Return to campus information
As our communities continue to stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions are lifted, Clackamas Community College is welcoming students, faculty, staff and visitors back onto our campuses.
The college continues to closely monitor the worldwide situation regarding COVID-19 and continues to follow the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority, Clackamas County Public Health Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Face masks now required indoors at CCC
Due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases, the CDC has put Clackamas County on red/high alert. Following the recommendations of our local health authorities and the CDC, our response is the following:
• Masks are now required indoors until the county returns to yellow status. We recognize that masks are not required by the government. This is CCC’s response to ensure the health of our community. While this requirement is in place, employees and students are held accountable through institutional policies and the student code of conduct, respectively.
• Instructors should consider physical distancing in classrooms where feasible.
Disposable face coverings are available by contacting College Safety at 503-594-6650 or by stopping by the College Safety office located in McLoughlin Hall, room 113. You may also obtain face masks at the Associated Student Government office in the Wacheno Welcome Center. Departments on campuses will also have supplies of face coverings available.
Information and guidelines for returning to campus
As of April 2022, health agencies (Clackamas County Public Health, OHA, and CDC) recommend using the CDC’s COVID Community Level Assessment to respond to increases or decreases in positive cases in our community.
This system, which can be found on the CDC website, identifies risk mitigation strategies for low, medium and high with assigned criteria for each category.
In consultation with the Clackamas County Public Health Division, the Return to Campus Task Force, with approval from the Executive Team, has identified the following CCC responses to the new metric guidelines for COVID-19 response.