Jefferson Community College (JCC) students residing in the residence hall on campus were required to take a COVID-19 test at move-in, during the week of August 24th. JCC is pleased to report all tests came back with negative results. Collaborating with Watertown Urgent Care, the College was able to see all 104 students living in the residence hall tested, assuring results would be back by the first day of classes, which began on August 31. College president Ty A. Stone states, “Starting the semester off with this good news of 100% negative results for our residence hall students is definitely a win for our campus community but we caution students to remain vigilant and continue to exhibit responsible behavior. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our primary focus at this time.”
In compliance with the reopening plan that JCC submitted to SUNY in July 2020, the residence hall was permitted to open for fall semester at a reduced capacity. JCC has implemented safety precautions to help reduce density of students wherever possible. Limits on occupancy of social spaces, activity rooms and laundry facilities are in place and guest access has been limited, with health screening forms required for entry. Face coverings are required in all social spaces of the building.
JCC is offering most of their fall semester classes remotely, with only certain classes that require hands-on participation, such as culinary, science labs and art classes happening in person. The college is also offering three allied health workshops in person, with social distancing measures in place.
Student Tests Positive for COVID-19
Jefferson Community College (JCC) received confirmation today, October 23, 2020, that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19.