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Coronavirus Reporting

If you believe you have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or you believe you may have COVID-19, please complete this form so that health professionals can adequately track this information and coordinate internal support.  The information will be kept secure and confidential.

Clarendon College students please be prepared in case you come down with COVID-19.  We have created a list of things that you will need if you have to be quarantined.

2020 COVID Care Bag.pdf


Coronavirus: Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

As of November 16, Clarendon College's Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremonies originally scheduled for December have been cancelled due to the precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We are determined to celebrate the success of our graduates!  If Spring 2021 Commencement is held, graduates from all previous cancelled services will be invited to participate. 

More details about a new date will be shared via email.


Clarendon College Plan for Fall semester 2020

Most of the following health protocols were recommended by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for reopening various campus operations for fall 2020. This checklist is based on health protocols included in: (1) The Governor’s Report to Open Texas (April 27, 2020) and the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas (updated June 3, 2020); (2) COVID-19 Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education (updated May 30, 2020) and other information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); (3) Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era (May 7, 2020) provided by the American College Health Association (ACHA); (4) Preliminary Guidance for Resuming In-Person Instruction at Postsecondary Education Institutions and Adult Education Programs (June 3, 2020) provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education; and (5) COVID-19 Checklist for Campus Housing Professionals (May 6, 2020) provided by the Future of Housing Work Group assembled by the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I).

As Texas continues to reopen the economy and Clarendon College plans for the fall semester, each employee and student must take personal and social responsibility seriously. Avoid crowds, practice social distancing everywhere, including campus, wash hands frequently, and monitor your temperature. As a place of employment, Clarendon College can only assist with your health and safety approximately one-third of each day. As an educational institution, we provide safety measures for students only 3-4 hours per day. Each employee and each student must understand their personal and social responsibility for their health and safety as well as the health and safety of their friends, family, and co-workers the remainder of each day.

Employees and students are strongly encouraged to be cautious and to stay home if they encounter the possibility of COVID-19 or are feeling sick and feverish. Employees should self-report directly to the form on COVID-19 website and seek medical attention, and prepare to quarantine if necessary. Students should self-report directly to the form on COVID-19 website, seek medical attention, stay off campus and away from classes, and prepare to quarantine. Students should contact each faculty member by email to make arrangements for class expectations.

Students at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 will be advised to consider their risk before deciding whether to return to Campus. The decision will solely be that of the student, although we may advise such students to remain at their permanent residence taking courses remotely. Faculty and staff at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 will be guided by existing Clarendon College policies and CDC guidelines.

Health Protocols for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Campus Visitors

Each primary entry into a Clarendon College building will have signage indicating that employees, students, and campus visitors are acknowledging by entry that they:

  • have not been determined to be actively infected with COVID-19,
  • do not currently have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or other symptoms of COVID-19 as listed on the CDC’s website,
  • have not been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, and
  • have not returned from international travel or traveled through an area with state or local travel restrictions that mandate quarantine upon arrival home in the previous 14 days.
  • will adhere to college recommended social distancing and safety protocol to:
    • maintain 6 feet social distancing from other employees, students, and visitors
  • wear a face covering
  • wash hands frequently for 20 seconds
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • monitor temperature
  • Consistent with applicable law and privacy policies, have students, faculty, and staff report if they have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, in accordance with health information sharing regulations for COVID-19 and other applicable federal and state privacy and confidentiality laws, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • If the employee or student fails to meet any of the criteria listed above and cannot certify themselves:
  • DO NOT ENTER ANY BUILDING
  • employees must self-report directly to website: COVID-19 Form
  • students must self-report directly to website: COVID-19 Form
  • employee should not report to campus/workplace,
  • students should not report to campus/classroom
  • should follow current CDC guidance regarding self-quarantine or self-isolation, and
  • will only be allowed to return to campus/classroom/workplace if cleared to return by their healthcare provider and consistent with CDC guidance.

Health Protocol to return to any on-campus activity for any student, faculty, staff, or campus visitor with new or worsening signs or a positive test for COVID-19:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and,
  • The individual has improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • In the case of a student, faculty, staff, or campus visitor who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 who has not been evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID- 19, the individual should be assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to on- campus activity until the individual has completed the same three-step criteria listed above; or
  • If the student, faculty, staff, or campus visitor has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to on-campus activity before completing the above self-isolation period, the individual must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative

or

  • Provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test

Clarendon College will not allow a student, faculty, staff, or campus visitor with known close contact (see Public Health Recommendations for Community-Related Exposure) to a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to return to the on-campus activity until the end of the 14-day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure.

Faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to work remotely or take sick or another appropriate leave in accordance with Clarendon College policies and guidelines. They will place themselves in self-isolation as determined by local health officials at the time of testing, returning to campus only after cleared to return by their health care provider and consistent with CDC guidance. Quarantine or self-isolation must be taken seriously and will be monitored as necessary.

  • Clarendon College recommends all individuals wash or sanitize their hands upon entering the reopened campus operation and all individuals maintain at least 6-feet separation from other individuals. Additional measures such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, sneeze guards, other physical dividers, and sanitation are encouraged, particularly in smaller air spaces in which a number of individuals will be spending time. 
  • Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are required to wear non-medical grade face-face coverings while on campus for any reason and at any location. (See Face-Cover Protocol below)
  • Clarendon College will notify faculty, staff, students, families, and the public of campus closures and any restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 exposure (e.g., limited hours of operation).

Face-Cover Protocol

  • Face coverings are to be worn by students, prospective students, and visitors while on campus for any reason and at any location
  • Students may remove face coverings while eating in the dining
  • Various career and technical program skill development training classes may require face coverings to be removed for certain activities, example welding
  • Face coverings are not required in parking areas or outside the buildings
  • Face coverings are to be worn by employees
  • In hallways
  • In congregate areas
  • Employees may remove face coverings when at their desks if in an office setting that allows for social distancing of 6 ft. or more
  • Face coverings are not required of faculty while lecturing in the classroom or lab
  • Face coverings are not required of switchboard receptionists seated behind barrier shields
  • Students with documented health issues that are negatively impacted by wearing face coverings must contact Clarendon College Human Resources, Taylor Anderson and carry a copy of the document with them while on campus.
  • Employees with documented health issues that are negatively impacted by wearing face coverings must contact Human Resources
  • Employees and students must provide their own face coverings. 
  • CDC guidance for face coverings https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick

  • should self-report directly to the form on COVID-19 website and should not come to the campus, if they become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Separate faculty, staff, and students with COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath). Individuals who are sick should go home or to a healthcare facility, depending on how severe their symptoms are, and follow CDC Guidance for caring for oneself and others who are sick.
  • If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, try to call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19.

Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts

              · In accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, Clarendon College will notify local health officials, faculty, staff, and students in a timely manner of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), FERPA, and other applicable laws and regulations.

              · Inform those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home or in their living quarters, self-monitor for symptoms, and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

 

Preparing for Instruction

  • Use physical distancing plans for each course, such as staggered or rotating schedules and seating spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • The number of individuals assigned to classrooms or auditoriums will be limited by space. On-site face-to-face classes will be limited. Some classes will be taught in a hybrid or blended methodology as determined by the Vice President of Academics in consultation with faculty.
  • In addition to face-to-face instruction, online delivery through MoodleRoom, CAMS, Office 365 Teams, and other alternative methodology will be utilized to provide instruction and to assist students.
  • Special arrangements and precautions will be required for students and faculty engaged in clinical programs (e.g., nursing, allied health, etc.). Arrangements and precautions are unique to the program and guided by the program’s accreditation as well as medical and public health guidance. Program directors and coordinators should provide oversight of these arrangements.
  • The instructional component of Clarendon College will have contingency plans for rapid return to online instruction if an increase in local infections requires physical distancing. Face-to-face classes will have a component for supplemental instruction to assist students and to enable a swift transition to online courses if necessary.
  • Dual credit will be delivered via online, utilizing, Moodlerooms, LoudCloud and Office 365 Teams in consultation with individual ISDs.

 

Preparing for Student Services

  • Ensure testing center sanitization and social distancing protocols.
  • Ensure testing center schedule and hours of operation.
  • Strongly encourage all students to register online when possible or use Appointment Plus to set up face to face or virtual advising.
  • Ensure social distancing protocols in Testing, Advising, Academic Coaching, Mentoring, Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, Career Services, Veterans Services, and Early College.

Clarendon College will:

Space Accommodations

  • Limit occupancy in gathering areas of the residence hall and dining hall to ensure social distancing.
  • Reconfigure dining facilities and operations to ensure that students, employees, and visitors are 6-feet apart.
  • Ensure that strategies and interventions implemented do not prohibit access for students with disabilities.
  • Ensure all space accommodations follow ADA laws and

Dining Halls

  • Food service will resume/continue with a greater emphasis on take-away options, barriers between cashiers and customers, elimination of self-serve station, and limited seating, consistent with the accepted standards in place at the time.
  • Require all dining facility staff to wear face coverings and gloves at all times while working and interacting with the public, practicing physical distancing whenever possible.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout the workday. Make a hand sanitizing station available upon entry.
  • Since an individual cannot eat and drink while in a face covering, it is required that face coverings be worn during movement in the facility and removed when sitting and dining.
  • Provide meals in to go trays only and use plastic utensils
  • Limit the number of individuals dining in a single facility at one time by alternating student and employee groups’ schedules. Possible approaches include:
  • Access control: Once the target number of 52 is reached, patrons are only allowed to enter when another diner leaves.
  • Cohort dining: Established dining times admitting a specific group of diners.
  • Physically spaced (6-foot) floor markers for waiting lines inside the facility.
  • Appropriately spaced and limited numbers of tables and chairs per table.
  • Non-disposable food service items used will be handled with gloves and washed with dish soap and hot water or in a dishwasher.
  • Provide condiments only upon request, and in single use (non-reusable) portions.
  • Arrange food delivery to students in isolation or quarantine.

Residence Halls

  • Provide guidance to residence hall students for cleaning protocol of residence halls consistent with CDC guidance.
  • Decisions about residence hall capacity will be made following the guidance provided by the CDC for Living in Shared Housing and Shared and Congregate Housing, and the COVID-19 Checklist for Campus Housing Professionals provided by the Future of Housing Work Group assembled by the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I).
  • Encourage social distancing and require residents to wear face coverings in any public shared spaces, except for roommates in individual dorm
  • Communicate regularly with residents on the seriousness of COVID-19 and make them aware of institution policies and protocols related to COIVD-19.
  • Remind students not to congregate in communal
  • Consider any special needs or accommodations for special-needs populations or populations most at-risk for COVID-19 who need to take extra
  • Students living in the residence halls will be prohibited from visitors in their rooms as much as is practicable. Residential living students will also be strongly encouraged to limit off-campus activities for duration of the semester to limit exposure to those they visit elsewhere and limit the exposure they may bring back to the residence hall. If students do leave the residence hall and suspect they have been exposed to COVID-19 the student will be required to self-report report directly to the form on COVID-19 website and may be required to place themselves in self-quarantine for a period of time in accordance with current CDC guidance.
  • Southwest Hall is reserved to quarantine exposed individuals or confirmed cases. Residents that are exposed or confirmed will have their emergency contact notified. Residents that test positive for COVID-19 will be encouraged to return to their permanent residence as soon as possible.
  • Residence hall students will be made aware that in the case of a Donley County outbreak of COVID-19 or a shelter in place order issued by the State of Texas, residents may be ordered to vacate the dormitories in 24-48 hours and return to their permanent housing.

Ventilation.

  • Ensure that ventilation and exhaust systems are properly operating and increase circulation of outdoor air as much as
  • Open windows if possible.

Bathroom Facilities

  • Provide guidelines to residence hall students for the use and cleaning of bathrooms consistent with CDC guidance.
  • Reinforce the practice of 6 feet social distancing, or other physical distancing strategies, when using bathroom facilities, including showers, sinks, toilets, and

Additional Protocol

Campus Student Activities

  • Activities such as clubs, lectures, study sessions, intramurals, etc. that occur face-to-face will observe the limitations on the size of gatherings established by local public health authorities, and based on Clarendon College guidance and the space used. All face-to-face co-curricular activities will be expected to observe the precautions recommended by local health authorities at the time to limit the spread of, and exposure to, COVID-19 (e.g., physical distancing, face coverings).
  • Clarendon College will provide face-to-face co-curricular activities as much as is practicable and safe. Field trips and other experiential learning activities will occur where possible. All of these activities will be expected to observe the precautions recommended by local health authorities at the time to limit the spread of, and exposure to, COVID-19 (e.g., physical distancing, face coverings).

Athletics

  • Clarendon College supports the resumption of athletics in the 2020-2021 academic year, although timing and format will depend on an ongoing evaluation of conditions and direction from the NJCAA and conference leadership as well as guidance from the NIRA.

Use of Facilities by Outside Groups

  • Use of college facilities by outside groups will be limited and must be approved using already established Clarendon College approval processes. Use of facilities by outside groups should only be approved if the use advances the mission of the College. Safety requirements and recommendations established by local health authorities and Clarendon College policies in effect at the time of the event should be observed (e.g., gathering size, physical distancing, face coverings, etc.), and visitors will certify they have not been determined to be COVID-19 positive, do not have COVID-19 symptoms, and have not been in the presence of anyone they knew to be COVID-19 positive in the last 14 days.

Visitors to Campus

  • Clarendon College will limit external guests to those considered critical to the mission of Clarendon College as approved by the President or designee. All visitors should be expected to observe safety requirements and recommendations established by local health authorities and Clarendon College policies and guidelines in effect at the time of the visit (e.g., meeting size, physical distancing, face coverings, etc.) and declare they have not been determined to be COVID-19 positive, do not have COVID-19 symptoms, and have not been in the presence of anyone they knew to be COVID19 positive in the last 14 days.

For questions, comments or concerns, email COVID-19 Questions

Revised 8-19-20

 

Coronavirus Information

Students please check your Bulldog mail for communications from your instructors.

 

Clarendon College will open all locations for the fall 2020 semester in accordance with the currently adopted Academic Calendar.

The College will take both State of Texas and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines into account for the safety of our students, faculty and staff.


Clarendon College is OPEN....Limited on-campus services

  • Clarendon College will remain OPEN
  • Classes will continue to meet remotely.
  • On-campus services will be limited.

Clarendon College is in compliance with Donley County's  shelter-in-place order. The safety of CC students and employees is critical.  We will be open but will limit in-person services with the bare minimum of on-campus staff members reporting physically to work. Students should not see a drastic change in our in-person services that have been converted to online. 

Chat Line

Communication is vital at this time. We have implemented a chat line that will help to answer any questions. 
Chat line service can be found on several pages of our website at the bottom right corner. 

Remote Learning Resources

Services like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Bulldog Mail, MoodleRoom and LoudCloud can all assist you to complete  your coursework, meet remotely, and continue projects from home or anywhere outside our Clarendon Campus. 

Summer Courses

Registration is now open for Summer I, Summer II, Late Spring, and Fall 2020. Summer I and Late Spring classes at this time will be offered remotely in a tech-supported learning environment.  Late Spring and Fall classes will be scheduled in a learning environment that is best determined by Governor Abbott. 

ISSUED: April 6, 2020

There has been a mandatory change to our hours of operation. The library and the LRC will only be open from 8:00 AM to Noon Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu until further notice. Please call or email one of us to set up an appointment.

Our contact information is:

James - 806-874-4814
james.gordon@clarendoncollege.edu

Pamela – 806-874-4813 or 806-874-4815
pamela.reed@clarendoncollege.edu

We will not be open Fri – Sun.

ISSUED: March 31, 2020

As of March 30, Clarendon College's Commencement 2020 Ceremonies originally scheduled for May have been postponed due to the precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We are determined to celebrate the success of our graduates!

More details about a new date will be shared via email or on our graduation page.

ISSUED: March 30, 2020

In the past two weeks, Clarendon College faculty and staff have worked to transition to online or alternative delivery of courses for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester.  Clarendon College face-to-face classes utilized the online platforms, Moodleroom, LoudCloud, and/or Faculty/Student Portal as methodologies for providing supplemental instruction as well as disseminating handouts and Power Points.  Students will begin participating in online/alternative delivery classes today, March 30.  Many workforce programs and classes, such as Nursing and Welding, will provide theory content online while making plans to provide clinical experience and hands on lab experiences as these opportunities become available so students can complete such programs. The ADN program will be working with students on a 1:1 basis to meet individual needs in order to satisfy the requirements for graduation, giving students the opportunity to graduate and enter the workforce earlier than expected. 

Clarendon College libraries with computer labs are open to provide students access to the internet if needed.  These libraries and computer labs will be supervised and monitored regarding social distancing expectations.

During this unprecedented time, many employees and departments are expanding the use of Office 365 TEAMS to facilitate remote work.  Office 365 TEAMS is a teleconferencing tool, which provides opportunity for individual and team meetings in a format that is similar to Facebook feeds and allows for videos, sharing of documents, as well as recording the sessions for absent team members for future reflection.  This is also fast becoming the routine practice to communicate remotely with current and future students regarding advising and success coaching in addition to email, phone calls, and Canvas.  Clarendon College also assists enrolled students through an existing proven online tutoring service, BrainFuse. Clarendon College has consistently communicated important information to students through the Clarendon College student email, Clarendon College website, Clarendon College Facebook, and the Clarendon College Bulldog Alert System.

Clarendon College has limited personnel providing essential services and is supporting distance learning. Custodial and maintenance staff are doing a tremendous job of continually cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the facilities. All employees are practicing extreme social distancing.

Clarendon College’s goal is to continue to meet student needs as they continue pursuit of their individual educational goals.  While this is an unprecedented time, students can complete their classes as we all become more creative, innovative, and flexible.  Students are encouraged to contact Clarendon College departments by phone and/or email with any needs for assistance.

 

ISSUED: March 26, 2020

Staying fit during quarantine
10 Ways to Maintain Your Health and Spirit

 

ISSUED: March 23, 2020

Due to the changes occurring with the Covid-19 virus Clarendon College has decided to extend the time-frame students have to drop a course for the Spring 2020 semester.  Students may request a drop from a course through April 30th.  Students wanting to drop a course will need to send an email to me at brandi.havens@clarendoncollege.edu with their full name, and the course or courses that they wish to drop.

 

ISSUED: March 20, 2020

Clarendon College Dual Credit Students ONLY

Your professors will be contacting you between March 23 through March 27 about updates and possible changes to your course syllabus.  Please be patient with us as we are in uncharted territory.  We are aware of the quickly changing nature of the pandemic and can / will make updates as needed or directed.  Please email Mrs. Havens or Mrs. James if you are having issues with connectivity (lack of Internet access or lack of computer access).

 

ISSUED: March 19, 2020

Educause CIO article

Connectivity for students who don't have it

FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.

Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time

Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months

To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.

Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families

Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).

T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

 

ISSUED: March 13, 2020

Clarendon College is taking proactive measures to reduce the potential exposure and associated risks of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the CC community.  We are in regular communication with the Texas Department of State Health Services and local healthcare officials to evaluate the spread of the virus.   At the time of this letter, there are no suspected or identified cases of the virus within the CC community or in Donley county.

In response to recommendations to reduce the spread of the virus, and with concurrence with the CC Board of Regents, Clarendon College will take the following immediate actions:

All Clarendon College special events, as well as special public events on campus, including the May commencement ceremonies, are canceled through the end of the spring semester. This includes all non-school activities scheduled to be held on college grounds.

Classes

  • Clarendon College will cancel all classes for the week of March 23 – March 27
  • Beginning March 30, all classes will resume.  Many instructors will work to transition classes to distance learning; however, this will be done in consideration of the instruction delivered, the practical ability to shift to distance learning, the students’ needs within the classroom, and the functionality of online instruction.  Instructors will provide direction on how each course will be administered beginning March 30.
  • Nursing, Cosmetology, RFO and Welding classes that continue to be held face-to-face should exercise the greatest caution in maintaining social distance and should remain vigilant in hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. 
  • The CC technology center will remain in operation beginning March 23 to provide technology support for any students who need resources to take classes that have been transitioned to distance learning.
  • This will remain in effect until further notice. 
  • Dual credit courses will continue as regularly scheduled with a return date of March 23 and will remain on the same schedule as the associated ISD.
  • RFO, Welding, Cosmetology, Nursing, and Industrial Technology courses will continue to meet face to face on an as needed basis beginning March 30.  Students are encouraged to contact their program director. 

 

Campus Operations

  • All Clarendon College offices will remain in operation beginning March 23.  The operations include business offices, student services offices, student housing, dining services, and support operations.
  • Students are encouraged to leave the dorm for the semester by Sunday, March 15th.  The Director of Student Life, Kelli Tolar, will work with any student who cannot work out by this date. 
  • Faculty and staff will be on duty as usual beginning March 23.  Faculty and staff will work in conjunction with Chairs, Division Directors, and supervisors to ensure adequate instructional support for all classes (online and face-to-face).
  • Students may return to resident halls after spring break, and dining services will remain available beginning March 23.
  • Clarendon College has decided to suspend all testing services until further notice.

 

ISSUED: March 12, 2020

Recommendations

  • As with any communicable respiratory disease, we recommend that you use appropriate precautions such as frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. 
  • We recommend that faculty, staff, and students avoid any unnecessary travel that may increase the risk of exposure to any virus. 
  • If you begin to feel ill, please stay at home and contact the college to provide an update on your health condition. 

Thank you all for your flexibility as Clarendon College acts to ensure the health and well being of our college community!  

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,  Clarendon College will hold no classes, whether in person or online, March 16-27, 2020. Classes will resume AS DISTANCE LEARNING ONLY March 30, 2020. (Except for Cosmetology, Industrial Tech, Nursing, and RFO.) Dorms will remain open for Welding and RFO.

We are committed to helping prevent the spread of this virus by taking prudent steps to protect the campus, its students, its faculty and its staff, as well as the community at large. We continue to monitor closely the COVID-19 situation and make decisions as prudently as possible.

The primary goal of the plan is to slow the spread of the disease and maintain essential services. Therefore, the following decisions have been made.

  • Spring Break will be extended a week. March 16-27. 
  • Bear with us as we transition as much instruction as possible to distance education format.

More information will be available soon.

 

PREVENTATIVE GUIDELINES:

If you experience symptoms of respiratory illness, seek care from the local health department or your personal health care provider. 

  • Avoid nonessential travel to countries/regions with travel advisories/restrictions.
  • Do not travel if you are sick, stay home.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into the elbow or sleeve – not the hands.
  • Fist bump instead of shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don't eat, drink, or smoke after others.
  • When using a tissue, throw it in the trash immediately after use.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid direct contact with animals (dead or alive).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.