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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

The following are updates and resources to keep you informed about the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). See the Student Resources Guide for your access to learning materials and answers to important questions!

COVID-19 UPDATES

JULY 31, 2020

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On Monday, August 3rd, the HCC buildings will be opened for business and all employees are expected to begin working on-campus while keeping maximum building capacity at no more than 50%:

  • Employees who are unable to work on-campus must coordinate with Kim Jones, our Human Resources (HR) Director and Healthy at Work Officer, to document circumstances/eligibility.
  • Staff will work with supervisors on a rotation schedule to ensure balance of coverage and 50% maximum building capacity.
  • Faculty will work with division chairs and Provost on a schedule that meets the needs of students who desire both in-person and remote support, while adhering to the 50% maximum building capacity.

We won’t all be on campus together at the same time, but everyone will maintain a presence to provide high-quality service and instruction in both F2F and virtual formats. Working with flexible, on-campus employee scheduling throughout the Fall 2020 semester will support our #HealthyAtHCC goals. Just remember that the situation remains fluid, and all plans are subject to changes and guidance from the Governor’s Office, the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), KCTCS, and our local Health Department.

We are following the intent of the Governor's Guidelines for Government Agencies and Offices located at

https://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/lqo6V5FgQCiZPw7zWggz_2020-7-22%20-%20Healthy%20at%20Work%20Reqs%20-%20Government%20Offices%20and%20Agencies%20-%20Final%20Version%203.1.pdf

and his Minimum Requirements for All Entities located at

https://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/PuhOvvxS0yUyiIXbwvTN_2020-7-10%20-%20Minimum%20Requirements.pdf.

We have also been advised not to rent the Preston Arts Center to outside entities at this time.

#HealthyAtHCC Re-Opening Plan

Attached is the broad campus Re-Opening Plan that continues to guide us. Between now and August 17, we will be ramping up our communication and tailoring our messages to specific audiences like our students and parents. We’ll be utilizing numerous avenues such as The Buzz electronic newsletter, social media, text messaging, videos, calling campaigns, press releases, and updates to our webpage. 

We continue to move forward with a wide array of face-to-face, hybrid, and online offerings. I appreciate how our faculty are adapting classes to accommodate both social distancing and the needs and desires of our students.

Dr. Jason Warren
President, Henderson Community College

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RESOURCES

State of Kentucky COVID-19 Website and Hotline

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has prepared resources on when to seek care, how to prevent becoming ill, who is most at risk, and up-to-date status of the COVID-19 situation in the state. A hotline for questions regarding the virus in the state is available at 800-722-5725. 

Kentucky Department of Public Health

The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to closely monitor the international situation concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). See also the available Henderson County Health & Human Services.

Kentucky Health Departments 

Colleges are encouraged to visit the websites of their local health departments and coordinate with them for guidance related to cases in their area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading public health agency for the United States and has all the current information related to COVID-19.  You will find facts about symptoms of the virus and what to do if you become sick, tips on how to prevent the spread of the virus, and answers to frequently asked questions.

The U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State provides an updated list of travel advisories.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

This web-based interactive dashboard tracks the spread of COVID-19 in real time. It is hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

 

updated 6/08/2020