COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

Our academic and student support services are still here to support you! Visit the College’s Virtual Student Resource Center to access the assistance that you need.

Emergency Preparedness

The following resources contain important information about emergencies at the College.

Report a Crime

What to do if you see a crime or suspicious activity, observe a security problem, or encounter an unsafe situation.

Report a Crime or Suspicious Activity

Emergency Procedures

What to do in case of a fire drill, evacuation, active shooter, or any other emergency situation.

View Emergency Procedures and Scenarios

Emergency Alert Systems

The College uses Send Word Now, a mass notification system, and other emergency operations systems.

SystemManufacturerWhat is it?Targeted Population
Text Messaging system Send Word Now Instant short message system (SMS) sending text, Voice and email Faculty, Staff and students
Unified facility notification  Alertus Wall-mounted device captures attention with strobe lights and sounder, then notifies with integrated message display On campus population
PA through VoIP system Lynx Network Duress and Emergency Notification Systems The Lynx System is a Facility-wide, Network based, Duress and Emergency Notification System. Emergency alarms can instantly alert PCs with “PopUps”, text messages to cell phones, pagers and email. Classroom Faculty and Staff

Learn more about Send Word Now 

Emergency Response Plans

View the official Emergency Response Plans for Main Campus and the Regional Centers, and other emergency plans.

View Emergency Response Plans