COVID-19 Protocols AT HCC

HALIFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN

  • Moved to distance instruction with a greater number of programs and classes 100% online or hybrids.
  • Limited class seat count in classrooms to aid in social distancing.
  • Providing masks and PPE to students to allow for a safe and healthy campus.
  • High touch surfaces are cleaned daily on campus by the custodial team.
  • Sanitizing equipment has been purchased to aid in deep cleaning.
  • Plexiglass shields have been located in requested offices.
  • Signs and decals have been placed in visible locations to encourage and remind individuals to wear masks, wash hands frequently, and keep 6 feet apart whenever possible.
  • Non-touch hand sanitizing dispensers have been placed across campus.
  • Alternate day scheduling and telecommunting for employees has been provided when possible using the Telecommuting Policy.
  • The Communicable Disease Policy was updated to include content applicable to COVID-19.
  • A COVID-19 Emergency Leave Policy was developed to assist staff employees impacted by COVID-19.
  • Students can pay their bills electronically instead of going to the Cashier's window.
  • Students can buy their books electronically from the bookstore using Financial Aid.
  • Additional laptops for employees were bought to allow for off campus work.
  • DocuSign software is being used to provide electronic signatures to reduce physical paper.
  • Select employees have been provided virtual access to the College's database from off campus by Information Technology.
  • Hot Spots have been purchased for students use.
  • Deep cleaning by professional coronavirus cleaning services has been conducted in COVID-19 affected areas.
  • Expanded Wi-Fi allows students coming to campus to access from the parking lot to the side of the LRC for use in their vehicles.
  • Highly encouraging all employees and students to get their vaccines and booster.
  • On campus COVID-19 vaccinations were scheduled to aid students, employees, and the community to receive their initial vaccine and booster.
  • For more than a year medical screening occurred on campus including temperature scanning of everyone entering the campus.