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COVID-19 Information

Robert Lee Humber Building

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 Jan. 29, 2023 (Updated Feb. 6)
New Student Cases3
New Employee Cases4
Total New Cases7
Cumulative Cases (Since Aug. 29, 2022)104
***Data provided in this summary is based upon positive case 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 Student Guidance Manual.

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

PCC Operational Guidance Manual (8/15/2022)

PCC Student Guidance Manual (8/15/2022)

PCC’s leadership team reviewed the metrics regarding COVID-19 and shifted to a “mask-optional” campus on March 7, 2022. Please continue to be cautious and sensitive to those around you.

In some areas, mandatory face coverings remain. Clinical/health care settings and laboratories are a great example. Individuals cannot require others to wear masks but can ask for meetings to be scheduled in advance to ensure there is sufficient space for social distancing. Contact Human Resources if you have any individual concerns.

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, which 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:

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.


Counseling Services

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 osutton@email.pittcc.edu with the College’s Counseling Services Department.


Laptops and Hotspots Available for Student Checkout

The PCC Library is loaning laptops and hotspots to currently enrolled PCC students. Laptops and hotspots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid PCC Student ID card is required to check out laptops and hotspots. Students may stop by the library during operating hours to inquire about a laptop or hotspot. The PCC Library is located in the Everett Building.

Library hours for the Spring 2023 semester are:
Monday – Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Please contact the PCC Library Circulation Desk at 493-7350 or email pittlrc@email.pittcc.edu if you need any additional information.


Student Store

The Student Store’s website has the current hours and contact information. Feel free to reach out to student store personnel with questions by emailing pccbookstore@my.pittcc.edu.


Moodle Assistance

For Moodle assistance, see “Moodle Introduction for Students” on your Moodle page.


Tutoring

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 whiteboard. To use Tutor.com, students must access it via Moodle or the myPittCC portal login.


Helpful Resources


Health Tips

  • 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.