COVID-19 Update on Jones College classes, operations & events
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College Update

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Campus Operations

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, and until further notice, the college will hold all classes and related coursework online. Please log in to Canvas to view your coursework and instructor communication. Students enrolled in CTE programs that require skill set evaluations may utilize hybrid (on-line and small group) formats.

Campus Access

All Jones College facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Only essential college personnel, approved student’s accessing WiFi, approved vendors, approved contractors, and approved guests are allowed on campus during the campus closure.

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Jones College will have one entrance to campus. All Jones College streets will be closed for public use. Those entering campus must enter through the Highway 590 Bypass entrance see Campus Map. Campus passes will be issued to all visitors excluding employees and students. Employees and students must display official Jones College Parking Permit upon approval of entry.

Visitors requesting access to the Walking Trail, Bobcat Stadium Track, Frisbee Course, must provide identification. A limited number of visitors will be allowed to access these areas.

The Campus Fitness Center, Field House, and Softball Fitness Centers are closed until further notice.


Computer/Device Needs

If you are a Jones College student and need assistance in securing access to a computer in order to complete your courses in a Learn from Home format, please complete the Technology Accessibility Survey (survey link: https://forms.gle/gpy5zH1vb2hcrZoX9) located in Canvas.

Ellisville Campus Wifi Solutions

Wifi will be available to Jones College students in three locations on the main Ellisville campus see Campus Map – the East and West parking lot of McClellan Hall, the South parking lot of the King Chemistry Center, and the South parking lot of the Thomas-Harris Science Buidling. Students can be granted guest access to campus for the use of Wifi Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Additional access points will be available in coming weeks.

Enrollment
2020 Summer and Fall open enrollment that was scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 25, has been delayed until Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Events
All events hosted by Jones College or in a Jones College facility have been suspended indefinitely.
All Spring Athletics have been canceled by NJCAA.

Graduation
The Jones College Graduation Commencement Ceremonies scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2020, have been postponed at this time.


Proctored Exams

The format and frequency of quizzes, tests, and exams will vary among courses and instructors. In an effort to minimize potential exposure to the virus, on-campus proctored testing will not be an option at this time. Some instructors may choose to utilize virtual proctoring. Please refer to Canvas for an updated syllabus that will help you navigate the remainder of the semester.


Mobile Campus Clinic

The Jones College Campus Clinic will offer mobile services to our campus community (students and employees) beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, until further notice. The Mobile Clinic will operate Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment with Mobile Clinic, send an email to CampusClinic@jcjc.edu.


Students

  • The Office of Student Affairs is now available to students in a virtual model via their Canvas account. While this is not a course that will require students to complete additional coursework, it is a platform where students can access the student help center for specific questions and student needs. Students must accept the invitation. Students can also schedule virtual meetings with Student Affairs Administrators. In addition, virtual counseling sessions are also available through Canvas as well as resources regarding Disability Services and Library Services.
  • All campus mail inquiries should be directed to rick.youngblood@jcjc.edu.
  • Specific questions or concerns about the Learn from Home model can be sent to LearnfromHome@jcjc.edu.
  • Continue to check your JC email address for official updates and communication concerning the new Learn from Home Model.


Student Housing Refund

Prorated student housing refunds will be issued by Monday, May 11, 2020, Notification of your refund will be sent through campus email.


Human Resources Policy Updates

Beginning March 30, 2020, the Telecommuting Policy, Telecommuting Agreement, and the COVID-19 Leave Policy can be found in the Bamboo HR management software located in MyJones.




College Planning

March 20, 2020: Campus Update
Campus Update Statement 3/20/2020

March 19, 2020: Campus Update
Campus Update Statement 3/19/2020

March 17, 2020: Campus Update
Campus Update Statement

March 14, 2020: Jones College released a statement to the parents of all students concerning COVID-19 planning.
Parents COVID-19 Statement

March 13, 2020: March 13, 2020: Jones College media release COVID-19 Campus Operations
Public Relations Media Release March 13, 2020

March 12, 2020: The office of Student Affairs released a statement to housing residents concerning COVID-19.
Student Affairs' Statement

March 10, 2020: The Office of the President issued a statement on International Travel and non-essential in COVID-19 impacted areas.
President's Statement

March 9, 2020: The college Pandemic Emergency Taskforce met to discuss awareness, prevention, and preparedness of COVID-19.
Emergency Preparedness

March 2, 2020: The college administration has assembled a multidisciplinary team from across the institution to identify and plan for a range of scenarios and potential near- and longer-term impacts.




Travel

Jones College Sponsored Travel
Jones College continues to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus 2019. Based on a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States and many other countries are affected.

The CDC issued, March 9, 2020, its recommendations to Institutions of Higher Education (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html) with students who are participating in international travel or study abroad programs.