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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The College is closely following public health officials’ ongoing guidance regarding COVID 19 safety protocols. The latest guidance will always be posted here on the College’s COVID-19 webpage. Below, you will find and the form to self-report any COVID-like symptoms or test results you may receive.

All individuals are encouraged to wear masks while indoors on campus. If you have questions or concerns regarding these protocols, please speak with your instructor.

Updated August 15, 2022

COVID-19 SELF REPORT FORM

COVID-19 Self Report Form
College Affiliation *
Have you been fully vaccinated? *
Note: CDC indicates that individuals who are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine starting two weeks after the vaccination cycle is completed unless they develop symptoms, even if exposed to someone who is positive for COVID. If you would like to share your vaccination record to be exempt from quarantine for the allowed period, please upload below. Individuals who prefer, may bring a copy of the vaccination record directly to the Human Resources Office (Room 124 McGee Building); or mail to: Attention Human Resources Director, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557.
What are you reporting? *

COVID-19 VACCINATION

At Carteret Community College the health and safety of our community comes first and we encourage all eligible persons to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additionally, you can receive free vaccinations at Walmart, CVS, Walgreen, and Harris Teeter pharmacies. This may or many not include locations in our area. You may also check with your medical provider.

COVID-19 VACCINE FAQs

I am vaccinated, do I still need to wear a face covering or follow other College COVID safety protocols?

Following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of North Carolina, Carteret Community College has removed the requirement for face coverings on campus but encourages everyone to continue wearing masks when indoors on campus.

Am I fully vaccinated with just one shot?

It depends on which manufacturer’s shot you received.

Individuals are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks has passed since the last required dose of the vaccine.  As of March 2021, there are only three approved manufacturers for vaccine on an emergency use in the United State: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.  You can find the name of your manufacturer on your vaccination card given to you by your vaccinator.  If you received a shot from Pfizer or Moderna, you will be required to take two shots before you are fully vaccinated.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one dose shot.

For more information on current CDC recommendations visit their page: Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

COVID-19 FAQs

Are face masks required?

No. Following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of North Carolina, Carteret Community College has removed the requirement for face coverings on campus but encourages everyone to continue wearing masks when indoors on campus.

What happens if I am exposed to a known case of COVID-19?

If You Test Positive or Have a Household Member Who Tests Positive for COVID-19: 
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Self-report via the College’s link (https://carteret.edu/covid19/) for assistance.
  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you may return to campus.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Have Been Exposed to a Non-Household Member with COVID-1, or If You Have a Household Member Who Has Been Exposed to Someone with COVID-19:
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Self-report via the College’s link (https://carteret.edu/covid19/) for assistance.
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
    If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home and notify your contact tracer.

What happens if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

If You Test Positive or Have a Household Member Who Tests Positive for COVID-19: 
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Self-report via the College’s link (https://carteret.edu/covid19/) for assistance.
  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you may return to campus.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Have Been Exposed to a Non-Household Member with COVID-1, or If You Have a Household Member Who Has Been Exposed to Someone with COVID-19:
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Self-report via the College’s link (https://carteret.edu/covid19/) for assistance.
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
    If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home and notify your contact tracer.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

If You Test Positive or Have a Household Member Who Tests Positive for COVID-19: 
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Self-report via the College’s link (https://carteret.edu/covid19/) for assistance.
  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you may return to campus.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Have Been Exposed to a Non-Household Member with COVID-1, or If You Have a Household Member Who Has Been Exposed to Someone with COVID-19:
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Self-report via the College’s link (https://carteret.edu/covid19/) for assistance.
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
    If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home and notify your contact tracer.

What is Carteret CC doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Carteret Community College has implemented numerous COVID-19 safeguards and protocol to ensure that students can continue their education and achieve their educational and career goals. The following list will be updated regularly to include the latest guidance from state and local health authorities:

  • Keeping an updated COVID-19 web page
  • Following Health Department protocols for quarantines when required
  • Added additional wipe-downs to cleanse classrooms and restrooms between class sessions, particularly doorknobs, keyboards, and surfaces. Sanitization of hallway door handles, surfaces frequently touched in common areas, and bathrooms will occur multiple times a day.
  • Use of Ryobi spray sanitizer backpacks to clean surfaces
  • Providing Temperature Verification Kiosks for self-checking temperatures in building lobbies
  • Making accommodations for individuals with documented health conditions or special circumstances
  • Positioning hand-sanitizer stations strategically across campus
  • Hanging plexiglass shields over help desks and reception areas with high public contact

Additionally, Carteret CC has developed a plan which will offer in-person, online, hybrid, web-supported, and synchronous classes. Below is a list of class modality definitions:

  1. In-person- These classes are offered 100% face-to-face in a seated classroom.
  2. Online- These classes are offered 100% online with flexible schedules
  3. Hybrid- These classes are conducted 51% or more online with some face-to-face set meetings.
  4. Web-supported- These classes are conducted 51% or more through face-to-face set meetings with some work and resources online.
  5. Synchronous- These classes are 100% online. Students will log in to meet with their instructor virtually at scheduled times and days each week.

We urge students to speak with an academic advisor to select classes and modalities that best fit their comfort level.

How can Carteret CC students and employees get tested?

Carteret CC students and employees can be tested for COVID-19 by their physician, at local pharmacies, or at county health departments.

Carteret County Health Department (252)728-8550

Onslow County Health Department (910)347-2154

Craven County Health Department (252)636-4920

Employees who participate in the State Health Plan (BCBS) clan can be tested by their primary physician at no charge, if it is medically necessary.

*Carteret Community College requires LAB COVID-19 test because rapid tests have a higher degree of false negatives.

How is contact tracing being handled?

Carteret CC has employed contact tracers to assist in the systematic identification and monitoring of all persons who are a close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19 during their infectious period. In instances where a Carteret CC student or employee reports testing positive or feeling ill, the College will take preliminary steps to understand whether other members of the Carteret CC community may have been exposed through close contact (e.g., will ask about roommates, close co-workers) and may ask that they be tested and/or remain off campus as a precaution.  The formal process of contact tracing is conducted by the county health department and starts once someone tests positive for COVID-19. The College will assist with this process by providing information regarding schedules, living/working locations, and known activities on campus.  If the county health department determines you to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you will receive a phone call from NC OUTREACH (844-628-7223) or the local health department. It is important that you answer or return this call. To see how the contact tracing process works, review this sample contact tracing case.

I am traveling over night away from home. Do I need to report this?

No, students and employees do not need to report out-of-town travel. According to the CDC, “travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.”

Please visit the CDC website to review current travel guidelines.

Who should I contact with questions regarding COVID-19 related matters not addressed in these FAQs?

For matters related to employees and COVID-19, contact Amanda Bryant, Director of Human Resources bryanta@carteret.edu (x6225). For matters related to students and COVID-19, contact Student Services at (252) 222-6060.  For matters related to Facilities, contact Steve Sparks, VP of Operations and Facilities  sparkss@carteret.edu (x6087).  If you are not sure whom to call, first reach out to Amanda Bryant in Human Resources.

Campus Case Report

Carteret Community College COVID-19 Campus Case Report

 

How many positive COVID-19 cases have been reported on campus to date?

Reported cases only include individuals who report testing positive and have been on campus within a 48-hour window from symptom onset or a positive test.

111 total

(1 Active) ( 110 Inactive)

Last updated 9/27/2022

When was the last known date of exposure to campus? September 19, 2022

The College is notifying all who had known contact with the individual(s) and providing them with appropriate instructions.

 The College is following the CDC definition for “Close Contact” when notifying persons with known contact.

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