(Content updated: June 25, 2020)
On June 24,2020, Governor Cooper held a press conference that outlined the contents of Executive Order 147. To summarize, the executive order extends Phase II another three weeks. Additionally, face coverings are now required in many circumstances (with certain exceptions). Given the parameters of today’s press conference, the SCC operational status is not changing. Wearing masks as able is encouraged.
We have a plan for the fall semester. At this point, we do not anticipate any changes to the current fall schedule. Faculty continue to be encouraged to telework to the extent possible. Our needs for certain staff will certainly increase as we approach the fall semester. In order to gain comprehensive input, I am convening a task-force of exempt and non-exempt staff. This task-force will make recommendations on how SCC can best continue teleworking while ensuring adequate staffing to meet the needs of our students and community. This group will meet on June 29 and will provide their recommendations in July.
To summarize our status once again:
- Most summer classes are online, with some face-to-face classes now being offered.
- Employees are encouraged to telework, but are allowed on campus if necessary
- Masks are strongly encouraged when in public spaces (employees may wear their own masks or SCC can provide).
- Faculty are encouraged to continue working remotely as much as possible
- A task-force will begin meeting on June 29 to provide recommendations on how exempt and non-exempt staff may telework in the fall while ensuring adequate coverage for students and community.
- Our fall schedule has a heavier than normal online offering, but we will offer more face-to-face classes than this summer.
Thanks again for everything you do for SCC! I hope everyone has a happy and safe July Fourth holiday next week.
If you have any questions, please let me know.John D. Enamait, Ph.D.
Stanly Community College