2019 Novel Coronavirus


      August 04, 2021

JCC will again require face masks to be worn indoors, effective immediately.

In light of the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and the highly contagious nature of new variants, Johnston Community College will require masks to be worn indoors, effective immediately and until further notice.  As always, we recommend that faculty, students, staff, and visitors to our campus practice social distancing and frequent hand washing.  

JCC’s Emergency Management Team will continue to seek COVID-19 guidance provided by the CDC, NCDHHS, NC Community College System, and other agencies. Our team is monitoring this ever-changing situation and our guidelines are subject to change. Our top priority is the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

“Since March of last year, we have learned many lessons about accommodating and adapting. And now, we adapt again with different safety measures,” President Dr. David Johnson said in a statement to campus.

These updated measures are as follows and apply to all faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors:  

Effective immediately, face coverings will again be required in all indoor spaces on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless: You are alone in a private, enclosed area or you are actively eating or drinking. Vaccinated faculty may remove their masks while teaching as long as three to six feet of physical distancing are maintained. Face coverings are not required in outdoor spaces but are encouraged, especially in large crowds. 



    May 25, 2021

In light of Governor Cooper’s announcement on Friday, May 14, 2021, Johnston Community College is amending our face covering and social distancing restrictions.

Governor Cooper’s announcement included the following changes for the entire state of North Carolina with some limited expectations:

  • No statewide (face covering) mask mandate
  • No mandatory mass gathering limits
  • No mandatory capacity limits
  • No mandatory social distancing requirements

Effective immediately, Johnston Community College will not impose any additional restrictions beyond those in the governor’s Executive Order 215.  Face coverings and social distancing protocols, while still strongly encouraged for unvaccinated people, will not be required except where noted below.

It’s important to note the following:

  • Child Development Center staff members, students working in the CDC, and visitors to the CDC must continue to wear face coverings indoors until otherwise notified.  College employees working in the Child Development Center for any reason must also wear a face covering while inside the facility.
  • Staff members/employees and children attending summer camps must continue to wear face coverings indoors until otherwise notified.
  • If you teach in person at a public school, you should adhere to the requirements of that instructional site.
  • If you teach at or attend classes in a healthcare setting, you should adhere to the requirements of that healthcare facility.
  • Certain programs that involve close interaction with other students or members of the public may continue to require that face coverings be worn during those interactions (i.e., Cosmetology, Therapeutic Massage, etc.)
  • Nothing prevents employees or students from continuing to wear face coverings if they choose to do so.
  • Individuals should not be asked to disclose their vaccination status or why they are wearing a face covering.  This is private information and should be respected at all times.
  • During this transition, please be patient as our employees and students make their own decisions about how to continue to protect themselves on campus, and respectful of those decisions.  For instance, if you meet with someone in a small space, such as a private office, be mindful your students or fellow employees may request you meet in an alternate location that allows more distance or wear a mask during your interaction.
  • Please continue to report any COVID-19 diagnosis, exposures, and COVID-like symptoms to JCC’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Team by emailing COVIDEmergencyResponseTeam@johnstoncc.edu.
  • Vaccination appointments are widely available, and JCC encourages faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated if eligible and medically cleared to do so.  Vaccinations help keep our community healthy.  You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at https://takemyshot.nc.gov/.
  • For the latest COVID-19 vaccination information, visit https://www.johnstonnc.com/covid19/.

2019 Novel Coronavirus 

Johnston Community College is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus based on the latest information available from national and international authorities. As public awareness of the coronavirus increases, we want to be sure you have an accurate understanding of the facts to protect yourself and others against this health threat

Per the CDC, we recommend the use of disposable cleaning wipes by students, staff, and faculty on commonly used surfaces (e.g., keyboards, desks, remote controls) before each use.

All coronavirus updates, prevention tips, resources and travel advisories are provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

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