Campus Safety during the Pandemic
Posted on October 30, 2020
By Holly Walker
As we continue to move through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we continue to work together to make our campuses as safe as possible for all who come to them.
The college requires anyone who comes to campus to follow the safety protocols put in place. These protocols include, but are not limited to, wearing a CDC-approved type of face mask that covers the nose and mouth; social distancing (a minimum of six feet between people); and following all guidelines posted on signs or shared by faculty and staff.
When to stay off campus:
In addition, it is also important to know when to stay off campus. Do not come to campus if:
- You are ill
- Have symptoms consistent with COVID-19
- Have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results
- Have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19
- Have travelled to an area where there is a high incidence of COVID-19
If you become ill while on campus:
Anyone who becomes ill or develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while on campus must leave campus immediately. Seek medical guidance, and contact the Dean of Students Office (students) or Human Resources (employees, contractors, or campus visitors) as soon as possible.
If you learn you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19:
If, after you’ve been on campus, you find out you have COVID-19, begin developing symptoms of COVID-19, or learn you have been exposed to COVID-19, seek medical guidance, and contact the Dean of Students Office (students) or Human Resources (employees, contractors and campus visitors) as soon as possible.
Students, who take their classes remotely and have not been to campus, are also encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office if they have COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus, so we can provide assistance to you and help you navigate your classes.
COVID-19 Cases on Campus:
Whenever we learn that a member of the college community has COVID-19 and has been on campus, the college contacts the local health department for guidance. The local health department leads all contact tracing and contacts anyone it determines to have been a close contact and possibly exposed to COVID-19. The college posts information about the on-campus case on www.jtcc.edu/covid-19 (announcement section). The name of the infected individual will not be released.
Additional details about the college’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic more may be found at www.jtcc.edu/covid-19.
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Holly Walker, Public Relations Manager