Employees – COVID-19

Safety Precautions and protocols

    • Face masks are required to be worn when in public spaces on campus (hallways, bathrooms, gathering spaces, etc.) or when social distancing is unpredictable or difficult to achieve. 
    • Face masks do not have to be worn in your office if you are working alone. If someone enters your office space, all individuals should wear masks unless all individuals can maintain at least 6 feet apart.
    • Face masks should be worn by both faculty and students when social distancing is not able to be consistently applied, such as lab situations and one-on-one instruction. Faculty may remove their face masks when lecturing but they must consistently maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from the students.
    • Face masks do not have to be worn when vigorously working outside, but social distancing must be maintained. If you are alone and outside, you may remove your mask until someone approaches.
    • Individuals who have underlying conditions for which wearing a mask would be contraindicated must self-disclose and will not be required to wear a mask. We will honor the individual’s disclosure, and documentation is not necessary for proof. Individuals under age 11 are not required to wear a mask.
    • We have disposable face masks for use in certain locations across campus. If you would like reusable face masks, the college can order up to two per employee. 
  • Employees and students must wash hands or use hand sanitizer immediately upon entering a building and frequently throughout the day. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be utilized in high traffic areas on each campus, including computer labs, health and science labs, and testing centers. 
  • Limited quantities of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and gloves will be available for employees to pick up in the OCH or LLP Business Offices. Please contact Emily Hasty at ehasty@spcc.edu or 704-272-5326 for pickup arrangements.  
  • Vendors, contractors, and visitors on campus must adhere to safety protocols with disinfection and social distancing measures and have the appropriate permissions from SPCC. 
  • All high touch surfaces including door handles/knobs/push plates/bars, handrails, light switches, toilet seats, toilet partitions, sinks, counters, bathroom fixtures, soap and paper towel dispensers, and water fountains are being sanitized by janitorial services every night and by our Facilities staff twice daily. 
  • Each business day at 10 am and 3 pm, employees are reminded via the broadcast function on office/classroom telephones to clean commonly used areas around their workspace using the Disinfecting Protocol. The Protocol will be displayed in each room being used, and cleaning supplies will be available for these spaces. 
  • Social distancing practices for employees and students will continue to be enforced. Maintain a 6 foot distance between yourself and others and avoid close contact. Signage will serve as reminders and guides to establish and maintain a 6 ft distance between persons.  
  • Signage will clearly mark designated entry and exit doors. 
  • See through plastic barriers will be utilized in workspaces where social distancing is impractical.
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The following are known symptoms but may not include all possible symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • If you are already at work, leave immediately and notify your supervisor.
    • If you have been in close contact with other SPCC staff and faculty, notify HR as soon as possible (704-272-5335).
    • Complete the COVID-19 Self-Quarantine form in SharePoint
    • We encourage you to get tested
    • Follow CDC guidelines about monitoring symptoms and seeking further medical assistance.
    • You may return to work after ALL of the following conditions have been met:
      • At least 72 hours have passed since you no longer have a fever without using any fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen sodium (Aleve)
      • At least 72 hours have passed since your respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) have greatly improved
      • At least ten (10) days have passed since your symptoms first appeared   
    • If you test negative after two consecutive tests taken 24 hours apart and the first of these tests was conducted after symptoms were no longer present, you may return to work.
  • If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or has experienced symptoms of COVID-19, we require you to do the following:
    • Complete the COVID-19 Self-Quarantine form in SharePoint
    • Self-quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure with the person thought to be infected
    • Monitor your symptoms and follow CDC guidelines if symptoms emerge
    • You may return to work after the self-quarantine expires and you remain symptom-free.

Faculty Resources

For each week of instruction that is transitioned to Moodle, one unit should appear with the following information: 

  • Individual class dates replaced by online instruction 
  • Learning outcomes for the unit 
  • Resources (readings, videos, etc.) for the unit 
  • Assignments and evaluation methods (including due dates) for the unit 

South Piedmont Community College has infrastructure in place to support eLearning. Moodle, a learning management system where course sites are located, can be accessed through your web browser (Firefox is recommended). Each course at South Piedmont has an associated Moodle course site that is automatically created. 

  • Each student enrolled in a curriculum course through South Piedmont may access their courses in Moodle. 
  • Through Moodle, instructors and students can continue to engage in meaningful ways. 
  • In order to minimize interruptions to learning, please use the resources linked here to migrate your courses online.
  • Plans for mitigating risk.

Virtual Learning Community (VLC) 

NCLOR (NC Learning Object Repository) 

  • Repository to manage, collect, and share digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments; over 194,000 learning objects and resources including NROC, V-Scope Explorer, Intelecom Adult Basic Education; open educational resources; ebooks; professional development tutorials and videos and hundreds of quailty resources to support specific NCCCS courses. Interactive learning objects are mapped to the NCCCS courses. The NCLOR reduces duplication of effort associated with course development; and resources are integrated and accessible through Blackboard and Moodle.  

NROC (Monterey Institute for Technology and Education/National Repository of Online Content) 

  • The NROC collection, accessible through the NCLOR, contains over 3,500 multi-curriculum topics and 1,128 additional lessons. Topics include Algebra, Developmental Math and English, Biology, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, and Religions of the World. 

Quality Matters 

  • Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. The System Office subscription provides NCCCS colleges with training opportunities and discounted memberships.  

STAT!Ref® / BoardVitals 

  • This resource provides an unlimited use license for all colleges. The database contains electronic medical textbooks; journals, and current articles on allied health, nursing, dental, and emergency services. Access is by IP authentication on campus and remote login off campus. Access is also available through a free mobile app for electronic devices.  

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center/NCCS Webinar Series 

  • Collaboration with telemedicine department of UNC-LCCC to produce webinars for NCCCS nursing courses shared with the state-wide community. Webinars include closed captioning and scripts. 

V-Scope Explorer: Basic Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology 

  • System-wide resource for Basic Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology collections; state-of-the-art high resolution microscopy which mimics physical functionality of a real microscope and requires students to follow traditional laboratory process and protocol; web-deliverable, includes study guides, and can be downloaded to college servers; free professional development workshops by vendor. 

Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) 

  • This collaborative project of the North Carolina Community College System and NC State University allows individual community colleges to provide computer lab services through cloud computing and to achieve cost efficiency for software and hardware. The VCE business model provides community colleges a cost-effective alternative to expensive, traditional computer labs. Selection is determined through an annual application process. 

Telework Guidelines

  • The Senior Leadership Team will coordinate individual or departmental work schedules and job coverage as we fully transition back to campus.   
    • Staggered work schedules are encouraged in areas that can effectively stagger and provide college services. 
    • Teleworking is an option for those positions that can effectively telework. Teleworking arrangements must be discussed with supervisors and the appropriate Vice President. 
    • Employees are encouraged to have conversations with their supervisor and/or Vice President if they feel uncomfortable returning to campus.
  • South Piedmont’s State of Emergency Leave Procedures have been amended to include State of Emergency Leave Provision 5 now through July 31, 2020. Absences from work not applicable under State of Emergency Leave guidelines will have to be applied to other available and applicable leave types. Please contact Lauren Sellers at lsellers@spcc.edu with questions regarding leave procedures.
  • To ensure the safety and wellness for the college community, employees and students MUST stay home if sick or develop COVID-19 symptoms. 


  • All college-affiliated travel is prohibited except for travel to SPCC locations and to SPCC-affiliated off-site locations that continue to host services and programs. 
  • For personal travel, full-time and part-time faculty and staff should continue to complete the Travel Form located under the Personal Travel tab on SharePoint as notification to Human Resources about any upcoming travel OR to document travel within the last two weeks outside of Anson and Union Counties. 

Virtual Contact and Meeting information

The best way to have virtual meetings is through Skype. All users, employees and students, have access to Skype through Office 365. Employees that have permanent SPCC issued laptops should have the Skype client installed. The Skype client does not have to be installed to participate in a meeting. 

Disabling Call Forwarding 

  • Press the “Fwd All” button on your desk phone 
  • Verify the message “Forwarded to XXXXXXXXXX” disappears from the screen 

Forwarding Calls  

  • Press the “Fwd All” button on your desk phone 
  • Enter 9 + 1 + 10-digit phone number 
  • Place a test call once calls have been forwarded. If the test call fails, contact Brian Nine, Director of Infrastructure Support, BNine@spcc.edu or 704.993.2477 

Hiding Outgoing Caller ID Number 

  • On a per call basis 
  • Press *67 followed by the 10-digit phone number

    iPhones (Note: This feature may not be supported by all phone carriers. Instructions may vary depending on phone version.) 
    • Go to Settings 
    • Select Phone 
    • Click Show My Caller ID 
    • Use the toggle switch to show or hide your number 

  • Android Devices
    (Note: This feature may not be supported by all phone carriers. Instructions may vary depending on phone type and version.)
    • Open the Phone app 
    • Open the Menu 
    • Select Settings 
    • Click on Call settings 
    • Click on Additional settings 
    • Click on Caller ID 
    • Choose “Hide number” and your number will be hidden 
    • Choose “Show number” or “Network default” to resume showing your number 
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