Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Content updated: August 10, 2021

The use of a mask is now required of faculty, staff, and students, regardless of vaccination status due to the rise is percent positive cases in Stanly County.

Please be aware of the CDC symptoms to be aware of and please adhere to the COVID protocols if experiencing these symptoms.

Watch for Symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Content updated: August 4, 2021

  • Vaccine strongly encouraged
    • Masks recommended for all employees and students regardless of vaccine status
    • Maintain 6 foot social distancing
  • Continue to follow CDC and NCDHHS guidelines
  • SCC resumes more normal on campus operations
  • The Hyflex instructional methodology will continue, with academic departments having discretion over its use to ensure student success
  • Standardized, consistent operating hours for Bookstore, Business Office, and Eagle’s One-Stop
    • Monday through Thursday – 8:30AM to 5:30PM (beginning July 6)
    • Fridays 8:30AM to 4:00PM
  • On-campus events now permitted following established guidelines (social distancing, masks)

Content updated: June 28, 2021

  • Vaccine strongly encouraged
    • Masks required for those not fully-vaccinated (honor system)
    • Maintain social distancing
  • Continue to follow CDC and NCDHHS guidelines
  • SCC resumes more normal on campus operations
    • All 12-month faculty and staff return to campus on June 28
  • The Hyflex instructional methodology will continue, with academic departments having discretion over its use to ensure student success
  • Standardized, consistent operating hours for Bookstore, Business Office, and Eagle’s One-Stop
    • Monday through Thursday – 8:30AM to 5:30PM (beginning July 6)
    • Fridays closed until August
  • On-campus events now permitted following established guidelines (social distancing, masks)

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NC Department of Health and Human services Coronavirus response.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 information page.

Use Standard Hygiene Practice


Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.


Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.


Staying home when you are sick. If you become sick, call your medical provider for guidance before you go to a medical office.


Covering the nose and mouth with elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.


Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth.