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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, and Director of Student Affairs, Ken Boersma.

Read the official Compass College Preparedness and Response Plan

Classes Back to campus

As the COVID-19 pandemic has developed, the college administration has determined it is safe to return to live instruction for the fall 2020 term. For more detailed information on how the school is maintaining a safe environment, see our Preparedness and Response Plan. Questions can be directed to Bill Kavan.

Food Scarcity

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Compass realizes that some students may still be concerned about food scarcity. In that event, students should contact Fred Kooistra. The administrative team has been working hard to be able to provide support to students who are impacted by COVID-19. If a student has a need, please communicate it to the school.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

Here is what Compass College is doing to make our campus as safe as possible for our staff, faculty, and students.

Personal Protection Equipment

Hand Washing + Sanitation

Enhanced Cleaning on Campus

Social Distancing When Possible

Health Checks At Each Entry

How Is Compass Actively Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Our COVID-19 Task Force is meeting Regularly

Campus leadership is coming together across campus to:

  • Meet each Wednesday and Friday morning.
  • Monitor the situation in Kent County, West Michigan, and the stat of Michigan.
  • Develop plans consistent with the State of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
  • 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.


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 right now, the virus has not been reported on the Compass College campus. Kent County, on the other hand has seen many positive COVID-19 cases, but has seen several consecutive weeks of decline in positive tests.

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.


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