Returning to Campus

Returning to campus at JCC

Jamestown Community College welcomes our students, faculty, staff, and community. Prioritizing the health and safety of our Jayhawks, JCC is using a phased-in approach based on our SUNY-approved COVID-19 protocols to bring employees back to campus, and offering courses in flexible delivery modes for students. Employees, students, and the community are at the heart of our planning, and we will return to campus in a safe and smart manner.

JCC & remote operations

JCC is open remotely, and beginning January 25, we will provide in-person services.

Screenings & trainings

Students and employees will complete COVID-19 training before returning to campus, and screenings to come to campus. Visitors will complete screenings to come to campus.

Training information:

Screening information:

  • Faculty and staff need to complete the COVID-19 screening on a computer or mobile device daily, prior to or arriving on campus.
  • Frequency: daily for all employees working remotely, on campus, or a combination

​How to access the screening:

If you are experiencing any of the following, contact your medical provider and do not come to JCC:

  • COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days
  • Positive COVID-19 test in past 14 days
  • Close or approximate contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in past 14 days

Training information:

Screening information:

  • Students need to complete COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to and/or upon arrival to campus. Students will have to show check point greeter the confirmation email to be on campus.
  • Frequency: daily for residence hall students, each day a student is on campus​ (prior to or upon arrival)

​How to access the screening:

If you are experiencing any of the following, contact your medical provider and do not come to JCC:

  • COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days
  • Positive COVID-19 test in past 14 days
  • Close or approximate contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in past 14 days

Screening instructions:

  1. Open the application. Log into the Microsoft sign-in with your JCC student email and password.
  2. Once you are authenticated, you will be on the Daily Student COVID Screening screen. Select the + symbol to start your daily entry.
  3. You will be on the screening questionnaire screen. Enter your name and JCC student email address into the top of the form.
  4. Carefully read the statement and questions to help you select your decision: Go to Campus/Stay on Campus, or Stay Home/Go Home. Select Restricted States List to go the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory website to see which states are currently on the list for quarantine upon return.
  5. After you select your answer, select Save.
  6. After you select Save, you will receive an email confirmation that you have submitted your daily entry. Your Daily Student COVID Screening screen will also display your completed entry.

Complete the COVID-19 screening on a computer or mobile device one hour prior to arriving on campus.

If you are experiencing any of the following, contact your medical provider and do not come to JCC:

  • COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days
  • Positive COVID-19 test in past 14 days
  • Close or approximate contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in past 14 days

Complete the COVID-19 screening on a computer or mobile device one hour prior to arriving on campus.

If you are experiencing any of the following, contact your medical provider and do not come to JCC:

  • COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days
  • Positive COVID-19 test in past 14 days
  • Close or approximate contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in past 14 days

COVID-19 protocols

JCC’s COVID-19 protocols align with the New York State Mandate for Higher Education and Center for Disease Control. Due to evolving changes associated with the pandemic, our protocols will adapt with mandated changes.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 protocols, contact humanresources@mail.sunyjcc.edu or call 716.338.1035.

Hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection:

  • JCC will ensure a clean workplace, including the regular cleaning of objects and areas that are frequently used, such as bathrooms, break rooms, conference rooms, door handles, and railings.
  • JCC adheres to the hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection requirements from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH).
  • JCC will install alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the workplace and in common areas.
  • Cleaning protocols

Personal protective equipment:

  • Everyone must wear face coverings on campus.
  • JCC will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees, students, and visitors on campus. 
  • PPE Request Form

Capacity, social distancing, and signage:

  • JCC will reduce campus capacities, reconfigure spaces, install physical barriers, and/or restrict the use of some areas for mandated social distancing. JCC will provide a mix of in-person and remote services and courses.
  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines, signage, and markers.
  • Limit physical interactions in which social distancing is not easily maintained. Wear face coverings in situations difficult to maintain social distancing.

Protecting vulnerable populations:

  • Faculty and staff: Unless otherwise notified, normal attendance and leave policies will remain in place. Individuals who believe they may face particular challenges reporting to work during an infectious disease outbreak should consult with their supervisor and the human resources office.
  • Students: Students who believe they may face particular challenges reporting to campus during an infectious disease outbreak because they and/or a member of their family are considered members of a "vulnerable population" should consult with the Health Center, the Counseling Center, Residence Life, and/or academic advisor to discuss options. Unless otherwise notified, normal attendance and leave policies will remain in place.

Monitoring: JCC will continue to monitor regional and county metrics as well as internal daily screening metrics associated with COVID-19.