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COVID-19 Policy Statement

Published or Revised January 10, 2022

COVID-19 Policy Statement

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, specific recommendations are in place to minimize exposure of the Paris Junior College students, faculty, staff and visitors.  To ensure the safety of all faculty, staff and students during the pandemic, the following measures are recommended:

  • The College encourages the wearing of masks/face coverings on campus in all campus buildings, classrooms, laboratories, computer labs, libraries and restrooms.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other individuals.
  • Do not come to campus if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, such as coughing, sore throat, fever, or shortness of breath (see complete list below).
  • Do not come to campus if within the past 5 days you have knowingly been in contact with someone who is under investigation for or confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Disinfect your workspace.

The College will:

  • Monitor and track students’ attendance.
  • Provide training for all students, faculty, and staff on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
  • Have contingency plans for rapid return to online instruction if an increase in local infections requires physical distancing. 
  • Establish plans for protecting the health and safety of vulnerable student, faculty, and staff populations.
  • Post signs in highly visible locations that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs.
  • Educate students, faculty, and staff on when they should stay home or self-isolate in their living quarters. 

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Cough    
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache    
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit