Carteret County Community College is updating its procedures for managing COVID-19 infections and exposures as of February 1, 2023. We are relaxing our reporting protocols to ensure consistency with NCDHHS and CDC guidance.
As we move into the next phase, to continue to protect the health and safety of our employees and students we want to emphasize:
If you are sick, please stay home. Call your doctor or clinic for medical advice.
The following protocol apply to both employees and students:
- For people who are well, wearing masks on campus remains optional. Carteret CC is a mask-friendly environment. If you prefer to wear a mask in any situation or all situations, please do so.
- People who test positive for COVID-19 must quarantine away from campus for 5 days. They should also contact medical professional about the use of antiviral drugs which may lessen the severity and length of illness. COVID-positive individuals may return to campus or class after 5 days if they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicines. They must continue to wear a mask in all group settings for another 5 days after returning to campus. Click on this CDC website link for additional COVID isolation guidance.
- Students must tell their faculty members that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and must quarantine for 5 days. Faculty and staff must inform their immediate supervisors of a positive COVID-19 test and must quarantine for 5 days.
- People who are exposed to a person with COVID-19 should wear a mask when around others on or off campus for 10 days. They should take a COVID-19 test 5 days after the exposure; sooner only if they experience symptoms.
- The College will no longer track campus wide reporting or engage in contact tracing of either students or faculty/staff who are exposed to or infected with COVID-19. The virus is widespread, making contact tracing ineffective.
More COVID-19 information is available at the following websites:
CDC COVID-19 Guidance
Updated February 1, 2023