CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
INFORMATION AND
UPDATES

Archived COVID-19 Student Updates

Information to help you reach your educational goals during this challenging time.

A Message from Our President

April 23, 2020

CCC Students,

Please join us for a weekly, open-forum via ZOOM. This will be a safe place for students to voice concerns while taking some of the distance out of social distancing.

We will check in regarding thoughts, worries, and fears but ultimately create an open forum to discuss anything that is on your mind. Offer support, encouragement, or simply connect with other CCC students.

Check your College issued email account for more information.

Your host: Dr. C
Mike Colbert, PsyD, LPC
Psychology Professor and Chair
Camden County College

April 15, 2020 - All Summer Sessions Offered Online

Camden County College Student,

On March 31, Camden County College converted face-to-face Summer I session courses to a fully remote instructional modality. In consideration of the continued risk that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the safety of our students, faculty and staff, the College today made the decision to convert all remaining summer sessions online. Summer sessions I, II, and III will now be offered as online courses only, provided to our students through Canvas, our learning management system.

Students previously enrolled in face-to-face Summer II and Summer III courses will be automatically registered for an online section and may withdraw without penalty prior to the start of the session. We continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus health emergency and will provide instructional and operations updates as circumstances warrant.

Register for summer courses

April 6, 2020 - College will offer a one-time Pass/ No Credit Grade, details coming soon.

April 6, 2020

Camden County College Community,

At Camden County College, we recognize that every member of our community is profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to ease the pressure of this challenging time on our students, the College will offer a one-time Pass/No Credit grade option for all CCC enrolled students who complete their spring 2020 courses. Details on this grading option will be made available soon.

Summer and Fall Registration is now open - Register Now

Our student planning page is here to assist you - Student Planning Page

Please view a message from President Donald A. Borden on resuming the Spring Semester with virtual instruction - President's Message

April 3, 2020 - Commencement Postponed

Camden County College Community,

After much thought and consideration, Camden County College has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s commencement exercise. The College is actively exploring alternative ways to safely and responsibly honor the accomplishments of the graduating class. We understand that the extraordinary challenges we all are facing during these unprecedented times have required you to make many sacrifices and adjustments to your lives. We will update you on our plans as we look ahead to fittingly congratulate the Class of 2020.

Yours in education,

Don Borden
President

April 2, 2020 - 8-week and 5-week Summer Sessions will be offered through Virtual Instruction

Camden County College Community,

As we continue to provide essential services while assessing how we can safely and responsibly serve our community on a daily basis, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all academic awards presentations and postpone all pinning ceremonies scheduled this spring. We understand the hard work and dedication that these events signify, and we will look to reschedule pinning ceremonies as soon as possible.

The 8-week and 5-week summer sessions that begin on May 18 will now be offered through virtual instruction. We look forward to resuming in-person instruction for the summer 5-week sessions beginning June 24 and July 13. Of course, this is subject to change based upon direction from the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education. Students have been invited to register for courses beginning April 6.

If you know anyone out of work during this difficult time, the state has established a COVID-19 Employment website dedicated to sharing employment opportunities for companies with urgent hiring needs. According to the website there are over 40,000 jobs posted, across very diverse industries. Please share this information with anyone currently seeking employment during this crisis.

Yours in education,

Don Borden
President

March 28, 2020 - Virtual Instruction Help and Resources

Dear Camden County College Student,

As you are all very aware, circumstances in the United States concerning the COVID-19 virus have changed rapidly. We have been carefully monitoring the situation in Camden County, the State of New Jersey, and the country at large. Under orders from the governor, we have taken dramatic steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, which has led to the suspension of in-person instruction and a move to online formats.

I understand that virtual instruction is new to many of you and will result in challenges you may not have considered at the start of this semester. We also know that in some cases we cannot duplicate some of the learning experiences that would take place in a face to face classroom environment. The reality is, we have no choice but to move ahead collectively in this regard. Our Office of Information Technology and faculty members are committed to working with you to make this transition as smooth as possible.

You must remain committed to successfully completing this semester so your educational journey, now more important than ever, continues. We are examining every aspect of this transition and encourage you to reach out to your instructors when you are having difficulties, as well as our advisement staff. In addition, you should make it a habit to check your College email and student portal, as well as the College website, on a regular basis for critical up-to-date information.

We have much to consider in the days ahead, but your focus should remain on the successful completion of the classes you have taken this semester. If you encounter difficulties, please feel free to contact the College online at these useful email addresses.

Your challenges are similar to those students across the country at every level are working through, and my hope is that you do everything possible to ensure you complete your classes and move forward in your educational journeys. To help you achieve your educational goals, please visit the transition to virtual instruction page on our website.

Times of crisis require us to all work together and we are committed to helping you through this unique time in our nation’s history. To quote an individual I have always turned to in times of difficulty, “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln

As we resume the Spring 2020 semester on March 30, I wish you all continued success and pledge the continued support of everyone working at the College.

Be strong and be safe,

Don Borden

March 27, 2020 - Camden County College Employee Self-reports Positive Test Result

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

After consultation with the Camden County Health Officer, I write to inform you that an employee of Camden County College has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19. The employee is currently hospitalized in stable condition.

It is unlikely that students, faculty, and staff were exposed to the virus before March 13, 2020 but transparency is important to us.

Prior communications have provided a list of preventive actions. We remind everyone to consult with your health care provider if you or any member of your family displays COVID-19 symptoms.

More information about COVID-19 may be obtained at the New Jersey Department of Health website https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml or through the Center for Disease Control website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

We are hoping for a quick end to this pandemic and keep all who have been affected in our thoughts. At this time, we are united as a community in solidarity with others, especially those most at risk and vulnerable.

Thank you again for your ongoing cooperation and support.

Sincerely yours,

Don Borden
President

March 26, 2020 - Spring and Summer Semesters

March 26, 2020 - Update

Camden County College Community,

As we are monitoring the Covid-19 progression, we are making decisions for the Spring and Summer sessions. A decision has been made to continue our virtual teaching and learning environment through the end of the Spring semester. We will continue to seek direction from Governor Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis on the possibility of accommodating students that have hands-on clinical or instructional requirements at some point in the future and we will keep you informed.

If you have any previously-scheduled events that have been listed on College calendars that are now impacted by the campus closure, please complete a communications request form and indicate if the event has been canceled or postponed. Previously scheduled events will still appear on the calendar and will be marked as canceled or postponed for clarity.

We are continuing to expand our virtual support platform for students seeking to access College services virtually. Useful contact information can be found on the website here: virtual student support

Please continue to refer any students that express concerns about accessing their courses to the Student Technology Survey found on our homepage, or forward the names of students with ID numbers who don't have access to technology to Melissa Daly in our Foundation office.

As we quickly approach resumption of the Spring 2020 semester on Monday, March 30 with virtual instruction, please know that I appreciate the work that each of you do on behalf of our students, and I am here to help you resolve any additional issues that we all may have to work through in the coming days.

Yours in education,
Don Borden

March 26, 2020 - Extended Withdrawal Date & Foundation News

Camden County College Student,

Camden County College has extended the withdrawal deadline for the Spring 2020 15-week and 13-week sessions to April 3, 2020.

Students may withdraw online by completing the online withdrawal form which can be found on the CCC website or students may email their withdrawal request from their student email account to registrationservices2@camdencc.edu. Please include your name, student id number, semester, course number (i.e., ENG-101-01) and course title. Withdraw requests will only be processed if received from the student’s college email account.

The withdrawal deadline for the Spring 2020 2nd 7-week session is April 16, 2020.

Students that have concerns about accessing their courses when virtual instruction begins on March 30, should complete the Student Technology Survey.

The Camden County College Foundation has secured a new scholarship for students with immediate needs. The Martin W. Langan Scholarship requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need and a minimum of 9 completed college credits. Amounts vary from $100 to $2,500. First-generation college students preferred. Students must submit a 750-word minimum essay describing their most significant challenges and accomplishments in life. Students can apply here.

The 2020 United States Census is currently underway. The funding we receive from the Federal Government is based on the census numbers in our county, and we are likely to require more federal funds than ever before as we confront the effects of COVID-19into the future. If we are undercounted, we lose much needed funding. You can access all the information you need to be counted by visting 2020census.gov

March 23, 2020 - All In-person Services Canceled & Useful Email Addresses

March 23, 2020 - Update

Effective immediately, all in-person student services offices and computer lab hours have been canceled in accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order.
Our College is open virtually while our campuses and instructional locations are closed. Students without access to a device for virtual instruction are being contacted for additional assistance.

Students are able to access most services online through the student portal. If you have additional questions or require specific needs, please use the following email addresses. We are here to assist you.

Useful email addresses:

Useful Contacts

For more information, visit www.camdencc.edu or call (856) 227-7200 ext. 4200.

Please note that due to increased call volumes, we are experiencing longer than normal hold times. We will get to every call in the order it was received.

Helpful numbers for stressful times:
Mental Health Hotline – 866-202-4357
NJ Hopeline – 855-654-6735
@NJVET2VET – 866-838-7654

March 18, 2020 - Classes Move to Virtual Instruction

Camden County College Students,

In order to ensure the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, along with the larger community we serve, Camden County College will temporarily move classes to virtual (online) instruction until further notice.

Students are able to access most services online through the student portal, however, if you need in-person assistance, we are here to assist you. The college remains open with limited access to student services and open computer labs for students who cannot access our services virtually.

Camden County College will be open from 8:30pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday, at the following campuses:

  • Blackwood Campus: Taft Hall. Open Computer Lab and Enrollment and Student Services are available. Please use the main entrance.
  • Camden Campus: CTC Building (Camden Technology Center), 2nd floor – Open Computer Lab and enrollment and student services are available.
  • Rohrer Center (Cherry Hill): Enrollment Counter – Open Computer Lab.

We ask that all students check in with the Public Safety Officer at each location when entering the building. Please bring your student ID.

Useful email addresses:

For more information call (856) 227-7200 ext. 4200.

For more information, visit www.camdencc.edu or call (856) 227-7200 ext. 4200.

Thank you

March 16, 2020 - Comcast Assistance & Computer Accommodations

As we prepare for courses to resume online with virtual instruction on March 30, we are exploring options to accommodate individuals without access to a computer or the internet. Even though most instruction will take place remotely, the College will remain fully open and operational and the College community will continue to have access to the library and computer labs. These areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly, and sanitizing wipes are being provided for your convenience and safety.

We also want you to be aware that Comcast is providing income eligible families access to the internet at home. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, qualified customers will receive two free months of Internet service. For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit www.internetessentials.com/covid19

If a student requires specific accommodations, please contact your instructor. If a faculty member requires specific accommodations, please contact your dean. If you are ill, please stay home.

We will continue to provide you with information as it becomes available. Please continue to follow healthy best practices and check www.camdencc.edu/coronavirus for updates.

March 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Full Transparency

As we continue to closely monitor changing circumstances and our response plan evolves with full transparency, please know that health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff remains our top priority.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at CCC. We have been informed that several employees have recently been in contact with individuals that have self-quarantined and have subsequently voluntarily self-quarantined themselves. None of these individuals have been diagnosed with COVID-19, nor are they presenting with any symptoms of coronavirus. If you have any concerns, please contact your health care provider.

March 14, 2020 - Canvas Webinars & Help

As you are aware, Camden County College will temporarily move classes to virtual (online) instruction until further notice in order to ensure the health and well-being of our College community. We want to stress that the College will remain fully open and operational. Even though most instruction will take place remotely, all students will continue to have access to student services including advisement, registration, financial aid, library services, computer labs, and tutoring. Our hours of operation and contact information remain the same and can be found on the college website.

Camden County College is committed to helping you meet your educational goals and successfully transition to virtual instruction. We have developed a series of webinars to assist students as we transition our courses to our online software (Canvas). If you would like assistance with navigating Canvas, please sign up for a free online webinar or on-campus workshop or view our YouTube video. In these training sessions, you’ll learn how to navigate the Canvas system, submit assignments, take tests, participate in group discussions, and much more.

Click the links below to view the schedule and register for a workshop or webinar.

We are here to help! For more information about coronavirus information and updates for students, please check your student email and the college website and social media platforms. Please contact us at Student Services 856-227-7200 ext. 4200 or submit an online inquiry.

March 13, 2020 - Career & Technical Institute Updates

Dear Career & Technical Institute Community,

In order to ensure the health and well-being of students, instructors, and staff, along with the larger community we serve, the Career & Technical Institute of Camden County College will move classes to a hybrid format, where applicable, until further notice.

Utilizing a combination of remote instruction (for applicable classes) and essential, hands-on training, substantially decreases the number of students on our campuses and instructional locations per the guidelines established for social distancing.

Classes

Your instructor will provide ongoing updates regarding the status of your program instruction. Due to the vast array of program offerings, as well as the unique requirements of each program, all classes will continue, remotely or in-person, as scheduled.

Students

  • The Career & Technical Institute will remain fully open and operational. Even though most instruction will take place remotely, students participating in programs requiring essential, hands-on training, will continue to have access to these resources.
  • Instructors of programs that are eligible for online instruction will notify students as to how to access their classes via the online platform. Accommodations will be made for students without access to a computer or the internet.
  • If a student is experiencing symptoms related to the coronavirus, or they have been exposed, they should not report to class.

Employees

  • The Career & Technical Institute will remain fully open and operational. Staff should report to work as scheduled. Instructors may work remotely if their program has moved to an online platform.
  • If an employee is experiencing symptoms related to the coronavirus, or they have been exposed, they should not report to work and should contact Human Resources.

Travel Recommendations

  • The Career & Technical Institute encourages students, instructors, and staff to avoid unnecessary travel, especially to areas with high concentrations of COVID-19 reports, and to continue healthy best practices such as hand washing and social distancing.
  • Members of the Career & Technical Institute community who return from a Level 3 country as designated by the CDC must stay home and practice social distancing for 14 days from the time they departed the Level 3 country.
  • All College-related travel is suspended until further notice.
  • For additional information:

    Phone: Workforce Training & Continuing Education 856-374-4955

    Email: TradeTraining@camdencc.edu

    We thank everyone for their continued cooperation and flexibility as we all work together to meet the challenges this situation presents.

March 10, 2020 - Event Cancelation & Postponement

As you are likely aware, the COVID-19 outbreak has been covered extensively in the media. No incidents related to any of our campus locations have been reported at this time. However, we are aware that situation could change and there is a possibility for the disruption of normal activities on our campuses.

We have already postponed or cancelled many College and community activities that would involve large group attendance. Included is our annual Gala, which was to be held on April 18th. We will be looking to reschedule the Gala when we have a clearer picture related to the full impact of this virus.

The College continues to institute measures to help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, along with the larger community we serve. We are in daily contact with the Camden County Health Department and are following the latest guidelines established by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

For your safety and convenience, hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted throughout all of our buildings and we have evaluated and enhanced cleaning procedures in classrooms and public spaces beyond the thorough daily cleaning already performed by our maintenance contractor. Individuals are encouraged to follow the procedures outlined by the CDC related to hand washing, cleaning frequently touched surfaces and avoiding people who are ill.

Please stay home from class or work if you feel ill and contact your health provider.

With Spring Break coming up, we encourage you to avoid unnecessary travel, especially to areas with high concentrations of COVID-19 reports, and practice distancing yourself from others whenever possible.

The College is working to convert to online teaching and learning through our Canvas learning management system should the extent of the virus spread. As many of you are aware, this may not be possible for all of the courses we offer, but we will work to make remote instruction available to as many course sections as possible. This takes time, but we are working diligently to be ready should we need to take this action. With distancing being a recommendation for controlling spread, we will be prepared to deliver instruction to as many students as possible via this online approach. Students will be provided information and instructions related to preparing for this in the days ahead.

We know this is a stressful time for all concerned and we ask that our College community increase efforts to work together to meet the challenges this situation presents. Students are encouraged to reach out to their professors and advisors for help with specific concerns.

We thank you ahead of time for your efforts in this regard. The College will continue to work to make sure our students are able to successfully complete this semester and be prepared for the summer and fall should the Coronavirus impact our spring semester. In the meantime, please do everything possible related to recommendations regarding hygiene and sanitizing.

Students are also encouraged to check the College website for updates on a regular basis.

For more information, please contact:

  • Faculty: Office of the Executive Vice President at 856-227-7200, ext. 4525.
  • Staff: Human Resources office at 856-227-7200, ext. 4221
  • Students: Executive Dean of Enrollment and Students Services at 856-227-7200, ext. 4371. jcanonica@camdencc.edu.
March 6, 2020 - Camden County Announces First Case

Today, the Camden County Department of Health announced the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. The individual is a male, Camden County resident, in his 60s and is currently hospitalized in stable condition. The presumptive positive result came from a sample tested by the New Jersey Department of Health at the New Jersey Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton, and is now being submitted to the CDC for confirmatory testing.

Now that the first case of coronavirus has been reported close to home, please know that Camden County College continues to closely monitor all situational updates and is in daily contact with the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the College is following the latest guidelines established by the New Jersey Department of Health and the CDC. Academic and Student Affairs has prepared an academic readiness plan to provide continuous course instruction in the event of emergency measures enacted by local and state officials.

We strongly suggest that everyone exercise best health practices, including washing your hands often, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, and staying home when you feel ill.

For your safety and convenience, CCC has hand sanitizer dispensers mounted throughout all of our buildings. We have also evaluated and enhanced cleaning procedures in classrooms and public spaces beyond the thorough cleaning already performed by our maintenance contractor.

Follow these preventive actions to help deter the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • CDC does NOT recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick and follow your health care provider’s instructions.

For more information:

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has partnered with the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System to open and operate a call center (1-800-222-1222) for public use regarding questions, concerns, and other information related to coronavirus spread in New Jersey. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus webpage - https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

U.S. Centers for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

Camden County Department of Health - www.camdencounty.com

March 2, 2020 - COVID-19

Camden County College is closely monitoring the situational updates on the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is in daily contact with the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the College is following the latest guidelines established by the New Jersey Department of Health and the CDC.

A steering committee has been formed to review and refine the College’s Emergency Operations Plan in order to ensure we are prepared for any needed response. The committee will also provide regular updates to the Executive Team and keep you informed of any developments that could impact the College.

Academic and Student Affairs is preparing an academic readiness plan to provide continuous course instruction in the event of emergency measures enacted by local and state officials.

For your safety and convenience, hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted throughout all of our buildings. We have also evaluated and enhanced cleaning procedures in classrooms and public spaces beyond the thorough cleaning already performed by our maintenance contractor.

Follow these preventive actions to help deter the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • CDC does NOT recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick and follow your health care provider’s instructions.

For more information:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

Camden County Department of Health - www.camdencounty.com