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Covid-19 Information, Protocols and Policies

Spring 2022 Semester Update

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

OCC’s campus is open for all members of our community to work and learn full time and in person. The health and safety of our students and employees is of paramount importance and our decisions are informed by guidance issued from local, state, and federal public health authorities.

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The weekly testing requirement for unvaccinated individuals begins on January 24, 2022. Individuals who work or study exclusively online and do not visit the campus or SEC are excluded.

OCC has implemented a secure system called Medicat to house vaccination and testing documentation. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com. Individuals who provided proof of vaccination to the College or to the College’s on-campus testing service, Brio, during the fall semester must also provide that information to the Medicat system.

Unvaccinated individuals who have a positive antibody test result due to a previous COVID-19 infection may be exempted from weekly testing. In order to be considered for exemption you must provide a doctor’s note that indicates the date of the positive antibody test. OCC cannot determine how long protection from antibodies might last, therefore your doctor must also provide an end date for the exemption. If you are unvaccinated, positive antibody test results alone will not qualify you for exemption from weekly testing. You must upload a doctor’s note containing the required information to the Medicat system in order to be considered for exemption. Go to ocean.medicatconnect.com, log into your account and upload your doctor’s note.

OCC will continue to track reported exposures, and positive COVID-19 tests through
HealthReporting@ocean.edu. Direction will be provided to employees and students in accordance with the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and the NJ Department of Health.

The College offers face-to-face, online, remote, and hybrid classes. The Southern Education Center (SEC) is open to provide student services including advising, registration, and financial aid. Classes will resume in the spring 2022 semester at the SEC.

The HUB is located in the Student Enrollment Building, #9, and is open to serve students in person Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Wednesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm; and Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Students may visit the HUB to register and get help with Financial Aid, Advising and more.

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

Vaccination is strongly recommended but not required with the exception of students and faculty in the Nursing and Allied Health programs. Students and faculty in these programs must be vaccinated in order to comply with the vaccine mandate adopted by clinical sites. Vaccines are widely available throughout Ocean County. If you need information on how to obtain a vaccine, contact the Ocean County COVID-19 Hotline at 732-341-9700 ext. 7411, or email covid@ochd.org

Masks are required indoors for all persons (vaccinated or unvaccinated).

Masks must be worn:

  • Indoors in classrooms, lecture halls, etc.
  • Indoors in shared spaces (the library, conference rooms, studios, technology and science labs, computer labs, etc.).
  • Indoors in the Larson Center except when eating and drinking while seated.
  • Indoors in private spaces with more than one occupant (shared offices).
  • Indoors in public spaces (hallways, restrooms, stairs, elevators, lounges, etc.).
  • Departments should contact the Work Control Desk at workcontrol@ocean.edu 4444 to request a supply of masks to be kept on hand and distributed to staff and students as needed. PPE is stocked in the warehouse and Departments should not enter requisitions for PPE.

Masks are not required:

  • When outdoors.
  • When seated in a private office occupied by one person. Masks are not required indoors when seated at a workstation, provided there is six-foot separation from other seated people.
  • When an individual is engaged in an activity that cannot be performed while wearing a mask, such as eating and drinking or playing an instrument that would be obstructed by the face covering.
  • When a student is participating in high-intensity physical activities during a class in a well-ventilated location and able to maintain a physical distance of six feet from all other individuals.
  • When student athletes are participating in high-intensity physical activities in a well-ventilated location and team members are tested for COVID regularly.
  • When a person cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of a disability or condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and is granted a reasonable accommodation. Employees requesting an accommodation should contact Human Resources. Students requesting an accommodation should email accommodations@ocean.edu.
    • If a student or faculty/staff member is granted an accommodation and is permitted to be on campus without a mask, that individual will be required to get tested on a weekly basis (whether vaccinated or not). Testing will take place on campus, will be paid for by the college and results will be provided to the individual and to the college. If positive results are received, immediate quarantine and contact tracing will take place in accordance with existing protocols.

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

Testing is available for free on the OCC campus for students, faculty and staff. To set up an account for testing, students must register at go.ocean.edu/BRIOstudents; and faculty and staff should visit go.ocean.edu/BRIOstaff. Athletes should obtain the link from the Athletic Department. After you have registered, you will receive a QR code. Take a screenshot of your QR code or download it and have it available on your phone when you come to campus, if possible. If not, there are QR codes on the wall that you can scan after you arrive.

The testing site is open on campus Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00- 4:30 p.m. Testing takes place in the Grunin Center – Building 11b, adjacent to the Grunin Center Theatre and parking lot #2. Testing will also be available at the Southern Education Center (SEC) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Schedule an appointment on Campus

Schedule an appointment at the SEC

After testing, you will receive a text within 24 hours indicating the results of your test. If the result is negative, no further action is required on your part. If the result is positive, you must quarantine immediately. OCC will contact you with further instructions.

Individuals who choose to be tested outside of OCC must upload test results to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

Unvaccinated individuals who have a positive antibody test result due to a previous COVID-19 infection may be exempted from weekly testing. In order to be considered for exemption you must provide a doctor’s note that indicates the date of the positive antibody test. OCC cannot determine how long protection from antibodies might last, therefore your doctor must also provide an end date for the exemption. If you are unvaccinated, positive antibody test results alone will not qualify you for exemption from weekly testing. You must upload a doctor’s note containing the required information to the Medicat system in order to be considered for exemption.

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

Students who do not complete weekly COVID-19 testing may be charged with “Failure to comply with OCC policy” under the Ocean County College Code of Student Conduct, Policy #5247 and may be subject to one or all of the following:

  • Disciplinary warning: A notice provided to the student that indicates a violation of Ocean County College policies and/or rules and that more severe sanctions will result should the student be involved in additional violations while the student is enrolled at the College.
  • Disciplinary probation: Once on probation, if the student is found responsible for further violations of OCC policies/codes, the student may face more severe sanctions including restrictions, suspension, or expulsion.
  • Interim restriction from campus: Following two weeks of non-compliance with the testing requirement, either in succession or in separate time periods, students will not be permitted to attend any in-person classes, events, or activities on-campus until they complete the weekly testing requirement. While on a 1-week interim restriction from campus a student may communicate with their professors via phone email or CANVAS and continue to complete coursework. Any in person return to campus must be authorized by staff of the Office of Student Conduct after verifying that the student has met the testing requirement. Faculty will be notified of students that are placed on interim restriction from campus and will report any violations to the Office of Student Conduct. Students who violate the interim restriction from campus sanction will be removed from campus and may face more severe sanctions.
  • Interim suspension: If a student on interim restriction from campus does not comply with the testing requirement within 1 week they may be moved to an interim suspension pending the outcome of the conduct investigation. Once placed on interim suspension, the student will no longer be allowed to complete their coursework.
  • Suspension: The student is removed from classes. A sanction of suspension will include:
    • Administrative withdrawal from all courses resulting in grades of “F” or “W.”
    • Students using federal or state financial aid to pay for school may have to return some or all of the financial aid funds to the government.
    • Students will be responsible to pay OCC for the tuition and fees for their courses.

The information above pertains only to cases of students who are charged with “Failure to comply with OCC policy” because they do not complete weekly COVID-19 testing. Should other factors or student behavior occur in violation of the Ocean County College Student Code of Conduct, other charges or steps may be necessary. Questions about the Ocean County College Code of Student Conduct, Policy #5247 may be directed to the staff in the OCC Office of Student Conduct.

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay home or immediately leave campus, even if to your knowledge, you have not been exposed to COVID-19. See the COVID-19 Symptom list below to determine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Contact your Instructors and let them know you are not feeling well and need to work remotely until it is safe for you to return to campus. When your symptoms subside, you should get a COVID-19 test on campus. If the results are negative, you can return to campus. If the results are positive, you must quarantine immediately and OCC will contact you.

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

Students, faculty and staff must immediately contact HealthReporting@ocean.edu or call: (732) 255-0400, ext. 379 and provide your name, ID# and contact information, if you:

  • have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • have tested positive for COVID-19
  • are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

The Health Reporting Team will reach out to you as quickly as possible with next steps. If you are not vaccinated, please do not attend any on-campus events or onsite class sessions until you are contacted with the appropriate next steps.

If you are notified that you are positive or have been exposed and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the following applies:

  • You must leave campus immediately and quarantine for 5 days. You are not permitted on campus for any reason during this 5 day period.
  • In order for you to return to in-person OCC activity you will need to provide a negative COVID Test, dated after your 5th day of quarantine.
  • You may be tested on campus (testing is free). To set up an account for testing, students must register at go.ocean.edu/BRIOstudents; and faculty and staff should visit go.ocean.edu/BRIOstaff. Athletes should obtain the link from the Athletic Department.
  • After you have registered, you will receive a QR code. Take a screenshot of your QR code or download it and have it available on your phone when you come to campus, if possible. If not, there are QR codes on the wall that you can scan after you arrive. You can come to campus for testing on Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00- 4:30 p.m. Testing is available at the Southern Education Center (SEC) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Schedule an appointment on CampusSchedule an appointment at the SEC
  • Monitor your health. Do not come to Ocean County College’s testing site if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Testing will take place in the Grunin Center – Building 11b, adjacent to the Grunin Center Theatre and parking lot #2.
  • After testing, you will receive a text within 24 hours indicating the results of your test. If the result is negative, you are cleared to return to campus.
  • If the result is positive, you must continue to quarantine. OCC will contact you with further instructions.
  • If you do not wish to be tested on campus you can be tested elsewhere and upload your test results to the Medicat system. , go to ocean.medicatconnect.com, log into your account and upload your test results. OCC must receive a negative test result in order for you to return to campus.

After contacting HealthReporting@ocean.edu as directed above, continue with the following notifications:

  • If you are a Student
    • Notify your instructors
  • If you are a Student/Athlete
    • Notify your instructors and coach
  • If you are Staff or Faculty
    • Notify your supervisor or Dean

Note to Faculty: Do not take any action with your classes until you have been directed on what to do via the Health Reporting Team and your Dean. It is not your responsibility to perform any contact tracing or notification to students regarding your particular health report or the health report of one of your students.

Note to Students: If you are continuing classwork through Canvas during quarantine, make sure you have access to a computer and internet connection. If you do not, contact Joy Press: jpress@ocean.edu (732) 255-0400 x2013.

Additional Details:

Unvaccinated Faculty & Staff Unvaccinated Students
Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable). Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date. Faculty should make a list of on campus classes taught for the 48 hours prior to exposure. Official class lists will be used for contact tracing. Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: student ID#, date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable). Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date through reporting. Student schedules will be used for in class contract tracing.
If HR notifies you that you been exposed: you should immediately leave campus or stay home. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If the College notifies you that you been exposed: you should immediately leave campus or stay home. Contact each of your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas during quarantine.
If you believe you have been exposed: you should immediately report the exposure and follow the instructions from the Health Reporting Team. If you believe you have been exposed: you should immediately report the exposure and follow the instructions from the Health Reporting Team.
If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact each of your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas during quarantine.
If you become symptomatic but, to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you become symptomatic, but to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas.
If one of your Instructors has to quarantine, the College will contact you. Be sure to check your OCC email frequently. One of the following will occur:

  • The class will move to remote instruction for the period of the Instructor’s quarantine. Students will be expected to attend the class via Webex during the normal class meeting time.
  • The Instructor will provide assignments via Canvas for the quarantine period. Students will be expected to log in to the course via Canvas frequently during the quarantine period.
  • The College will assign a substitute for the quarantine period and the course will continue to meet in person.

The Health Reporting Team will provide detailed instructions, guided by the NJ Department of Health and based upon the information collected, including vaccination status; however, here is some preliminary information for you to be aware of:

  • Exposure means that you have had contact with a COVID-19 positive-tested person within 48 hours of the onset of their symptoms, and were within 6 feet of the infected person for a total of 15 minutes or longer.
  • See the COVID-19 Symptom list below to determine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If a positive case or confirmed exposure occurs in a classroom, students and faculty in that class will be notified and advised of next steps.
  • If a positive case or confirmed exposure occurs in an office, employees working nearby will be notified and advised of next steps.
  • Faculty are asked to relax attendance requirements and permit remote work for students who are experiencing symptoms or are required to quarantine.
  • Faculty and staff are asked to assist students with reporting or report student cases to HealthReporting@ocean.edu or call (732) 255-0400, ext. 379.
  • Faculty required to quarantine and who remain well enough to teach, may be asked to move the class to remote delivery or otherwise continue instruction until the date the faculty member has been cleared to return to campus by the Health Reporting Team.
  • If the faculty member is not well enough to teach remotely, they may use sick time. A substitute may be assigned and the class will continue face to face, or other arrangements may be made.
  • Staff who are required to quarantine and remain well enough to work, may be permitted to work remotely, if feasible and with their VP or AVP’s approval while under quarantine.
  • Faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms and are unable to work, should notify: Health Reporting, ext. 379 or healthreporting@ocean.edu and should report sick time using an absence reporting form.

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

If you are fully vaccinated, go to ocean.medicatconnect.com .and upload your proof of vaccination. Follow these steps to complete your requirements:

Step 1: Select Immunizations and enter the dates your COVID Vaccines were administered.

Step 2: Upload a copy of your COVID Vaccine Card.

Step 3: Check the status of your requirements. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing and verification.

If you are fully vaccinated and have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, Students, faculty and staff must immediately contact HealthReporting@ocean.edu or call: (732) 255-0400, ext. 379 and provide your name, ID# and contact information,

  • You must leave campus immediately and quarantine for 5 days. You are not permitted on campus for any reason during this 5 day period.
  • In order for you to return to in-person OCC activity you will need to provide a negative COVID Test, dated after your 5th day of quarantine.
  • You may be tested on campus (testing is free). To set up an account for testing, students must register at go.ocean.edu/BRIOstudents; and faculty and staff should visit go.ocean.edu/BRIOstaff. Athletes should obtain the link from the Athletic Department.
  • After you have registered, you will receive a QR code. Take a screenshot of your QR code or download it and have it available on your phone when you come to campus, if possible. If not, there are QR codes on the wall that you can scan after you arrive. You can come to campus for testing on Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00- 4:30 p.m. Testing is available at the Southern Education Center (SEC) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Schedule an appointment on CampusSchedule an appointment at the SEC
  • Monitor your health. Do not come to Ocean County College’s testing site if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Testing will take place in the Grunin Center – Building 11b, adjacent to the Grunin Center Theatre and parking lot #2.
  • After testing, you will receive a text within 24 hours indicating the results of your test. If the result is negative, you are cleared to return to campus.
  • If the result is positive, you must continue to quarantine. OCC will contact you with further instructions.
  • If you do not wish to be tested on campus you can be tested elsewhere and upload your test results to the Medicat system. , go to ocean.medicatconnect.com, log into your account and upload your test results. OCC must receive a negative test result in order for you to return to campus.

If you are fully vaccinated and have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the following applies to you:

    • Because you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to quarantine.
    • You should get tested either on campus (testing is free) or elsewhere ideally on day 5 day of your exposure but no later than one week after your exposure.
    • If you test elsewhere, you need to upload your test results to Medicat. Go to ocean.medicatconnect.com, log into your account and upload your test results.
    • To set up an account for testing at OCC, students must register at ocean.edu/BRIOstudents; and faculty and staff should visit go.ocean.edu/BRIOstaff. Athletes should obtain the link from the Athletic Department.
    • After you have registered, you will receive a QR code. Take a screenshot of your QR code or download it and have it available on your phone when you come to campus, if possible. If not, there are QR codes on the wall that you can scan after you arrive. You can come to campus for testing on Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00- 4:30 p.m. Testing is available at the Southern Education Center (SEC) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Monitor your health. Do not come to Ocean County College’s testing site if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Testing will take place in the Grunin Center – Building 11b, adjacent to the Grunin Center Theatre and parking lot #2.
    • After testing, you will receive a text within 24 hours indicating the results of your test. If the result is negative, no further action is required on your part.
    • If the result is positive, you must quarantine immediately. OCC will contact you with further instructions.

Regardless of vaccination status, anyone who is feeling sick should not come to campus. Faculty, staff and students may register for an on campus COVID-19 test at any time. Faculty are asked to relax attendance policies and allow quarantined students and students who are unwell to continue coursework remotely either via Webex or assignments in Canvas.

If Your Test Result is Positive:

Vaccinated Faculty & Staff Vaccinated Students
If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact each of your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas during quarantine.
Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable). Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date. Faculty should make a list of on campus classes taught for the 48 hours prior to exposure. Official class lists will be used for contact tracing. Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: student ID#, date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable). Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date through reporting. Student schedules will be used for in class contract tracing.
If you become symptomatic but, to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you become symptomatic, but to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas.
If one of your Instructors has to quarantine, the College will contact you. Be sure to check your OCC email frequently. One of the following will occur:

  • The class will move to remote instruction for the period of the Instructor’s quarantine. Students will be expected to attend the class via Webex during the normal class meeting time.
  • The Instructor will provide assignments via Canvas for the quarantine period. Students will be expected to log in to the course via Canvas frequently during the quarantine period.
  • The College will assign a substitute for the quarantine period and the course will continue to meet in person.
  • Faculty required to quarantine and who remain well enough to teach, may be asked to move the class to remote delivery or otherwise continue instruction until the date the faculty member has been cleared to return to campus by the Health Reporting Team.
  • If the faculty member is not well enough to teach remotely, they may use sick time. A substitute may be assigned and the class will continue face to face, or other arrangements may be made.
  • Staff who are required to quarantine and remain well enough to work, may be permitted to work remotely, if feasible and with their VP or AVP’s approval while under quarantine.
  • Faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms and are unable to work, should notify: Health Reporting, ext. 379 or healthreporting@ocean.edu and should report sick time using an absence reporting form.

Note to Students: If you are continuing classwork through Canvas or WebEx, make sure you have access to a computer and internet connection. If you do not, contact Joy Press: jpress@ocean.edu (732) 255-0400 x2013.

Note to Faculty: Do not take any action with your classes until you have been directed on what to do via the Health Reporting Team and your Dean. It is not your responsibility to perform any contact tracing or notification to students regarding your particular health report or the health report of one of your students.

July 28, 2021

Federal Emergency Grants for Students

Ocean County College has received authorization and funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to disburse federal emergency grants to students. The federal government has clarified that funds must be reserved to provide students with financial aid grants, which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

The CRRSAA and ARP Acts require that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. Our overarching goal is to enable students to continue their education at OCC despite the coronavirus impact.

CRRSAA Act

Updated: October 8, 2021
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA)
CRRSAA Act Distribution Information Report

October 2021 CRRSAA Act Distribution Report

October 2021 ARP Act Distribution Information Report

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Institution Grants

Updated: January 10, 2022

9-30-20 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

12-31-20 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

3-31-21 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

6-30-21 HEERF I Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

6-30-21 HEERF II Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

6-30-21 HEERF III Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

10-8-21 HEERF II Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

10-8-21 HEERF III Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

1-10-22 HEERF Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

CARES Act

Attention: Secretary of Education

Federal Emergency Grants for Students
Updated: September 11, 2020

Ocean County College has awarded $2,132, 585 to 1,199 students consistent with the CARES Act guidelines. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant funds have been fully distributed as of September 11, 2020.
CARES Act Distribution Information Report

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act

Updated: January 10, 2022
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Distribution Information Report

Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the spring semester must be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis throughout the spring semester. Testing is available for free on campus. The portal to upload your vaccination card is now open for submissions – go to ocean.medicatconnect.com.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

The campus will undergo additional cleaning and disinfection prior to the start of the fall 2021 Term. The College will continue to routinely follow the COVID-19 Operational Considerations for Cleaning and Disinfection.

  • Custodial staff follows cleaning protocols in conformance with CDC guidelines using products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 and that are appropriate for the surface.
  • Hand Sanitizers will be available at entrances, offices, and classrooms.
  • Disposable wipes will be available in offices, classrooms, and other shared facilities for use in wiping down surfaces.
  • Good hand hygiene (frequent hand washing with soap/water or alcohol-based sanitizer) is encouraged after the use of shared equipment and common areas.
  • Signage has been installed to remind the college community to wash their hands frequently.
  • Routine cleaning and spot disinfection of bathrooms and high-touch areas will take place.
  • Custodial staff will wipe down high-touch areas throughout the day.
  • In places such as the library and open computer labs, where surfaces including computers and printers are handled by multiple users, it is strongly encouraged of each user to clean keyboards, mice, work surfaces, and any other equipment (printers, copiers) before and after each use. Disinfectant wipes will be available for students, faculty, and staff to wipe down shared surfaces.
  • Students are welcome to bring their own devices to avoid sharing. The campus Wi-Fi will be available for use.
  • All equipment has been cleaned and serviced including replacement of the air filters campus-wide.
  • Proper ventilation rates, termed in cubic feet per minute (CFMs) were verified.
  • The air handling equipment was upgraded with ultraviolet (UV) lighting which sanitizes bacteria and viruses.
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