COVID-19 Update

Sampson Community College — COVID-19 Update

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, having been in close contact with a confirmed person diagnosed with COVID-19, or having been in close contact with a person exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

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

Sampson Community College is open to employees, students, and visitors, Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All individuals are expected to practice social distancing. Additionally, in compliance with state and county suggestions, all individuals are required to wear a face mask if social distancing cannot be maintained.

Wear a Mask, Save a Life

Additionally, the College is promoting the utilization of virtual services. The College’s plant operation staff are following cleaning and sanitation guidelines provided by the CDC.  While on campus, please observe directional signs and 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 Fall 2020 semester will begin August 17, 2020, and includes face-to-face, hybrid, and online course deliveries. To view course offerings, please visit our Course Offerings page

The SCC Application for Fall 2020 remains open. Prospective students are encouraged to apply by July 1 to provide ample time to complete the online admissions, financial aid, orientation, and registration processes. Apply today at www.sampsoncc.edu/apply.

The procedures below are being followed:

If an employee or student has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should be excluded from work or class until cleared per Sampson County Health Department:

  • No fever for at least 72 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

Fellow 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, Goshen Health Clinics, or local health departments.

If an employee or student resides with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should be excluded from work or class and self-monitor for 14 days per Sampson County Health Department.

If symptoms develop, contact your primary care provider, Goshen Health Clinics, or local health departments.

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, Goshen Health Clinics, or local health departments.

CARES Act: Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

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 Monday, July 6, the College distributed $427,573.75 to students for “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus”.

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.

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

CARES Institutional Portion

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?

Per recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often. Use warm water, soap, and wash for at least 20 seconds. We strongly recommend that you wash your hands after visiting a highly-population area.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Additionally, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as a keyboard, with disinfecting wipes.
  • Update us if you have traveled to any “hotspot” areas. We need your cooperation in order to keep our campus safe and health

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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