Student Travel/Self-Quarantine Guidelines

March 24, 2020

Subject: Out of State Travel/Self-Quarantine
From: CCC President Dr. Matt Gotschall

Dear Central Community College Students,

We are continuing to closely monitor the current COVID-19 situation related to public health recommendations to protect our students, as well as our college community. In accordance with recent guidance from Nebraska health departments, the following guidelines are in effect immediately for all CCC students and staff.

Any CCC student who has traveled out of state is now being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival back in Nebraska before coming to any CCC location/property. These recommendations are for all who have traveled by personal automobile or public transportation (e.g. air, train, bus).  The recommendation is based on evidence that travel outside of Nebraska is a risk factor for COVID-19 infection, and thus this measure is intended to help our communities prevent the spread of the infection. 

For example, if you traveled out of state and returned to Nebraska on March 15, you should self-quarantine until March 29 and able to return March 30. If you are currently out of state, you will need to self-quarantine from CCC locations, including the residence halls, until 14 days past the date of your return to Nebraska.

During this time, students from Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte counties who return to those counties after traveling outside the state or who have come in contact with someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 should self-report to East Central District Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline (For English, dial 402.562.8960; for Spanish dial 402.562.8963).

For residential hall students who have traveled out of state, please contact your director of residence life to notify them of your need to self-quarantine at your permanent residence so that we can assist in arrangements for refunds or other needs.

I encourage all students to continue working on coursework, even if in quarantine. Our faculty are working diligently each day to adapt their courses so that you can complete your remaining coursework remotely beginning on March 30, when spring break concludes. Those students requiring in-person labs or clinicals will be contacted by your faculty on schedules moving forward beginning March 30.

Please reach out to CCC faculty, staff or administration as we work to support you in these challenging times. Other updates will be posted on the CCC website under Coronavirus Updates and Information.