Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

At a press conference on December 10, Governor Ralph Northam announced new, targeted measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 as new cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in all areas of the Commonwealth. Executive Order 72 will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 14 and remain in place through January 31, 2021, unless rescinded or amended. 

The following mitigation measures were announced:

  1. Modified stay at home order: All individuals in Virginia must remain at their place of residence between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Exceptions include obtaining food and goods, traveling to and from work, and seeking medical attention.
  2. Universal mask requirement: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor settings shared with others and when outdoors within six feet of another person. This order expands the current statewide mask mandate, which has been in place since May 29, and requires all individuals aged five and over to wear face coverings in indoor and outdoor public settings outside of their own household. These changes are consistent with new CDC guidelines, released December 4, which recommend universal wearing of face coverings.
  3. Reduction in social gatherings: All social gatherings must be limited to 10 individuals, down from the current cap of 25 people. Social gatherings include, but are not limited to, parties, celebrations, or other social events, regardless of whether they occur indoors or outdoors. This does not apply to religious services, employment settings, or educational settings. Restaurants and retail stores are already governed by strict social distancing requirements, and are not included in this limit.
  4. Teleworking: Employees that can telework are strongly encouraged to do so.

logo for uknighted 6 feet apart campaignSpring 2021 at DCC

DCC plans to continue with a partially reopened campus to students who are enrolled in technical/workforce programs that require face-to-face instruction. Spring 2021 classes begin on January 11, with lecture-based classes remaining online, and technical/workforce lab experiences being held on-campus.  

Program List

Only students who are enrolled in the following programs will be allowed to attend in-person lab sessions on the DCC campus in the spring: 

•    Dental Hygiene
•    Cosmetology
•    Welding
•    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
•    Precision Machining Technology
•    Automotive Analysis and Repair
•    Graphic Imaging
•    Electrical/Electronics
•    Industrial Maintenance/Mechanical
•    Dimensional Inspection (Metrology)
•    Integrated Machining Technology
•    Nursing (Offsite Clinicals)
•    Nurse Aid
•    Pharmacy Tech
•    Cyber Security

Student-serving Offices

The following offices will be staffed on campus Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to assist students:

•    Financial Aid 
•    Student Services 
•    Admissions 
•    Library 
•    Business Office

These offices will continue to operate remotely on Fridays. 

Face Coverings Required

In accordance with the mandate set forth by Governor Ralph Northam’s office, DCC will require that all students, faculty, and staff wear a mask or face covering while indoors on campus. We ask that all returning students bring and wear your own mask to campus for scheduled labs or any business you may have to conduct with student-serving offices. DCC will have limited quantities of face coverings available for those who do not own a mask. 


DCC's Reopening Plan

As articulated by Governor Ralph Northam on June 11, 2020, in anticipation that conditions at the state, regional and local levels are conducive to an institution of higher education conducting in-person instruction and on-campus educational operations in academic year 2020-21, that institution must, by July 6, 2020, submit a campus reopening plan for state compliance review. Danville Community College submitted its reopening plan on June 23, 2020.

As of Friday, July 24, 2020, the plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the 'Higher Education Reopening Guidance,' which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.

View DCC's Reopening Plan


CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act, was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF.

CARES Act Emergency Funds - DCC Information


 

  • Students

    Remote Student Support

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    Important Messages

    Email from DCC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs - March 25


    Single Stop Public Benefits Screener

    The Single Stop Public Benefits Screener has been made available to the Virginia Community College System and DCC students who are facing financial hardship during this time. The site will confidentially screen candidates for public benefits and provide them with staff follow-up.

    Click here to access the Single Stop Public Benefits Screener.


    Transfer FAQ

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    DCC Alert

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    Continuing Your Studies Online

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    Using Canvas

    DCC provides resources for students on how to use Canvas via Libguides. Click here for the guides.


    Community Resource Guide

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    WiFi Hotspots

    Click here to see WiFi hotspots in your area

    Pittsylvania County increasing hotspots to provide internet access amid closures

    The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston has extended WiFi connectivity into the SVHEC parking lot.


    Mental Health Services

    Danville Community College provides all students access to professional mental health counseling to:

    • Provide support and advocate on behalf of students attending DCC
    • Assist students in times of crisis
    • Provide mental health support and interventions
    • Make referrals for students with mental health needs

    ADA Services

    The ADA/Accessible Services Clinician will be contacting all students to ensure a smooth online learning transition. 
    Students receiving ADA / Accessible Services, who need support due to moving to the online learning platform are encouraged to contact the ADA clinician to update their accommodations.

    Registering for summer and fall courses? Let our office know when you have registered. We will prepare your Accommodation letters for those semesters.
     
    The ADA/Accessible Services Office & Clinician will continue to be available to our students. Call 434-797-8572 with any concerns related to ADA.


    Veterans

    Any questions students have about VA certifications can be sent to mona.snead@danville.edu or angela.turner@danille.edu.

  • Faculty

    Continuity Plan

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    Using Canvas

    DCC provides resources for instructors on how to use Canvas via Libguides. Click here for the guides.

  • Positive Tests for COVID-19

    On July 16, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff. 
     
    On July 27, 2020, DCC received notification that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff. 

    On July 28, 2020, DCC received notification that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff. 
     
    On August 5, 2020, DCC received notification that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff. 

    On September 17, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff. 

    On October 2, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

    On October 6, 2020, DCC received notification that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

    On October 19, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

    On October 28, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

    On November 16, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

    On November 17, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

    On November 23, 2020, DCC received notification that a student tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

    On December 3, 2020, DCC received notification that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. College staff contacted the Danville Health Department immediately and provided information to facilitate contact tracing. Per CDC and VDH guidance, any affected facilities were closed and strict cleaning and sanitation measures were taken. The Danville Health Department determined there was no other exposure to students or staff.

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