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As of 3/20/20 at 5PM Compass College will be shifting to remote operations. Read more info here.

All You Need To Know About

Coronavirus and Compass

What’s CCCA doing about coronavirus / COVID-19?

Watch our recent announcement from President, Jay Greer.


Read the official letter of address from Compass College’s response to the coronavirus / COVID-19

Classes Now Online

As of today, 3/17/20 through the end of the spring semester, classes will be administered online. Students should check their Compass email for more information about how to access classes. Questions can be directed to Bill Kavan.

Food Scarcity

Students who are concerned about food scarcity should contact Laura Coulier. The administrative team has been working hard to be able to provide support to students who are impacted by COVID-19.

Job Opportunities

We realize that many of our students may be out of work as a result of the shutdowns for COVID-19. If you are looking for employment during this time, please connect with the local employers below who are urgently hiring.

Amazon | Meijer | SpartanNash | Samaritas | GrubHub | Aldi | DTE | Enviro-Clean Services | Fed-Ex | Trader Joe’s

Fall Term

Currently, the executive team is paying close attention to how the coronavirus is spreading in our region. A plan for approaching the fall term will be available in the coming weeks as new government guidelines are clarified.

The Executive Team is meeting Regularly

Campus leadership is coming together across campus to:

  • Monitor the situation in West Michigan.
  • Develop short- and long-term contingency plans consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines that allow us to be responsive to emerging issues.
  • Provide updates via this webpage, email and SMS as new information becomes available.

We’re coordinating with county, state and federal agencies

Compass College is partnering and ensuring coordination with the  Kent county public health department, as well as State and Federal agencies as it relates to the health and well-being of our campus community.

If you’ve traveled to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea

Please contact the college before returning to campus.

The CDC has identified widespread outbreaks in these areas.

Contact us in confidence

All calls are confidential.

We can assist with a self-quarantine of 14 days and connect you with academic and health resources.

What is the Coronavirus/Covid-19?

COVID-19 is a newly identified type of coronavirus that causes flu-like illness. The virus has been documented in multiple countries since it was first identified in December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human coronaviruses are common throughout the world, but COVID-19 is a public health concern because much is still unknown about it.

Where has Coronavirus/Covid-19 been confirmed?

As of May 14, the virus has not been reported on the Compass College campus. Kent County, on the other hand has seen 2,446 positive COVID-19 cases including 47 fatalities.

For the latest reports of where the virus is being documented in the U.S., check the CDC website.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus/Covid-19?
The CDC considers all new viruses to be a public health concern, but the immediate health risk to the general US public remains low at this time.


COVID-19 causes flu-like symptoms which include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath.

Risk of Transmission

The virus is confirmed to spread person-to-person, although it’s unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people. The latest updates on risk assessment are available on the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.

How do I prevent myself from getting coronavirus/Covid-19
  • Maintain the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order from Gov. Whitmer.
  • Where a mask whenever you must go into public places.
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
    • Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when you’re unable to wash with soap.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
    • Immediately discard into trash.
  • Avoid people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect “high-touch” objects and surfaces.
What do I do if I have Covid-19 symptoms?

Stay home to avoid potentially spreading the illness to others.

Call ahead to your healthcare provider if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

Be sure to tell the person you speak to if you have had contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread.

If necessary, your healthcare provider will work with your public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Spectrum Health is offering free COVID-19 virtual screenings.

What should faculty and staff do if they believe a student is exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19?

We encourage students to stay home if they’re not well. At this time, faculty need to be flexible about deadlines and attendance expectations when it comes to absences due to health.

CARES Act HEER Funds Report

As mandated by the Department of Education, Compass College of Cinematic Arts has received relief funding from the government during the COVID-19 pandemic and the report regarding those funds can be found below.


CARES Act HEER Funds Report