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Beginning on March 23, Cloud County Community College will be moving all classes to online instruction, delivered through the college's learning management system, Canvas, for the remainder of the semester.

Please review some of our rescheduled or canceled events here.

Stay up to date on the spread of the virus in Kansas by visiting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's COVID-19 Resource Center here.

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KDHE Epidemiology Profile for Kansans

A message from CCCC President Dr. Adrian Douglas:

Cloud County Community College (CCCC) has been following Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) guidelines for closing schools. There are no specific guidelines for community colleges in Kansas, as we are locally governed. We have students travel to campus from a wide geographical area which exposes our campus community, and makes CCCC more vulnerable to the possible spread of infection.  

With this in mind, we have extended spring break to March 16-22, 2020. Beginning on March 23, we will transition to online instruction delivered through the college’s learning management system, Canvas, for the remainder of the semester. 

 

ALL STUDENTS 

Please be prepared to log into your Canvas account beginning March 23 to continue your coursework. Regularly monitor your student email accounts for communication from your instructors. If you have any additional questions, or need assistance, please contact Amanda Strait at astrait@cloud.edu.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

In addition to the information above, international students are subject to Department of Homeland Security rules regarding online courses, which have been lifted during this emergency period. “Given the extraordinary nature of the COVID-19 emergency, SEVP will allow F-1 and/or M-1 students to temporarily count online classes towards a full course of study…even if they have left the United States and are taking the online classes from elsewhere. This temporary provision is only in effect for the duration of the emergency…”.

This means international students will be allowed to finish their courses for the Spring 2020 semester from their respective countries. This is only being allowed for this period, during the COVID-19 emergency.

 

HOUSING 

Students are allowed to stay in housing until March 29. Students are encouraged to checkout permanently for the semester during this timeframe with Susan Dudley (sdudley@cloud.edu) or Caesar Wood (caesar.wood@cloud.edu). Those students who are currently living in housing, who have no other place to reside, will be allowed to remain in housing.

The situation is still fluid and evolving. Those students in housing may be eligible for a pro-rated refund on their room and board. However, please be aware that refunds will not be issued until the end of semester and only for those students with no outstanding balance.

 

ATHLETICS

Following the recent release of a statement from the NJCAA, CCCC will adhere to the ruling that all athletic events be canceled for the remainder of the semester. We will do all we can to assist our student-athletes impacted by regular-season cancellations. 

CAMPUS FACILITY

In an effort to maintain social distancing, the Concordia and Geary County campuses will be closed to the public until further notice. The closure of the college to the public means that the following areas cannot be accessed: The Library, T-Bird Bookstore, Fitness Center, Arley Bryant Gymnasium, walking track, Thunderville, and the Student Union. The T-Bird Café will be open only to students who have a valid meal plan. There will be no Cloud 9 Sunday Buffet until further notice. 

Please note, effective March 23, only essential personnel will be on campus. At the recommendation of the CDC, as well as state and local health organizations, all on-campus events will be canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes campus tours, college events, and events hosted by outside organizations within campus facilities.

 

SUMMARY 

At CCCC we are making decisions based on thoughtful review of available information, and working in conjunction with the Cloud County Health Department, Emergency Management, and also State/Federal Agencies as we address this rapidly evolving public health issue. 

The decisions being made prioritize the safety and health of all faculty, staff, students, and community. These decisions are aimed at minimizing the impact of this public health issue. This situation is continually evolving and future guidance will be provided as new information becomes available. Please visit the CCCC website for updates and continue to stay safe. 

Sincerely,

Adrian Douglas

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Please continue to check back here for updates on our response to COVID-19, or changes to our campus schedule.