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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Updates

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MARCH 25, 2020 PRESIDENT'S UPDATE

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Governor Stitt had ordered non-essential businesses in Oklahoma County (and 18 other counties) must shut down to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our state. Mayor Holt has issued a similar order for Oklahoma City.  Consistent with these orders, Oklahoma City Community  will close the campus  at 5 p.m. today, March 25, and remain closed until further notice.

Though the campus will be closed, classes will remain online, employees will work remotely, if possible, and we will have some important, essential operations continuing with limited on-campus staff, including: 

  • Payroll will still be processed to ensure our employees receive pay.
  • Security will still be on-site to monitor the premises.
  • Maintenance will still ensure our facilities are in proper condition, safe and clean.
  • Mail will be delivered to the campus as usual.
  • Our food pantry will remain open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ensure our students have food for their families. Students: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need food. We are here for you.

This on-campus work is consistent with directives from the Department of Homeland Security.

We have launched hotlines for both students and employees who have questions, concerns or need services. These will continue to be operational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday:

Student Hotline:  Phone: 405-686-6277
Student Email:  studenthotline@occc.edu 

Employee Hotline:  Phone: 405-686-6276
Employee Email:  employeehotline@occc.edu  

I will continue to provide you  information you need about OCCC. Stay safe and take care of each other. Thank you.

Jerry Steward
President

Archived Updates

DEADLINE/DATE CHANGES

Friday, March 27 will be the last day to DROP a course and still earn a refund or not be charged for the course

Nursing Programs extended dates:

May 29, 2020 is the new deadline for the Traditional Nursing Application

June 12, 2020 is the new deadline for the Nursing Career Ladder Pathway Application 

Health Information sessions have been cancelled. Please check at a later date for an updated schedule

March 24, 2020 Respiratory Care 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm HPC225
March 24, 2020 Anesthesia Tech 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm HPC225
March 31, 2020 OTA 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm HPC225
March 31, 2020 Anesthesia Tech 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm HPC203
April 9, 2020 Nursing 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm HPC226

SPARC Spring Resource Fair

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, we regrettably had to cancel our Spring Resource Fair. Our first priority is the safety of our Single Parent Students and Vendors who would be a part of that event. We will be planning to schedule a Fall Resource Fair so watch your email and this webpage for more information.

OCCC VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (VPAC) THEATER: Oklahoma City Community College has temporarily suspended all public performances and events scheduled in the VPAC between March 13,2020 - April 26, 2020. Patrons with tickets for the impacted shows will be contacted directly beginning the week of March 23. No action is required. Tickets for events beyond April 26 will remain on sale and we will continue to monitor this developing situation and provide updates about shows beyond April 26 through email and on tickets.occc.edu.
 

ACADEMIC RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ON-CAMPUS COURSE TRANSITION TO ONLINE USING MOODLE 

Resources for Students

Resources for Instructors

OCCC FOUNDATION STUDENT EMERGENCY LOAN

During this period of uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many OCCC students have been adversely affected financially. If this is you, you may apply for a $250 emergency loan from the OCCC Foundation. To begin the process, please complete the following form. For information regarding the loan, please contact the OCCC Foundation at 405-682-7591.

Fill out the form here if you need financial support

If you are experiencing other difficulties, call the Student Hotline at 405-686-6277 or email studenthotline@occc.edu for assistance with any issue. The Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 
 

RESOURCES TO PREVENT COVID-19

For questions regarding COVID-19 in Oklahoma, please call the community hotline 1-877-215-8336.

State of Oklahoma Response to COVID-19

Oklahoma City-County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information

U.S. State Department Travel Information

CDC Graphic: COVID19 symptoms CDC Graphic: Stop the Spread of Germs

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SUSPENSION OF COLLEGE TRAVEL: With the exception of essential travel, all College-related travel is suspended, effective immediately. 

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL: You are encouraged to carefully reconsider planned travel during spring break. Be aware of reported cases in other states and countries.

PREVENTIVE ACTIONS: You are encouraged to take preventative measures to inhibit the spread of any virus. These measures include:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth whenever possible.
  • Use alcohol or other disinfectants to clean objects or hard surfaces used by multiple people.
  • Carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands frequently.
  • When in a public bathroom, use a paper towel to turn off the water and open the door.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues. Cough or sneeze into your upper arm if you don’t have a tissue.
  • Avoid shaking hands.

CAMPUS EFFORTS: We are deploying additional hand sanitizers on campus.  We are planning additional cleaning throughout the campus and at the FACE Center and the OCCC Capitol Hill Center.  Additional cleaning has occurred in areas with exercise equipment and other recreational areas.