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Last updated 5.19.21

On May 14, 2021, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 215 which fully lifts the capacity limitations and social distancing requirements on businesses and lifts the indoor face covering requirement on most businesses and operations, including community colleges. Exceptions to this order include K-12 schools, child-care facilities, children’s day, and overnight camps, public, or private transportation, prisons, and establishments providing shelter to persons experiencing homelessness.  

Effective immediately, South Piedmont Community College will not impose any additional restrictions beyond those in the Executive Order. However, if you work in a setting that requires the use of masks, please adhere to the requirements of that site. We will continue to keep the plastic barriers in place and disinfect high-touch surfaces.

Some individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will continue to wear masks, so please be mindful of the comfort level of those around you. Your safety, well-being, and comfort are all important, and we want to ensure the most appropriate balance. Achieving a high level of vaccinated individuals is the best chance of moving forward safely, so I continue to encourage vaccinations unless you have a condition in which the vaccination is contraindicated. 


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Please do not come to campus if you are currently or have experienced any cold, flu-like, or coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, respiratory illness, sore throat, persistent headache, loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle aches), or have been in contact with a person diagnosed with coronavirus or someone in quarantine within the last 14 days.