Friday, March 13, 2020 3:48 PM Update
Should You Stay or Go?
If you are trying to decide whether or not to leave campus and you do not have internet access or the appropriate tools at home, you may want to consider staying on campus. Classes will continue and you will be expected to complete your assignments and submit them electronically in some way. Our protocols for safety remain and we are providing access to computers in Gateway Technology Center – Rooms 127 and 219.
If you decide to leave campus, you must notify your RA by 10 a.m. on Monday, March 16.
IF YOU LEAVE CAMPUS YOU MAY NOT COME BACK AND FORTH TO CAMPUS FROM OUTSIDE THE IMMEDIATE LOCAL AREA (the city of ROCKY MOUNT – Nash and Edgecombe County sides of the city). You must stay where you are until we clear everyone to return. We are reducing exposure to all campus constituents to those in the immediate local areas only. You may not make visits outside of Rocky Mount and come back.
This is not intended to be a break. This plan is to reduce your exposure to other populations that may have higher rates of COVID-19 infection.
Classes and What Happens Next Week?
The original statement of suspending instruction will be lifted for any class that is ready to proceed with remote instruction. The pause was for faculty to prepare; however some faculty are ready to proceed. Pay attention to your emails. Instructors have been asked to be flexible with deadlines for students who are traveling.
Enrolled in Adult Studies Classes?
Adult Studies online classes will proceed as usual. No changes. Seated evening or hybrid classes will be transitioned quickly to a 100% remote format.
The Wes App may be a great tool to connect with your professors during the remote instruction period. Expect a reminder and update about its function soon from Director of Student Activities, Elliott Smith. We are currently updating some of its features, so Elliott will let you know when and how you can use it.
The Library will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday during the period of remote instruction.
Computer Labs in the Gateway Technology Center
Computer labs in GTC 127 and GTC 219 will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; also from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday starting tomorrow, March 14 through the period of remote instruction. This will provide you with access to computers and printing capabilities in the evening and weekends. Seating is limited to 15 students per lab.
Tips for Prevention – Social Distancing
During the remote instruction period, please consider these tips from The Cleveland Clinic – especially social distancing. The CDC’s 6-foot rule is one preventative measure you can take by not being closer than 6ft away from another person. We would like you to practice social distancing if you remain on campus. DETAILS HERE
Again, this is all designed to be as preventative and mitigating as possible. Should you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 while on campus or at home, please notify Jessica Brys-Wilson immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will continue to be available for remote consultation and scheduled appointments during regular College operating hours.