Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN VA. Language translation and TTY services available.

¿Necesita vacunarse? Infórmese de cómo obtener su vacuna visitando Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando 1-877-829-4682. Servicios de traducción y teléfonos de texto (TTY) están disponibles.


Fall 2021 Vaccination and Masking Requirements - UPDATED

As we prepare to return to campus at 100% capacity as of July 1, 2021 for faculty/staff and August 23, 2021 for fall semester students, Danville Community College has developed the following guidelines, in partnership with the Virginia Community College System, to ensure compliance with our COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan.

Masking

UPDATED ON 8/4/21

Danville Community College, in accordance with guidance provided by the Virginia Community College System, will require all persons on the DCC campus to wear a CDC recommended face covering while in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, effective immediately.  

Vaccination

Based on a statement released by the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System on 5/25, in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the office of Governor Ralph Northam, and the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, Danville Community College will not require an individual to be vaccinated to attend or to work at DCC, nor will the College mandate proof of vaccination.

Social Distancing and Sanitizing

DCC will continue to adhere to cleaning and disinfecting protocols as outlined in Section 5 of the COVID-19 Campus Reopening Plan. In addition, physical modifications of the facilities will remain in order to facilitate 6ft social distancing and hand hygiene as necessary.

These modifications include: 

  • Social Distancing Floor Decals
  • Plexiglass Shields 
  • Modified Learning Environments 
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations

 


VCCS Chancellor Glenn Dubois Provides Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Mask Usage Across the Virginia Community College System

May 25, 2021

“After consulting with presidents and senior leaders across our 23 community colleges, I believe it is in the best interests of our faculty, staff, and students to encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccine. However, we will not require an individual be vaccinated to attend or to work at one of our colleges.

“The lack of residence halls on community college campuses makes this issue different for us than it is for universities. Similarly, community colleges lack the public health infrastructure that is required to support such densely populated on-campus living arrangements, including the creation, maintenance, and protection of personal student health data, like vaccination records. And given our colleges’ offerings of short-term training and credentialing programs, mandating proof of vaccination may create an impractical and unintended barrier to student enrollment, thus diminishing our ability to deliver our mission at this critical time.

“Further, effective immediately, we will not require those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear a mask while on a Virginia Community College campus. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Governor Ralph Northam, and the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM). Of course, if you are fully vaccinated and you are still uncomfortable around others, please continue to wear your face covering knowing that you have our support to do so.”


Governor Northam Lifts Mask Mandate to Align with CDC Guidance, Announces Virginia to End COVID-19 Mitigation Measures on May 28

May 14, 2021

Governor Ralph Northam today lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Governor Northam also announced that Virginia will ease all distancing and capacity restrictions on Friday, May 28, two weeks earlier than planned. The updates to Virginia’s mask policy are reflected in amendments to Executive Order Seventy-Two and will become effective at midnight tonight along with previously announced changes to mitigation measures.

Full announcement


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

    Click here to access all of the resources you need to succeed in your online studies.


    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

    Click here for the latest college transfer information.


    DCC Alert

    Danville Community College provides free emergency notifications to students and the community in the event of a campus emergency or closure. Sign up for DCC Alert today to be notified in the event of a campus closure.


    Continuing Your Studies Online

    Click here for the guide


    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 sam.lowery@danville.edu or angela.turner@danille.edu.

  • Faculty

    Continuity Plan

    Click here for DCC's faculty continuity plan


    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.

    On January 4, 2021, 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 January 14, 2021, 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 January 16, 2021, 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 January 20, 2021, DCC received notification that two students 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 February 11, 2021, 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 March 10, 2021, 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 April 27, 2021, 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 May 2, 2021, 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 August 26, 2021, 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. Further information from VDH is pending.

    On September 3, 2021, DCC received notification that two students 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 7, 2021, DCC received notification that eight students 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 impacted building will remain closed until Thursday, September 9, for additional deep cleaning measures.

    On September 8, 2021, 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 September 10, 2021, DCC received notification that an employee 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.

  • Messages from the President
  • Government Announcements
  • Vaccination

     

    vaccinate Virginia graphicOn Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam announced the statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System. In collaboration with this statewide launch, VDH has developed standard language for website banners and is requesting all state agencies place this language at the top of their respective websites. Please see below for the standard website language in both English and Spanish.

    English: Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN VA. Language translation and TTY services available

    Spanish: ¿Necesita vacunarse? Infórmese de cómo obtener su vacuna visitando Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando 1-877-829-4682. Servicios de traducción y teléfonos de texto (TTY) están disponibles.