COVID-19, Updates and FAQs
Effective Tuesday, August 10:
- Masks are required indoors on all OCC campuses, for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated
individuals. Face coverings (masks) are not required for individuals working alone in an office,
classroom or work space with high-wall areas.
- Masks are not required outdoors.
- If a student or employee needs a mask, they are available at no charge in Student Services and Public Safety (please take only one per person); they are also for sale in the vending machines near bookstores.
- Students who are unable to tolerate wearing a mask for medical reasons may request
a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. Students must contact the campus ACCESS
department for assistance. Accommodations will be determined on an individual basis
through interactive dialog between the College and the requester, and will be based
upon the medical condition(s) of concern and other pertinent factors. The accommodation
must be arranged for prior to the beginning of the semester. Accommodations may include,
but are not limited to, one or more of the following:
- Faceshield (preferred)
- Scarf or similar garment over lower face
- Physical barriers between individual and others
- Remote class or office work
- Social distancing
If no reasonable accommodation for ADA or religious considerations is possible or the requester rejects an accommodation, they may be denied physical in person access to College buildings.
- Social distancing is encouraged.
- Stay home, if you are sick. Daily online COVID-19 screening is no longer required; continue to self-monitor for symptoms.
- If you feel sick on campus, alert your supervisor/instructor and return home. Seek the advice of a health expert.
- Instructors need to contact the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety / Risk Management (EHSRM) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible after being notified of student/employee both suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Whether you are attending in pursuit of a degree or certificate, have plans to transfer to a four-year institution, or working to update your skills through workforce training or continuing education, OCC is here to ensure you can continue to pursue your goals as seamlessly as possible.
The impact of Covid-19 has disrupted all of our lives but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to ensuring OCC students succeed.
We are working diligently on a plan to return to on-campus operations for Fall 2021.
Fall 2021: OCC will be returning to face-to-face courses while offering you more online classes and hybrid options. We also will offer student services in both a remote and in-person format for your convenience.