- Fall 2021 Vaccination and Masking Requirements – UPDATED
- Social Distancing and Sanitizing
- VCCS Chancellor Glenn Dubois Provides Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Mask Usage Across the Virginia Community College System
- Governor Northam Lifts Mask Mandate to Align with CDC Guidance, Announces Virginia to End COVID-19 Mitigation Measures on May 28
- DCC’s Reopening Plan
- CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students
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Fall 2021 Vaccination and Masking Requirements – UPDATED
As we prepare to return to campus at 100% capacity as of July 1, 2021 for faculty/staff and August 23, 2021 for fall semester students, Danville Community College has developed the following guidelines, in partnership with the Virginia Community College System, to ensure compliance with our COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan.
UPDATED ON 8/4/21
Danville Community College, in accordance with guidance provided by the Virginia Community College System, will require all persons on the DCC campus to wear a CDC recommended face covering while in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, effective immediately.
Based on a statement released by the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System on 5/25, in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the office of Governor Ralph Northam, and the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, Danville Community College will not require an individual to be vaccinated to attend or to work at DCC, nor will the College mandate proof of vaccination.
Social Distancing and Sanitizing
DCC will continue to adhere to cleaning and disinfecting protocols as outlined in Section 5 of the COVID-19 Campus Reopening Plan. In addition, physical modifications of the facilities will remain in order to facilitate 6ft social distancing and hand hygiene as necessary.
These modifications include:
- Social Distancing Floor Decals
- Plexiglass Shields
- Modified Learning Environments
- Hand Sanitizer Stations
VCCS Chancellor Glenn Dubois Provides Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Mask Usage Across the Virginia Community College System
May 25, 2021
“After consulting with presidents and senior leaders across our 23 community colleges, I believe it is in the best interests of our faculty, staff, and students to encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccine. However, we will not require an individual be vaccinated to attend or to work at one of our colleges.
“The lack of residence halls on community college campuses makes this issue different for us than it is for universities. Similarly, community colleges lack the public health infrastructure that is required to support such densely populated on-campus living arrangements, including the creation, maintenance, and protection of personal student health data, like vaccination records. And given our colleges’ offerings of short-term training and credentialing programs, mandating proof of vaccination may create an impractical and unintended barrier to student enrollment, thus diminishing our ability to deliver our mission at this critical time.
“Further, effective immediately, we will not require those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear a mask while on a Virginia Community College campus. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Governor Ralph Northam, and the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM). Of course, if you are fully vaccinated and you are still uncomfortable around others, please continue to wear your face covering knowing that you have our support to do so.”
Governor Northam Lifts Mask Mandate to Align with CDC Guidance, Announces Virginia to End COVID-19 Mitigation Measures on May 28
May 14, 2021
Governor Ralph Northam today lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Governor Northam also announced that Virginia will ease all distancing and capacity restrictions on Friday, May 28, two weeks earlier than planned. The updates to Virginia’s mask policy are reflected in amendments to Executive Order Seventy-Two and will become effective at midnight tonight along with previously announced changes to mitigation measures.
DCC’s Reopening Plan
As articulated by Governor Ralph Northam on June 11, 2020, in anticipation that conditions at the state, regional and local levels are conducive to an institution of higher education conducting in-person instruction and on-campus educational operations in academic year 2020-21, that institution must, by July 6, 2020, submit a campus reopening plan for state compliance review. Danville Community College submitted its reopening plan on June 23, 2020.
As of Friday, July 24, 2020, the plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the ‘Higher Education Reopening Guidance,’ which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.
View DCC’s Reopening Plan
CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act, was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF.
CARES Act Emergency Funds – DCC Information