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F.A.Q. Events Updates

2020-2021 Campus Guidelines, Expectations Procedures COVDI-19 Part 1 & Part 2

Student Code of Conduct for COVID

PCC Coronavirus Response

Monday, July 6
Update concerning masks while on PCC campus

For the health and safety of our students, employees, and visitors, beginning July 6th we ask  that protective face covering be worn upon entering campus facilities, in all public spaces on campus and as designated in offices, meeting rooms, and classrooms. Physical/social distancing is also expected throughout campus. Prior to your visit, call ahead to confirm an appointment and those who can are encouraged to do so virtually through phone or arranging a video conference. We need YOUR help in minimizing the exposure of our stakeholders and the Pratt community, so please join us in this fight against COVID-19. Thank you! http://prattcc.edu/contact-directory


Fri, Mar 13, 2020
Official Statement from PCC President Dr. Michael Calvert

Pratt Community College is closely monitoring the ongoing situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Given the uncertainty of the circumstances, PCC is taking proactive steps to help ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community. We are also taking measures to ensure the quality of academic services for the remainder of the semester.

With this in mind PCC’s Emergency Management Team, including Administration, has made the decision to extend Spring Break (regularly scheduled for March 16-20) through March 30, 2020 so that PCC faculty and staff have opportunity to prepare for transition to an online format. All PCC classes will be transitioned to online delivery starting Monday, March 30, 2020 for the remainder of the semester. Classes will continue in this mode indefinitely and the College will re-assess on a weekly basis.  All current, in-progress, online courses will resume as normal after Spring Break (March 23, 2020). Additional issues surrounding clinicals, labs and technical programs will be addressed in their respective departments. This effectively means that, after the conclusion of spring break, faculty and students should be prepared to transition all face-to-face classes to on-line delivery only.

Read the full statement here


Fri, March 27
UPDATE: PCC employee positive test for COVID-19

The safety and wellbeing of the Pratt Community College campus community is our highest concern.

Today, March 27, 2020 PCC administration was informed of a positive COVID – 19 test for an employee who works primarily in Chandler Hall on the Pratt Campus. The employee’s most recent day at work in Pratt was Thursday March 12, 2020 and on the Winfield Campus was Friday March 13, 2020. 

As an institution we have an immediate response for these events and have implemented them here: 

  • We have and will continue to communicate directly with co-workers, students and others known to have been in close contact with the individual. Current health guidelines state that people who have not been in close contact with a sick person are at low risk for the infection.
  • We have contacted the local health department and are working cooperatively with any additional direction given by them.
  • We are undertaking additional cleaning and sanitation protocols and will continue with our enhanced daily cleaning.

Please continue to practice social-distancing to the best of your abilities and good hygiene while adhering to the guidelines of Center for Disease Control (CDC).
I encourage you to monitor the PCC website and PCC social media outlets for further updates.

Dr. Michael Calvert
President
Pratt Community College


Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Update concerning PCC operations and moving forward

  Employee Travel Restrictions

  • Effective immediately and until further notice all college-related travel is prohibited unless approved by the president.
  • All personal out-of-state travel and air travel is strongly discouraged.
  • Employees who have recently returned from travel need to review and follow CDC guidelines and communicate with your supervisor prior to returning to campus.
  • CDC does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. However, cases of COVID-19 have been reported in many states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. Crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19, if there are other travelers with COVID-19. There are several things you should consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html).

Recruiting Restrictions

  • All face-to-face recruiting shall be halted until April 15; that decision will then be re-assessed. This includes PCC’s campus, high school campuses, other sites, etc. 
  • Recruiting efforts via email, text, social media, teleconferencing etc. need to be expanded and intensified.
  • Coaches may continue to have students sign LOIs through virtual or other alternative means (no face-to-face signings).

Early Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2020

  • Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2020 starts Monday, March 23, 2020; Effective on March 23 you can find the Course Schedule for both Summer and Fall 2020 on our website at http://prattcc.edu/CourseCatalog.
  • Current and/or returning students will need to contact their advisor via phone or email for instructions and assistance. Please see the Contact Directory on the website at http://prattcc.edu/contact-directory for email addresses and phone numbers.
  • New to PCC students can contact their Admissions Representative. Please see the Admissions Recruiter page on the website at http://prattcc.edu/student-services/find-your-recruiter for email addresses and phone numbers.

Campus Closed to Public

  • Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m., the PCC campus will be closed to the general public until further notice.
  • PCC employees coming to work must use their keys to open outside doors and make sure to lock doors behind them.

Employee Information

  • Tele-commute options and resources are being discussed. Supervisors will provide more information as it becomes available.
  • 10 person recommendation is advised per the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/index.html.
  • Maintenance is taking extra precautions for cleaning and disinfecting areas, following CDC recommendations.
  • Residence Hall students will be moved to a central residence hall and the cafeteria will continue to serve as long as we have resident hall students on campus.
  • Controlled and pre-arranged small groups of students completing classes will be allowed per department.
  • Job search interviews will be done via teleconferencing. 

Campus Events

  • All college events currently scheduled on-campus are subject to review and/or cancellation with at least a month’s (30 days) notice whenever possible. Prior to cancellation, consult with VP/AD/President.

Communication with Students

  • Current students can expect communication from PCC concerning transitioning to online or alternative class formats on or before Friday, March 27, 2020.
  • Student interviews for acceptance into Fall 2020 Electrical Power Technology and Nursing programs at all sites will be done via teleconferencing.

Housing Refunds

  • Students leaving on or before March 13, 2020 will receive refunds for room and board prorated through March 13, 2020.  Students leaving after March 13, 2020 will receive refunds for room and board prorated through the day they checkout through Residence Life.  Refunds will be sent out by March 31, 2020.

International Emergency Funds

  • International students that request their emergency fund to help offset travel costs home will request the immediate refund through the Business Office.   Any balance due to Pratt Community College will be deducted from the emergency funds.  Checks will be available by Tuesday March 17, 2020.

Work Study Checks

  • Work study checks for hours not included on the March 13, 2020 work study check will be mailed or direct deposited on the April 22, 2020 pay date.  International students on institutional work study will have the amount of their work study check on April 22, 2020 credited to their student account and will receive a credit refunded to the credit card on file with Pratt Community College.