On Wednesday, June 24, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina would remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 until July 17. Governor Cooper also announced Executive Order 147 requiring face coverings when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread. Throughout the pandemic, Cleveland Community College has been and continues to be committed to adhering to all federal, state, and local guidance to help ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
Points to remember as we implement this requirement effective today, June 26 at 5 p.m.
- Where social distancing of at least six feet is not possible, masks are required in open public areas, indoors and outdoors, including classrooms.
- Please bring your own mask or other face covering to work or class. If you do not have a mask, please contact Allen Kniceley – HR, Safety, & Security Manager – at email@example.com or 704-669-4037.
- Employees are not required to wear face coverings if occupying their own office space alone.
This Executive Order includes exceptions that may pertain to you while on the CCC campus. Please review the exceptions (Sec. II, C, 1-11.) here https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO147-Phase-2-Extension.pdf
Please note also that people who decline to wear a face covering for these reasons will not be required to produce documentation or any other proof of a condition.
I encourage you to adhere to all guidance that we have previously provided, including:
- Do not come to work if you are sick
- Social distancing – maintain a distance of at least six feet, where possible, in all work and learning spaces
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day
- Adhere to campus and directional signage
- Please contact Human Resources if you have questions about leave benefits.
- Clean your workspaces and classrooms as directed (“wipe in/wipe out” procedures)
We will contact Summer Term students today to give them this information. We have also updated our COVID-19 Information Page so feel free to point your students or visitors there for the latest guidelines and requirements at www.clevelandcc.edu.
We know that COVID-19 is going to be part of our lives for the foreseeable future. Keeping that in mind, we are working hard to keep you informed with the decisions that affect you and your students. Thank you to everyone for the role you are playing in the critical work that we are doing and its benefit for our students and our communities. Thank you also for your patience as we work through these challenges.