Coronavirus Information

Updates

    LEVEL: GUARDED      
    WEEKLY POSITIVE CASES        Week of September 10–16

Students: 75
Employees: 22
Students and employees who tested positive for COVID-19 last week who were on campus within two days of symptom onset or positive test. Updated every Friday.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

COVID Threat and Response Levels

PCC is implementing the following temporary adjustments under the Guarded Level that will be in effect through Sunday, October 3.

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.

Face masks are optional based on personal student health and responsibility, with the following exceptions:

  • Dining hall and retail Dining Services student workers are required to wear masks while working.
  • Face masks are needed for customer service positions if patron interactions are less than six feet apart.

When working, masks worn must be plain or patterned with no writing or symbols, with the exception of official PCC branding.

PCC may require students to undergo an initial health screening upon returning to campus in the fall but will not require daily health screenings for participation in classes, work, and campus activities.

Separation from others could play a key role in preventing a widespread campus occurrence. Students should be intentional about personal interactions, keeping distanced from others (especially those older or with health conditions).

At lunch, students should use the hand sanitizing stations and gloves when going through serving lines or consider Grab N Go.

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 will remain checked in until they are symptom-free.
  2. Student Life will move the students into isolation as soon as notification of any COVID-19 positive is received.
  3. Students who are noted as a confirmed contact by a COVID-19 positive will be notified of the need to self-quarantine. All quarantine will be in regular room assignments. If a room has one student in quarantine and another not, we will temporarily allow the non-quarantine student to be moved to another room until the quarantine period has passed.
  4. Students who have been fully vaccinated but are a confirmed contact will not have to quarantine if they are asymptomatic.
  5. Students who have incidental contact with a COVID positive may be asked to self-monitor.

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.