Prevention & Response

Click to download PHCC's Fall 2020 Re-Opening Plan as a PDF. (Note: this plan has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education.)

Click to download the Agreement Statement.



If you have an in-person or hybrid class, you’ll find that some of the desks are blocked off to allow for social distancing. Some classes will be split into A and B sessions so only half the class will be meeting in-person at a time. Please look for an email from your professor to know if you have a split class and to learn which days you’ll be on campus.

We will be thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting classroom/lab/common areas regularly. 


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Most offices will be open from 8 to 5PM Monday through Thursday (social distancing and protective measures will be in place). 

To meet with a faculty member you will need to make an appointment. Faculty will not be holding regular office hours.

The campus will be closed for cleaning on Fridays, but employees are available remotely. 

To make an appointment with a faculty member or to contact someone on a Friday, look their name up on our directory.

All public events have been canceled through January 2021. 



Public Spaces:

Hand sanitizer stations will be available around campus. Most offices will be equipped with shields to protect you and the employees. Employees will be disinfecting regularly.

We will regularly clean/disinfect common areas such as water fountains, vending machines, and restrooms. Please be mindful of restroom capacity which will be posted on the doors.

We provide regular weekly emails with any updates. We also provide PHCC Alerts for emergency notifications. Sign up for PHCC Alerts.


Mask Use:

Masks are required on campus –in classrooms, in the halls, and when interacting with others in an office. Those who do not have masks can pick one up at the security office. If no one is in the office when you arrive, please call security at 276-656-5494. 

If you are unable to wear a mask, PHCC will supply a face shield. Please contact security at 276-656-5494. 

If you see someone wearing a mask improperly or wearing no mask at all, please do not confront them. Simply, contact security at 276-656-5494. 


Safety Requirements

Do not come to campus if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19. Contact your instructors if you have been exposed to COVID-19, contracted COVID-19, or need to make alternate arrangements due to any illness. 

All Patriots will be asked to practice social/physical distancing while on campus. Please do not congregate or loiter. Please remember to keep right when walking the halls. Please mind capacity limits on elevators and in bathrooms.

All students must wear protective face coverings (mask or face shield) in the halls and to all in-person functions. 

All students are required to submit the COVID-19 safety agreement found on Canvas. 


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If you have any questions about anything PHCC-related, call the tele-help line at 276-656-5487. 

Whether your class meets in person or fully online, Canvas will be heavily utilized for work and instruction. If you need help utilizing Canvas, go to our training center.

If you need Wi-Fi, we have converted several of our parking lots into Wi-Fi hotspots. 

If you need a laptop or webcam to successfully complete your work, contact .

If you need a little extra help understanding classwork, simply contact .

Click here to find a list of campus resources


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Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

Avoid shaking hands as a greeting.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.