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Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 Information

For the spring 2022 semester, below are HCC's campus safety protocols, per changing Maryland public health guidelines.

  • HCC continues to offer both in person and remote services & classes
  • Masks are optional.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged if able. National Vaccination Sites: https://vaccines.gov
  • All students, employees and guests are asked to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms
    • If you are sick, do not come to campus and communicate with your class in-person faculty.
       

Information for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 (as of 2/1/22):

Effective February 1, 2022 Hagerstown Community College has updated the COVID-19 quarantine protocols. Under the new guidelines, anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who is suspected of having COVID-19 — regardless of vaccination status — should stay home for five full days from the test date. After completing five full days of quarantine, if the person has no symptoms or no fever for 24 hours, they can return to the HCC campus. You do NOT need a negative test to return to campus, just complete the 5 day quarantine period. When you return, please continue to wear a “well-fitting mask” when inside the buildings on campus. The guidelines also say that generally, people exposed to COVID-19 but who have been vaccinated and display no symptoms, do not need to quarantine after exposure. However, they do need to wear a well-fitting mask and maintain social distancing, when possible.

The COVID Response Team realizes there are members of the campus community that are currently on a 10 day quarantine, due to a positive COVID-19 Test. Starting February 1, 2022 If you are a student, staff or faculty member that was previously given a 10 day quarantine period, you can return to campus once you have completed at least 5 full days.

  • You do NOT need a negative test to return to campus, just complete the 5 full days of quarantine.
  • If you are a student, and have tested positive contact all of your professors/instructors. You will need to inform them you will not be able to attend in-person classes during your quarantine period.
  • If you have questions about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 protocols at HCC send those to the following email address - covidresponse@hagerstowncc.edu
  • You do NOT need to send proof of a positive test to the COVID Response email.
  • Day one of your five day quarantine starts on the date you TESTED, not the date you got your results.

Coming to Campus/Check-In

While students, employees, and visitors are no longer required to complete a health screening prior to each campus visit, we ask that you perform a self-check of your health and overall condition prior to coming to campus. If you are sick, please stay home and notify your class in-person faculty. If have continued or worsening symptoms, please get tested.

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