Steps we ask that Highland Community College employees, students, and visitors take to help maintain a healthy and safe campus: 

Hygiene: HCC asks that employees, students, and visitors wash their hands frequently. 

Masks: HCC will provide disposable masks to those who need them. We ask that make be worn at all times in public areas.

Disinfect: HCC will continue to regularly sanitize public areas using fogging machines and misters. Cleaning/disinfectant supplies will be available to students and employees. 

Social Distance: Keep a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. If you are in a situation where distancing cannot be maintained, be sure to wear a mask. 

Stay Home: If you're sick, do not come to work or go to class. Notify your supervisor or professor to let them know that you are not feeling well and/or running a fever. 

 

Helpful Resources and Email Updates:

Kansas Department of Health & Environment- COVID-19 Resource Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • The goal is to protect the health and safety of everyone at Highland Community College and our communities.

  • Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

COVID-19 Student FAQ

 

 Update as of May 5, 2020: 

 COVID-19 Relief Fund has become available to students to help with cost associated with COVID-19. For more info and how to submit an application for grant dollars click on the link:  https://highlandcc.edu/pages/covid-19-relief-fund

 

Residential & Student Life:

  • We are continuing to monitor employee and student travel.  

Academics:

  • July Summer Blitz session began on July 9th.

  • Fall 2020 Semester: General education courses will begin on August 24 and end on November 24. We will continue to update information as it becomes available. 

  • Online courses will continue as scheduled. 

  • Technical education courses will also use virtual instruction. We are investigating opportunities to complete the hands-on portion of the instruction. HCC will keep students updated as this develops. 

  • Student tutoring is available via Zoom. 

Graduation:

  • Students graduating should have recieved their diploma and a graduation program in the mail. Unfortunately, Highland Community College will not be holding graduation ceremonies for the Spring 2020 semester. We will recognize the accomplishments of our incredible students on our website and students will be invited to walk in the Spring 2021 semester graduation ceremony.  

What’s next:

We will continue to evaluate the state and local outbreak of COVID-19. We continue to provide guidance and information as it becomes available. 

 

Email to All Employees sent on behalf of President Fox on 3/13/2020 at 4:36 p.m.

Highland Community College is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas. We have followed reports out of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE is not advocating school closures at this time but reminds us to take preventive measures for the health safety of our students, faculty, and staff. All HCC offices will be open on March 16, 2020. All faculty and staff are to report to work.

The college will be canceling classes delivered face-to-face for the week of March 16-20, 2020 at all sites. This is a change from previous notifications. HCC Online classes will continue as scheduled.

Campus housing and campus dining will be open. Students may choose to stay home during this time or return to campus housing. Access to computer labs will be made available for students taking online courses.

Please continue to check HCC email for additional information.

 

Email to Students from Dr. Eric Ingmire sent on 3/13/2020 at 3:56 p.m.

Dear Students,

The college will be canceling classes delivered face-to-face for the week of March 16-20, 2020 at all sites. This is a change from previous notifications.

Starting Monday, March 23, face-to-face classes will be delivered electronically (Live video conference, online, via email, etc.). Please check your student email for more information about your classes and updates to the COVID-19 response.

Campus housing and campus dining will be open. Students may choose to stay home during this time or return to campus housing. Access to computer labs will be made available for students taking online courses.

The college is committed to maintaining a clean environment. The facilities staff will increase the number of times an area is cleaned per day and will focus on high traffic areas, especially. Also, Great Western Dining has a plan in place for maintaining a clean environment in our cafeteria.

Please continue to check your college email for additional information.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Dr. Eric Ingmire

Vice President for Student Services

Highland Community College

785.442.6020

 

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