Crosby Hall

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated Jan. 6, 2022

Pearl River Community College has adopted a “Go Far Together” campaign to increase awareness of the need to be compassionate and caring of all in the Wildcat Community. So, together, we can safely navigate the obstacles set before us by COVID-19. As new information about COVID-19 is being released, we will be updating the Wildcat Community with our four-level COVID operation system.

The PRCC COVID-19 Campus Plan has been developed to enable PRCC students and employees to return to a college environment that is as normal as possible, while still taking precautions to keep our students, employees, and visitors safe and healthy. We want to ensure that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities. PRCC leadership has received input from a wide array of medical and health professionals and guidance from state authorities. In addition to the above operational levels, all local, state, and federal guidelines will be implemented as directed.

PER CDC GUIDELINES RELEASED ON DEC. 27, 2021

If you test positive for COVID-19, everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you do not have symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19:
If you have been boosted, OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months, OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:

  • You are allowed to return to work, but wear a mask around others for 10 days. 
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted, OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted, OR are unvaccinated:

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, but do not know if you have been exposed:

  • GET TESTED TO KNOW FOR SURE.
  • Refer to the options listed above.

Campus Plan - Level Yellow effective January 9, 2022
Covid 19 Yellow Level

To learn more about the PRCC COVID-19 levels, please read below. 

GREEN LEVEL

Green is the lowest level of emergency operation. This level encourages handwashing and proper hygiene, as well as proper cleaning of personal work areas in addition to the standard protocols.

  • Masks are optional but encouraged indoors and when in close contact with others.

YELLOW LEVEL

Yellow represents an enhanced threat. This level encourages social distancing and requires masks for all PRCC indoor facilities, in addition to the standard protocols.

  • Masks are required inside all PRCC buildings. 
  • Recommended modified campus events to include enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols

PURPLE LEVEL

Purple represents a heightened COVID-19 threat. This level requires social distancing, masks for all facilities, altered classroom and employee working patterns, and limited access to campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors in addition to the standard protocols.

  • Masks are required at all PRCC facilities
  • Social distancing is required for all indoor and outdoor activities
  • Modified learning models implemented (virtual and hybrid)
  • Modified employee work schedules (virtual and hybrid)
  • Reduced capacity inside all indoor spaces
  • Limited in-person on-campus events
  • All sporting events will operate according to the PRCC guidelines
  • Limited public access to campus facilities

RED LEVEL

Red represents the highest level of COVID-19 threat. Level Red would require all in-person operations to stop, in addition to the standard protocols.

  • Masks are required indoors at all PRCC facilities
  • All campus access would be stopped until further notice
  • All on-campus housing residents would be required to vacate campus housing
  • The virtual learning model would be implemented for all courses
  • Virtual work from home would be in place for designated employees
  • Permission is required for any entrance and exit to campus

Required Reporting

Required reporting of possible contacts and confirmed COVID-19 infections by completing our  COVID Reporting Form 

For more information on when to get tested or quarantine, click the link here, or see below. *Updated Jan. 2, 2022
 

Covid 19 Decision Tree Yellow Level - effective January 9, 2022
Covid 19 Decision Tree Yellow Level