COVID-19 Update

Sampson Community College — COVID-19 Update

Sampson Community College is open to employees, students, and visitors, Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Students or employees who experience COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms must complete the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form below.

The purpose of this form is to self-report the following COVID-19 related concerns: testing for COVID-19 or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Information submitted on this form will be shared only with limited College officials.

Important Information

Sampson Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Funding Certification and Agreement for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. No less than 50% of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) will be awarded directly to students.

Sampson Community College has received $516,966 from the Department of Education for emergency financial aid grants to students.

As of October 7, 2020, the College distributed $516,966 to students for “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus”. 466 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

For the Spring 2020 semester, there are 797 curriculum students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  Additional federal regulations require that the student be enrolled in at least one face-to-face, web-assisted, or blended class in order to qualify for CARES Act funding.

As of Monday, July 6, 466 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

In the College’s first phase of awarding, funds were automatically distributed to students to students who met the following criteria:

  • Enrolled or received a grade of WE for face-to-face, web-assisted, and blended classes that transitioned to online due to COVID-19
  • Enrolled in a Title IV eligible program at SCC during Spring 2020
  • Filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • Not in overpayment or default status with Title IV funds, and no fraudulent loans
  • US Citizen or National or Permanent Resident
  • Registered with Selective Service (if applicable)
  • Valid Social Security Number
  • Verification of Financial Aid V5 and V6 requirements
  • No federal or state drug charges
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

The College used a formula allocation method that was driven by the credit hours impacted and EFC need as determined by the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Department of Education. The allocation amount for this population of students ranged between $275.25 – $1,663.25.

The College identified an additional 96 students who may be eligible but did not have a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file. These students were emailed on Tuesday, May 12 and encouraged to complete a 2019-2020 FAFSA by June 15, 2020.  Once received, the College will review and verify the FAFSA using the same eligibility criteria defined in the first disbursement and will automatically award eligible students using the same allocation formula.

For the Fall 2020 semester, the College provided an equal distribution of remaining CARES funds to students who met the eligibility criteria in Spring 2020 and remained enrolled and eligible as of October 1, 2020; 270 students met this criteria. 269 students received $331.08 and one randomly selected student received $331.73.

The source of funds used to provide these awards was provided at the time that the College awarded or marketed to all eligible participants.

The College is providing virtual services across campus. The College’s plant operation staff are following cleaning and sanitation guidelines provided by the CDC. While on campus, please utilize hand sanitizer dispensers located in high-traffic areas. Students and employees are encouraged to stay home if they are sick or display any symptoms of COVID-19. The College continues to follow the recommendations of the Sampson County Health Department for monitoring employees and students who report symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.

The COVID Response Team reviews and responds to all submissions of the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form.  If you have additional questions that are not addressed on this webpage or the Student FAQ or Employee FAQ, please reference the contact information below. 
COVID Response Team
covid@sampsoncc.edu 
910-900-4329

Effective February 23, 2022

Following the recommendation from Governor Cooper and guidance from the Sampson County Health Department received today, our campus is now mask optional. Students or employees who receive a COVID-19 diagnosis, experience symptoms, or exposure should follow the guidance below.

If you test positive for COVID-19 (isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
  • Submit the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form
  • Stay home for 5 days (either from the first date of symptoms or the date of the first positive test).
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can return to campus.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever has resolved for at least 24 hours.

If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
  • Submit the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form
  • Students and employees with symptoms should stay home and be referred to their medical provider for evaluation.
  • If you receive a negative PCR test or an alternate diagnosis from a health care provider, you may return to campus.
  • Students and employees who do not test or visit a health care provider are presumed positive; stay home for 5 days from first date of symptoms and continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever has resolved for at least 24 hours.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

 

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Note: Testing too early after an exposure can lead to false-negative test results.

COVID-19 Vector 2

What Is the College Doing?

  • Sampson Community College housekeeping staff disinfect and clean frequently touched surfaces and objects around campus.
  • We collaborate and communicate with our local health department and state officials in order to stay updated on current plans and emergency operations.
  • We intend to keep students, faculty and staff updated through effective communication.
  • Most of all, public health and student safety are our number one priority.

What Can You Do?

For specific guidance about COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of the virus, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

COVID-19 Vector 1

Visit the CDC website if you have any other questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

CDC Flyer 1, Stopping the Spread of Germs

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