(Content updated: May 22, 2020)
Thank you for your continued patience as we deal with COVID-19. SCC’s faculty and staff and students have been tremendously resilient during this time. Overall, college operations have continued quite well.
Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 141 (https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO141-Phase-2.pdf) did announce Phase II of the three phase plan to reopen NC. The guidelines in Phase II are very similar to those found in Phase I, however.
In considering how SCC responds to Phase II, many factors must be considered. Obviously, the safety and security of all is paramount. Additionally, the restrictions on gatherings inside must be weighed against the ability to provide effective instruction without distraction. The circumstances facing us now are very similar to those facing us when the decision was made to transition online. A primary difference is that people have been quarantined for some time now and are ready to resume some sense of normalcy.
Given these factors, I have decided that Stanly Community College will continue its current operational status and not make any changes to our current environment. We will not be adding any face-to-face classes at this time. Faculty and staff will continue to perform their duties remotely.
I regret making such an announcement. I, like you, am ready to see students back on campus and see our faculty in action. And we will see students back on campus and see our faculty in action – it’ll just have to wait longer than we were hoping.
More information regarding the graduation plan will be communicated soon.
I hope each of you and your families are well. If there is anything that I or SCC can do for you, please let me know.John D. Enamait, Ph.D.
Stanly Community College
(Content updated: March 26, 2020)
Stanly Community College is committed to providing services to our students during this unusual time. If you need access to the Internet, Stanly Community College has an open WiFi network called SCC Guest. You may access this service from outside several of our buildings in the parking lot including:
External resources available include:
- Spectrum: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
- AT&T: https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
- Cox Communications: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic
- T-Mobile: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response
- In some cases, this includes increasing/removing mobile hotspot limits for accessibility: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/att-t-mobile-comcast-cox-verizon-and-more-take-fccs-pledge-to-maintain-customer-service-during-coronavirus-pandemic/
(Content updated: March 23, 2020)
Graduation continues to loom in the not so distant future. We had been hopeful that COVID-19 would dissipate prior to graduation, but the likelihood of that happening seems low. Therefore, our May 7 graduation ceremony has been postponed until further notice. Our goal is to be able to hold a ceremony. If circumstances with the virus will allow, we hope to have a ceremony before the start of the fall semester. If our ability to gather has not yet been lifted by early July, we will develop virtual ceremony. This ceremony will leverage SCC’s tremendous technological abilities and will recognize each student who successfully completed his/her credential.
(Content updated: March 21, 2020)
As you may know, Stanly County has reported its first presumptive case of COVID-19 (https://www.thesnaponline.com/2020/03/20/stanly-confirms-its-first-coronavirus-patient/). In case you are not sure how presumptive is used in this case, it means that someone has tested positive for the virus by a local public health lab, but not confirmed by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00047449.htm). We believe this case to be valid and will act as such. Please note that, to our knowledge, this case has no connection to SCC.
Due to the threat of community spread, and the desire of our government officials for as many people as possible to limit contact with others, Stanly Community College will conduct all operations remotely, effective immediately. Physical access to our campus resources will be restricted to faculty and staff, who will continue to have access to campus resources on an as needed basis. The areas that we originally planned to open will no longer be open (LRC, food pantry, business office, “visitor’s center”, and bookstore).
Updated frequently asked questions will be posted later this weekend.