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Updated Guidance Concerning Facial Coverings on Campus

JCCC will require facial coverings in all indoor spaces even when members of the public may not be present. This is similar to past requirements that were effective in preserving our learning environment and protecting us all.

Starting on August 17, 2021 facial coverings are required in all indoor spaces. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Public indoor spaces, including any public service areas frequented or visited by members of the public such as lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, food/beverage areas and anytime lines form to enter public indoor spaces. 
  • Classrooms and other face-to-face indoor meetings and events.
  • Work areas where more than one person shares the same space, including common work areas, office suites, meeting and conference rooms, etc.
  • Private offices whenever someone else enters the office space. If an individual is alone in their office, facial coverings are not required. 

Students who need a reasonable accommodation should contact Access Services.

Employees who need a reasonable accommodation should contact their HR Generalist.

 As a reminder, it is the responsibility of each of us to hold ourselves and others accountable.

  • Departments need to follow current protocols for non-compliant students and personnel. Please contact your supervisor with any questions about your department’s protocol for noncompliance.
  • If a person is non-compliant with wearing a facial covering after you have politely asked for them to comply, you are empowered to ask them to leave or to remove yourself from the situation.
  • If a situation has escalated and you need assistance, please contact the JCCC Police Department at ext. 2500.

Safety Measures Continue

JCCC has learned a great deal over the last year, and our improved knowledge has informed many decisions that will continue. For example, we adopted updated cleaning protocols, we enhanced our air filtration systems, and we positioned temperature check stations throughout campus to support daily wellness checks.

To assist us in moving forward in safety, the College has updated its campus guidelines:

  • Stay home when you are sick. Perform the daily wellness self-check before coming to campus
  • Report COVID-19 using the reporting form or by email to studentcovidreporting@jccc.edu (students) or employeecovidreporting@jccc.edu (employees)
  • Follow CDC Guidance for social distancing and facial coverings 
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing 
  • Clean surfaces
  • Wear your name badge or carry your JCCC Photo ID while on campus

We appreciate all of the hard work it took to get us as a campus and a community back to normal operations.

We will continue to monitor the situation and updates will be provided on an as-needed basis.

Daily Wellness Check

All JCCC personnel and students are encouraged to complete the COVID-19 wellness self-check PRIOR to coming to any JCCC location each day.

If you have any questions or concerns about self-screening, please contact IncidentResponseTeam@jccc.edu or BenefitsDepartment-forward@jccc.edu


Updated Travel Guidelines for Kansas Residents and Employees

There are new travel guidelines available now for Kansas residents and employees. If you are planning any physical travel, be sure you review, understand and follow the current Kansas Travel & Exposure Related Isolation Guidelines.


JCCC is a Partner Site for COVID Testing By Appointment - Dates extended through Fall 2021 semester

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is increasing COVID-19 testing opportunities throughout the state and in Johnson County, Kansas. They have partnered with WellHealth to launch this testing and JCCC is a community partner test site. Testing on campus started Dec. 10, 2020, and will continue through the Fall 2021 semester, weather permitting.

  • Testing is free.
  • Testing is available to anyone.
  • Testing is for individuals with or without symptoms.
Please follow the signs to the designated parking lot location
  • Free COVID-19 testing – Clock West parking lot
  • gogettested.com/kansas must be used to register for a testing appointment
  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday

 

Masks Required

We care about your safety and those around you. Starting August 17, the College will require facial coverings in all public indoor spaces — even when other members of the public may not be present.

Public indoor spaces include, but are not limited to:

  • Classrooms
  • Hallways
  • Stairways and elevators
  • Lobbies
  • Restrooms
  • Food/Beverage areas
  • Shared office and work areas
  • Bookstore and Library

If you need an accommodation for facial coverings, notify Access Services at 913-469-3521 or accessservices@jccc.edu.

This is a change in the current College Guidelines. We will continue to update the entire campus community as this evolves in the coming weeks.

Continue to be safe and well. We look forward to seeing you on campus this fall.


Student Basic Needs Center

If you're having trouble making financial ends meet, need assistance finding a place to live or a way to get to campus, or need help securing appropriate technical equipment to complete your class work this Fall, contact the Student Basic Needs Center at basicneeds@jccc.edu or stop by the center in COM 319. They have a food pantry, school supplies and connections to campus and other community services.


Course Delivery Options

JCCC credit courses are taught using a variety of methods that include hybrid, online hybrid and online delivery methods. Face-to-face courses are offered, and more are being added to the summer and fall 2021 schedules every day.

  • In a HYBRID course, a portion of the class assignments and meetings are delivered online, but it also has some required on-campus face-to-face meetings.
  • An ONLINE HYBRID course will use the Canvas online Learning Management System and requires that you attend scheduled virtual meetings. 
  • An ONLINE course has no required on-campus or required online meetings and are provided through the Canvas online Learning Management System. As long as you meet any required timelines or deadlines, you can study at your own pace.
  • A FACE-TO-FACE (F2F)credit course is delivered fully on-campus with face-to-face interactionbetween the instructor and students. A face-to-face course may use computers, the internet or other electronic media in the classroom.

Learn more about course delivery methods


Need to enroll in courses with prerequisite placement test requirements?

To assist your enrollment, JCCC  faculty has created several pathways to follow if you need to enroll in a course that has a placement test requirement. See available prerequisite options.

Small Business Administration Assistance is Available

The Kansas Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 crisis has been approved by the federal government. Kansas business owners can now apply for a SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

See the KSBDC for details.

Job Seekers and Employers

JobLinks is JCCC's online job posting database. It is offered free of charge to all users: students, JCCC graduates, community members and local employers.

Although the JCCC campus is currently closed, JobLinks is available for use as always. If you need assistance using JobLinks, please email careerdevelopment@jccc.edu or Carol Gard at cgard@jccc.edu.

Student/Job Seeker Link

Employer Link

On-Campus Recruiting

Employers who wish to discuss recruiting options should contact Carol Gard at cgard@jccc.edu.

Tools for Coping During the Pandemic

Are you wondering about the COVID-19 vaccination phases in Kansas? Do you have questions about the vaccine? For your convenience, the links below contain relevant information for Johnson County and Kansas residents, and data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). *


*This content is not original to JCCC and is being provided as an informational resource. Please direct specific questions to the county or state agency regarding vaccinations. Continue to check these resources for any updates they may provide.

State and County Government Resources

Travel Advisories

Federal Government Resources

Spanish Language Information about COVID-19

For Spanish-language information about COVID-19, visit the CDC's Spanish-language web pages.

Practice Good Hygiene

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Stay home if you become sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently. Use sanitizer if soap is not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash hands after using shared keyboards and work machines.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Other Information for Individuals and Households