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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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The Howard Community College campus and its buildings are open, and masks are optional indoors. Offices have in-person hours to serve students, employees, and the public. Check hours and specific information here.  

The college’s top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. Stay aware of the latest information and communications using the links below.  

What You Need to Know: 


Everyone: 

  • Masks are optional. More information about this decision is available in the president’s communications dated March 9 here. Practice the following guidelines after March 22:
    • Face masks are recommended as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and other illnesses. 
    • Once HCC becomes mask optional, any student, faculty, staff, or visitor may choose to wear a mask and should feel comfortable doing so.  
    • Be respectful of one another. Wear a mask if you are requested to do so in certain settings.
    • Consider wearing a mask in high-density areas such as classrooms, labs, performance spaces, and small group settings.

More Information for Everyone

  • COVID-19 vaccination requirements have been implemented for employees and select students. More detailed information is below. 
  • Continue to practice good hygiene with frequent hand washing.
  • Continue to conduct your own daily health assessment. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. Report positive test results, possible exposures or concerns to EOP@howardcc.edu.
  • If you are sick with COVID-19, do not come to campus or enter campus buildings. Follow guidance from eop@howardcc.edu.
  • Remember anyone with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to COVID-19 should be masked at all times.

Students: 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Credit Students
For those students who are required to be vaccinated, they will need to provide proof of vaccination through the Azova system or get weekly PCR tests on campus or a testing site of their choice. 

  • The vaccination requirement deadline for credit students with at least one face-to-face class on the main campus or Laurel College Center will be February 21, 2022.
  • Students who have at least one hybrid class on the main campus or Laurel College Center must submit proof of their vaccination by March 21, 2022.
  • The vaccination requirement does not apply to students taking classes at off-campus locations. 
  • For credit students taking only online classes or remote scheduled classes, the vaccination requirement will not apply. 
  • The vaccination requirement does not apply to dual enrollment students taking classes at the college campus or at the high schools. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (Noncredit) Students
For those students who are required to be vaccinated, they will need to provide proof of vaccination through the Azova system or get weekly PCR tests on campus or a testing site of their choice.

  • The vaccination requirement will apply to students taking face-to-face or hybrid noncredit classes on the main Columbia campus or Laurel College Center that meet the following criteria: the class meets more than one time per week and lasts at least four weeks (one month). 
  • For students taking only online or remote scheduled classes, the vaccination requirement will not apply. 
  • For Kids on Campus students and Rider School students, the vaccination requirement will not apply.
  • The vaccination requirement does not apply to noncredit students taking classes at off-campus locations.

Other Information for Students

Employees:  

  • The vaccination requirement for employees took effect December 1, 2021. Employees who do not submit proof of vaccination will be required to get PCR testing for COVID-19 at least once per week.
  • Teleworking will be determined in consultation with supervisors and with the expectation that offices, departments, and divisions will provide accessibility and availability to students, other employees, and the public. Teleworking options are available for eligible staff and faculty residing in the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Employees will need to submit a Telework Agreement to their supervisor for consideration. 
  • Employees with medical circumstances that may prevent them from working in person and are not able to telework should contact the Office of Human Resources.

Health and Safety Guidelines for Visiting Campus

  • Practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing.
  • Observe all posted signage on campus, including restrictions on seating and occupancy limits in restrooms and elevators.
  • If you are sick with COVID-19, do not come to campus or enter campus buildings. Please follow these protocols
 

 

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