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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 Campus Plan & Protocols Spring Update (March 4, 2022)

Following the February 23 announcement regarding the expiration of a mask requirement at the College, the updated COVID-19 Campus Plan contains revised operating procedures. The plan also includes the latest information on the Protocol for Handling COVID-19 Cases.

In keeping with CDC recommendations, students, employees, and visitors are highly encouraged to wear well-fitting masks in indoor spaces – especially when social distancing is not possible. With the mask protocol revision, however, the College will continue to comply with state or local public health policies. 

Each of us should do our part to minimize risk while simultaneously working to promote an ongoing culture of care. Being mindful of your personal health as part of the larger campus community will help keep Jefferson College a safe place to learn, live, and work. 

Thanks for following these safe health precautions as an important member of the Vikings family.

Jefferson College Mask Requirement Expires – Students, Employees, Visitors Encouraged to Wear Masks Indoors (February 22, 2022)

As the number of positive COVID-related cases declines on campus, the extended mask protocol announced at the beginning of the Spring semester regarding the wearing of masks in classrooms and meetings spaces at Jefferson College will expire effective Wednesday, February 23

In keeping with CDC recommendations, students, employees, and visitors are now highly encouraged to wear well-fitting masks in indoor spaces – especially when social distancing is not possible. With the mask protocol revision, however, the College will continue to comply with state or local public health policies. 

Given the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, the COVID-19 Campus Plan and all protocols will continue to be regularly reevaluated at a maximum of every 30 days. 

Caring for All Vikings 

The previous mask protocol that had been extended throughout the fall semester and into the Spring helped avoid a potential spike in cases on campus and relieved pressure on local hospitals and urgent care facilities. It was never intended to be a permanent policy. Moving forward, individual choice in receiving COVID-related vaccinations, personal responsibility, and continued vigilance from our campus community will help guide the College us through this stage of the pandemic. 

With the updated mask protocol, some may face unique challenges related to health or caregiving. Please stay in close communication with your professors and/or supervisor regarding any issues that may impact your ability to function or participate in class or work.

Each of us should do our part to minimize risk while simultaneously working to promote an ongoing culture of care. Being mindful of your personal health as part of the larger campus community will help keep Jefferson College a safe place to learn, live, and work. As a Jefferson College Viking, each of us has a responsibility to ensure that discrimination, ostracism, or bullying that can accompany a protocol revision like this is not welcome.

Thanks for following these safe health precautions as an important member of the Vikings family.

College Mask Protocol Temporarily Extended-Monitoring Campus COVID Cases Closely (February 14, 2022)

The College-wide mask protocol that was communicated on January 14 has been temporarily extended by a maximum of 30 days (not greater than 30 days). All students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, should continue to wear a mask in classrooms and meeting spaces where physical distancing at a minimum of 6 feet is not possible. Students should expect to wear masks in classrooms, labs, and service areas, and will receive notice of any exceptions from their instructor.

As has been the College’s practice since the pandemic began, in addition to several other key indicators, administrators are closely monitoring the number/percentage of positive COVID cases in Jefferson County and on campus with hopes that the recent trend in declining infection rates will continue. Additional announcements will be shared as conditions warrant. 

All health-related decisions have and will continue to be made in the best interest of the entire campus community. 

It begins (and ends) with you…remember to take proactive steps to monitor your personal health, stay home if you are not feeling well, and help protect the safety of our entire Viking community. Thanks for following these safe health precautions so that together, Jefferson College can remain “Viking Strong.

COVID-19 Campus Plan Update - Important Info for Spring 2022 (January 24, 2022)

The updated COVID-19 Campus Plan contains important operating procedures designed to keep everyone safe. 

In accordance with the mask protocol announced a few weeks ago, all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask in classrooms and meeting spaces where physical distancing at a minimum of 6 feet is not possible. Students should expect to wear masks in classrooms and service areas, and will receive notice of any exceptions from their instructor.

The plan also includes the latest information on the Protocol for Handling COVID-19 Cases.

Given the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, the COVID-19 Campus Plan and all protocols will be regularly reevaluated at a maximum of every 30 days. 

Coupled with an early arrival of flu season in our region, please remember to be proactive by monitoring your personal health, staying home if you are not feeling well, and helping protect the safety of our entire campus community. Being mindful of your personal health as part of the larger campus community will help keep Jefferson College a safe place to learn, live, and work in 2022. 

Thanks for following these safe health precautions as a valued member of the Vikings family.


Quarantine and Contact Tracing

Please view the Jefferson College Protocol for Handling COVID-19 Cases (Updated January 14, 2022)


Who to contact at Jefferson College if you have COVID-19 symptoms?

Jefferson College has identified specific contacts for reporting positive COVID-19 cases.

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