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Each quarter the KOPS Advisory Committee gathers important safety facts to share with the JCCC community.

Keep Warm, Cozy and Safe This Winter!

Keeping Our People Safe Is Always a Top Priority

Maintaining a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors requires forethought and preparation.

Our Police Department, Emergency Management Director and KOPS Advisory Committee all dedicate numerous hours over the course of the year to investigating, researching and evaluating many different avenues for keeping our campus and satellite locations as safe and secure as possible.


Here at JCCC, we are getting ready for Winter Break and a round of online classes for our Winter Session.

The Hare and Bell sculpture in winter

Most of our services, credit classes, continuing education courses and events remain online, with a small selection of in-person classes and services where needed.

Our helpful signage, face covering and social distancing guidelines, daily wellness self-checks, plexiglass dividers, hand sanitizer/temperature-scanning stations and other prevention measures remain in place to maintain health and safety for those who need to be on campus.

Visit the JCCC COVID-19 page for the latest updates. Campus will be closed Dec. 24, 2020- Jan. 1,2021 for Winter Break, so if you need to do something on campus, plan accordingly!

Winter Weather Safety Tips

With winter comes the cold, as well as snow, sleet and freezing rain... Stay safe this season!


  • At Home:
    • Have a carbon monoxide alarm in place, especially if you're using alternative heating devices
    • Use safe heating devices
  • Need to venture outside?
    • Dress warmly
    • Listen to local officials
    • Learn how to recognize symptoms of frostbite
    • Stay off the road during and after a winter storm
    • Have a plan for what to do before, during and after a winter storm
    • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work and in the car

More safety information can be found on Weather.Gov and Ready.Gov

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Colder weather and the holiday season are a hard time for many of us. With the ongoing pandemic, it will also be a different celebration for many families.

Help For Students

Students can access mental health support through the JCCC Counselors. Students who need other types of support for issues like food insecurity, assistance with housing, or fulfilling other needs can find help through the Student Basic Needs Center.

Help For Employees

JCCC makes sure that its employees have access to the mental health resources they need through our Employee Assistance Program partner, New Directions. New Directions also provides a variety of publicly available resources to help anyone adapt to these trying times. Check out their Holiday Mental Health Toolkit for tips and resources!