Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Kansas City Kansas Community College has been vigilantly monitoring the daily and hourly updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. We have been following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as guidance from local, regional and state public health officials to inform all of our decisions.

Any updates and changes will be posted Messages and Updates section.

Sections

General Information

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority in support of our students’ academic success. With Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County's Unified Government issuing a Stay-at-Home Order that lasts until April 23, 2020, KCKCC is transitioning to fully virtual classes for the remainder of the semester. Please be aware of the following important information.

  • Enrolling in KCKCC Technical Education certificate programs has changed due to the Stay-at-Home order that is in effect.  Enrollment is through an online process rather than in-person. Read more about this change.
  • All KCKCC classes, for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, will be offered in a virtual format. 
  • As a reminder, spring break is extended for students until Sunday, March 29, 2020. Classes resume Monday, March 30 for all students.
  • Faculty do not have to report to campus the week of March 23.
  • Students are should use the virtual assistance. Go to the COVID-19's Info for Students webpage for info.
  • Student Housing will remain available for students in highly exceptional situations who do not have a permanent residence or cannot return to their permanent residences, including some international students.
  • GED and ESL classes are postponed until further notice at Wyandotte High School.
  • GED classes are postponed until further notice at the University Kansas Health System
  • Concurrent Enrollment Classes taught by area high schools instructors will continue following the school districts’ schedules.
  • Dual Enrollment Classes taught by KCKCC instructors at area high schools will be offered online only.

Note: All Public and Community Events on-campus are cancelled through May 20.

Note: All Non-Essential KCKCC Events on-campus are cancelled through May 20.

KCKCC is Under a Stay-at-Home Order

Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County's Unified Government has issued a Stay-at-Home Order that lasts until April 23, 2020. The county has provided a flier that explains what the order means. 

View the Stay-at-Home Order Flier (English and Spanish version)

Messages and Updates

KCKCC COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) is working relentlessly to meet the unique needs of our students. KCKCC has established a process for students seeking temporary, short-term, financial assistance. The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is made possible through the generous donations of KCKCC faculty, staff, alumni and donors.

Read more about how to apply and the requirements

Zoom Meetings

KCKCC uses Zoom to facilitate meetings and virtual classrooms. Below are instructions on how to use Zoom.

Courses

Dual Credit Courses

Dual Enrollment Classes taught by KCKCC instructors at area high schools will be offered in an on-line format for the remainder of the semester.  Instructors will communicate with students regarding expectations for completing course materials.  Please contact me with information about when your high school will resume classes.

Concurrent Credit Courses

The format of these courses will be based on the format of the individual high school.  If the high school is open, the faculty will teach the course face-to-face. Should the high school move to a virtual platform, then the concurrent course will move to a virtual platform. Please contact me with information about when your high school will resume classes.

Evening Courses taught at Basehor-Linwood and Tonganoxie High Schools

(HUDV 0263-40, HUDV 0264-40 & SPCH 0151-27)

Students will observe extended Spring Break with classes resuming the week of March 30 face-to-face, unless there is a change of instructional format at the high school.  Again, please make me aware of planning at BLHS and Tonganoxie so that KCKCC can clarify plans to instructors as soon as possible.

Pioneer Career Center Non-TEC Courses

Students will observe an extended Spring Break and resume class March 30th.  Courses will migrate to a fully virtual (100% online).  Instructors will communicate with students regarding expectations for completing course material.

Pioneer Career Center TEC Courses:  Students will observe an extended Spring Break and resume class March 30th.  Courses will migrate to a fully virtual (100% online) format.  Instructors will communicate with students regarding expectations.

Technical Education Center

Students will observe an extended Spring Break and resume class March 30th.  Courses at the TEC will migrate to a fully virtual (100% online) format.  Instructors will communicate with students regarding expectations.

Full Semester Online Courses already in progress

Student will observe an extended Spring Break and the online course will resume March 30th.

High School students currently participating in face-to-face courses at Main Campus

Students will observe an extended Spring Break and resume class March 30th in a fully virtual (100% online) format.  Instructors will communicate with students regarding expectations for completing course material.

*High School students should not be released to travel to TEC, PCC or Main campus for classes

*Please note:  Any high school students scheduled to participate in a midterm (2nd 8 week), online courses will be able to view their course in Blackboard the week of March 30th, rather than March 23rd. 

Travel: KCKCC Business and Personal

Travel can increase the risks of exposure to you and the community. Government travel restrictions and public health measures are changing rapidly.

International Travel

  • Effective immediately, and through May 22, all KCKCC-related international travel is prohibited.
  • All personal international travel is strongly discouraged.

Out-of-State Travel

  • Effective immediately, and through May 22,  all college-related out-of-state travel is prohibited.
  • On a case-by-case basis, trips may be approved based on a risk assessment of each individual trip.
  • Please contact the President Cabinet member who represents your area to report any planned out-of-state travel and/or to request a review of an upcoming trip.
  • All college-related, non-essential, air travel is prohibited.
  • All personal out-of-state travel and air travel is strongly discouraged.
  • As of March 13, the following are identified as domestic COVID-19 affected areas:  California; Colorado; East Coast, DC to Boston including Baltimore; Florida State; Georgia, Atlanta; Illinois, Chicago; Iowa, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City; Nebraska, Omaha and Lincoln; New York State; Oregon Coast; Texas, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston; Washington State. As the outbreak evolves, this list will as well.

Returning or Arriving to Campus

  • Employees who become ill during or upon returning from travel with virus-like symptoms will need to contact a health care provider as well as the HR department for direction as soon as possible.
  • Employees returning from travel who do not exhibit virus-like symptoms must still contact the HR department upon return and may be directed to remain away from the workplace for fourteen days to determine whether or not they have been exposed. The returning employee should work with their manager to set appropriate telecommuting arrangements or request time off from work.

Please work with your area Dean's/Director’s Office with any assistance needed to cancel existing reservations.

On Campus Meetings and Events

  • We strongly discourage any non-essential meetings or events of 10 people or more.
  • KCKCC will use heightened cleaning protocols.
  • Academic classes will be moved to a virtual setting. No classes will be held at KCKCC locations.
  • Organizers should postpone large gatherings or use remote technology if possible.

Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot Events

The 2020 Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot Events for Saturday May 2 has been cancelled.  Given the uncertainty of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are taking proactive steps to help ensure the health, welfare & safety of our students, community members and employees.  Your health & safety is our top priority.  We do not plan on rescheduling this event.  Refunds will be granted and we will be able to start processing them as early as April as conditions will allow.  We thank you for your understanding and support during these extraordinary times.  We look forward to having another successful event in 2021.

Wellness and Fitness Center

For the health, welfare & safety of our students, community & employees.  The Wellness & Fitness Center will be closed until further notice as we navigate the rapidly evolving impact of the COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please refer to our Facebook page for suggested activities, exercises and other helpful information.

Coronavirus Information

Prepare Now

  • Make preventive measures part of your routine now (cough/sneeze into your arm, replace handshakes with elbow bumps, don’t share food/bottles, hand wash more often than usual, avoid touching your face).
  • If applicable and in the event that is needed, begin preparing your devices to work from home (setup VPN, etc).

Exercise Caution

  • Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick. Review preventive measure issued by the CDC.
  • Please contact HR or the college nurse if you are an employee or student that lives with someone that traveled to a COVID-19 affected area.
  • Please contact HR or the college nurse if you are an employee or student that has come into contact with someone that has traveled to a COVID-19 affected area.

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