Campus COVID-19 Safety Expectations for Students
In order to minimize the risks associated with the novel coronavirus infection, COVID-19, Community College of Philadelphia (“CCP”) is maintaining the following safety expectations for all students who come to the Main Campus and/or Regional Centers (“Campus”). Student adherence to these expectations is required to keep the CCP Campus a safe place to learn and work. Students who do not comply may be subject to discipline or sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct. We are all in this together. In order to help make our “new normal” as seamless as possible we all have to do our part.
Students must refrain from coming to Campus if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including but not limited to:
- Fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or above, or chills
- Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Headache unrelated to a previously diagnosed condition
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Before coming to Campus, login to the MyCCP App or the MyCCP Portal and complete the COVID Screening Form.
- The COVID Screening Form will ask you whether you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or if you have been exposed to COVID recently.
- If your answer to any of the questions on the form is “Yes,” please do not report to Campus, and instead notify your instructor.
- Public Safety and the Dean of Students will receive an email if you answer “Yes” to any of the questions, and you will not be permitted on Campus.
- If you cannot access the form through the app or the portal, a paper form will be available for you to complete when you check in with Public Safety.
While on Campus, students must do their part to keep our community safe by following the important COVID-19 health and safety guidelines which CCP has implemented, including:
- When you arrive on Campus, swipe your Lion Card, and the results of your COVID Screening Form will be visible to Public Safety (or you can complete the paper form).
- New students who enroll in face-to-face courses can make an appointment with Public Safety to get a Lion Card from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 215-751-8111 to make an appointment. Priority will be given to those new students who enroll in face-to-face courses for the fall. At this time, walk-in appointments will not be permitted.
- Public Safety will administer a temperature check as you enter Campus. If your temperature registers at 100.4 or above, you will not be permitted on Campus.
- Practice social distancing by ensuring a 6-foot distance between people at all times, which includes following all directional signs and leaving all chairs and furniture in place to abide with physical distancing and abiding by occupancy limitations of rooms on Campus.
- PLEASE NOTE: Some face to face courses may require closer distances than 6 feet, and under these circumstances separate safety protocols must be followed, such as additional personal protective equipment.
- Wear a cloth face covering at all times while on Campus, unless you are alone outside or alone in an enclosed space.
- PLEASE NOTE: Some face-to-face courses will require additional protective equipment, which will be provided for you.
- Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
- Cover all coughs or sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of the elbow
- Use the sanitizing wipes available around Campus to disinfect any work areas before and after use
- Avoid sharing equipment or supplies with others whenever possible
- Do not congregate outside of class or participate in social gatherings on Campus
- Whenever possible, please leave Campus after your class ends
- Follow all safety protocols for face-to-face classes
- If you become sick while on Campus, please go home as soon as possible and notify your instructor or the Dean of Students
Abide by CCP’s COVID Exposure Incident Response Plan.
- If you contract COVID-19, have close contact with a person with COVID-19, or otherwise need to quarantine as a result of these expectations, do not come to Campus. Report your illness or exposure to the COVID-19 Hotline at 215-751-8035 (press “Option 1” for COVID inquiries, and then “Option 2” for students), and also notify your instructor. You may be directed to isolate or quarantine as follows:
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms, stay home until 10 days after your symptoms developed, and 3 days after your symptoms have resolved without any medication, including fever reducers or cough suppressants
- If you have a positive COVID-19 test without any symptoms, stay home until 10 days after your positive test
- If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, stay home as long as they are required to isolate, and for 14 days after that
- If you have a close contact with someone outside of your household who tests positive for COVID-19, stay home for 14 days after your last contact with that person
- If you travel to any state that may be identified by Pennsylvania or Philadelphia as “hot spots,” or otherwise violate state or local travel restrictions, stay home until 14 days after you return from the state
- If you attend any social gathering which is not compliant with public health guidelines (e.g., no masks, no social distancing, etc.) stay home for 14 days after the social gathering
- If you report symptoms or contact with someone with COVID-19, CCP may contact you to ask about your symptoms, where you have traveled on Campus, your contacts, and other information to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Please cooperate in CCP’s contact tracing efforts and provide the requested information if you are contacted.
Please note that it may not be possible for CCP to offer virtual options for some of the face-to-face courses that will be scheduled for the fall. If you are concerned about attending in-person classes due to a medical condition, a disability, or your age, please submit a Student COVID-19 Accommodation Request Form to the Center on Disability at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the College recognizes that there may be some students who cannot wear a mask or face covering due to a disability or a medical condition. Similarly, some students may exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or a fever due to medical reasons not associated with COVID-19. Students in any of these scenarios should submit a Student COVID-19 Accommodation Request Form to the Center on Disability at email@example.com before attending class to report any such medical condition and/or disability and to determine if there are appropriate reasonable accommodations.
The Importance of Complying
These COVID-19 Student Safety Expectations are mandatory requirements to keep our community safe and healthy. CCP may add to or change these Student Safety Expectations as a result of public health circumstances. Students must stay informed and follow any new expectations. Students who do not comply with these expectations may be subject to the disciplinary process or sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct.
If a staff member or faculty member asks you to put your mask or face covering on or comply with any other COVID safety measure, please do so. Students who fail to comply with our COVID 19 Student Safety Expectations may be asked to leave, be escorted out of class and/or the Campus, and/or be sent to the Dean of Students’ office to discuss compliance and expectations regarding your participation in face-to-face, on-campus instruction or other on-Campus activities.
If the level of disruption or noncompliance with these guidelines in or out of the classroom requires formal judicial action such as a judicial board hearing, students may be removed from the course(s) as part of a sanction, without refund, or subject to any other sanctions permitted by the Student Code of Conduct.
We want all our students, faculty and staff to learn and work in a healthy and safe environment. If the requirements for in-person instruction or on Campus activities is not for you, we will have an advisor or counselor work to find a suitable online format that can best meet your needs. Whether it’s in a hybrid format or online, we believe in the values of patience, unity and cooperation. Thank you for doing your part. In the end, all will know why we are the PRIDE of the city.