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

Return to Campus Plan — Released May 20, 2020

During this period of uncertainty, it is the intent of Johnson County Community College to protect the safety of all of our students, employees and visitors. Toward that end we are releasing our initial Return to Campus Plan and related Guidelines.

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

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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 Through June 21, 2020
number 3 Introduction of students not included in Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) exceptions to campus based on function Begins June 22, 2020
naumber 4 Reintroduction of remaining campus activities Timing TBD

 


Duration of Steps and Gating Criteria (updated 8/28/20)

The Johnson County Department of Health & Environment (JCDHE) recommends that Johnson County Community College follow its workplace guidance (PDF) (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 has limited on-campus activity to protect the campus for required face to face support, teaching and learning. We will continue to follow State and County guidance, as well as roll back specific activities associated with COVID-19 cases to contain spread.

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 seven days
    • COVID-19 Reports:Number of on-campus students actively in isolation or quarantine
    • Supply chain disruptions (i.e.: PPE, Cleaning Supplies, power outage, etc.)
  • Community Indicators (see Johnson County COVID-19 Dashboard - Gating Criteria):
    • State of Kansas or Johnson County Executive Orders
    • Johnson County daily new cases per 100,000 population in the last 7 days = 150-200
    • Johnson County percent of COVID-19 tests with positive results (14-day moving average) >15%

What to Expect 

Proceeding to the next Step in the plan or returning to a previous Step will depend upon JCCC reducing or exceeding a combination of the criteria listed above.

Any such change in status would trigger a communication to campus that would outline the specific and/or combination of criteria we are monitoring to determine if alternative strategies and action are needed, following a 5-day evaluation period.

Knowing this situation will continue to evolve, we will continue to update the JCCC Return to Campus Plan and College Guidelines to meet the changing demands of the environment.

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


Employee and Student Phased Approach

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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. Students begin returning to campus (i.e., students requiring face-to-face support are allowed back on campus by appointment) while minimizing walk-in traffic.
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 with County and State guidelines.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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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

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

Plexiglass or equivalent protective shields will be monitored

Cleaning supplies will continue to be distributed in a prioritized manner

Sanitizer stands will be monitored for effectiveness and refilled

Signage will be monitored for effectiveness

number 4

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 2 cloth face masks, ordering and distribution evaluated

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


Employee/Work Areas

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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; gatherings are not to exceed 30 individuals staying 6 feet apart

Start all meetings with safety and health reminders

Monitor effectiveness of signage

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

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 4

Practice social distancing; gatherings are not to exceed 90 individuals staying 6 feet apart

In-person meetings can continue based on College Guidelines

Start all meetings with safety and health reminders

Refresh signage

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

Shift work and remote work is optional or phased out in compliance with JCCC's Telework Guidelines and Procedures


Student/Instruction

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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

Student support services continue remotely and transition to on campus by appointment to minimize walk-in traffic — see Student Resources page for additional details

Online instruction is preferred for fall semester

Hands-on training and approved courses return to campus

Instructors teach remotely with College provided technology and equipment

In addition to KEFF exception allowances, hands-on courses unable to move online may return to campus upon IRT and Dean approval

  • Deferred spring hands-on training
  • Labs, welding, photography, etc.

Instructors are encouraged to broadcast courses in an online synchronous and asynchronous manner

Deliver syllabus insert for every course

Seating arrangement and attendance monitoring for contact tracing protocol

Classroom cleaning by Housekeeping

Instructors/students clean workspaces after use

number 4

Student support services continue remotely and on campus

Library, resource centers and labs open

Online instruction is preferred for fall semester

Hands-on training and approved courses return to campus

Instructors teach remotely with College-provided technology and equipment

Courses may return to campus upon Dean approval

Instructors are encouraged to broadcast courses on campus, online, in synchronous and asynchronous manner (hyflex)

Modify syllabus based on College Guidelines

Seating arrangement and attendance monitoring for contact tracing protocol

Classroom cleaning by Housekeeping

Instructors/students clean workspaces after use


Facility

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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

Community events prepare for return to campus as College Guidelines continue to develop

Athletics begin to return as College Guidelines continue to develop

As the College Guidelines continue to develop, expanded options can continue for:

  • Dining
  • Child care

Monitor site assessment for effectiveness:

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

Monitor signs for effectiveness:

  • Handwashing
  • Social distancing
number 4

Community events begin to return to campus under College Guidelines

As the College Guidelines continue to develop, expanded options can continue for:

  • Athletics
  • Dining
  • Child care

Evaluate adjustments for:

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

Refresh signage for:

  • Handwashing
  • Social distancing