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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) OCCC will deliver all summer classes online. All OCCC physical campus sites are closed until further notice. Most campus services are available online. Learn more at www.occc.edu/coronavirus


COVID-19 Updates

 

APRIL 14, 2020 PRESIDENT'S UPDATE

Dear Faculty and Staff,

It has become clear that we will have to continue with online-only classes through the summer session. I appreciate all of you preparing to continue carrying out the critical operations of the college remotely until further notice. I know this is not ideal for many of us, but it appears this is the circumstance we must face together until this pandemic has passed and we can be together in person again.

We will continue to serve our students through our hotline phone number and email, food pantry, computer lab in the library, and free WiFi accessible in our parking lots. These services continue to be crucial to many of our students, and I hope you will help me encourage them to reach out if there is anything we can do to help them. There is no shame in needing assistance. We all have our struggles, and it is our responsibility and privilege to be here for our students and their families. It is also our responsibility and privilege to be here for all of you. Please do not hesitate to contact your supervisor, your deans, your President’s Cabinet member or me directly if you need help. 

We will get through this together.

I encourage you all to stay as positive as possible, and make the most of the time you have with your families, friends and colleagues.

Be safe and healthy.

Jerry Steward
President

STUDENT/EMPLOYEE HOTLINE INFORMATION

We have launched hotlines for both students and employees who have questions, concerns or need services. These will continue to be operational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday:

Student Hotline:  Phone: 405-686-6277
Student Email:  studenthotline@occc.edu 

Employee Hotline:  Phone: 405-686-6276
Employee Email:  employeehotline@occc.edu  

SPRING 2020 PASS/NO PASS GRADING OPTION

For the spring semester, Pass/No Pass (P/NP) grading is an optional grading method that students may choose to use Spring 2020 semester for the traditional 16-week and the late 8-week terms. More Info

CARES ACT STUDENT FUNDING

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will award $2,783,350 in direct payments to students, using funds provided by the CARES Act. The funding was provided to colleges and universities to help provide relief to students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Info

INTERNET OR COMPUTER HELP

We want you to shelter in place during this pandemic. We know some of you may be searching for access to a computer or internet access. We've opened up some solutions that may make things easier for you while still keeping us all at a safe social distance.  More Info

STUDENT AFFAIRS INFORMATION

For information see this page regarding closures, services, and operations related to the following departments:

Student Success Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid, International Student Services, OCCC Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Records and Graduation, Recreation and Fitness, SCMS, Student Life, Student Support Services, Testing and Assessment and Student Support Services.

DEADLINE/DATE CHANGES

Nursing Programs extended dates:

May 29, 2020 is the new deadline for the Traditional Nursing Application

June 12, 2020 is the new deadline for the Nursing Career Ladder Pathway Application 

SPARC Spring Resource Fair

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, we regrettably had to cancel our Spring Resource Fair. Our first priority is the safety of our Single Parent Students and Vendors who would be a part of that event. We will be planning to schedule a Fall Resource Fair so watch your email and this webpage for more information.

OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater: Tickets for events beyond April 26 will remain on sale and we will continue to monitor this developing situation and provide updates about shows beyond April 26 through email and on tickets.occc.edu.

Bookstore: Please be advised that the Bookstore will continue to process student book/course material orders during the shutdown. All orders must be placed on the Bookstore website and will be shipped freight free.

http://bookstore.occc.edu/home

Please email breinke@occc.edu if you have any questions.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ON-CAMPUS COURSE TRANSITION TO ONLINE USING MOODLE

Resources for Students

Resources for Instructors

RESOURCES TO PREVENT COVID-19

For questions regarding COVID-19 in Oklahoma, please call the community hotline 1-877-215-8336.

State of Oklahoma Response to COVID-19

Oklahoma City-County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information

U.S. State Department Travel Information

CDC Graphic: COVID19 symptoms CDC Graphic: Stop the Spread of Germs

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Suspension of College Travel: With the exception of essential travel, all College-related travel is suspended, effective immediately. 

Spring Break Travel: You are encouraged to carefully reconsider planned travel during spring break. Be aware of reported cases in other states and countries.

Preventive Actions: You are encouraged to take preventative measures to inhibit the spread of any virus. These measures include:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth whenever possible.
  • Use alcohol or other disinfectants to clean objects or hard surfaces used by multiple people.
  • Carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands frequently.
  • When in a public bathroom, use a paper towel to turn off the water and open the door.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues. Cough or sneeze into your upper arm if you don’t have a tissue.
  • Avoid shaking hands.

Campus Efforts: We are deploying additional hand sanitizers on campus.  We are planning additional cleaning throughout the campus and at the FACE Center and the OCCC Capitol Hill Center.  Additional cleaning has occurred in areas with exercise equipment and other recreational areas.