COVID-19 Statement

As of Friday, May 12, 2023, the Public Health Emergency surrounding COVID-19 has expired. The NC Department of Health and Human Services has determined that SARS-CoV-2 is no longer considered a novel coronavirus for the purpose of public health reporting. This means that the Johnston County Public Health Department is no longer requiring that Johnston Community College report its COVID-19 cases.

Staff, faculty, and students are no longer required to report a positive COVID-19 case to the College. We will resume pre-pandemic procedures for all illnesses, including COVID-19. Should a staff, faculty, or student become ill, please appropriately monitor the symptoms and visit a primary care physician for treatment. Students will be marked absent for any days missed. Faculty and staff will be required to submit sick leave for any days missed. In some cases, a doctor’s note may be required upon return to the College.

As cases are no longer required to be reported to the Health Department, we will no longer require quarantining or masking at the College sites following a COVID-19 diagnosis. Staff, faculty, and students who have a fever should not report to JCC until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours. We ask that you be mindful of any fevers and illnesses that a staff, faculty, or student may have before coming to the College, and as always, practice frequent handwashing. We cordially request that you follow any advice from your healthcare provider and the the Center for Disease Control (CDC) when diagnosed with any illness, including COVID-19.

We thank you for your patience and resilience as we have navigated the effects of COVID-19 over the last several years.