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. All individuals must wear a face-covering indoors. Students or employees who experience COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, or exposure should complete the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form below.
The purpose of this form is to self-report the following COVID-19 related concerns: testing positive for COVID-19, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with a confirmed person diagnosed with COVID-19.
Information submitted on this form will be shared only with limited College officials.
The procedures below are being followed:
If an employee or student has been vaccinated, they do not need to quarantine if these two conditions are satisfied:
1. Fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks AND
2. Experiencing no symptoms since exposure
If these two conditions are satisfied:
- You may remain on campus as long as you are not showing symptoms.
- If you begin showing symptoms, please leave campus and submit the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form for further guidance.
- CDC recommends receiving a PCR (48-hour) test 3-5 days after initial exposure.
- If results are positive, please leave campus and submit the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form for further guidance.
If an employee or student has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should submit the COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. The individual will be excluded from work or class until:
- No fever for at least 24 hours since recovery (without the use of fever-reducing medicine) AND
- Other symptoms have improved (e.g., coughing, shortness of breath) AND
- At least 10 days have passed since the first symptoms
Unless considered a close contact, other students and employees can remain on campus but should self-monitor for 14 days per Sampson County Health Department recommendations. If symptoms develop, contact your primary care provider, a Goshen Medical Center, or local health department.
If an employee or student resides with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should submit the COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. Based on vaccination status and/or experiencing symptoms, the individual will receive appropriate guidance.
If experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider, a Goshen Medical Center, or local health department.
In the event of contact by contact, an employee or student can remain on campus but should self-monitor for 14 days per Sampson County Health Department recommendations.
If symptoms develop, contact your primary care provider, a Goshen Medical Center, or local health department.
If an employee or student has been in close contact with an individual exhibiting COVID-19 symptom(s) and/or the individual is awaiting test results, the employee or student can remain on campus per Sampson County Health Department. If the results return positive, the employee or student should submit the COVID-19 Self-Reporting form with the updated information and refrain from campus.
1. Sampson Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College assures that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
2. SCC has received $2,382,152 from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
3. As of June 28, 2021 the College distributed $364,282.09 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
4. SCC estimates at least 1,600 students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
5. 935 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
6. The College used a formula allocation method that was driven by the credit hours and EFC need as determined by the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Department of Education, as well as student type. The allocation amount for this population of students ranged between $47.20 – $900.
7. All active and prospective students were informed by email concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Students were directed to Financial Aid staff to receive eligibility details.
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.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 is spread in three main ways:
1. Breathing in air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus.
2. Having these small droplets and particles that contain virus land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, especially through splashes and sprays like a cough or sneeze.
3. Touching eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have the virus on them.
Close Contact through Proximity and Duration of Exposure:
Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period
However, the following people with recent exposure may NOT need to quarantine:
- People who have been fully vaccinated
- People who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last three months
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
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.