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**Before coming onto campus or entering an SCC building, please take our COVID-19 Self Assessment. If you answer YES to any of the questions, go/stay home and call your healthcare provider**


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A message from SCC President Dr. Don Tomas:
 

SCC has maintained a commitment to keep our students, faculty, staff, and visitors as safe as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you for the protective measures you have taken to lessen the risk of transmission in our work and instructional spaces.  These measures become more and more critical as restrictions are eased, especially given the fact that the virus will be in existence for the foreseeable future.  In spite of faithful compliance and attention to these standards, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of transmission, given that pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people can be contagious.
 
On June 1, 2020, Megan Nicholson started at SCC as the Emergency Services/Safety Coordinator, and will be the point of contact for safe campus practices and COVID-19 management on campus.  She has been working to create consistent college messaging across all campuses and centers. Please contact her directly if you have questions regarding campus safety and emergency management procedures.
 

SCC COVID-19 Safety Precautions and Protocols

·       If you are experiencing a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms, please protect yourself and others by staying home.
·       Social distancing practices for employees and students is expected.  Signage will serve as reminders and guides to establish and maintain a 6-foot distance between persons.
·       Hand sanitizing stations are installed across the campuses and disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer are available throughout campus buildings.
·       Facility Services staff are continuously cleaning common contact areas.
·       Transparent plastic barriers have been installed in workspaces where social distancing is impractical.  If you have additional needs, please contact the Emergency Services/Safety Coordinator.
·       The College is open for foot traffic to the general public.  Students are welcome to continue accessing services online and remotely.
·       We have developed flexible schedules for Student Services personnel, Business Office employees, Workforce Continuing Education, Career and College Readiness, Teaching and Learning Support, instructional division offices, and Information Technology employees (these schedules are determined by supervisors and direct reports to meet demand). This type of schedule will be followed depending on the Governor's future decisions or until The College determines when everyone should return to their office or workstation on campus.
·       Listening to our employees and students, we will take any additional steps that improve the safety of our campuses and provide the peace of mind we need to move forward and succeed.

For support services related to COVID-19 concerns, contact the Hope4NC Helpline at 1.855.587.3463

We recommend you visit the N.C. Department of Health and Human Serviceswebpage about COVID 19. The page is continuously updated and includes tips for protecting yourself.

For current information on COVID-19 as it relates to your specific county of residence, see below:
Jackson County Department of Public Health
Macon County Department of Public Health
Swain County Department of Public Health
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - Public Health & Human Services

If you don’t have reliable internet access at home, we want to let you know there are locations on our campuses and in our service area counties that you can access the internet. Please keep in mind that we don’t endorse any non-College associated WiFi networks. View the list HERE.

 
Thank you for your support of our students, faculty, staff and communities. Be safe, be strong. #SCCStrong