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On May 28, 2021, the Kansas City, Kansas Unified Government (UG) allowed the county mandatory mask order to expire. With that, there are currently no mask/face covering requirements in Wyandotte County. Per Kansas legislation, governing boards for school districts and higher education can set their own COVID-19 safety/operational protocols.

Continuing the KCKCC Board of Trustee’s and College's commitment to follow the science and provide the safest learning and work environment for our employees, students, and community, we are updating KCKCC’s COVID-19 protocols.

Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, the following protocols will be in effect at all KCKCC locations.

COVID-19 Updates for Students

All employees, students, and guests should keep a face covering with them at all times and be ready to wear it if/when appropriate to do so.

All individuals who desire to participate in unmasked activities inside KCKCC facilities must complete the appropriate KCKCC COVID-19 Attestation Form. Submitting the form attests, states that, the person is fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC as two weeks past the last vaccination required or has a medical or religious exemption on file with KCKCC Human Resources or the KCKCC Student Health Services Office.

Individuals who are more comfortable continuing to wear face coverings are free to do so. The KCKCC Board of Trustees and college administration asks that everyone respects the face covering preferences of individuals when meeting in personal office spaces, and all areas across KCKCC properties.

Indoors

All unvaccinated and individuals without a medical or religious exemption:

  • When physical distancing (three to six feet) cannot be continuously maintained, face coverings, covering the mouth and nose, must be worn by all employees, students, and guests inside all KCKCC facilities in public areas (i.e.: hallways, entry/exit spaces, and common/waiting areas)

Vaccinated employees or employees with a medical or religious exemption: The following exceptions apply for employees who have an Employee COVID-19 Attestation Form on file with the KCKCC Human Resources Office. 

  • Employees may gather and interact in small indoor groups (up to 12 people or space appropriate) without wearing a face covering.
  • Employees may travel on behalf of the College without wearing a face covering.
  • Employees may travel together in college vehicles without wearing a face covering.
  • KCKCC fully vaccinated faculty may teach without wearing a face covering when physical distancing (three to six feet) can be maintained.
  • Physical distancing (three to six feet) should be maintained when possible.

Employees who participate in the above or other exempt activities without having an Employee COVID-19 Attestation Form on file with the KCKCC Human Resources Office are subject to the full breadth of college disciplinary actions identified in the KCKCC Employee Conduct and Work Rules policy

Vaccinated students or students with a medical or religious exemption:
The following exceptions apply for students who have a Student COVID-19 Attestation Form on file with the KCKCC Student Health Services Office.

  • Physical distancing (three to six feet) should be maintained when possible.
  • Students may gather and interact in small indoor groups (up to 12 people or space appropriate) without a face covering.
  • Students may travel on college related activities.
  • Other student activities, such as participation on athletic teams and living in KCKCC student housing require students to be fully vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption on file with the KCKCC Student Health Services Office.

Students who participate unmasked in the above or other exempt activities without having a Student COVID-19 Attestation Form on file with the KCKCC Student Health Services Office are subject to the full breadth of college disciplinary actions identified in the KCKCC Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

KCKCC Guests and visitors, based on the honor system, will be asked to follow the same protocols as employees and students. A KCKCC Attestation Form is not required.

Outdoors

  • Face coverings are not required while participating in outdoor activities. 
  • Physical distancing (three to six feet) should be maintained when possible.

Physical distancing (three to six feet) should be maintained when possible while on KCKCC property.

Do not visit campus, do not show up to class or work.

Individuals, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should not come to campus if sick or while experiencing other illness symptoms of the COVID-19 virus as listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, have a temperature over 100.4 degrees F, had exposure or close contact, or a positive COVID-19 Test. 

Employees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should not come to work while experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and should report symptoms to Human Resources at HR@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7200.

Students, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should not come to campus while experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and should report symptoms to KCKCC Student Health Services Office at nurse@kckcc.edu  or 913-288-7683.

The facilities custodial team will continue to clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces such as entrance and exits of buildings, handles, handrails, elevator buttons, tables, restroom stall handles/doors, etc. Continue to regularly wipe down personal work areas and frequently touched objects (i.e., workstations/desks, keyboards and telephones).

Practice regular handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds throughout the day. Use alcohol-based or other FDA- or CDC-recommended hand sanitizer if when soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your face, eyes, or nose. Cough and sneeze into your elbow to help protect others. Hand sanitizer will be available and replaced as necessary throughout the building. Supplies for handwashing will be monitored and replaced as necessary.

Check the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) website regularly. Students who traveled to any location on the KDHE list may need to self-isolate upon arrival in Kansas. Students who traveled to any location on the list need to notify the KCKCC Student Health Services Office at 913-288-7683 or nurse@kckcc.edu before returning to campus.

Students interested in attending college-affiliated travel that involves college funding must complete the Student COVID-19 Attestation Form and have it on file with the Student Health Services Office. Students are asked to limit college-affiliated travel where possible and consider virtual options that might replace or reduce the need to travel.

Check the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) website regularly. Students who traveled to any location on the KDHE list may need to self-isolate upon arrival in Kansas. Students who traveled to any location on the list need to notify the KCKCC Student Health Services Office at 913-288-7683 or nurse@kckcc.edu before returning to campus.

Students interested in attending college-affiliated travel that involves college funding must complete the Student COVID-19 Attestation Form and have it on file with the Student Health Services Office. Students are asked to limit college-affiliated travel where possible and consider virtual options that might replace or reduce the need to travel.

  • Physical distancing (three to six feet) should be maintained when possible.
  • Water bottle filling capability will remain available and drinking fountains will be placed back in service. Individuals are encouraged to fill personal water bottles and/or bring a personal beverage.
  • Appliances in employee breakrooms will be placed back in service. Users of these devices should take care in cleaning surfaces before/after use.
  • Small groups (up to 12 or space appropriate) are permitted to gather, eat and socialize in deli area, breakrooms, or other areas where food is permitted.

KCKCC faculty have the right to require students to wear face coverings in classrooms and labs while the faculty member is teaching their assigned classes.

  • Faculty classroom policy may be more stringent, but not less, than KCKCC institutional COVID-19 Protocols.
  • Faculty must clearly state, in their course syllabi, their classroom/lab face-covering requirements and any possible consequences for not following these or other class requirements.

Kansas City Kansas Community College is incorporating extra health and safety measures for student housing. The updates have been developed to enhance student safety and mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Changes and updates made to CDC recommendations are based on latest and cumulative data as data becomes available. KCKCC will continue to follow the science, adjust and update College Protocols as additional national and local data becomes available.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Students interested in living in KCKCC Student Housing during the fall 2021 semester are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical or religious exemption on file with the KCKCC Student Health Services Office.   The COVID-19 Vaccination information must be provided to the KCKCC Student Health Services Office.

Students can inquire about a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccination requirements by contacting the KCKCC Student Health Services Office at nurse@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7683. 

NOTE: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated after

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
  • OR  two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Unvaccinated refers to individuals of all ages, including children, that have not completed a vaccination series or received a single-dose vaccine.

Move-In

There will be multiple staggered and scheduled move-in days. Students must limit guests on move-in day to a max of 2 guests. No guest under the age of 16 will be permitted to enter student housing. Only 1 resident in a multi-person room will be allowed to move in at a time. All students and their guests are expected to practice physical distancing.

Rooms

Upon availability and for an additional cost, students may request to have a single room.

Small Room Single Request: Additional $300

Large Room Single Request: Additional $1,200

Guests

To limit the possible outside exposure of COVID-19, no outside guests are allowed in Student Housing except for parents/guardians.

  • Students must schedule parent/guardians visit 48 hours in advance with Student Housing staff.
  • Mask/face covering is required upon entry to common areas and apartments.
  • Guest curfew starts at 9:00 pm.
  • No overnight guests are permitted.

 

KCKCC is taking precautions to avoid community spread of the COVID-19. Students moving into Student Housing are required to:

  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test, 5-7 days prior to their scheduled move-in date. Test results must be provided to the KCKCC Student Health Services Office. Contact 913-288-7683 or nurse@kckcc.edu for additional information.

In efforts to provide the safest environment possible for our student athletes and to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, we are incorporating extra health and safety measures.

  • Student athletes that in the last 14 days traveled to/from locations that are identified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) may need to self-isolate for 14 days in their room upon arrival and prior to starting practice.
  • All athletes must provide a negative COVID-19 test no more than five days before arriving on campus to start practice, training, or competition. Test results must be provided to the KCKCC Student Health Services Office. Contact 913-288-7683 or nurse@kckcc.edu for additional information.
  • Athletes who are unable to provide a negative COVID-19 test to the KCKCC Student Health Services Office will not be allowed to practice, train, or compete.
  • Athletes who are not vaccinated are required to provide a COVID-19 negative test at least 72 hours before departure for overnight travel.
  • Athletes will be tested for COVID-19 if they are having symptoms.
  • Athletes will follow KCKCC guidelines regarding COVID-19 positive cases.
  • KCKCC will continue to follow the science, adjust and update College Protocols as additional national and local data becomes available.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Student Athletes are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical or religious exemption on file with the KCKCC Student Health Services Office prior to staring practice or competition.  The COVID-19 Vaccination information must be provided to the KCKCC Student Health Services Office.

Students Athletes can inquire about a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccination requirements by contacting the KCKCC Student Health Services Office at nurse@kckcc.edu  or 913-288-7683. 

NOTE: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated after

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
  • OR two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Unvaccinated refers to individuals of all ages, including children, that have not completed a vaccination series or received a single-dose vaccine.

 

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 (HEEERF II).

Go to the Student Relief Fund Webpage

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