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Health and Safety Guidelines and Protocols

Health and Safety Guidelines and Protocols, Fall 2023

CCC&TI’s COVID-19 Protocols Updated on Thursday, August 22, 2023

The safety of CCC&TI employees, students, visitors, and the communities we serve is our highest priority. The following guidelines and protocols are designed to mitigate and manage the risk associated with COVID-19.

*Guidelines are subject to change.

Health Monitoring and Reporting

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 symptoms range from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

Students and employees who are experiencing fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of smell or taste, must stay home.

CCC&TI is currently following the recommendations and guidelines from the CDC.

Students with COVID-19 protocols questions may contact Dena Holman at 828-726-2737 or by email at dnholman@cccti.edu.

Employees with COVID-19 protocols questions can contact Kerry Winkler at 828-759-4669 or by email kwinkler@cccti.edu.

While On Campus

Face coverings will be optional with the exception of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or have had a continuous exposure to a positive COVID-19 case. Those individuals may be required to wear a face covering when indoors upon returning to campus up to 5 days depending on the circumstances.

Also, employees and students must abide by face covering and safety protocols when required off-campus, such as in public schools, health care settings or other locations with specific requirements.

If students, employees or visitors become symptomatic while on campus, they will be advised to leave campus immediately and to contact their primary health care provider or the local health department.

Best Practices

  • Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are at low risk of symptomatic or severe illness. Please check CDC guidance for information on vaccinations and boosters.
  • All employees and students will be encouraged to practice good hygiene.
  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. Also, hand sanitizing stations are in every building.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

For COVID-19 vaccination information in Caldwell County please visit: https://caldwellcountyhealth.com/covid-19/.

For Watauga County COVID-19 vaccination information, please visit: https://www.apphealthcare.com/covid-19/.