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JCCC Returning to Normal Operations June 1, 2021

JCCC has worked hard to prepare the campus for future teaching and learning by: 

  • Making vaccination opportunities available for staff, faculty, and students (ongoing);
  • Establishing a departmental physical presence date and plan (April 5); 
  • Establishing that all campus areas will be operational and staffed with a level of physical presence (June 1); and,
  • Establishing an all-employee return date (June 7). 

JCCC will conclude its Return to Campus Plan on May 31. On June 1, JCCC will return to normal operations. All employees will be back to campus in their pre-pandemic work arrangements by June 7, and we are excited about the possibilities of enhanced campus life as we resume traditional student and employee activities.

Following CDC Guidance Regarding Masks and Distancing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidance on facial coverings and social distancing on May 13, 2021, that stated fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities (indoor and outside) without social distancing or wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to continue to socially distance while wearing a mask indoors. JCCC will adopt this guidance effective June 1.

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 (students) or (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 or

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 Drive-up Testing By Appointment - Dates extended through Aug. 21

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is increasing COVID-19 drive-thru 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 and will continue through Aug. 21, weather permitting.

  • Testing is free.
  • Testing is available to Kansas residents
  • Testing is for individuals with or without symptoms
This is a drive-up testing site. Please follow the signs to the designated parking lot location

Return to Campus Plan 

The JCCC Return to Campus Task Force released a four-step Return to Campus Plan, which included guidelines for students, staff and visitors.

The Return to Campus Plan concludes on May 31, 2021. The campus will return to normal operations June 1, 2021.

View Return to Campus Plan

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 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 or Carol Gard at

Student/Job Seeker Link

Employer Link

On-Campus Recruiting

Employers who wish to discuss recruiting options should contact Carol Gard at

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