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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update Effective Thursday, August 5, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, especially with the highly contagious Delta variant, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) continues our steadfast commitment to make the health and safety of all our employees, students and guests our number one priority.

Continuing to follow the science and guidance from the CDC and other health officials, the following requirements will become effective Thursday, August 5, 2021. This supersedes all previous plans.

As a reminder, according to the CDC and our Health Department, the best way to fight COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Vaccinations are free and readily available.  Click here to find vaccination locations.

For information specific to students, go to our Student COVID-19 Section.

Messages and Updates

Face Masks

Indoors

  • Masks are mandatory for all, vaccinated or unvaccinated employees, students and guests, while inside all buildings owned and/or operated by KCKCC.
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated employees when working alone in private office spaces. If a second person enters the office, face coverings must be worn.
  • Face Masks are available at the main front desk of most departments for guests that do not have a face mask, based on availability.
  • Employee Medical Exemptions: Employees who believe they have a medical reason that prevents them from wearing a face mask should work with Human Resources to determine if an accommodation is needed.
  • Student Medical Exemptions: Students who believe they have a medical reason that prevents them from wearing a face mask should work with Student Health Services to determine if an accommodation is needed.

Outdoors

  • For fully vaccinated individuals, face masks are not required. Physical distancing is highly recommended.
  • For unvaccinated individuals, face masks are recommended in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact. Physical distancing is highly recommended.

Physical Distancing

It is recommended, indoors or outdoors, fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should physically distance three (3) to six (6) feet.

Travel

  • Fully vaccinated individuals (employees or students), with proof of KCKCC vaccination decal, are allowed to participate in travel beyond the KC metro area for college business.
  • Unvaccinated individuals (employees or students) are not allowed to participate in travel beyond the KC metro area for college business.
  • If you travel outside the state of Kansas and are not fully vaccinated, please review the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s website of locations that require a mandatory quarantine. Current locations include, but not limited to:
    • Attendance at any out-of-state mass gatherings of 500 or more where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear a mask (ex. concerts, sporting events, etc.).
    • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, 2020.
    • Traveled on or after July 15 to The United Kingdom.
Student’s may find additional information about travel by visiting the Student COVID-19 Section.

COVID-19 Symptoms, Exposure, or Positive Test Results

  • Employees and students, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should continue to self-monitor for symptoms, even if fully vaccinated.
  • While current vaccines are highly effective, they do not 100% eliminate the possibility of individuals contracting COVID-19.
  • Employees and students, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should not come to a college location while experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Employees should report symptoms, exposure or positive COVID-19 test results to Human Resources at HR@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7200.
  • Students should report symptoms, exposure or positive COVID-19 test results to the Student Health Services Office at nurse@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7683.

Steps for Employees to Complete the Proof of Vaccination Form

  1. To access and complete the Proof of Vaccination Form for Employees.  All fields on the form must be completed.
  2. Once you complete the Proof of Vaccination 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 – Human Resources Office
    • Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center (TEC) – College Police Office
    • Pioneer Career Center (PCC) – 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.

KCKCC COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) is working to meet the needs of our students. KCKCC has established a process for students seeking temporary, short-term, financial assistance. Emergency financial assistance funds have been received as part of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA). called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFIII).

Learn More about the Relief Fund

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