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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) OCCC will deliver all summer classes online. Beginning June 29 all entries to OCCC buildings will be open. Individuals entering the building will be required to wear a face mask. Most campus services are still available online. To view current hours for campus departments and services, visit http://www.occc.edu/aboutus/summer.html
COVID-19 is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness that has spread globally into a pandemic. OCCC encourages you to learn more about COVID-19, health and safety precautions, and resources at www.occc.edu/coronavirus


COVID-19 Updates

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

For questions regarding COVID-19 in Oklahoma, please call the community hotline 1-877-215-8336.

State of Oklahoma Response to COVID-19

Oklahoma City-County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information

U.S. State Department Travel Information

CDC Graphic: COVID19 symptoms CDC Graphic: Stop the Spread of Germs

A Department of Education guidance regarding notifying the campus (or segments) as per the Clery Act is found at:

https://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/040320UPDATEDGuidanceInterruptStudyRelCOVID19

The following is the relevant provision:

Notifications Regarding an Immediate Threat to Health or Safety (§ 668.46)
The Clery Act and its implementing regulations require institutions to notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff occurring on campus. The Department does not interpret the statutory language as requiring institutions to give regular, on-going updates on COVID-19 or to proactively identify positive COVID-19 cases within the campus community. The Department also does not interpret the statutory language to apply to positive COVID-19 cases among individuals who are not attending classes, working, or residing on campus or to require notifications to such individuals.

An institution may satisfy the emergency notification requirements of the Clery Act and § 668.46 as follows: (1) provide students and employees a single notification through the regular means of communicating emergency notifications informing them about COVID-19 and necessary health and safety precautions, as well as encouraging them to obtain information from health care providers, state health authorities, and the CDC’sCOVID-19 website; or (2) create a banner at the top of the institution’s homepage containing that same information, including a statement about the global pandemic and a link to the CDC’s website.

STUDENT/EMPLOYEE HOTLINE INFORMATION

We have launched hotlines for both students and employees who have questions, concerns or need services. These will continue to be operational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday:

Student Hotline:  Phone: 405-686-6277
Student Email:  studenthotline@occc.edu 

Employee Hotline:  Phone: 405-686-6276
Employee Email:  employeehotline@occc.edu  

SPRING 2020 PASS/NO PASS GRADING OPTION

For the spring semester, Pass/No Pass (P/NP) grading is an optional grading method that students may choose to use Spring 2020 semester for the traditional 16-week and the late 8-week terms. More Info

CARES ACT STUDENT FUNDING

NOTE: This application for CARES Act funding is now closed as all available funds have been dispersed. More Info

INTERNET OR COMPUTER HELP

We want you to shelter in place during this pandemic. We know some of you may be searching for access to a computer or internet access. We've opened up some solutions that may make things easier for you while still keeping us all at a safe social distance.  More Info

STUDENT AFFAIRS INFORMATION

For information see this page regarding closures, services, and operations related to the following departments:

Student Success Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid, International Student Services, OCCC Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Records and Graduation, Recreation and Fitness, SCMS, Student Life, Student Support Services, Testing and Assessment and Student Support Services.

DEADLINE/DATE CHANGES

Nursing Programs extended dates:

May 29, 2020 is the new deadline for the Traditional Nursing Application

June 12, 2020 is the new deadline for the Nursing Career Ladder Pathway Application 

SPARC Spring Resource Fair

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, we regrettably had to cancel our Spring Resource Fair. Our first priority is the safety of our Single Parent Students and Vendors who would be a part of that event. We will be planning to schedule a Fall Resource Fair so watch your email and this webpage for more information.

OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater: Tickets for events beyond April 26 will remain on sale and we will continue to monitor this developing situation and provide updates about shows beyond April 26 through email and on tickets.occc.edu.

Bookstore: Please be advised that the Bookstore will continue to process student book/course material orders during the shutdown. All orders must be placed on the Bookstore website and will be shipped freight free.

http://bookstore.occc.edu/home

Please email breinke@occc.edu if you have any questions.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ON-CAMPUS COURSE TRANSITION TO ONLINE USING MOODLE

Resources for Students

Resources for Instructors

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Suspension of College Travel: With the exception of essential travel, all College-related travel is suspended, effective immediately. 

Spring Break Travel: You are encouraged to carefully reconsider planned travel during spring break. Be aware of reported cases in other states and countries.

Preventive Actions: You are encouraged to take preventative measures to inhibit the spread of any virus. These measures include:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth whenever possible.
  • Use alcohol or other disinfectants to clean objects or hard surfaces used by multiple people.
  • Carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands frequently.
  • When in a public bathroom, use a paper towel to turn off the water and open the door.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues. Cough or sneeze into your upper arm if you don’t have a tissue.
  • Avoid shaking hands.

Campus Efforts: We are deploying additional hand sanitizers on campus.  We are planning additional cleaning throughout the campus and at the FACE Center and the OCCC Capitol Hill Center.  Additional cleaning has occurred in areas with exercise equipment and other recreational areas.