Student COVID-19 Protocols | JCTC

Student COVID-19 Protocols

STUDENT RETURN TO CAMPUS

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has created significant health risks for some populations. In alignment with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Governor of Kentucky and the State Health Department, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has developed and established safety protocols to assist its colleges in maintaining safe working and learning environments. These protocols outline additional precautions for student, employee, and community safety.

STUDENTS and COVID-19:

Students must be aware of and work with faculty, staff, and administration during these extraordinary times as required by the KCTCS Code of Student Conduct, Article III, Section 3, Standard 2.4, and the Appendix, entitled Crisis or Emergency Plans, Protocols, and Guidance.

KCTCS has aligned isolation/quarantine protocols with the KY Department of Public Health. These guidelines can be found here.  Additional protocols may be implemented at the local college level; please contact your Healthy at Work Officer for guidance specific to your college.

NOTE:  FOR THE PURPOSES OF KCTCS PROTOCOLS IN THIS DOCUMENT, QUARANTINE MEANS TO STAY OFF CAMPUS OR OUT OF THE OFFICE FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME.  While we advise you to follow state, local and federal guidelines, we have no authority over your actions while not on KCTCS property.

How to Reduce Exposure:

  • Follow KCTCS guidelines provided by your college
  • These guidelines include:
  • Taking federal and state recommended precautions
  • Knowing the symptoms of COVID-19

Stay away from your campus when you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4F or higher
  • Chills or Sweating regardless of actual temperature rating
  • New Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Sore Throat
  • Muscle aches, body aches
  • Stomach upset or vomiting and diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Awaiting test results surrounding these or other symptoms
  • Told to stay in self-isolation
  • Link to current CDC symptoms:  

If you begin to experience any of these symptoms while at school, you should contact your Instructor and leave immediately.

Isolation/Quarantine Protocols

KCTCS has aligned isolation/quarantine protocols with the KY Department of Public Health.  These guidelines can be found here.  Additional protocols may be implemented at the local college level; please contact your Healthy at Work Officer for guidance specific to your college.