Jefferson Community College statement March 17

March 17, 2020:  Jefferson Community College Statement to Media

  • Last evening, President Stone received guidance from the state requesting executives to reduce the number of employees reporting to work by 50% and offer teleworking options to employees that can perform their duties remotely. Effective immediately, the College will allow employees that can work remotely to do so. This will be a temporary shift and will be in effect until at least March 31, 2020.

  • Supervisors have been directed to plan accordingly with staff.  Employees are not restricted from campus; however, we prefer and strongly encourage staff to work remotely and practice social distancing if on campus.

  • The College’s Information Technology Department is expediting the process of deploying technology to staff.  Those who have what they need may begin working remotely immediately.

  • The College will continue to conduct essential business operations.  We ask for patience as faculty and staff respond to a high volume of phone calls, emails and messages. The College’s public website is updated on a regular basis with FAQs and other pertinent information.

  • At this time, the College has not received communication from the Department of Public Health that any College employee or student has been exposed to or is being tested for COVID-19.

  • The actions being taken today and those implemented over the last several weeks are efforts to help “flatten the curve” of the spread of COVID-I9.

  • College offices continue to be closed to the public until March 30, 2020.