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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.  

COVID-19 Updates for Students

  • Indoors

    • Are mandatory for all, vaccinated or unvaccinated employees, students and guests, while inside all buildings owned and/or operated by KCKCC.
    • Masks are available at the main front desk of most departments for guests that do not have a face mask, based on availability.
    • Students may find additional information about face masks during competition, training or practice in the Athletics section below.
    • Student Medical Exemptions: Students who believe they have a medical reason that prevents them from wearing a face mask should work with KCKCC Student Health Services Office to determine if an accommodation is needed. Contact: nurse@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7683. 

    Outdoors 

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

Failure to comply with face mask requirements may result in denial of access to designated areas or participation in programs or activities, and/or disciplinary action in accordance with the KCKCC Student Handbook and Code of Conduct and applicable college policies.

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

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

  • Students, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 even if fully vaccinated. 
  • While current vaccines are highly effective, they do not 100% eliminate the possibility of individuals contracting COVID-19.
  • Students, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should not come to campus while experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as listed on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
  • 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.

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.

Face masks are required on public transportation such as planes, buses and trains, when traveling into, within or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations, as well as at many venues and events.

  • Fully vaccinated students, with proof of KCKCC vaccination decal, are allowed to participate in travel beyond the KC metro area for college business. 
  • Unvaccinated students are not allowed to participate in travel beyond the KC metro area for college business.
  • Students interested in attending college-affiliated travel must complete the Proof of Vaccination for Students
  • Submit your COVID-19 vaccination information once you have received both doses of a two-dose series or one dose of single vaccine.  

Steps for Students to Complete the Proof of Vaccination Form 

  • Click here for the Proof of Vaccination Form for Students. All fields on the form must be completed.
  • Once you complete the Proof of Vaccination Form, you will receive an automated email response: receipt of completion.    
  • Print one copy of the receipt of completion. Take the receipt of completion and your KCKCC issued ID card to one of the following locations: 
    • Main Campus –Student Health Services - Jewell Building, room 3363 or Dean of Student Services Office, Jewell Building, room 3376
    • Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center (TEC) – College Police Office 
    • Pioneer Career Center (PCC) – Main Office front desk 
  • 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
  • A proof of vaccination decal will be placed on the back side of your KCKCC issued ID card.
  • All students who elect to live in student housing are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon arrival.
  • All fully vaccinated students who provide evidence of vaccination will be excused from weekly COVID-19 testing.
  • Exemptions for this requirement for medical or religious reasons will be considered. 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. 

COVID-19 Testing for students in housing 

  • All students who elect to live in student housing are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test no more than seven days before arriving on campus. Test results must be provided to the KCKCC Student Health Services Office at nurse@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7683. 
  • All unvaccinated students living in housing are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19.
  • Students living in student housing will be tested for COVID-19 if they experience symptoms.

Face Masks

  • Face masks are not required when students are in their personal on-campus rooms/suites or apartments.
  • Face masks are required for all, vaccinated or unvaccinated, employees, students, and guests, while inside all community/shared spaces in student housing.

Physical Distancing 

  • Where possible, indoors or outdoors, fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, should maintain a physical distancing of three (3) to six (6) feet except in their personal on-campus rooms/suites or apartments.

Face Masks

 Indoors 

  • Athletes regardless of vaccine status, must wear a face mask at all times indoors except when eating, drinking, sleeping, practicing, training or competing.  

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 

Where possible, indoors or outdoors, fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, should maintain a physical distancing of three (3) to six (6) feet except during practice, training, and competition. 

COVID-19 Vaccine 

  • 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 starting practice, training or competition.  The COVID-19 Vaccination information must be provided to the KCKCC Student Health Services Office. 
  • Unvaccinated athletes are required to provide weekly COVID-19 testing.
  • 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 Centers 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.

COVID-19 Testing 

  • Athletes, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test no more than seven 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 until test results are received by the KCKCC Student Health Services Office. 
  • Athletes, vaccinated or unvaccinated, will be tested for COVID-19 if they experience symptoms.
  • Athletes, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are subject to random COVID-19 testing.
  • Unvaccinated athletes are required to provide weekly COVID-19 testing.

Travel 

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. 

Isolation/Quarantine 

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. 

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 (HEERF III).

Learn More about the Relief Fund

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