SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE COVID CAMPUS
Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in the five-county service area of ââCoahoma Community College (CCC) and consultation with public health experts on and off campus, the CCC has developed guidelines and resources for a continuous and safe learning environment.
Overall, the institution will follow ALL recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Mississippi Department of Health.
The following mandates and adjustments to institutional operations will take place to maintain the overall health and well-being of the campus and large communities:
- The Coahoma Community College campus and satellite sites will close facilities to the general public. This means that the Pinnacle, Magnolia Hall and the Gallery on campus will not be available for general public rental until further notice.
- The Spring 2022 preschool conference will be held virtually. The departments will meet individually in a virtual format.
- The mask / face cover mandate on campus will continue. The institution will require the use of KN95 masks, which have been shown to provide better protection for the wearer and reduce the spread of the virus. KN95 masks will be readily available throughout the Coahoma campus.
- The school will continue to limit class sizes on campus and encourage social distancing.
- The Mississippi Department of Health has not approved the CDC’s new 5-day guidelines. Therefore, the CCC will continue to follow the guidelines of the Mississippi Department of Health. They can be viewed here: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,22245,420,878.html
- Students residing on campus will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test dated three days before moving to campus. The CCC will schedule a testing period for those who have not received one before returning to campus.
- Professors and staff are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 before the start of the semester.
- Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to receive their booster shots and other vaccines associated with preventing COVID-19 infections.
Karen Woods-Done, Director of the Division of Student Engagement, says these precautions are in the best interest of the campus community and that Coahoma approaches entering the spring semester with great awareness.
“WWe are implementing several additional changes to support our students, faculty and staff for the start of classes on January 10th. We are instituting a KN95 mask warrant. These are readily available and accessible on campus, âsaid Woods-Done. “The CDC has declared that this mask is the best mask to help facilitate transmissions of Covid 19.”
The institution’s plans drawn up since the start of the pandemic have kept outbreaks to a minimum, limiting interruptions to the college’s daily operations.
âOur COVID-19 policies and procedures remain in place, and we also ask all members of our college community to wear a mask in all public places (including residences) and to be fully immunized (including a booster ), “Woods-Done said.
Woods-Done also said that CCC is invested in supporting the campus community on many levels and will provide additional support to help individuals cope with stress and anxiety.
âWe have hired mental health resource assistants for the residential campus and the entire college community,â added Woods-Done. âWe will also have yoga classes. We know the best experience for our students is on campus with in-person classes, and we want to do everything we can to make that possible.
In addition, the college has planned increased cleaning protocols to help stop the transmission of the disease.
Attending Coahoma is more than taking courses – it’s about getting a degree that matches your career goals. The institution has announced that on-site registration / dormitory accommodation for the spring semester 2022 is scheduled for January 6-7, 2022, allowing students to take the next step towards graduation. Participants must follow all COVID-19 protocols while in attendance.
âThe mission of Coahoma Community College is to support the educational goals of all students, especially those in our five-county service area,â said Dr. Rolonda Brown, Dean of Academic Affairs. “Our faculty and staff are passionate about student success and are ready to support prospective and current students in their enrollment plans for the spring semester 2022.”
Accepted, students seeking a degree are encouraged to meet with an educational advisor before enrolling. Current students should log into their myCCC account to identify their designated advisor, then schedule a meeting to discuss course selection for the upcoming semester.
First-time students and new transferring students are encouraged to attend on-site registration or call the admissions office at 662.621.4696 for further assistance.
Coahoma offers a variety of course schedule options that allow students to graduate while working full time or raising a family. A searchable course schedule is available online at www.coahomacc.edu/programs/catalog/index.html.
The courses for the spring semester 2022 start on Monday January 10.
Students interested in starting or continuing their educational journey at CCC are encouraged to find out more about the admissions process by visiting www.coahomacc.edu/admissions or calling 662.621.4696.