COVID-19 Update 9

(Content updated: June 4, 2020)

Stanly Community College’s operating status is now shifting to a limited extent. Beginning as early as the week of June 8, the College will officially resume some limited face-to-face instruction. Students in classes approved for face-to-face instruction will be directly notified.

In addition to resuming some face-to-face instruction, we are also going to open the Albemarle campus Learning Resource Center and our food pantry for students.

Beginning June 15, the LRC will be open for students Monday – Thursday from 9:00 – 4:00. Students will be able to access computers and the network using the LRC. We will set a capacity in the LRC to 15 to allow for appropriate social distancing.

Additionally, the food pantry will be open for students Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from Noon – 4:00.

At Crutchfield Education Center, the student resource center will be open during the same hours as the food pantry.

Testing will resume on campus in the testing center. Testing will occur by appointment.

At this point, employees are strongly encouraged to continue teleworking. However, we are now relaxing the on campus restrictions for employees. If you have a need to access campus resources to perform your job functions, you may come to campus. Again, we still encourage teleworking.

This most likely will cause you to wonder what will happen this fall. Our current plan is to adhere to the already approved fall schedule (not start classes earlier or later as some other colleges are doing). We plan to have as many classes operate online as possible. However, we plan to have face-to-face instruction occur on a level closer to normal. We do expect to have more faculty and staff on campus this fall, but we expect to continue to see a moderate level of teleworking. More information about the impacts of fall will be communicated in July.

I am so proud of our faculty and staff. Each of you have done a tremendous job in light of incredible challenges. I sincerely appreciate what you have done to support SCC and our community during the pandemic.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

John D. Enamait, Ph.D.
Stanly Community College