***PCC officials are encouraging students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19.***
NOTE: PCC officials are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments. The most up-to-date campus information and resources are on this page. Please be sure to refresh the page and/or clear your browser history to ensure you are seeing the latest details.
Weekly COVID Summary
|For the Week of Nov. 22, 2021|
|New Student Cases (Past Seven Days)||00|
|New Employee Cases (Past Seven Days)||00|
|Total New Cases (Past Seven Days)||00|
|Cumulative Cases (Since Sept. 1, 2021)||104|
|***Data provided in this summary is based upon incident reports submitted to PCC.***|
COVID-19 Incident Reporting
Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 must complete and submit an incident report as soon as possible. The form may also be used to report COVID-19—related concerns pertaining to the PCC campus.
As PCC continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures are being put in place to keep our campus community safe.
PCC students who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, should refer to the “Student Exposure Protocol” document on this website. Should this situation occur, employees are asked to refer to the “Guidance for Student Exposures” document.
PCC employees who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, should refer to the “Employee Exposure Protocol” document.
General Guidelines/Campus Visitation
All individuals in facilities operated by PCC are required to wear a mask at all times in public spaces. Public spaces include hallways, classrooms, conference rooms and shared office environments. Students who are unable to wear a mask due to a documented medical condition should contact the Office of Accessibility Services to request an accommodation. Employees who are unable to wear a mask due to a documented medical condition should contact the Office of Human Resources to request an accommodation.
Any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, per the CDC’s guidelines should not come to campus. The current list of symptoms includes fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, sore throat and/or loss of smell.
Individuals coming to campus are requested to practice increased hand hygiene practices, that include frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Hand sanitizer stations have been placed near building entrances and throughout the buildings for use when hand washing is not an option.
COVID-19 and Vaccine Information
Individuals with specific COVID-19 questions may call the Vidant COVID-19 Hotline at (252) 847-8000. Additional information is available on the Vidant COVID-19 Information site.
Student Information Hotline/Important Contacts
PCC students with questions during this time may call the “PCC Student Coronavirus Hotline” at (252) 493-7245, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., for general information and answers to general questions. For specific course questions, students should contact their PCC instructors.
Students can also email specific questions to the following:
- For Moodle: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- For Continuing Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Financial Aid: email@example.com
- For Advising: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Veterans Affairs: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Admissions and Residency: email@example.com
- For the PCC Cashier’s Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
PCC staff will respond to inquiries as soon as possible.
WiFi Access Extended to Fulford/Simon Parking Lot
PCC has extended WiFi internet access into the parking lot outside of the William E. Fulford and Herman Simon buildings (the lot closest to Sam’s Club). Students will still need to log in, just as they would if they were actually in the buildings.
PCC students needing personal, mental health and/or academic counseling or information regarding financial emergency assistance programs, including Finish Line grants, should contact Olivia Sutton at email@example.com or Mecca Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org with the college’s Counseling Services Department.
Laptops Available for Student Checkout
PCC is loaning laptops to students currently enrolled in PCC coursework who need them in order to complete PCC coursework. Laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are responsible for all damages and/or the loss of the laptop, should that occur.
To borrow a laptop or hotspot, students must complete the online laptop/hotspot request form. Please note that completing the form does not mean an individual has automatically reserved a laptop or hotspot; it means the person is inquiring about the availability of a laptop and/or hotspot and is providing contact information to library staff to find out what is available and when it can be picked up.
Students may also call (252) 493-7350 and leave a message, or stop by the library during operating hours to inquire about a laptop. Library hours for the fall 2021 semester are (beginning Aug. 19):
- Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thursdays and Fridays, from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students checking out laptops will be required to fill out and sign the “Student Laptop Check-Out Form.” They must also show their student ID and proof of current address or state-issued ID. If a student’s ID address does not match the address in PCC’s student information system, he or she must provide two current forms of address verification. Valid forms of address verification are:
- Any document issued by the State of North Carolina or a county or city in North Carolina or the federal government
- North Carolina Vehicle Registration Card, insurance policy or title
- North Carolina Voter Precinct Card
- Military orders or military documents
- Utility bill or cable bill
- Housing lease or contract, mortgage statement, property or income tax statement
- Pre-printed financial statement
For Moodle assistance, see “Moodle Introduction for Students” on your Moodle page.
To support students taking online classes, PCC’s Tutorial and Academic Success Center offers free, online tutoring appointments in several different subjects, including science, math, English, French, Spanish and many more. Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.
PCC also contracts with Tutor.com (24/7 Online Tutoring and Live Support), which allows students taking core academic courses to connect with a tutor anytime from any internet connection. Sessions consist of real-time audio, video, chat and a virtual white board. To use Tutor.com, students must access it via Moodle or the myPittCC portal login.
- PCC Library Webpage
- PCC Library Online Databases
- AuntBertha.com — Search for free or reduced-cost services, including medical care, food and job training, on your N.C. Community College Campus.
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Students and employees are encouraged to take the same precautions they would follow in order to prevent influenza and colds. Wash hands frequently, sneeze and cough into shirt sleeves (not hands), and avoid sharing food, cups and utensils. When possible, avoid people who are sick. For those who haven’t done so already, get a flu shot.
- Those who feel ill and have additional medical conditions, such as asthma, pregnancy, diabetes, cancer and heart conditions, or have symptoms that are severe and not improving after several days, should contact a doctor or, in the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.