UPDATE: PCC operations update amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pratt Community College President Dr. Michael Calvert updates the PCC community about college  operations moving forward.

"Please know that our administrative team is meeting on a daily basis to discuss this ever-evolving situation," said Calvert. "The utmost goal of our actions is to protect students, faculty, staff and the general public, by doing our part to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus."

PCC will continue to update the webpage prattcc.edu/coronavirus and encourages students, parents and interested parties to utilize this webpage for the most up-to-date information.

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.ht…).

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 /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 /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 /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….
  • 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.