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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Summer classes are being held online. Student Services are being offered remotely, with small numbers of college employees returning to campus in phases.

Fall classes will be provided in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid sessions. Class formats are subject to change, based on public health guidelines. View credit course listings at www.hagerstowncc.edu/self-service and non-credit courses at www.hagerstowncc.edu/webadvisor.

Graduation Ceremony: December 12, 2020

A December graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the ARCC. It will honor the accomplishments of all 2020 graduates (May, August and December). Graduates will be asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m.  A graduation rehearsal will be held the night before, Friday, December 11, at 4 p.m. More details about the December 12 graduation ceremony will be sent to students via their HCC student email accounts, and posted on the HCC website during the fall semester.

HCC's Roadmap to Recovery - Phase 1

Beginning June 1, HCC entered Phase 1 of its Roadmap to Recovery plan. During Phase 1, the college is operating on campus under restricted hours, Monday through Thursday, with limited opening of departments and a reduced number of employees coming to campus. Students and faculty are not on campus, as classes are being conducted remotely during the summer semester. All extracurricular events and activities are canceled.

Visitors and students MUST make an appointment prior to arriving on campus. Departments initially open for student appointments include Admissions, Financial Aid, and Finance. Other services continue to be offered remotely as many employees work from home, under normal hours of operation. See contact info for various services here.

HCC has partnered with the Washington County Emergency Operations Center and has been working hard to protect the health and safety of its employees, students, and visitors. Here are some of the steps that College staff are taking to ensure the safety and well-being of the community:

  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) – HCC encourages its employees, students, and visitors to wear a face covering whenever they are in close contact with other individuals. HCC will provide its employees with face coverings upon request.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – Signage has been installed to encourage increased physical distance between people on campus. The number of people in any given area will be limited, and employees who can work from home will continue to do so.
  • SANITIZING BUILDINGS – HCC custodial staff have received training on how to clean and sanitize common areas and high-touch surfaces. Custodial staff have implemented a college disinfecting plan and will be conducting deep cleaning all the buildings that are in use.
  • EMPLOYEE CLEANING PLAN – Employees will be responsible for cleaning their desks/workspaces, with supplies provided by the College. Employees are also reminded of the importance of regular and thorough hand washing to help prevent the spread of the virus.
  • REOPENING PLAN – Following the recommended guidelines for reopening, HCC will return employees to campus in phases. College officials will continue to monitor the local public health conditions and follow guidance from state and local government entities on best practices for recovery and reopening.