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JCCC resumed normal campus operations beginning June 1, 2021. The Return to Campus Plan has concluded.

Return to Campus Plan (updated June 1, 2021)

It is the intent of Johnson County Community College to protect the safety of all of our students, employees and visitors. Use the Return to Campus Plan and Campus Guidelines as your resource to successfully navigate being back on campus.

Objectives

  • Protect the health and safety of the campus community
  • Resume on-campus instructional, student support and administrative services
  • Appropriate resumption of additional on-campus activities

Values-driven Guiding Principles

  • Integrity: Fully adhere to Federal, State and County guidance
  • Collaboration: Institution and department plans and timelines must be flexible
  • Responsiveness: Transitions between steps must be coordinated and will be dependent upon access to protective supplies and materials
  • Leadership: Clear communication to students, faculty, staff and community is essential

Phased Reopening Steps

All JCCC locations will return to normal operations June 1, 2021.

STEP DEFINITION DATES
number 1 Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) exception allowances — most will be tied to training and certification expectations
number 2 Begin transitioning remote workforce back to campus based on function  
number 3 Introduction of students not included in Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) exceptions to campus based on function
naumber 4 Reintroduction of remaining campus activities Standard Operations Resume June 1, 2021

 


Duration of Steps and Gating Criteria (updated May 21, 2021)

The Johnson County Department of Health & Environment (JCDHE) recommended that Johnson County Community College follow its workplace guidance (PDF) with regard to contact tracing and management (rather than K-12 or Higher Education with campus housing) because this guidance is designed to aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at work and concentrates on the rules of infection control and what to do when a case of COVID-19 occurs in the workplace.

JCCC limited our on-campus activities to protect the campus, including face-to-face teaching and learning. With campus reopening, we anticipate returning to normal campus activities and increasing face-to-face learning and other experiences.

We will continue to monitor State and County guidance, as may revise our guidelines based on recommendations from JCCC leadership, the CDC, and/or state and local government.

A change in the County’s gating recommendations to K-12 schools would lead to a briefing with the County and communication to the JCCC campus community that outlines the specific and/or combination of criteria we are monitoring to determine if alternative strategies for classes and gatherings and action are needed, following a 5-day evaluation period.

Below are the internal and community measures being monitored closely:

  • Internal Influencers (may impact specific activity or campus as a whole):
    • Total number of active JCCC positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days
    • COVID-19 Reports: Number of on-campus students and employees actively in isolation or quarantine
    • Supply chain disruptions (i.e.: PPE, cleaning supplies, power outage, etc.)
  • Community Indicators that would indicate a Step Back (see Johnson County COVID-19 Report):
    • State of Kansas or Johnson County Executive Orders
    • Johnson County Incidence Rate (number of new cases / 100k persons over prior 2 weeks) greater than or equal to 250
    • Johnson County Percent Positivity (% of COVID-19 tests with positive results: 14-day moving average) greater than 15%
  • Community Indicators that would indicate a Step Forward (see Johnson County COVID-19 Report)
    • State of Kansas or Johnson County Executive Orders
    • Johnson County Incidence Rate (number new cases / 100k persons over prior 2 weeks) less than or equal to 50
    • Johnson County Percent Positivity (% of COVID-19 tests with positive results: 14-day moving average) less than 5%

Specific questions can be directed to your instructor, department manager or to the IRT members at incidentresponseteam@jccc.edu.


Employee and Student Phased Approach

All JCCC locations will return to normal operations June 1, 2021.

STEP EMPLOYEES STUDENTS
number 1 Employees performing essential framework related activities are working on campus; all other employees will continue working remotely. Only those students taking essential workforce training are allowed on campus.
number 2 Additional employees will return to campus as departmental plans are approved by IRT so that they may prepare for opening the campus to students. Only those students taking essential workforce training are allowed on campus.
number 3 Remote work may occur as part of each department’s plan to meet the College’s needs and comply with County and State guidelines. April 5, 2021, all departments have an on-campus presence. Students return to campus for face-to-face support while remote support remains available. 
number 4 Standard employee operations have resumed. Vulnerable employees continue to work with HR to request accommodations. Students are welcomed back in a reduced capacity in adherence to County and State guidelines.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All JCCC locations will return to normal operations June 1, 2021. Individuals are expected to follow CDC guidance regarding facial coverings and social distancing.

STEP REQUIREMENT
number 1

College efforts to centrally source and distribute in a prioritized manner:

  • Cloth face coverings
  • Disposable face coverings
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Plexiglass or equivalent protective shields
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Sanitizer stands for entry points
  • Signage
number 2

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 2 cloth face masks, will be distributed to all returning employees

Plexiglass or equivalent protective shields will be installed in conjunction with department plans

Cleaning supplies will be distributed in a prioritized manner

Sanitizer stands will be placed at designated entry points

Signage will be installed in conjunction with department plans

number 3

PPE will continue to be distributed to all returning employees

Plexiglass or equivalent protective shields will be monitored and new requests will be evaluated

Cleaning supplies will continue to be distributed upon request

Sanitizer stands will be monitored for effectiveness and replaced as needed

Temperature scanners continue to be used upon entering a building; this is included in the Daily Wellness Self-Check

number 4

PPE will continue to be distributed up request  

Plexiglass or equivalent protective shields needs will be evaluated

Cleaning supplies will continue to be distributed

Sanitizer stands will be evaluated for effectiveness and refilled

Signage will be evaluated for effectiveness

Temperature scanners will be evaluated


Employee/Work Areas

All JCCC locations will return to normal operations June 1, 2021.

STEP REQUIREMENT
number 1

Practice social distancing

  • Gatherings are not to exceed 15 individuals
  • 6 feet apart, do not congregate
  • Meetings continue remotely when possible
  • Plan, place and order signage

Draft safety and health reminder language

Develop appropriate COVID-19 awareness training

Departments plan for shift work

  • Staggered start times
  • Rotate days
  • Continue to work remotely

Introduce JCCC’s Telework Guidelines and Procedures

number 2

Practice social distancing

  • Gatherings are not to exceed 15 individuals
  • 6 feet apart, do not congregate
  • Meetings continue remotely when possible
  • Install signage

Start all meetings with safety and health reminders

Complete appropriate COVID-19 awareness training before returning to campus; certificate must be submitted to supervisor before engaging with others

Departments plan for shift work

  • Staggered start times
  • Rotate days
  • Continue to work remotely

Begin shift work with staggered start times or rotation of days or continue to work remotely in compliance with JCCC's Telework Guidelines and Procedures

number 3

Practice social distancing and wear facial covering

Start all meetings with safety and health reminders

Monitor effectiveness of signage

Staffing considerations: shift work, rotation of days or Telework Guidelines and Procedures

Managers schedule employees to meet social distancing and work expectations

Daily Wellness Self-Check continues to be required

Work area sanitation procedures continue to be required

number 4

Practice social distancing and wear face covering

In-person meetings can continue based on College Guidelines

Start all meetings with safety and health reminders

Refresh signage

Shift work and remote work is department drive in compliance with JCCC's Telework Guidelines and Procedures

Daily Wellness Self-Check continues to be required

Work area sanitation procedures continue to be required


Student/Instruction

All JCCC locations will return to normal operations June 1, 2021.

STEP REQUIREMENT
number 1

Transition to remote delivery:

  • Student support services (admissions, registration, financial aid, etc.)
  • Spring semester – deferred hands-on training
  • Work from home with College and/or personal equipment

Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) exception allowances tied to training and certification expectations

Courses taught in synchronous and asynchronous manner

Draft and approve syllabus language insert

Seating arrangement and attendance monitoring for contact tracing protocol

Classroom cleaning by Housekeeping based on utilization patterns

Instructors and students cleaning workspaces after each use

number 2

Remote services:

  • Student support
  • Summer semester
  • Instructors teach remotely with College-provided technology and equipment

Courses taught in synchronous and asynchronous manner

Deliver syllabus insert for deferred courses

Seating arrangement and attendance monitoring for contact tracing protocol

Classroom cleaning by Housekeeping based on utilization patterns

Instructors/students clean workspaces after use

number 3

Practice social distancing and wear facial covering

Student support services continue remotely and on campus — see Student Resources page for additional details

80/20 online instruction/face-to-face instruction for Spring 2021

Hands-on training and approved courses return to campus

Instructors teach remotely with College-provided technology and equipment

Deliver syllabus COVID-19 insert for every course

Seating arrangement and/or attendance monitoring for contact tracing protocol

End of day classroom cleaning by Housekeeping

Instructors/students clean workspaces after use

Library, resources centers and labs open

number 4

Practice social distancing and wear facial covering

Student support services available on campus and remotely

Library, resource centers and labs open

80/20 online instruction/face-to-face instruction for Spring 2021

Hands-on training and approved courses return to campus

Instructors teach remotely with College-provided technology and equipment

Coordinated courses may return to campus upon Dean approval

Modify syllabus based on College COVID-19 Guidelines

Seating arrangement and/or attendance monitoring for contact tracing protocol

End of day classroom cleaning by Housekeeping

Instructors/students clean workspaces after use


Facility

All JCCC locations will return to normal operations June 1, 2021.

STEP REQUIREMENT
number 1

The following are not allowed on campus; planning for next phases is in progress:

  • Community events
  • Dining
  • Child care
  • Athletics

Site assessment in progress:

  • Space planning for walkabouts (remove and/or mark chairs, map out lines and barriers for shared spaces)
  • Outside airflow within buildings monitored by Facilities
  • Cleaning schedules based on utilization patterns by Housekeeping
  • Discontinue use of air dryers in restrooms

Planning, placement and ordering of signage for:

  • Social distancing
  • Handwashing in restrooms
number 2

Not allowed on campus, but planning continues as College Guidelines develop:

  • Community events
  • Athletics

Limited services of the following will be allowed:

  • Dining, takeout only; no self-serve
  • Child care

Site assessment continues:

  • Adjustments to space layout in conjunction with department plans
  • Outside airflow within buildings monitored by Facilities
  • Common high-touch equipment cleaned by departments after each use
  • Scheduled cleaning by Housekeeping
  • Paper towels only in restrooms

Signage for handwashing and social distancing installed (digital signs, floor adhesives, table tents, posters)

number 3

Practice social distancing and wear facial covering

Community events are evaluated individually for on-campus presence. 

As the College COVID-19 Guidelines continue to develop, expanded options can continue up to a 50% venue capacity:

  • Dining /Catering
  • Athletics
  • Rentals / Public Events

Monitor site assessment for effectiveness:

  • Adjustments in space layout
  • Outside airflow within buildings
  • Common high-touch equipment cleaning
  • Scheduled cleaning/sanitizing
  • Paper towels only in restrooms

Monitor signs for effectiveness:

  • Handwashing
  • Social distancing
  • Closed/open seating
number 4

Practice social distancing and wear facial covering

Community events are evaluated individually for an on-campus presence

As the College COVID-19 Guidelines continue to develop, expanded options can continue for up to a 50% capacity:

  • Athletics
  • Dining/Catering
  • Rentals/Public Events

Evaluate adjustments for:

  • Space layout
  • Outside airflow
  • Cleaning of high-touch equipment
  • Paper towels only in restrooms
  • Cleaning/sanitation

Refresh signage for:

  • Handwashing
  • Social distancing
  • Closed/open seating