CVCC COVID-19 Update, 2020
April 6, 2020
CVCC COVID-19 Virtual Hotline or call
CVCC COVID-19 Hotline (828) 624-5219
The CVCC Library is the technology distribution point for students who need access to technology equipment during the time of COVID-19. Drive-Thru Checkout will be available for employees and students.
Students, faculty and staff who need access to equipment should do the following:
- Access the CVCC COVID-19 Virtual Hotline Question Form and complete the questions. We need as much information as possible regarding the items needed and a method of contact.
- If the student, faculty, or staff members cannot access the form, they may also call (828) 624-5219 for assistance.
- Once the technology is ready for checkout the CVCC Library will call or email the requestor with information on how to receive the equipment.
Campus Calendar and Events
- No events will be held on campus through April 30, 2020.
- April 10 is a college holiday.
- Summer registration is ongoing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. New student registration begins on April 13.
- April 13-15 is Spring Break and will remain intact.
- The 2019-2020 Student Awards Ceremony will be a virtual ceremony. More information forthcoming. Please watch your email for details.
Experiencing Stress or Anxiety? Here is Where to Get Help.
If you are experiencing stress or anxiety during this time, please know that help is available 24-7 at these numbers:
- Alexander County: Vaya Health Access Center: 800-849-6127
- Burke County: Partners Behavioral Health Management Access Center: 888-235-4673
- Caldwell County: Vaya Health Access Center: 800-849-6127
- Catawba County: Partners Behavioral Health Management Access Center: 888-235-4673
- Gaston County: Partners Behavioral Health Management Access Center: 888-235-4673
- Iredell County: Partners Behavioral Health Management Access Center: 888-235-4673
Please continue to check your CVCC email and the CVCC website (www.cvcc.edu) regularly for additional updates and information. The FAQs for students and employees will be updated in real time.
- Support for Students: Resources for Students
- Support for Alexander County Residents: Alexander County, Open Broadband provide free Wi-Fi hotspot to assist students during COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak
- If you are having trouble with internet access, CVCC has extended its parking lot WiFi capacity to the areas indicated on this map. Feel free to drive in and access the CVCC WiFi from our parking areas.
- If you are having any trouble transitioning to the online format for your courses, please communicate with your faculty member or complete the form at our CVCC COVID-19 Virtual Hotline and a member of our team will reach out to you.
- Commencements for May 8-9 have been postponed to a later date TBD.
- For information on student support services (student services, advising, library resources, financial aid, career services, business office services, technology assistance, Learning Assistance Center, tutoring requests, student records, testing center, VA Office, College Store, Student Activities, Admissions, Transcripts, etc.), please click on this document Students Services Information.
- Financial Assistance:
- Finish Line Grants: Grants of $1000 per semester are still available for students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) at least 50% of the required curriculum for their program of study. (This includes some Continuing Education programs.)
- Student Emergency Loans: Loans of up to $1,000 per semester are also available. (50% completion is not a requirement for these loans.)
- The contact person for both means of financial assistance is as follows: Renee Neal (email@example.com or (828) 327-7000, ext 4408).
Please visit this webpage for continued updates.
- Center of Disease Control (CDC)
- Catawba County Public Health (CCPH)
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
CDC Recommended Prevention - Stop the Spread of Germs
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
CDC on Handwashing