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Health and Safety

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community we serve remain our top priority. Our Return to Campus Plan reflects current recommendations from the CDC’s Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education and Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 242.

Return to Campus Plan

The College is currently operating under Stage 4 of the plan, which is fully open with added safety protocols.

In order to continue to safeguard the health and safety of our College community, we will require that masks be worn in all indoor public spaces beginning on Monday, August 16, 2021 regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions to this policy may be made for persons seated in indoor areas designated for eating, and for events that allow a designated speaker to maintain a distance of at least six feet from other masked attendees.

We have instituted enhanced cleaning protocols, improved HVAC systems, and installed plexiglass partitions. Throughout our campus, you’ll also find more hand sanitizing dispensers, disinfecting wipes, and hydration stations that have replaced drinking fountains and allow you to safely and conveniently fill your own water bottle.

Campus Access Plan

The Campus Access Plan outlines proper access procedures consistent with Stage 4 Full Return to Campus of the Camden County College Return to Campus (RTC) plan approved by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. The plan reflects the directive of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 242, including safeguarding practices for key on-campus operations and locales. Revised July 16, 2021.

Get vaccinated

We encourage everyone to get vaccinated. That is our greatest and most reliable defense against the Coronavirus. The State of New Jersey has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents 12 years and older.

Find a vaccination location near you: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder

Questions and concerns

The health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and community we serve remain our top priority as we welcome you back to campus. If you have any questions or concerns regarding cleanliness or protocols, we invite you to share them with us by completing a COVID report form.

Frequently Asked Questions

For Students

Where do I go to get more information on how to stay safe?
Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are required to be worn in all indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status (nose and mouth fully covered). Face masks must be worn under optional face shields.

What are social distancing requirements?

All persons who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to maintain a minimum of 6-foot distance unless engaged in an approved practical exercise (personal protective equipment required).

Will I be safe on campus?

Camden County College has taken extensive measures to ensure all necessary CDC and State required safety protocols are in place and followed. Additionally, the College Return to Campus safety plan ensures that our guidelines meet or exceed these standards. You can read the Return to Campus plan on this page.

What do I do if I am feeling sick while on campus?

Students should notify their instructor or the Public Safety office (on site or 856-374-5089) immediately.

When should I self-quarantine?

When experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or as directed by your physician or government health official.

Will my classroom be safe and disinfected on a regular basis?

Yes, each classroom will be regularly and thoroughly disinfected in accordance with State and CDC requirements.

Is the Camden-Blackwood campus shuttle safe?

Yes, the shuttle service will employ all safety standards required by the College (required face covering, social distancing, and frequent disinfection).

Where can I get food and beverage on the campus?

No-contact water fountains are operational campus wide. Vending machines are located in most College facilities and comply with NJ State standards for vending distribution. Also, grab and go food and beverage may be obtained at both Blackwood and Camden bookstores during limited hours of operation.

For Faculty & Staff

Where do I go to get more information on how to stay safe?
Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are required to be worn in all indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status (nose and mouth fully covered). Face masks must be worn under optional face shields.

What are social distancing requirements?

All persons who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to maintain a minimum of 6-foot distance unless engaged in an approved practical exercise (personal protective equipment required).

Will I be safe on campus?

Camden County College has taken extensive measures to ensure all necessary CDC and State required safety protocols are in place and followed. Additionally, the College Return to Campus safety plan ensures that our guidelines meet or exceed these standards. You can read the Return to Campus plan on this page.

When should I self-quarantine?

When experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or as directed by your physician or government health official.

Will my classroom be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis?

Yes, a thorough cleaning will be completed after each class meeting and on regular daily schedule.

What is my responsibility for ensuring classroom safety?

The College encourages all employees to adhere to published COVID-19 guidelines. Employees should take immediate steps to remediate any campus safety issues. This may include notifying the Public Safety office for assistance (onsite or 856-374-5089).

What do I do if I or someone in my classroom appears ill or displays potential COVID-19 symptoms?
  • If symptoms are consistent with those listed on the COVID-19 Health Questionnaire, notify the Public Safety Office (on site or 856-374-5089). immediately.
  • A Public Safety officer will address the condition of the individual and determine a course of action, which may include relocation of the Individual to a specially designated area temporarily until departure from the campus. (need to identify locations prior to the start of the Fall semester)
What is the impact on my class if a student becomes ill?

COVID-19 Safety Team members will review the case specific circumstances and coordinate a College response with appropriate county officials.

For CCC Partners

What are the safety and security responsibilities of Camden County College partners?
  • Consult your assigned Camden County College liaison.
  • Follow all College regulations to ensure safety practices consistent with State and CDC requirements.
  • Read the Camden County College Return to Campus plan on this page.

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