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CAMPUS VISITOR, STUDENT & EMPLOYEE QUESTIONNAIRE
published to website 8/31/2021

2021-2022 COVID Guidelines for Athletics

post date Aug 17, 2021

Pratt Community College is committed to providing a safe environment for students, athletes, and spectators.  Effective August 9, 2021 and until further notice, the guidelines below will be used to provide a positive experience for each of the groups.
 
Indoor Events (Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling)

  1. All persons attending an event will be asked to wear a face covering.
  2. Social distancing is encouraged.  Every other row of bleachers will be used.
  3. Concessions will be available. 

Outdoor Events (Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track, Tennis)

  1. Face coverings are recommended.
  2. Social distancing is encouraged.  Every other row of bleachers will be used
  3. Concessions will be available.

As always these recommendations could change with little notice due to evolving conditions.


COVID-19 CAMPUS GUIDELINES, EXPECTATIONS, & PROCEDURES 2021-2022

published 8/6/2021


Pratt Community College Mask Requirement – Effective August 9, 2021

post date August 5, 2021 

To support our number one priority, the health and safety of College stakeholders, followed by keeping classes, operations, and extra-curricular activities in-person for 2021-2022, the College is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.  Effective August 9th, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, will be required to wear a mask in all PCC public spaces (commons gathering areas, hallways, facility lobbies (including residence halls), restrooms, switchboard/mailroom, entry ways, bookstore, cafeteria, Beaver Bites, Learning Resource Center, Carpenter Auditorium and Dennis Lesh Arena), regardless of vaccination status.
 
In other designated spaces (classrooms, meeting rooms, private offices, residence hall rooms), where physical/social distancing can and is practiced, masks are recommended, but not required unless determined by a college staff, faculty, or administrator. If physical/social distancing cannot or is not practiced, a mask is required regardless of your vaccination status. A mask is required in all college vehicles unless social distancing can occur. A mask can be required in a campus location if determined by a campus staff, faculty, or administrator deems it necessary due to specific circumstances.
 
The following exceptions apply: while participating in activities in which a mask cannot be worn or would prohibit respiratory function (eating, drinking, playing sports), students in their private residence hall room, residence hall suite restroom, individuals with a recognized disability who have approved accommodations with the Student Success Center. 
 
The College strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated as this remains our strongest defense against community transmission and spread.  Vaccines are free to everyone and available locally at Wal-Mart, Dillons, Gatlin Pharmacy and the Pratt County Health Department. The College will also be hosting vaccination clinics on campus through the College Health Office, dates and times to be announced.
 
Additional COVID-19 protocols and guidelines are being finalized and will be announced next week.

Approved by Cabinet, August 5, 2021
 

Fall 2021 Mask Requirement Effective August 9, 2021

posted Aug 5, 2021
 


Fall 2021 Semester Information

Fall 2021 Move-In Flyer with important dates, check-in information and COVID-19 Incentive Information for Students post date July 28, 2021

Fall 2021 Fall Start Flyer with Start Dates, Registration, Billing, Check in and COVID-19 Student Incentive Information post date July 28, 2021


Covid 19 Protocols for 2021-2022

post date July 28, 2021, information subject to change.

Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a face covering in commons and public areas. However, a face covering and/or social distancing may be required in designated campus locations as determined by a campus official. If you choose not to be vaccinated, please act responsibly around others and wear a face covering and/or social distance while you are on the Pratt Community College campus.

Pratt Community College continues to manage the risk of COVID-19 and diligently operate during a global pandemic; considering and responding to local, state, and national regulations and guidelines as appropriate. Employees, students, and campus visitors should be prepared to adapt quickly regarding changes with College services, operations, and processes as the College continues to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure. In addition, the delivery mode for courses other than online courses is subject to change. The health and safety of College stakeholders are our highest priority. The College website, social media, and prattcc.edu email serve as official modes of communication and will be used to notify students, employees and visitors of updates.
 


Covid 2020-2021 Information

COVID Ticketing-Admission Policy 2020-2021 

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

Spring 2021 Addendum to 2020-2021 Campus Guidelines, Expectations Procedures COVID-19 Part 1 & Part 2

A Message from Athletic Director Tim Swartzendruber 

Student Code of Conduct for COVID

Visitor Student Employee Questionnaire

PCC Face Covering Policy Change Effective May 24, 2021

Effective May 24, 2021 through August 1st, 2021 face coverings are recommended, not required, to be worn throughout campus and in college vehicles unless physical/social distancing cannot be maintained. Campus facility capacities, other than classrooms, will be capped at 40% during the summer or through August 1. Classrooms will continue to maintain six-feet distancing and spaces arranged accordingly.
 
Pratt Community College continues to manage the risk of COVID-19 and diligently operate during a global pandemic; considering and responding to local, state, and national regulations and guidelines as appropriate.  Employees, students, and campus visitors should be prepared to adapt quickly regarding changes with College services, operations, and processes as the College continues to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure.  In addition, the delivery mode for courses other than online courses is subject to change.  The health and safety of College stakeholders are our highest priority. The College website, social media, and prattcc.edu email serve as official modes of communication and will be used to notify students, employees and visitors of updates.
 


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.