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.



Monday March 16 – Saturday, March 21

All classes will be on an extended spring break through March 21. This means academic, online, dual enrollment, and FastFoward non-credit classes will not take place through Saturday, March 21. The only exception to this altered schedule will be the non-credit classes that are not designated as a FastForward program. An example of these exempt courses would be PHCC's motorcycle driving course. 


Starting Monday, March 23

Beginning Monday, March 23, the majority of our classes will be shifting to remote methods of delivery. Those hands-on classes that are not possible to teach remotely will move to a modified schedule. The modified schedule will ensure that students can receive instruction in very small groups where social distancing will be practiced. Students should expect to hear from faculty regarding specific instructions within the next few days.


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Monday through Thursday

All offices will be OPEN from 9AM to 3PM. The office will be lightly staffed in order to comply with proper social distancing procedures. Wage employees will be report for their normal hours unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.


Starting on March 20, the campus will be closing on Fridays for deep cleaning and sanitation. All faculty/staff will be asked to work remotely on Fridays from 9AM to 3PM. Instructors will work with students to determine alternate schedules or remote meeting options for classes that meet on Fridays.


Saturday classes and weekend events will be held on their regular schedule. However, all public events have been canceled through April 13 according to the state’s guidelines.


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For the foreseeable future, all faculty and staff are expected to report between 9AM and 3PM Monday through Friday according to the schedule designated by your supervisor. Some of these hours may be worked remotely (all Friday hours will be worked remotely) Wage employees will report according to their regular schedules or as directed by their supervisors.

Social Distancing/Health

We recommend no more than two people at a time should work in an office during a given shift.

Anyone with comprised health conditions should be allowed to work fully remote.

Anyone who has any confirmed exposure to COVID-19 should be allowed to self-quarantine


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All office will remain open 9AM to 3PM Monday through Thursday.

All students are welcome to use campus WiFi for homework.

Unfortunately, the computer labs are not available.

Testing Center will be open.

The gym is closed.


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All public events and NJCAA activities have been suspended until April 5.

According to the mandate by our state governing body, all community college commencement ceremonies have been canceled. Graduates WILL receive the degrees/credentials they have earned without delay. PHCC is looking into alternative methods of celebrating graduates’ accomplishments as we recognized how meaningful the commencement ceremony is for out students.


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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.