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Fully restoring campus operations requires patience, careful consideration and deliberate implementation. As the situation is still fluid, some of these details may change. We will update these pages accordingly.

Return to Campus Plan Guidelines — Released May 20; updated Aug. 18, 2020

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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Stay 6 feet apart when possible and do not congregate.

Limit face-to-face interaction and campus footprint as much as possible.

Move quickly and observe social distancing in hallways.

Use elevators, walkways and hallways only when necessary.

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In accordance with the Governor’s Order that the Johnson County Board of Commissioners upheld, facial coverings are required as follows:

  • Public indoor spaces (public service areas frequented or visited by members of the public, lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, food/beverage areas, lines to enter any public indoor space) – facial coverings are required at all times even when members of the public may not be present at the time
  • Public outdoor spaces where 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained – facial coverings required
  • Classrooms – facial coverings required
  • Work areas where more than one person shares the same space (work areas, office suites, meeting/conference rooms) – facial coverings required
  • Private offices – facial covering not required, except when someone else enters the private office, then facial coverings are required 

Face coverings are to be properly removed, cleaned, stored or disposed of, to avoid contamination of self, others or the environment.

The CDC does NOT recommend:

  • Masks with exhalation valves/vents which allows respiratory droplet to reach others
  • Face Shields – not enough evidence to support the effectiveness for respiratory droplet control. Face shields are only to be worn in addition to a cloth face covering
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Wash hands frequently and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose.

Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

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Limit number of participants per College requirements (all remote, less than 15, less than 30, less than 90, depending on progressive Steps).

Practice social distancing during meetings and allow a remote option.

Keep meetings minimal and reserved for critical activities.

Clean and disinfect all table surfaces, chairs and computer equipment after each on-campus meeting.


Personal Accountability Protocol

All employees and students are expected to follow College safety guidelines.

College photo IDs and/or name badges will be required upon entering a building.

Any person not wearing an applicable face covering when required, or abiding to social distancing requirements, will be asked to leave the facility.

Stay Home When You are Sick

The CDC says those with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms that range from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

If you are tested for COVID-19, you are not permitted to return to campus until you receive a negative test result. You may continue to work from home, if possible.

If you test positive for COVID-19 you are not permitted to return to work until you are released by your doctor/fulfill the quarantine requirement.

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