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THE COLLEGE IS OPERATING UNDER MODIFIED CONDITIONS.

The College sends notifications via email and through our VGAlerts system that sends out text messages and emails. Now is a great time to go to the VGAlerts webpage and make sure your notification settings are correct. Call the VGCC Hotline at 252-572-1736 to speak to a staff member if you have any questions or need assistance.

Students

  • All summer classes are offered online.
  • The college will continue to make up spring in-person lab classes.
  • Students returning for lab courses will be required to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and participate in a short health screening questionnaire upon each arrival to class.
  • Drive-up parking lot internet and computer lab usage (by appointment only) available at all campuses.
  • Advising, Counseling, and Financial Aid assistance are being conducted remotely via phone, email, and video. In-person service is not available during Phase II reopening.

Additional Updates

Updates will be provided via this website, Moodle, email, and VGAlert.
Student Resources (PDF)

Staff

In coordination with your supervisor, you should plan to work remotely. We are aware that this is not possible for all staff members. Please coordinate with your supervisor directly to develop your schedule.
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Faculty

In coordination with your supervisor, you should plan to work remotely. Please coordinate with your supervisor directly to develop your schedule.
Only Spring in-person lab classes in an ‘essential job category’ will be made up during Phase II of the Governor’s reopening plan. Please check with your Dean for more details.
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CARES Act Report

CARES Act Report 06-10-20

 

Modified Conditions as of 6-22-20 are as follows:

Masks and Face Covering Requirement – All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside campus buildings.
VGCC Child Care Center – Closed until further notice.

VGCC Student Engagement and Success – Will communicate with students via email, phone, and chat. Schedule appointments with VGCC Advisors .

VGCC’s Open Computer Labs– 10am-3pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-3pm Friday -Appointments are required by calling 252-738-3334 or by emailing the lab.

  1. Main Campus – Room number 7322
  2. South Campus – Room number G1103
  3. Franklin Campus – Room number F1124
  4. Warren Campus – Room number W1107

VGCC’s Library is currently under renovation and is closed to walk-in visitors. Online library services are still available. Librarians are available to help you select electronic resources. During this time, please contact the library by email or by using the chat box available on the library’s home page .

VGCC Bookstore is currently closed to walk-in visitors. Students may still purchase textbooks online from the VGCC Bookstore .

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Past Modified Conditions


Practice good preventative hygiene:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • It is also good practice to start being more aware of the number of times a day your hands touch an object or hard surface and then touch your face without being washed. Limiting the exposure of your nose, mouth and eyes to unwashed hands can help to protect from the spread of all germs and illnesses.
  • Have a plan in case you need to miss work or other responsibilities due to personal illness or to care for a sick family member. Contact your instructor to let them know you will be absent.

COVID-19 FAQs

Human coronavirus is most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing, or close person-to-person contact
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

Symptoms of coronavirus may include:

  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cough

If you have traveled to/from any of the countries with travel alerts or outbreaks, and have symptoms, contact a healthcare provider.

If you have been notified by public health authorities that you might have been exposed, please follow instructions provided by the  Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The CDC recommends everyday prevention measures, including:

  • Everyone get a seasonal flu vaccination if possible. While it will not prevent the novel coronavirus, influenza is currently in widespread circulation, and initial symptoms can be similar to novel coronavirus.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home from school or work if sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Don’t share food and drinks.
  • Clean and disinfect shared surfaces and objects that are touched frequently. 
Stay home when you are sick. Do not report to work or attend classes if you are ill. Instructors, consider providing students with ways to complete work from home. This is good advice no matter what illness is going around. If you are concerned about your flu-like illness, call your health care provider for advice and share any travel history. Stay home, rest, and stay hydrated.

To prevent the spread of any respiratory diseases, the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  recommends you:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue away
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water

The proper way to wash your hands is for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after going to the bathroom and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

Keep some basic supplies at home. The  US Department of Homeland Security  recommends that people should keep some basic supplies at home in case they get sick or in case it is difficult to get supplies at a store. Here is what they are recommending:

  • Store a two-week supply of food. Select foods that do not require refrigeration, preparation or cooking. Ensure that formula for infants and any child’s or older person’s special nutritional needs are a part of your planning. Plan for your pets as well.
  • Store a supply of nonprescription drugs, such as pain relievers, cough and cold medicines, stomach remedies and anti-diarrheal medication, as well as vitamins and fluids with electrolytes (such as sports drinks).
  • Store health and cleaning supplies, such as bleach, tissues, a thermometer, disposable gloves, soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
  • Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and other sources and store them, for personal reference.
  • Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.
Make a plan now for how you, your household and your neighbors might need to adapt, rely on each other if there is a significant outbreak. Here are some things that could occur:

  • Major events, church and community services and many businesses may be temporarily closed.
  • Public transportation might be reduced or suspended.
  • Childcare centers and schools may be closed.
  • It could be difficult to buy basic supplies.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Info Links:

CDC Informative Videos on Coronavirus


North Carolina’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please visit the NC Department of Heath and Human Services website for the latest information on how the state of North Carolina is handling COVID-19.

NC Updates on COVID-19 Granville Vance Public Health Website