All You Need To Know About
What’s CCCA doing about 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.
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.
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
The Executive Team is meeting daily
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.
- Students: Call our Student Affairs Director, Ken Boersma, at (616) 988-1000 or by email at email@example.com.
- Employees: Reach out to the Human Resources Representative, Laura Coulier, at (616) 988-1000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 March 11, the virus has not been reported on any Compass College campus or in the larger West Michigan region, but two confirmed cases have been documented in the state of Michigan.
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?
COVID-19 causes flu-like symptoms which include:
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
- 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.