Student Travel Guidelines

March 23, 2020

Dear Central Community College Residents,

Below are the guidelines for all residential students as of March 19. Any student who has traveled internationally and/or to the US states of Washington, California, New York, Colorado and Florida must do the following:

  • Self-quarantine (defined below) at their permanent residence or another location for 14 days from the date they return to Nebraska before they will be eligible to reside in campus housing.
  • Notify your director of residence life of your travel destination as well as your travel dates.
  • Call your nearest health department and follow the guidance they provide. Residence life staff can assist with contact information for Nebraska health departments.

The list of countries and states above is subject to change. CCC will follow guidance from local, state, and federal officials related to locations that require quarantine.

  • For the purpose of these guidelines, we are using the following definitions of self-quarantine and social distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Quarantine, in general, means the separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic, from others who have not been so exposed, to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease. To self-quarantine,people should stay in their homes and isolate themselves as much as possible from others, including their family members, to prevent the spread of the virus.

    • Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings (crowded public places where close contact with others may occur, such as shopping centers, movie theaters and stadiums), avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately six feet or two meters) from others when possible.

I know it has been an uncertain and anxious time for you as students, and on behalf of Central Community College and our student success staff, I want to thank you for your patience as we have worked through the rapidly changing circumstances. I also want to tell you that you, our students, are the reason we come to work every day. You are our priority.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community at CCC and in light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are working diligently to act in accordance with national, state and local guidance, including our local health departments. As of right now, our residence halls and dining services remain open for any residents who need to stay on campus. We are facing a situation that is fluid, however, and so as circumstances change, we will reevaluate the delivery of all services and will keep our residential community informed of any updates.

Please know that all of the staff in residence life and in our student success offices are here to support you in the weeks ahead, whether it relates to your housing needs, your coursework, your registration for summer and fall and for any support needs you have to finish the spring semester successfully. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email or phone.

Elizabeth Przymus, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Success