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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Update : 3/30/2022

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Vaccinations

Kansas City Kansas Community College highly recommends that all employees and students be vaccinated and obtain a booster when eligible. Being vaccinated cannot only save your life, it can save the lives of your friends and family, young and old. While breakthrough cases can happen, most all who are vaccinated and do contract COVID-19, have significantly reduced symptoms and avoid hospitalization. If you are not vaccinated, please do so.

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Face Masks Welcomed

Following the CDC’s new guidance based on COVID-19 community levels, masks are no longer required at any KCKCC location. However, the college respects the personal choice of those who continue to wear masks.

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KCKCC Quarantine

If an Employee or Student Test Positive for COVID-19
If an Employee or Student Test Positive for COVID-19
All employees or students, regardless of vaccination status
  • Required to stay home for five (5) days
  • If the employee or student has no symptoms or their symptoms are resolving after 5 days, they can return to work/campus.
  • The employee or student will continue to wear a mask while on campus for 5 additional days (if current mask requirement is lifted).
If an Employee or Student Becomes a Close Contact to Someone with COVID-19
If an Employee or Student Becomes a Close Contact to Someone with COVID-19

If an employee or student:

Has 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

  • The employee or student will not be required to quarantine.
  • The employee or student will be required to wear a mask while on campus for 10 days (if current mask requirement is lifted).
  • Test on day 5, if possible. 

If an employee or student develops symptoms, they should stay home and get a COVID-19 test.

If an employee or student:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted.

OR

Complete the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted

OR

Are unvaccinated

  • Required to stay home for 5 days.
  • The employee will be required to wear a mask while on campus for 5 days (if current mask requirement is lifted).
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

If an employee or student develops symptoms, they should stay home and get a COVID-19 test.

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Travel

  • ·Fully vaccinated individuals (employees or students) with proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster (when eligible) are allowed to participate in travel beyond the KC metro area for college business. 
  • Please refer to CDC for booster information - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html 
  • Unvaccinated individuals (employees or students) are not allowed to participate in travel beyond the KC metro area for college business unless travel is an essential job duty.  
  • Unvaccinated individuals (employees or students) who must occasionally travel for essential college business are required to obtain a COVID-19 test within 24 hours at the conclusion of their travel. 
  • Results must be provided to Human Resources within 72 hours. Individuals will be permitted on campus during the duration of the 72-hour period.  
  • Unvaccinated individuals (employees or students) who routinely travel based on duties must obtain a weekly COVID-19 test and provide the results to the College Nurse (students) or Human Resources (employees).  
  • Higher Risk College Related Activities include but are not limited to: travel (college-related) on public transportation, participation at highly populated conferences or events, face to face athletic or other participation and/or physical contact.  
  • Student Athletes must be vaccinated or be tested weekly. 
  • Students living in Student Housing must be vaccinated or be tested weekly. 

Links to Submit Proof of Vaccination and/or Booster

Steps for Employees and Students to Complete the Proof of Vaccination and/or Booster form

  1. Access and complete the appropriate form (links above).  All fields on the form must be completed.
  2. Once you complete the appropriate form, you will receive an automated response: receipt of completion.
  3. Print one copy of the receipt of completion. Take it and your KCKCC issued ID card to one of the following locations:
    • Main Campus (employees) – Human Resources Office
    • Main Campus (students) – Student Health Services Office (room #3363) or Dean of Student Services Office (office # 3376)
    • Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center (TEC) (employees and students) – College Police Office
    • Pioneer Career Center (PCC) (employees and students) – Main Office Front Desk
  4. Give your receipt of completion to the person designated to issue the unique proof of vaccination decal. The designated person will retain your receipt of completion.
  5. The proof of vaccination decal will be placed on the back side of your KCKCC issued ID card.
exemptions

Religious or Medical Exemptions

Employees or Students requesting a Medical or Religious Exemption, please contact the Human Resources Office (employees) HR@kckcc.edu or the Student Health Services Office (students) nurse@kckcc.edu.

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Gatherings with Food

Individuals may gather, in groups, for meetings or events with food as long as three (3) to six (6) feet physical distancing can be continuously maintained. Individuals should ensure that the room capacity can properly accommodate three (3) to six (6) feet distance between attendees while they sit and enjoy food together. To ensure the safety of individuals and proper food handling, food items must be individually packaged while present at the meeting or event. At this time, buffet style food service and potlucks are not permitted. If you received approval from a Cabinet member to host a future event that is buffet style or a potluck prior to the date of this notification, you may proceed with the preapproved event.

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