Johnston Community College to require face masks

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In light of the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and the highly contagious nature of new variants, Johnston Community College will require masks to be worn indoors, effective immediately and until further notice. As always, it is recommended that faculty, students, staff, and visitors to the campus practice social distancing and frequent hand washing.

JCC’s Emergency Management Team will continue to seek COVID-19 guidance provided by the CDC, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Community College System, and other agencies. The team is monitoring this ever-changing situation and guidelines are subject to change.

“Since March of last year, we have learned many lessons about accommodating and adapting. And now, we adapt again with different safety measures,” President Dr. David Johnson said in a statement to campus.

These updated measures are as follows and apply to all faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors:

“Effective immediately, face coverings will again be required in all indoor spaces on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless: You are alone in a private, enclosed area or you are actively eating or drinking. Vaccinated faculty may remove their masks while teaching as long as three to six feet of physical distancing are maintained. Face coverings are not required in outdoor spaces but are encouraged, especially in large crowds.”

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