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Student COVID-19 Reporting Form

Students and can report exposure or positive test results.

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Staff and Faculty can report exposure or positive test results.

Latest Update

December 20, 2021

Face Covering Requirements

Masks will be required indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Regardless of vaccination status, we are asking everyone to wear their mask to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is required for ALL employees, students, and visitors. This face covering requirement will be in place until further notice. 

Travel and the holidays

With the holidays and the likelihood of travel upon us, be sure to remain diligent with your precautions related to the potential spread of COVID-19. Review the CDC tips for hosting gatherings and travel, as well as other guidance they provide to ensure a safe yet enjoyable holiday season. Visit the CDC website for travel guidance

What can you do to help?

  • Stay home from work or school if:
  • you are sick
  • you are considered a close contact to someone that has COVID-19
  • if someone in your household is sick
  • if you or someone in your household are awaiting test results
  • Contact us as soon as possible if you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (or suspected COVID-19), if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have tested positive.
  • Follow the 3 W’s: Wear a face covering; Wait 6-feet apart; Wash your hands often
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often
  • If you see someone on campus not abiding by the COVID-19 safety guidelines, feel free to speak up, contact a supervisor, or use our COVID-19 Reporting Form to share information.

Please remember that our team WILL work with you if you need to stay home for ANY reason related to COVID-19 so we can all do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus.

If you have any questions or concerns:

Please contact our team with any questions:

OR

Complete our COVID-19 Reporting Form if any of the following describes you:

  • You (or anyone living in your house) has tested positive for COVID-19
  • You (or anyone living in your house) has been placed in quarantine by a health care professional or the health department
  • You are having symptoms synonymous with COVID-19 as defined by the CDC.

You (or anyone in your house) has been tested for COVID-19 based on symptoms or contact tracing

COVID-19 Reported Confirmed Cases at HCC

  New Cases 1/15/22 - 1/21/22 Spring 2022 Semester Total Pandemic Total Since March 16, 2020
Employee Cases 7 12 46
Student Cases 18 30 204
*RCAC Cases 5 10 21
Total Cases 30 52 271

-as of 1/21/2022

This dashboard is updated weekly, no later than noon on Friday.
Positive cases are self-reported to HCC by students and employees. This dashboard does not include COVID-19 cases unreported to HCC or individuals who are self-quarantining without a confirmed diagnosis.
Those considered to be in close proximity to positive cases reported on campus are contacted immediately.
*RCAC: Regional Center for the Advancement of Children (Case number includes both employees and children at the center).*

FAQ

Haywood Community College continues to take steps to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. As we determine solutions to keep our employees and students as safe as possible, our goal is, as always, to provide a quality education to all of our students in a safe and effective manner.

  • Comply with all on-campus signage and instructions to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.
  • Frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • HCC is continuing to encourage teleworking

  • Comply with all on-campus signage and instructions to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed
  • Frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Stay home if you are sick, talk with your instructor if you need to make up any coursework

  • Floor markings are in place indicating 6 feet of distance between individuals on campus.
  • Plexiglass dividers have been installed in campus buildings, including classrooms where appropriate
  • Drinking fountains and vending machines are currently unavailable for use
  • Classroom social distance measures are in place, such as ensuring seating is 6 feet apart, regular cleaning, and other measures as needed

  • Employees must have all work-related travel requests approved by the President. If approved, they are to travel alone in their vehicle.
  • No travel of multiple persons in one vehicle shall be allowed for HCC classes at this time. No multi-person travel shall take place in HCC owned vehicles.

  • Following CDC guidance, if you are sick - stay home. There are various leave coverage options available for employees. Students can work with their instructors to develop make-up plans for any coursework missed
  • If someone starts to feel ill on campus, they should leave campus promptly and seek medical attention to determine if the symptoms are related to COVID-19

  • Employees should contact the Director of Human Resources as soon as possible
  • Students should contact the Vice President of Student Services as soon as possible.
  • HCC leadership will work with local health department and other necessary contacts to determine the best next steps regarding contact tracing, cleaning, etc.

  • Each building has a designated PPE coordinator, providing the necessary protective and cleaning materials needed to manage the space and individuals using the space
  • Designated employees are responsible for cleaning their areas on a daily and as-needed basis (following a class, visitor, etc.). This is in addition to our regularly scheduled cleaning which occurs on a daily basis
  • For our daily campus cleaning, the HCC Custodial Contractors use EPA approved disinfectant products

  • Our Student Wellness department is here to help students with difficulties they may be facing during these uncertain times. They can be reached at hcc-wellness@haywood.edu or 828-627-4504
  • Employees may reach out to our Human Resources Director with issues they may be facing. Additionally, HCC has a partnership with EAP which offers numerous resources to help those facing difficult situations

  • HCC is following the local and state guidelines regarding large gatherings. As that guidance changes, we will make adjustments.
  • At this time, no new events will be scheduled for outside groups at HCC that do not follow local or state large gathering guidelines and do not conflict with events scheduled for HCC purposes.

Recent Updates

Classes Resuming

Fall semester will begin on Monday, August 16. Classes will be held in-person and online depending on each student’s specific schedule. We will continue to monitor and communicate any guidance changes or updates.

Masks will be required indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Regardless of vaccination status, we are asking everyone to wear their mask to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the new Delta variant, which is proving to be more contagious than the original strain of the Coronavirus.

There have been many accommodations made to classrooms and campus buildings to assist with social distancing guidance and improve overall safety measures including a recent upgrade to building air filtration systems. As a continuing preventative measure, we will be cleaning and sanitizing high traffic areas, and we encourage frequent hand washing, along with allowing physical distancing where practical. 

We have heard from YOU – our students – that you prefer in-person classes. We are asking you to do your part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by getting your shot and wearing your mask. The more everyone can do to provide a safe environment, the less likely your class and classmates will be impacted by the virus and have to quarantine or move a class online.

HCC will host a vaccination clinic on Thursday, August 19 from 10am – 5pm.

​What can you do to help?

  • We are encouraging all employees and students to get vaccinated. This decreases the likelihood of serious symptoms of the virus should you contract COVID-19.
    • Vaccines are free
    • There are multiple locations you can schedule an appointment or simply walk-in to get your vaccine.
  • Wear your mask when you are in close proximity of someone else. This protects you and those you are around.
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home from work or school if:
    • you are sick
    • you are considered a close contact to someone that has COVID-19
    • if someone in your household is sick
    • if you or someone in your household are awaiting test results
  • Contact us as soon as possible if you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (or suspected COVID-19), if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have tested positive.
    • We will work with you to ensure you can stay on track with your coursework.

If you have any questions or concerns:

Please contact our team with any questions:

Students: Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu | 828-565-4220

Employees: Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director sjphillips@haywood.edu | 828-627-4529

OR

Complete our COVID-19 Reporting Form if any of the following describes you:

  • You (or anyone living in your house) has tested positive for COVID-19
  • You (or anyone living in your house) has been placed in quarantine by a health care professional or the health department
  • You are having symptoms synonymous with COVID-19 as defined by the CDC.
  • You (or anyone in your house) has been tested for COVID-19 based on symptoms or contact tracing

Please review the current COVID-19 procedure.

On Friday, May 14, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper announced the following changes (with some limited exceptions):

  • Statewide mask mandate (face coverings) lifted;  
  • Social distancing requirements lifted;
  • Limits on mass gatherings lifted;
  • Capacity limits lifted.

​Effective immediately, Haywood Community College has updated our procedures to be reflective of these changes. This means face coverings are no longer required (with some exceptions) and social distancing is no longer required.

Face coverings and social distancing protocols are still encouraged, but not required, for unvaccinated people.

In following the Executive Order as related to child care facilities and transportation:

  • Face coverings are still required at the Regional Center for the Advancement of Children;
  • If traveling in a College owned vehicle where more than one person is present.

For those that work or perform services at other locations (clinical settings, K-12 schools, etc.) please adhere to the requirements of that location. Haywood Early College falls under the K-12 guidance.

Nothing prevents employees or students from continuing to wear face coverings. Please keep in mind that individuals should not be asked to disclose their vaccination status or why they are wearing a face covering. This is private information and should be respected at all times.

During this transition time, please be patient as our employees and students make their own decisions about how to continue to protect themselves on campus. For instance, if you meet with someone in a small space, such as a private office, be mindful that your student or fellow employee may request that you meet in an alternate location that allows more distance. You may also see others around campus continue to wear face coverings and as we have said before, we want to be respectful and supportive that we all have differing comfort levels.

Please continue to report:

  • If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status);
  • If you have an exposure to COVID-19;
  • If you are awaiting a test result for COVID-19, or someone in your household is awaiting a test result;
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Spring Semester begins with continued COVID-19 safety precautions

As we welcome students back to HCC for Spring 2021 classes, please continue to use this page as a resource for COVID-19 updates and safety information.

Face Covering Requirements

A reminder that HCC requires all individuals on campus to wear a face covering at all times indoors and outdoors, including classrooms.

This face covering requirement will be in place until further notice.

Classes and Student Services

Many classes for the spring semester will be held virtually. Classes that require face-to-face instruction will follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines as outlined by state, local, and federal guidance, as well as HCC Pandemic Response guidelines.

Student Service areas are open to the public and social distancing guidelines are in place for any in-person needs. We are also offering virtual services to assist students and are encouraging anyone needing assistance to contact us at 828-627-4500 to review virtual assistance options.

Supporting our students

HCC continues to offer multiple support options for students. We can assist with items related to:

  • Health/Wellness
  • Emergency funding needs (rent, food, and more)
  • Technology check-out options from our library (laptops, hotspots, web cams, and more)
  • Wifi locations on campus to access the internet

What can you do to help?

  • Stay home from work or school if:
    • You are sick
    • You are considered a close contact to someone that has COVID-19
    • If someone in your household is sick
    • If you or someone in your household are awaiting test results
  • Contact us as soon as possible if you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (or suspected COVID-19), if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have tested positive.
  • Follow the 3 W’s: Wear a face covering, Wait 6-feet apart, Wash your hands often
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often
  • If you see someone on campus not abiding by the COVID-19 safety guidelines, feel free to speak up, contact a supervisor, or use our COVID-19 Reporting form to share information.

Please remember that our team WILL work with you if you need to stay home for ANY reason related to COVID-19 so we can all do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 Resources

This page offers multiple links to COVID-19 resources and additionally, HCC has more resources related to safety protocols and Student expectations. To view this additional information, visit our Resources page or read the Student Checklist

Face Covering Requirements

A reminder that HCC requires all individuals on campus to wear a face covering at all times indoors, including classrooms, and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This is required for ALL employees, students, and visitors. 

This face covering requirement will be in place until further notice. 

Travel and the holidays

With the holidays and the likelihood of travel upon us, be sure to remain diligent with your precautions related to the potential spread of COVID-19. Review the CDC tips for hosting gatherings and travel, as well as other guidance they provide to ensure a safe yet enjoyable holiday season.

  • Consider an outside gathering
  • Limit the numbers of attendees
  • Follow the 3 W’s: Wear a face covering; Wait 6-feet apart; Wash your hands often
  • At this time, HCC is not implementing self-quarantine guidelines following travel. Please review state and city ordinances of where you are traveling to ensure there are no travel restrictions in place at your destination. If you choose to self-quarantine upon return from your travels, please reach out to your supervisor, HR Director, or Instructor for guidance.

What can you do to help?

  • Stay home from work or school if:
    • you are sick
    • you are considered a close contact to someone that has COVID-19
    • if someone in your household is sick
    • if you or someone in your household are awaiting test results
  • Contact us as soon as possible if you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (or suspected COVID-19), if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have tested positive.
  • Follow the 3 W’s: Wear a face covering; Wait 6-feet apart; Wash your hands often
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often
  • If you see someone on campus not abiding by the COVID-19 safety guidelines, feel free to speak up, contact a supervisor, or use our COVID-19 Reporting Form to share information.

Please remember that our team WILL work with you if you need to stay home for ANY reason related to COVID-19 so we can all do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus.

If you have any questions or concerns:

Please contact our team with any questions:

·  Students: Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu

·  Employees: Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director sjphillips@haywood.edu 

OR

Complete our COVID-19 Reporting Form if any of the following describes you:

  • You (or anyone living in your house) has tested positive for COVID-19
  • You (or anyone living in your house) has been placed in quarantine by a health care professional or the health department
  • You are having symptoms synonymous with COVID-19 as defined by the CDC.
  • You (or anyone in your house) has been tested for COVID-19 based on symptoms or contact tracing

 

For Policies and Procedures related to COVID-19, visit our Policies and Procedures webpage.

Fall Semester continues & Spring registration is open

HCC’s fall semester is well underway, and we have passed the halfway mark. Courses continue to use a blended approach to instruction that will allow students to complete lecture activities in a virtual environment while offering hands-on labs in a socially distant, face to face format.

Registration is currently open for the spring semester. We are encouraging students to meet with their advisers and register for the spring term to ensure the courses they need and want are available for them. HCC’s spring term will be conducted using the same teaching delivery method as the fall semester. These delivery methods will include virtual classes, synchronous classes, and hands-on classes based on the students’ program of study.

Face Covering Requirements

HCC requires all individuals on campus to wear a face covering at all times indoors, including classrooms, and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This is required for all employees, students, and visitors. 

This face covering requirement will be in place until further notice. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu (students) or Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director sjphillips@haywood.edu (employees).

Reminders

Wifi locations: HCC has established WiFi access locations throughout our campus locations for our students. Please use the link below to view the WiFi access map. 

The HCC library remains open to students. Students can utilize the facility for computer access, study areas, and other needs they have from the library. Social distancing measures remain in place which may decrease the number of seats available at a time.

What can you do to help?

  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick. 
  • Contact us as soon as possible if you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (or suspected COVID-19), if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have tested positive.
  • Follow the 3 W’s: Wear a face covering; Wait 6-feet apart; Wash your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often. 

Travel and the holidays

With the holidays and the likelihood of travel on the horizon, be sure to remain diligent with your precautions related to the potential spread of COVID-19. Review the CDC tips for hosting gatherings and travel, as well as other guidance they provide to ensure a safe yet enjoyable holiday season.

  • Consider an outside gathering
  • Limit the numbers of attendees
  • Wear a mask
  • Avoid close contact by staying at least 6-feet apart
  • Wash your hands frequently

Who do I contact with questions/concerns?

Please direct any questions or concerns to our Public Information Officer, Michelle Harris. She can be reached at 828-627-4521 or mlharris@haywood.edu.

Fall Semester Begins

HCC is excited to welcome students for Fall semester! We encourage students to check WebAdvisor frequently in case adjustments have been made to schedules due to the need to change delivery format or class times.

Haywood Community College’s Fall 2020 curriculum semester will begin on Monday, August 17, as originally scheduled. Many of our curriculum programs will be using a blended approach to instruction that will allow students to complete lecture activities in a virtual environment while offering the hands-on labs in a face to face format.  All face to face labs will utilize social distancing and enhanced cleaning methods. 

Workforce and Continuing Education courses are being offered online where possible and in person with limited enrollments for select courses. Please check with the WCE Department for an up-to-date course information list and registration information.  

Haywood Early College will follow Haywood County Public School System guidelines. Information will be sent to students by the Haywood Early College Principal. 

Face Covering Requirements

HCC requires all individuals on campus to wear a face covering at all times indoors, including classrooms, and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This is required for all employees, students, and visitors. 

This face covering requirement will be in place until further notice. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu (students) or Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director sjphillips@haywood.edu (employees).

Campus Access

HCC’s campus remains open for students to seek in-person services, and our disc golf and walking trails remain open to the public. Any outside groups requesting access to the facilities will need prior approval. Spaces on campus dedicated for use by HCC for additional classrooms will be given priority.

HCC requires all individuals on campus to wear a face covering at all times indoors, including classrooms, and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This is required for all employees, students, and visitors. 

Services

HCC has implemented social distance guidelines on campus and the following services and departments offer both virtual and in-person capabilities: bookstore, cashier, library, and student services in the Hemlock building. Modifications have been made to these student engagement areas, similar to those you may have seen in retail settings. 

Reminders

Wifi locations: HCC has established WiFi access locations throughout our campus locations for our students. Please use the link below to view the WiFi access map. 

The HCC library remains open to students. Students can utilize the facility for computer access, study areas, and other needs they have from the library. Social distancing measures remain in place which may decrease the number of seats available at a time.

What can you do to help?

  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick. 
  • Contact us as soon as possible if you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, if you are awaiting a test result, or if you have tested positive.
  • Follow the 3 W’s: Wear a face covering; Wait 6-feet apart; Wash your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often. 

​Who do I contact with questions/concerns?

Please direct any questions or concerns to our Public Information Officer, Michelle Harris. She can be reached at 828-627-4521 or mlharris@haywood.edu.

Classes Resuming

Haywood Community College’s Fall 2020 curriculum semester will begin on Monday, August 17, as originally scheduled. Many of our curriculum programs will be using a blended approach to instruction that will allow students to complete lecture activities in a virtual environment while offering the hands-on labs in a face to face format.  All face to face labs will utilize social distancing and enhanced cleaning methods. The blended approach will offer students the opportunity to learn in a safe yet completely supported format. Curriculum programs that have been previously offered in an online format will be offered as scheduled with little if any adjustments.  

Workforce and Continuing Education courses are being offered online where possible and in person with limited enrollments for select courses. Please check with the WCE Department for an up-to-date course information list and registration information.  

Haywood Early College will follow Haywood County Public School System guidelines. Information will be sent to students by the Haywood Early College Principal. 

Face Covering Requirements

HCC will require face coverings for all employees, students, and visitors in all indoor and outdoor spaces, including classrooms, where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu (students) or Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director  sjphillips@haywood.edu (employees).

Campus Access

HCC’s campus remains open for students to seek in-person services, and our disc golf and walking trails remain open to the public. Any outside groups requesting access to the facilities will need prior approval. Spaces on campus dedicated for use by HCC for additional classrooms will be given priority.

Services

HCC has implemented social distance guidelines on campus and the following services and departments offer both virtual and in-person capabilities: bookstore, cashier, library, and student services in the Hemlock building. Modifications have been made to these student engagement areas, similar to those you may have seen in retail settings. 

Reminders

Registration: Fall registration is currently underway in a virtual/online format or in-person. We are proceeding with the Fall schedule as originally planned and will make any schedule adjustments, as needed, closer to class start time. 

Wifi locations: HCC has established WiFi access locations throughout our campus locations for our students. Please use the link below to view the WiFi access map. 

What can you do to help?

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
  • Wash your hands often – be sure to wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not readily available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.

Who do I contact with questions/concerns?

Please direct any questions or concerns to our Public Information Officer, Michelle Harris. She can be reached at 828-627-4521 or mlharris@haywood.edu.

Face Covering Requirements

Following NC Executive Order 147, HCC will require face coverings for all employees, students, and visitors in all indoor and outdoor spaces, including classrooms, where social distancing cannot be maintained. This requirement begins at 5:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 and continues until further notice. Please help us keep our campus environment safe and accessible during this time by wearing a face covering to decrease the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Coleman, VP of Student Services mwcoleman@haywood.edu (students) or Sara Phillips, Human Resources Director sjphillips@haywood.edu (employees).

An FAQ document on face coverings at HCC is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions – Face Coverings

HCC COVID-19 Response Procedure

Graduation Ceremony Update

Based on the extension of the Phase 2 NC Executive Order and continued restrictions for mass gatherings, the rescheduled HCC graduation date of August 7th has now been canceled. While we sincerely wanted to have a commencement ceremony on our campus, it has become more apparent over the past few weeks that such an endeavor would just not be possible at this time without posing a risk to the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  Students who were unable to pick-up their credentials during our recent Drive-Up Graduation event will have those mailed to them pending the completion of their classes and conferral by our Registrar’s office. In addition, we will be sending them a Commemorative 2020 Graduation program, as well as a link to a Graduation video recognizing each graduate’s name, credential, and program of study.

Graduates of Haywood Early College should look for additional information from HEC about plans for receiving their diplomas and degrees. A decision about other graduation events such as the Career & College Readiness ceremony, nursing pinning, and medical assisting pinning, will be made and communicated at a later date. (8/7/20 update: CCR graduation ceremony has been canceled. Graduates will be contacted at a later date with further details regarding future ceremony possibilities.)

Guided by NCCCS recommendations and North Carolina’s Phased Modified Stay Home Order, HCC is offering limited in-person classes and services and will continue to monitor and adjust to future on-campus needs.

Classes resuming

Summer Session will begin on Monday, June 9. With a majority of classes following an online format, any in-person learning needs will follow state and local social distancing guidelines. This includes limiting in-person activities to match current restrictions for gatherings, ensuring 6-feet of distance between work stations/tables, installing dividers where appropriate, and increasing the cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Services

HCC has implemented social distance guidelines on campus and the following services and departments offer both virtual and in-person capabilities: bookstore, cashier, library, and student services in the Hemlock building. Modifications have been made to these student engagement areas, similar to those you may have seen in retail settings. We’ve installed plexiglass dividers where transactions occur, added floor markings for distancing, and adjusted seating areas to reduce the number waiting at any given time.

Safety Guidelines

Our Response Team has prepared safety plans for employees and students to follow during this wave of activity. We will update these documents as the situation changes, however the guiding principle for everything we do during this time is to provide a safe learning and working environment. These guidelines include but are not limited to social distancing floor indicators, the encouragement of wearing face masks, additional cleaning of high-touch areas, staying home if you feel sick, and more.

Moving forward

We anticipate this wave and level of activity to be in place through the end of June. As we look to the start of our Fall semester, additional modifications will be made as necessary. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility - as we receive state and local guidance, we may make changes to increase or decrease activities as appropriate.

Reminders

Registration: Fall registration is currently underway in a virtual/online format or in-person. We are proceeding with the Fall schedule as originally planned and will make any schedule adjustments, as needed, closer to class start time. 

Graduation: Join us on June 16 & 17 (4pm-6pm) to pick up your diploma, credentials, and more via a drive-through event. We are also planning a new date for our 2020 Graduation Ceremony – Friday, August 7, 2020. Stay tuned for more details on reschedule dates for CCR Graduation and health care program Pinnings. 

Wifi locations: HCC has established WiFi access locations throughout our campus locations for our students. Please use the link below to view the WiFi access map.

What can you do to help?
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often – be sure to wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not readily available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
Who do I contact with questions/concerns?

Please direct any questions or concerns to our Public Information Officer, Michelle Harris. She can be reached at 828-627-4521 or mlharris@haywood.edu.

Guided by NCCCS recommendations and North Carolina’s Phase 1 Modified Stay Home Order, HCC will begin offering limited in-person classes and services during the week of May 18.

Classes resuming

Limited classes returning in this wave are lab-based with hours remaining to complete the Spring 2020 term that could not be completed in an online environment and limited CE courses in essential sectors. Each of these programs are reviewing classroom/lab areas for modifications needed to ensure social distancing parameters are met. This includes limiting in-person activities to match current restrictions for gatherings, ensuring 6-feet of distance between work stations/tables, installing dividers where appropriate, and increasing the cleaning of high-touch surfaces. Students enrolled in classes resuming at this time will be contacted with new schedule information.

 

Services

Services returning in this wave include the bookstore, cashier, and student services in the Hemlock building – although we continue to encourage students to use virtual options, if possible. Modifications have been made to these student engagement areas, similar to those you may have seen in retail settings. We’ve installed plexiglass dividers where transactions occur, added floor markings for distancing, and adjusted seating areas to reduce the number waiting at any given time.

Safety Guidelines

 

Our Response Team has prepared safety plans for employees and students to follow during this wave of activity. We will update these documents as the situation changes, however the guiding principle for everything we do during this time is to provide a safe learning and working environment.

Moving forward

 

We anticipate this wave and level of activity to be in place through the end of May. If reopening plans stay on track in NC, we should have more flexibility with our Summer 2020 courses beginning on June 8. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility - as we receive state and local guidance, we may make changes to increase or decrease activities as appropriate.

Reminders

Registration: Summer & Fall 2020 Registration is currently underway in a virtual/online format. We are proceeding with the Fall schedule as originally planned and will make any schedule adjustments, as needed, closer to class start time. 

Graduation: We are planning a new date for Graduation – Friday, August 7, 2020. We hope to be able to celebrate with our graduates later in the summer. Degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be mailed as students complete program requirements. Stay tuned for more details on reschedule dates for CCR Graduation and health care program Pinnings. 

Wifi locations: HCC has established WiFi access locations throughout our campus locations for our students. Please use the link below to view the WiFi access map. 

What can you do to help?
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often – be sure to wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not readily available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Be sure to clean your home and workspace often.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
Who do I contact with questions/concerns?

Please direct any questions or concerns to our Public Information Officer, Michelle Harris. She can be reached at 828-627-4521 or mlharris@haywood.edu.

SlowCOVIDNC App

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service has recently launched a new tool to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The SlowCOVIDNC app works by proactively and anonymously notifying users of potential exposure to COVID-19. It provides a way for app users to protect their privacy and identity, while also slowing the spread of the virus. This app does not collect or share personally identifying or location information.

For a list of FAQ’s and more information on how the app works, visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/slowcovidnc/frequently-asked-questions

To get start doing your part to slow the spread, visit your app store to download the SlowCOVIDNC app today.

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