Community Resources

COVID 19  Protocol

Coastal Carolina Community College is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation based on the latest information available from health authorities and state agencies. We have curated resources and information in an effort to ensure our campus community remains not only informed but also prepared throughout these unprecedented circumstances. This site will continue to be updated as necessary, but we encourage you to obtain information regarding health and safety precautions from health care providers, state health agencies, and government authorities in order to help our community stay as healthy and safe as possible. The following direct links are to government and state health authorities, including the CDC:

CDC NC DHHS Onslow County Health Department


Update from the President:

COVID-19 Update: July 24, 2020

Good afternoon students, faculty, and staff. Having not seen or talked with many of you for months now, it is my hope that you are doing well.

As you know, course offerings were transitioned to a remote learning format this past March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member, you have played a role in maintaining the college’s long standing record of educational quality and student success during this most challenging time.  Upon completion of the Spring Semester, certain face-to-face classes were reinstated at the beginning of this Summer Semester for those programs with no viable alternative.  It is through your efforts that over six hundred and fifty new graduates qualify to participate in the drive-through graduation ceremony scheduled for next Saturday, August 1, 2020.  Congratulations to all on a job well done!

As we prepare for the August 17 beginning of the Fall Semester, most seated class sections are being offered with lower seat capacities in order to accommodate social distancing.  Within the applicable guidelines in Governor Cooper’s Executive Order, safety measures will be implemented including, but not limited to, disinfecting, cleaning, and wearing face masks when practicable or necessary.

With public schools now scheduled to reopen under what is known as Plan B, K-12 students will begin the academic year in Onslow County attending face-to-face classes two days each week.  Since many of you have school-aged children, please know that every effort will be made to accommodate you as follows:

Students registered for seated classes are being given different options including; conversion to remote learning.  Faculty office hours, as well as comprehensive student support services including the math lab, Writer’s Center, the LRC, Success Coaches, and other tutoring/support options will remain available on campus and virtually.

Schedules for certain employees may be temporarily altered, subject to supervisory approval, and depending upon the nature of the job description.  Schedules could possibly be adjusted to less than a five-day week.

I very much appreciate your continued commitment and dedication.  It is each of you and the contributions you provide that make this college community unique in so many ways.  It is my hope that you, your family, and friends remain healthy and safe.

David L. Heatherly
Coastal Carolina Community College

COVID19 Symptoms-Exposure Protocol

Guidance Concerning Face Coverings

Employees are expected to wear cloth face coverings or disposable masks that cover the nose and mouth while on campus sites when they are or may be within six (6) feet of another person.

Examples include:

  • Traveling to/from your vehicle
  • In common areas (hallways, classrooms, labs, elevators, lobbies, etc.)
  • In an office, break room, meeting room, or training room where two or more are gathered

The fabric design or pattern must be appropriate for the academic setting.
To the extent possible, face coverings will be made available to employees upon request.

Additional Resources

Military and Veteran Resources

Military and Veteran Links and Resources

For More information about the coronavirus, Please review the following information.

Know How it Spreads

Know How it Spreads

Illustration: woman sneezing on man
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and waterClean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Illustration: Woman quarantined to her homeAvoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Take steps to protect others

man in bedStay home if you’re sick




woman covering their mouth when coughingCover coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


man wearing a mask
Wear a facemask
  •  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.

cleaning a counterClean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.