To maintain low levels of COVID-19 at Jamestown Community College, all operations will move to a remote format from December 9 through December 23.
"As has been predicted by healthcare officials, a significant increase in COVID-19 cases is occurring in our region," said JCC president Daniel DeMarte in announcing the decision to suspend on-campus operations and move to a full remote delivery mode for all courses and services.
JCC has taken extensive steps to protect students, their families, and the public in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, added DeMarte. Those measures have included shifting all in-person courses to a virtual delivery mode at Thanksgiving break for the remainder of the semester, pool testing among students and staff, and limiting public access to campus facilities.
JCC maintains a regularly updated COVID-19 web page as the primary mode of communication to students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Essential personnel will continue to work on campus. Courses scheduled through Cornell Cooperative Extension and Workforce Readiness will continue and be completed by December 18. Pool testing will continue as scheduled. To date, JCC has administered over 1,000 tests with two positive results and will continue to adhere to all current protocols in order to reduce the risk of transmission.
JCC’s student support services, which include tutoring, academic advisement, and library services, as well as connections to local, state, and federal benefit programs, will continue to be available to students in virtual formats.
"The decision was made to help ensure the health and safety of our students and employees during this second, and in many cases, more severe wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said DeMarte. “Since cases of COVID-19 are predicted to continue to climb during the holidays, we are doing all we can to protect students and employees."