COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

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Campus Health & Safety Protocols

Effective: August 15, 2023

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors are our highest priority. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has been actively dedicated to keeping our students, faculty and staff healthy and safe in accordance with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). On May 11, 2023, the CDC ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, resulting in changes to COVID protocols and reporting. In alignment with the CDC’s COVID protocols and reporting changes, the College also has concluded its COVID-19 reporting for students and employees, but it will continue to follow guidance from the CDC related to COVID-19.

Although the Pandemic is over, COVID-19 remains a threat to our health, and we encourage all students, faculty and staff to follow these health best practices:

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer
  • Wear a mask if you are concerned about catching or spreading an airborne disease.

Use of the College’s Facilities

  • Campus spaces have returned to normal capacity and the campus will be open to external events following the normal room rental request process.

Indicators for Change

  • College administrators will continue to consult with local and state authorities and health care providers and will implement recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NC DHHS, and the North Carolina Community College System and will revise protocols as needed.
  • The President and Cabinet will continue to monitor COVID-19 case metric data points of our local and regional service areas to determine necessary changes to COVID-19 protocols.

Medical Care

  • Because the College does not provide medical services, and is not a covered entity under HIPAA, anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or believed to have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, should contact their physician and/or the county health department for medical advice or treatment.
  • To help support the health and wellness of our campuses, we do ask that you continue to conduct your own daily health assessment. You can refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 Personal Plan for guidance.

CDC Quarantine & Isolation Protocols

The CDC’s current protocols recommend five days of isolation for anyone who has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. After five days, you may resume normal activity, but you should continue to wear a mask for five additional days. Refer to the CDC’s quarantine and isolation calculator for more guidance. Remember that all absences should be reported to your supervisor or instructor.

If you need College support after receiving treatment from a medical provider, please contact:


Update: August 21, 2023