verification form that requires a photo ID, or a notary, please contact the financial aid office at (503)338-2412. 

Can someone still help me fill out my FAFSA or other financial aid forms? 

Absolutely!   Connect with us at Clatsop’s Virtual Student Center during normal business hours and we’ll be happy to do it. 

Will the classes remain online all term? 

Right now classes are planned to resume in-person instruction on April 28th.  This date is based on when the Governor’s executive order expires.  It is entirely possible that this date could be extended to the end of the quarter.   If your class is scheduled to be in person, the current plan is for it to return to an in-person format as soon as possible.    

If I am in an “in-person” class, do I need to log in at that time or will the session be recorded where I can watch it later? 

Each class may be different.  You should check with your instructor.  If you are unable to reach your instructor, you should plan on logging in at your scheduled time in order to be safe.   

Can I take classes that overlap since we are starting online?   

Because we are planning on returning to in-person instruction later this quarter, it is not advisable to do so.  You would still need to obtain permission from the Vice-President, Academics in order have an exception granted. 

My PE course was going to be an “in-person” class. What will that look like, now that classes are online? 

A few PE courses have been cancelled, however several will continue remotely.  These include classes like Dance Fitness and Yoga where there is not a need for extensive equipment at home.   Make sure you have a space set up where you can put your laptop or phone on a shelf so that it can see you with the camera, and you’ll log into your course and complete the various exercises. 

How will I do my lab for my science course? 

Online science labs have been around for a while.  We will be utilizing various simulation technology in order to make sure that you are able to accomplish the same learning outcomes that you would have if you attended in person.  Additionally, some science labs such as geology may have equipment and samples that allow you to perform the various activities at home. 

How can I access tutoring services?  

Writing tutoring is available via email. Subject-based tutoring can also be arranged for topics other than writing or math; contact Gad Perez Tichenor to arrange subject-based tutoring. 

Kate Deeks (kdeeks@clatsopcc.edu) 

  • Wednesday 9-12, 2:30-6 
  • Thursday 9-6 
  • Friday 8-5 

Gad Perez Tichenor (gtichenor@clatsopcc.edu) 

  • Monday 8-4 
  • Tuesday 10-7 
  • Wednesday 8-5 

Bernie Wood (bwood@clatsopcc.edu) 

  • Monday 9-10:30, 12:30-5 
  • Tuesday 9-5 
  • Wednesday 9-10:30, 12:30-5 
  • Thursday 9-5 
  • Friday 9-5 

Degree seeking students in the Maritime Science Program as well as Welding Classes will begin in-person coursework on April 29th

 

Individual certification classes for Maritime and Fire are planned to begin on April 27th.  

 

Welding classes are planned to begin in-person on April 29th.  

 

All Maritime and Maritime Fire classes planned to begin in person on April 27th.  

 

Automotive, CAD, Historic Preservation, and all other Fire Science classes will begin online on April 6th with the rest of the college and plan to switch to in-person classes on April 29th. 

Can I take my online classes even if my only device is my phone? 

While this is possible, it really is not recommended.  The small keyboard and screen size makes How completing papers, doing online activities, and accessing various content somewhat difficult.  We really recommend something the size of an iPad/Android tablet or larger.    

How can I take classes if I don’t have a computer at home? 

The Library has a limited number of laptops available for free four-week checkouts for students. Checkouts start the first day of the term—Monday, April 6th—and are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrange a reservation and pick-up starting at 9 AM on April 6th by emailing libcirc@clatsopcc.edu  and dmcclure@clatsopcc.edu  and include the words Laptop Reservation in the subject line of your email.  

Students participating in TRIO can check out laptops directly from the TRIO program at trio@clatsopcc.edu.   

How can I take classes if I don’t have internet access at home? 

Some companies are providing free internet access to college students for a limited time in response to COVID-19. Check out the Local Emergency Resources page for information on how to sign up. 

If you cannot obtain a laptop or internet access at home, the computer lab in Columbia Hall, Room 110 will be open to students to access their online classes. A staff member will be on site monitoring proper sanitization and social distancing requirements (students must sit at least 6 feet apart). Please use the computer lab only as a last resort. 

Do I have to show my ID to take an online class this term? 

You will not need to show your ID.  We are phasing out this practice.  You will however need to be able to log in using your MyCCC username and password.  You may be asked to turn on your computer or phone’s camera during proctored exams. 

I already purchased my books for next term before my class went online.  Will my book change? 

We have not received notice of any book changes due to courses moving online.  If your book changes, the bookstore will allow you to return your previously purchased book for a full refund. 

How do I get my books/access codes for next term? 

The college bookstore will remain open using additional precautions so students can purchase necessary books and supplies.   

I plan to order my books online through Amazon but they are now giving me a date of April 25th before my book arrives, what do I do? 

Amazon announced that they are only shipping items quickly if they are located in a nearby warehouse or considered “essential” such as food and medical supplies.  This means that items like textbooks may be delayed in arriving if you purchase them online.  You can purchase your books and supplies through the CCC bookstore’s website and have them ready for pickup.  There are also other online suppliers that you can utilize.  You are still strongly encouraged to have your books during the first week of classes, and faculty may still require that you have your book in order to complete assignments and required readings. 

Our Welcome Center can process most payments over the phone at (503) 338-2411. You can call or email registrationservices@clatsopcc.edu for more information. 

If you are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms (such as fever with coughing or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath), the CDC advises you to seek medical advice and call ahead to your health-care provider or nurse advice line

Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care, emergency room or other health facility without calling first. Your provider will need to take special measures to protect other people in the clinic.

Monitor your symptoms closely. Remember that the likelihood is low that you have coronavirus. Take your temperature if you believe you have a fever.

Stay home from school and work until symptom free for at least 72 hours. If you must go out of the house or be around others, wear a mask and avoid close contact. Be especially careful around infants and small children as well as people who have compromised immune systems and/or are over the age of 65.

Take care of yourself. Rest as much as possible. Drink lots of fluids.

If you are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms (such as fever with coughing or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath), the CDC advises you to seek medical advice and call ahead to your health-care provider or nurse advice line

Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care, emergency room or other health facility without calling first. Your provider will need to take special measures to protect other people in the clinic.

Monitor your symptoms closely. Remember that the likelihood is low that you have coronavirus. Take your temperature if you believe you have a fever.

Stay home from school and work until symptom free for at least 72 hours. If you must go out of the house or be around others, wear a mask and avoid close contact. Be especially careful around infants and small children as well as people who have compromised immune systems and/or are over the age of 65.

Take care of yourself. Rest as much as possible. Drink lots of fluids.

Supervisors have been directed to consider whether telecommuting (working remotely) is possible. If the nature of an employee’s work is such that they can work from home, the College is supportive of this. With good two-way communication and clear work expectations, telecommuting privileges may be granted until further notice. Supervisors are also asked to ensure that other employees will not need to take on additional duties in order to accommodate the telecommuting request. 

If you develop symptoms — such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath — within 14 days of your return from personal or official travel to a country with a COVID-19 outbreak OR have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19, please take the steps listed below:

 

There are certain positions that do not lend themselves to telecommuting. If this is the case and the College remains open, supervisors have been asked to consider whether schedules can be staggered, allowing employees to work in the presence of fewer people while still being on campus.

 

This question can be answered in a number of ways, as follows:

    • Employees may use their sick leave accruals as well as their vacation accruals as needed. Once those accruals are exhausted, the President may grant paid sick leave for a specific period of time on a case by case basis.
    • Classified employees who contribute to the Sick Leave Bank have the ability to use sick time from that bank. For information on the sick leave bank, please contact Jennifer in Human Resources.
    • All absences due to illness will count toward Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) allowances.

Out of consideration for those around us, all employees, including supervisors, are asked to stay home or, if needed, work from home when they are ill. If this is not possible and your employee requests it, they should be allowed to work from a different location on campus when feasible. As mentioned above, allowing the employee to work remotely when possible is also permissible.

Working remotely is the preferred route if you are experiencing difficulties with securing child care. If remote work is not possible, the President may consider exceptions on a case by case basis.

Campus access is now restricted to employee only in most areas with the exception of Columbia Hall to access the bookstore and a computer lab for online learning. Spring Term classes have been modified to online classes. Please visit the Virtual Student Center for access to all virtual services and information about the upcoming term.

Virtual Student Center
is Now Online

All CCC classes will go online for the start of Spring Term, and Spring Term will start one week later than previously advertised on Monday, April 6, 2020.