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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.

Guidelines for Employees and Students — updated August 17, 2021

Starting August 17, 2021, masks will be required for all individuals at all times in the following areas:

  • 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 any time lines form to enter any public indoor spaces. Masks are required in these spaces regardless of how many people are in them.
  • 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. 

Additionally, continue to follow the JCCC COVID-19 Protocols:

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Stay home when you're sick

Perform the daily wellness self-check before coming to campus.

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Report COVID-19

If you answer “yes” to any of the Daily Wellness Self-Check questions, fill out the COVID-19 reporting form. For questions, email (students) or (employees)

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Wash hands

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Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing

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Clean surfaces

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Wear your name badge or carry your JCCC photo id


Personal Accountability Protocol

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

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.

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.

For more information, email

COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC recommends getting the vaccine. The vaccine is effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19 and will help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get the virus. The vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal.