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Current Status

DCCC remains open for business during COVID-19, with employees on staggered work schedules and teleworking to promote social distancing. Fall 2020 classes are underway with a mix of in-person, hybrid and online options. Campus offices are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Masks are required on campus; see below for other important safety reminders.

Like most large organizations, DCCC has developed a comprehensive internal process for monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on students and employees. A reporting process is in place (see below for more information and links) for members of the campus community to report their own exposures to COVID-19 and to report positive COVID-19 test results. Then, in coordination with our local health departments that guide all contact tracing efforts, there is follow-up communication with those making reports and with anyone else directly impacted by positive test results. Anyone considered a “close contact” of someone who has tested positive will be notified individually. 

The large number of students taking online classes this fall, combined with a staggered work and telework schedule for employees, means that most reports of exposures or positive test results are not having a direct impact on others in the campus community; however, our internal monitoring process incorporates all of these reports, whether they involve people who have been to campus recently or not.

As a large institution, our students and employees are no doubt being impacted by the high level of community spread of COVID-19 currently affecting people around our state, country, and world. It is likely that we will continue to see an increased spread of COVID-19 as colder weather approaches and people spend more time indoors. Be assured that we are deeply committed to the health and safety of our DCCC community and work daily to slow the spread of COVID-19 among students, employees, and the communities we serve. Please continue with us on our journey as we Storm Forward safe, healthy, and strong!

Important Reminders

Please wear a mask, keep your distance from other people, and wash your hands frequently when on campus and in the community.
 
If you are sick, stay home and contact a medical provider. If you test positive for COVID-19, live with someone who has tested positive, or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive, stay home and follow medical instructions. Students, faculty, and staff should report these situations using the COVID-19 Diagnosis or Close Contact form. 
 
You should not be on campus for at least 10 days after your own symptoms start, or 10 days after your test if you are asymptomatic. You also should be without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine and your symptoms should have gone away. If you were exposed to another person who has tested positive, you should not be on campus for at least 14 days.

Updates from the Office of the President

Read the latest campus messages from Dr. Darrin Hartness, DCCC President.

DCCC's CARES Act (May 15, 2020)

Federal Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Report (pdf)

DCCC's CARES Act (June 25, 2020)

Federal Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Report (pdf)

Quick Links

This form should be used by DCCC students who test positive for COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who tested positive. DCCC employees in these situations should notify their supervisors and the HR Department. All information will be kept confidential and will only be used to further assist students with their academic schedule and well being.

Submit Diagnosis Information

If you have questions regarding any updates made by the college or need to request support, please use the following form.

Submit a Question / Request Support

Resources related to technology, counseling, the food pantry, and tutoring:

Student Support (COVID-19)

Resources related to technology, online instruction, and assisting students:

Faculty/Staff Support (COVID-19)

Wear your mask. Wait 6 feet from others. Wash your hands. COVID-19 Information