1. Shutdown Considerations If Necessitated By Severe Conditions and/or Public Health Guidance
    1. Plans regarding the criteria and process for campus dismissals or shutdowns. Decisions regarding dismissals and shutdowns should be made in consultation with local and state public health officials.
      CVCC will close or restrict access to its campuses if the Governor of Virginia orders the Commonwealth to move back to a previous phase.

      In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus, CVCC will close campus buildings or entire campuses after consulting with the VDH, so campus facilities may be disinfected and perform contact tracing and related notifications.

      Should CVCC have to close or restrict campus access, impacted classes will be rescheduled or moved to remote formats; student services will be offered remotely; and all non-essential employees will move to telework.
       
    2. Nature of reduced campus activity in the event of severe conditions/public health direction or guidance.
      In the event CVCC has to close its campuses, the college will remain open and its operations, classes, and student support services will continue.
      • Only essential personnel will be allowed on campus, and all other college employees will move to telework
      • Classes will move to remote formats
      • Student support services will be offered in remote formats
      • Student Activities will offer online activities
      • Meetings will be moved to remote formats
      • Technology assets, e.g. laptops, hot spots will be loaned to students with a financial need on a first-come, first-serve basis
      • If conditions warrant, and depending on what phase Virginia is in and the Governor’s orders, some faculty and students may be allowed on campus to conduct performance-based learning in skills labs to allow for completion of courses
    3. Considerations regarding student health and safety on campus versus returning home.
      NOT APPLICABLE – CVCC is a non-residential campus.
       
    4. Communications plan for dismissals/shutdowns.
      CVCC follows a specific communication plan during dismissals/shutdowns. That plan will be followed in the event of a dismissal/shutdown. Students and employees are advised to sign up for e2Campus Alerts to receive timely emergency notification. Emergency notifications are also posted on the website and broadcast through local media outlets.