Fall 2020 Limited Reopening Plans

  • Fall 2020 Summary Access Plan

    Updated August 10, 2020


    • Have tested Positive for COVID-19;
    • Had close contact, as defined by CDC, as 15 minutes or more, 6 ft. away or less, sharing utensils or drinks, or any physical contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; or
    • Received a call from a Health Department Contact Tracer; or
    • Have a temperature reading of 100.4 or higher or have other COVID-19 symptoms.

    Key Messages

    • Fall Semester for students begins August 31, 2020. Access to the campus will be made available to enrolled students for a limited number in-person instruction or training classes.
    • Standard operating procedures have been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are designed to promote safety and reduce risk for students, faculty and staff.
    • The College performed a self-assessment utilizing a tool kit developed by Johns Hopkins for higher education institutions. The College’s Mitigation Score of 93% (Very Prepared) and an Overall Risk Score of Very Low (lowest possible score) indicated that the College is “very prepared to mitigate the COVID-19 impact.”
    • All activities will be organized to minimize face-to-face contact, while also implementing best practices from federal, state, local and professional agencies to promote safety through physical distancing and the wearing of cloth face coverings that cover the mouth and nose.
    • The College will operate at less than 35% capacity (employees/students) throughout the day, well below the State’s 50% capacity guideline for service industries.
    • We are supporting the need for on-campus education for targeted student populations:
      • Allied Health programs, to graduate/certify healthcare workers and first responders needed to support the State and County’s pandemic response and recovery efforts.
      • Select general education courses, for those who may not be successful learning remotely, will be offered on a very limited basis.
    • The College will offer a variety of instructional formats, strategically designed for the best educational experience to ensure both student success and safety, including:
      • On campus, face-to-face instruction- on a limited basis.
      • Remote course offerings, both synchronous (live remote instruction) and asynchronous (fully online).
      • Hybrid sections in which half of the class members will come to campus one session per week, while the second half access remotely.
      • Hybrid sections in which the majority of the instruction will be conducted online, but one or more hands-on skills training sessions/labs conducted on campus.
      • Off-campus clinical settings and placements.
    • The College will remain closed to the general public. The only exception is for Non-Credit registration assistance.
    • We are fully prepared to adapt our plans with updated guidance from the state, the Commissioners of Carroll County or the Carroll County Health Department.

    Screening – Self-Disclosure via Electronic or Paper Questionnaire

    • Each day an employee, student or member of the community is scheduled to come to campus, the individual will need to complete an online screening form (https://www.carrollcc.edu/campuscheckin/). 
      • Complete the form prior to leaving for campus. Based on the responses, you will receive entry results, a Green Check for Permission to come to campus or a Red X for Denied Access, in both your browser and an email. You will need to show the email with the timestamp of your Check-In status to the College appointed designee. Please Do Not come to campus if you received a Red X.
    • If an employee, student or member of the community does not have an electronic status from the screening tool, the individual will complete a paper questionnaire to assess for potential COVID-19 infection or exposure.
    • Anyone who self-identifies an issue, based on their questionnaire answers, will be denied access to campus and instructed not to return until the issue has been resolved or a release note is provided.

    Safety Procedures

    • The College’s Screening Tool needs to be electronically filled out each time you come to campus. It will be checked at the limited access points to College facilities. (Buildings A and K beginning on August 31). Paper questionnaires will be used if the electronic tool/status is not available to an individual. Failure to comply with this screening process will result in the denial of access to the campus.
    • Cloth face coverings that cover both the nose and mouth must be worn by everyone everywhere on campus at all times. Face coverings are the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID. Face Shields do not protect others from droplet spread without the required face covering.
      • If an entrant has a licensed healthcare provider’s note documenting a valid medical reason for not wearing a face covering then a face shield will be accepted as an alternative. 
      • Students are required to provide a copy of their healthcare provider's note to Dr. DaVida Anderson at danderson3@carrollcc.edu.
    • Physical distancing requirements per Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines will be marked appropriately and enforced in all areas of campus, including classrooms, labs, common areas, restrooms, the Learning Resource Center, and office areas.
    • Installed plexiglass sneeze guard barriers on office Reception Area desks.
    • Reduced seating in common areas to accommodate physical distancing.
    • Reduced seating in classrooms and labs to accommodate physical distancing.
    • Reduced available fixtures (commode, urinal, sink) in all restrooms to accommodate physical distancing.
    • Restricted usage of elevators to one person at a time.
    • Hand-sanitizer dispensers will be available at building entrances, high traffic areas and all classrooms.
    • Cleaning and sanitation protocols include cleaning by faculty, students, and staff after every instructional activity or meeting.
    • Thorough cleaning of all classrooms and common areas by facilities staff each evening, using an “N list” disinfectant on high touch services multiple times per day, and the availability of cleaning supplies in every classroom and lab.
    • CDC “Stop the Spread” information fliers are posted in all classrooms, restrooms, common areas and office suites.
    • We are providing training to students, faculty and staff on safe practices and procedure on campus.


    • The Child Development Center will continue to be open following State guidelines.
    • The Café will not be open until further notice. Vending machines will be stocked.
    • The College’s Theater and conferencing facilities including the Bollinger Family Conference Center will not be used by outside groups until further notice. Internal use for course work is approved with social distancing protocols.
    • The College’s Fitness Center and Gym will be closed to students with the exception of Athletes for conditioning and those students who are required to access the Fitness Center or Gym for classes.
    • The Learning Resource Center and Tutoring services will be available for registered students as will virtual services.
    • All Student Services including Admissions, Advising and Transfer, Career Development, Financial Aid, and Student Life will continue virtually but appointments can be made while students are on campus.  
    • Cross country for the Fall 2020 season will proceed since it’s a non-contact sport and physical distancing is possible for training and racing. This decision will continue to be revisited as additional information becomes available.
    • Men’s and women’s soccer season to Spring 2021. Our intercollegiate athletics program in Spring 2021 will also include our inaugural men’s and women’s lacrosse season.

    Designated COVID-19 Points of Contact

    • Employees Contact  - Human Resources Department, HR@carrollcc.edu, 410-386-8030
    • Students Contact – Dr. DaVida Anderson, Director of Student Care & Integrity, danderson3@carrollcc.edu, 410-386-8217
    • Media Inquiries & Health Department Liaison - Trish Carroll, Chief Communications Officer, pcarroll@carrollcc.edu, 410-386-8184