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Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Update: May 18, 2020

DCCC Faculty and Staff:
It’s that time of year when commencement is just behind us and we’re all so proud of our graduates — yet we’re already looking ahead to summer and fall classes and new opportunities!
We’re heading into a summer that obviously looks a little different than usual, yet I am filled with hope that together we will face — and overcome! — the challenges posed by COVID-19 and continue to serve a growing number of students who want to be part of our DCCC family.
This email contains a lot of important information about the gradual reopening of our physical campuses, including our Four-Part Strategy for a Safe and Healthy Campus that is critical to guiding our efforts in the coming months. Please read all of the details in this email carefully, including the documents that are linked below:
  • Some Spring 2020 classes have resumed to complete hands-on requirements that weren’t possible remotely, with faculty and students practicing social distancing and taking other precautions.
  • On May 26, we expect employees to begin returning to campus, although on staggered schedules and with some telework still ongoing. If North Carolina does not enter Phase II of its reopening plan by May 26, this date may be adjusted.
  • Employees will work with their supervisors before May 26 to determine work schedules.
  • On June 1, we expect the Child Development Center to reopen following state approval.
  • DCCC Summer Camps have been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainties about bringing children and youth together in close settings.
  • We have developed a Four-Part Strategy for a Safe and Healthy Campus. Our strategy is organized around four main tenets: Hygiene, Distancing, Screening, and Masks. Please read this document carefully before returning to campus.
  • Employees who are immunocompromised or in high-risk categories may fall under special leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Employees who do not fall into these two categories but have other concerns about returning to campus should talk with their supervisors.
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.