Coronavirus Information

Updates

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Since there have been significantly fewer COVID-19 cases on campus over many weeks, published weekly counts were discontinued on May 13. We continue to closely monitor conditions and adjust as warranted.
 

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COVID Threat and Response Levels

Activities and Student Services

  • Face-to-face instruction
  • Normal event schedules
  • Normal dining services

Public Facilities

  • Commons and Sports Center at 100% capacity

Prevention Protocols

  • Face masks and social distancing are recommended.
  • Guest allowed on campus, but not overnight in residence halls.
  • Travel permitted with appropriate precaution.

Classes

  • Designated large classes are being modified to larger venues or online.
  • Other classes will occur in person according to regular schedule.
  • Only students in quarantine or isolation will attend all classes online.

Chapel

  • Students will attend chapel in person once a week and will livestream for other services.

Church

  • Multiple in-person services Sunday morning and Wednesday evening
  • Sunday evening services will be livestream-only.

Activities

  • Indoor athletic events at 50% capacity
  • Outdoor athletic events at 75% capacity
  • Large group activities modified or postponed.
  • Other activities like prayer groups, student-led meetings, collegian games, and other events will be modified.

Dining Services

  • Disposable gloves provided and required for self-service.
  • Expanded hours and lower capacities to reduce crowd densities

Public Facilities

  • Commons and Sports Center at 50% capacity

Quarantine and Isolation

  • Students needing to quarantine or isolate are welcomed to do so at home if able to safely travel.

Prevention Protocols

  • Masks expected in areas where social distancing is not possible.
  • Limited guests permitted on campus, but not overnight in residence halls.
  • Limited travel permitted.

Activities and Student Services

  • No face-to-face instruction; temporary remote instruction for 2–3 weeks; provision for essential academic requirements
  • Chapel will be via livestream
  • No mandatory events (church services optional in-person or livestream)
  • Dining services take-out only

Public Facilities

  • Facilities temporarily closed.

Prevention Protocols

  • Face masks are required where social distancing is not possible.
  • Guests not permitted on campus.
  • Travel not allowed unless quarantine/isolation at home.

Activities and Student Services

  • No face-to-face instruction; permanent remote instruction for the remainder of the semester; provision for essential academic requirements
  • All events canceled
  • Dining services take-out only

Public Facilities

  • Facilities temporarily closed.


General Information

Self-monitoring requires alertness to personal health changes such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing that could result from positive contact.

Quarantine means separation from others of a person confirmed to have been exposed to COVID-19.

Isolation means separating a person infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected to prevent the spread of the virus.

A Symptomatic Unconfirmed Case is an individual presenting COVID-19 symptoms who has been tested, but the results are pending.

Close contact exposure is within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, starting 48 hours before illness onset.

Student health continues to be our number one priority. Students should read Florida Health’s COVID-19 General Prevention poster and keep the following things specifically in mind:

  • Routinely clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces (keyboards, phones, desktops, etc.).
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Stay home if sick.

Masks are optional but recommended based on your personal health concerns where social distancing is not possible.

PCC may require students to complete a short health questionnaire upon returning to campus at the beginning of a semester but will not require daily health screenings for participation in classes, work, and campus activities.

If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines or are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19, you should be intentional about personal interactions by keeping socially distanced from others.

PCC regards COVID-19 vaccination as a personal decision and does not require vaccination for campus access or services.

Students enrolled in an academic program with mandatory practical training at a non-PCC facility may be required to vaccinate for participation based on the policy of that organization.

  1. A Symptomatic Unconfirmed Case will quarantine in the student’s room until confirmed positive; then, if positive, the student will be immediately moved to isolation. If negative, the student should remain checked in until they are symptom-free.
  2. Student Life will move a student with a COVID-positive test result into isolation as soon as notification is received.
  3. Students who may have been a close contact to a COVID-positive individual, but who are not experiencing symptoms, should self-monitor. Those who have not been fully vaccinated will have the option to quarantine in their residence hall room.

Students can access detailed quarantine and isolation information on Eagle’s Nest.

Overnight campus visitors will not be permitted to stay in any residence hall to limit the spread of COVID-19. The guest policy has been modified to reflect this change.

  • Semester Beginning and End

    Family members of residence hall students may assist in moving students in or out of their room on designated dates and times for up to three hours. Family members helping students may be required to wear masks and undergo a temperature check.

  • Events

    College Days and Explore PCC events will provide a list of discounted local hotel options to accommodate prospective students. Guests will be able to visit the residence halls through an organized tour. Sporting events like Eagles Classic Invitational will provide alternative off-campus housing for teams and coaches.

  • Camps

    Teen Extreme and Academic Camps participants are not housed with the PCC summer student population but stay in designated residence halls.