About CCMS

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Safe at CCMS

As we return to campus, we want to thank everyone for their commitment to keeping CCMS a safe learning environment without sacrificing our high educational standards. Below you will find detailed information on how we are keeping you safe during this unprecedented time. But remember, the pandemic is not over, and each of us has an individual responsibility to protect the entire CCMS family. Your compliance to safety protocols is paramount. Please practice compassion for each other; we are all experiencing heightened levels of stress and doing our best to adapt to the many changes in daily life. We will get through this together and will take every precaution and measure to ensure CCMS is a virus free, safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. Decide to make a difference for good and govern yourself accordingly! 

How are we keeping you safe? 

Read through the topics below to learn how CCMS is maintaining a safe learning environment in this unprecedented time.

  • See our COVID-19 Dashboard for real-time stats on how the virus is affecting our campus community. You will see the number of positive cases reported, the number of individuals who have reported symptoms, and the number of individuals who have reportedly had contact with someone who has tested positive. 
  • Online learning & accommodations for students and faculty/staff. If you are at higher risk for COVID-19, please visit this page to request an accommodation. 
  • Take the Healthy Campus Pledge! As a CCMS student and community member, we ask you to take care of yourself and those around you by pledging your compliance to certain expectations.

Prevention

1) Masks

  • Wear a face covering in all indoor spaces on campus (except when eating – in designated areas) and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible*. 

2) Hand washing hygiene and respiratory etiquette 

  • Practice frequent handwashing and hand sanitization.

3) Daily temperature taking and screening questions

  • Upon entering the building, you will take your own temperature using a touch-free thermometer. If you have a temperature of 100.4 or higher you will be asked to leave the building AND complete the COVID-19 EXPOSURE REPORT which will be given to you by the President or Vice President. 
  • Answer basic screening questions about symptoms and exposure to people with known cases of COVID-19. 
  • Sign the daily log and receive a colored stamp that must be placed on badge signifying compliance and authorization to access campus. 

4) Social distancing

  • Practice physical distancing (6-10 ft apart)
  • Staggered class start and stop times

5) Traffic pattern

  • All students must use main entrance to come into building
  • Single direction traffic in hallways
  • Exit building immediately after last class, unless scheduled for lab.

6) Disinfection

  • Administration will ensure that supplies needed for disinfection are available. 
  • Students will disinfect classrooms when leaving for the day. Instructors will supervise.
  • Students and employees will be trained on how to properly disinfect the environment.
  • Doors will be propped open to classrooms to minimize number of surfaces that need to be touched/disinfected. 

7) Classrooms

  • We have determined the maximum number of students that can safely occupy each campus classroom. Classrooms A & B have been opened to allow more room to spread the desks out to a safe distance. 
  • Students will disinfect classrooms when leaving for the day. Instructors will supervise.

8) Library

  • Students may use the library for computers, printers, and book access but may not congregate and must maintain social distance.
  • We have temporarily removed half the computers in order to enforce social distancing. 
  • Students must disinfect surfaces touched when leaving the library. 

9) Food & water

  • Water fountains have been turned off to reduce spread. If you need water throughout the day, you are encouraged to bring your own bottle. 
  • There is to be no eating in the student lounge except by those students scheduled for lab on that particular day. 

10) Comply with COVID-19 campus signage (directional, capacity, etc.).

Exposure, Symptoms, or Positive Test

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have tested positive, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, it's important that you inform the CCMS President or Vice President immediately. 

President & CEO: Jack E. Lechner, Jr. president@ccms.edu; 513.618.1923

Vice President and COO: Mark Ivey coo@ccms.edu; 513.618.1929


SYMPTOMS

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at CCMS

  • Do NOT come to campus. Contact us to inform us of your symptoms. You will be sent a COVID-19 Reporting form to complete and return to the college President or Vice President. 

If you discover you have COVID-19 symptoms while at CCMS

  • You may realize you have COVID-19 symptoms while taking your temperature and answering our daily screening questions.
  • Or you may start to feel sick during the school day. 
  • In either case, immediately inform the CCMS President or Vice President. You will given a COVID-19 Reporting form to complete and return. 
  • You will be asked to leave campus.

POSITIVE TEST

If you have tested positive for COVID-19

  • Do NOT come to campus. Contact us to inform us of your test result. You will be sent a COVID-19 Reporting form to complete and return to the college President or Vice President. 

EXPOSURE

If you have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

  • Do NOT come to campus. Contact us to inform us of your exposure. You will be sent a COVID-19 Reporting form to complete and return to the college President or Vice President.

Working Together to Combat COVID-19

Hear from our own Kevin Brinkman, Dean of Enrollment Management, on how CCMS is working to keep our students safe and healthy during this time.

Volume 1

Mr. Brinkman talks about our procedures for students and employees entering the building. 

Vol 2

Mr. Brinkman talks about how we're keeping our auditorium safe for students.