If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
- Stay home for 5 days.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
- Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
We ask the DCC community to commit to the following:
- I will put the health and safety of others above my own interests, by adopting a Christ-like attitude of love and humility. (Philippians 2:1-11)
- I will abide by testing, reporting, and quarantine guidelines in order to protect others.
- I will comply with requests by faculty and staff to mask and/or practice social distancing in limited circumstances, such as classrooms and private offices, in order to protect those at high risk of serious illness. (Mask are still optional in common areas.)
Health and safety remain our No. 1 priority. Dallas Christian College is following medical protocols from state and national health authorities and has implemented recommended guidelines in relation to social distancing, hygiene, travel and visits to the campus.
When an individual is confirmed to have COVID-19, local health authorities determine who they may have had close contact with and guidance is provided directly to those individuals. We strongly encourage those who are contacted by local public health departments to cooperate.
Community transmission of the COVID-19 virus continues locally, in our region, and in the United States. Wearing masks, physical distancing, isolating of positive cases, and quarantining of contacts is vital to slowing this outbreak.
CARES Act Compliance
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocates funds to support individuals and businesses/organizations, including colleges and universities, affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. DCC has received funds under the CARES Act and is working to provide emergency assistance to as many students as possible to help them meet their emergency financial needs during this challenging time.
CARES Act Quarterly Reports – Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3)
CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1) Student Portion Report - FINAL
CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1) Student Portion Report – FINAL
Dallas Christian College’s Report on funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. (Reported May 21, 2020)
Dallas Christian College is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of funds authorized by the CARES Act. Funds received by Dallas Christian College under the CARES Act were authorized by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020. The information noted below is intended to not only meet the reporting requirements of the CARES Act but also provide information to our college community regarding DCC’s use of the student grant portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”)), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the Secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the HEERF. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare). On April 9, 2020, the ED published documents related to the Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos, a form Certification and Agreement for signing and returning by institutions to access the funds, and a list of institutional allocations under 18004(a)(1).
The Certification and Agreement directs each institution applying for HEERF funds to comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and submit an initial report (the “30-day Fund Report”) to the Secretary thirty (30) days from the date of the institution’s Certification and Agreement to ED. Each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on the institution’s primary website. The following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:
- An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
- Dallas Christian College signed and submitted the U.S. Department of Education Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 14, 2020.
- The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- Dallas Christian College received $82,170 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
- $82,170 (100%)
- The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- 99 Title IV Eligible DCC Traditional Program Students; FLEX (Online) Students were not eligible per the CARES Act guidelines
- The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- All 99 Title IV Eligible Traditional Students were mailed checks on 05/15/2020
- The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- Dallas Christian College identified all currently enrolled, full-time, traditional program undergraduate students within the college’s financial aid system with an eligible Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. Student Financial Services validated enrollment statuses and federal aid eligibility prior to disbursement of emergency funds as outlined in the CARES Act and additional guidance from ED.
- All 99 students received $708.79. Residential students were awarded an additional $200 for relocation expenses for a total award of $908.79.
- 39 students were awarded $708.79 totaling $27,642.81 plus 60 students awarded $908.79 totaling $54,527.40 which combined is $82,170.21 Total Awarded.
- Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
- For additional questions please contact Breanda Williams, Director of Student Financial Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
CRRSAA & ARP: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II & III) Compliance
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.
CRRSAA & ARP Quarterly Reports – Institutional Portion
CRRSAA and ARP Quarterly Reports – Student Aid Portion
F.A.Q. & Updates
COVID-19 UPDATE - FALL 2021 (8-20-2021)
With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving guidance from public health officials and government agencies, I wish to provide clarity on our plan at DCC. The following is subject to change as we continue to monitor local and state requirements and guidance.
Below is an overview of some of what you can expect for the Fall semester:
- Face masks: DCC will not require face masks on campus, either indoors or outdoors. Per CDC guidance, DCC recommends face coverings for unvaccinated individuals.
- Vaccination: DCC will not require the COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff for the fall semester butencourages everyone to consider vaccination. DCC will not require vaccinated asymptomatic individuals, or those who have previously recovered (natural immunity), to quarantine, so obtaining the vaccine may be the best means to continue learning and working without disruption. We are making it convenient to receive the vaccine on campus and offering it to all faculty, staff, and students. The Gene-IQ Lab will be on campus Thursday, August 26 in the Banquet Hall from 12:00p-2:00p. They will be offering free Pfizer vaccinations. You must be 18 years of age to receive the vaccination. Please register at https://usa.quickscreen.health/geneiq-vaccination?token=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJhY2Nlc3MtY29kZSI6IkRDQyJ9.G5aaRaA5dSHJlYDl0uAJwPcdovK6GkBT7va_b-FP110#/screening. The access code is DCC.
- Social Distancing: Social distancing is no longer required on campus, though distancing is still recommended for those who are not vaccinated. All traditional classes will meet in person, though DCC is fully capable of a seamless transition to remote learning if conditions warrant.
- COVID-19 Diagnosis and Quarantine. Those who test positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine off-campus for 10 days from the positive test or onset of symptoms, whichever was first. All students living in on-campus housing should develop an action plan in the event they are required to isolate or quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure. Residents who test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate at an off-campus location for 10 days. DCC is not providing a location on-campus for students to complete either quarantine or isolation. However, hotel rooms are available at the Wyndham Garden Dallas North hotel at the student’s expense.
- COVID Dashboard. DCC will maintain data regarding active COVID cases among campus faculty, staff, and students.https://www.dallas.edu/coronavirus/
COVID-19 F.A.Q. (8-14-2020)
How many people can help my student move-in the dorm? We are limiting 2 family members or friends per student. The college will have student leaders available to help with move-in.
Will there be temperature checks at move-in? Yes. Temperature checks will take place at move-in, weekly dorm devos, before entering chapel services and taken randomly throughout the week.
What is the sanitization schedule for residence halls? The restrooms will be on a cleaning schedule set by residents, twice a week. Regular checks from the Residence Assistant and Resident Director ensure restrooms are sanitized properly. Restrooms will be sprayed with disinfectant, high touch areas will be sprayed daily. Sanitation supplies will be made available to students to clean properly. We are also installing ultraviolet lights in the AC units on campus. These UV lights will disinfect the air circulating through the units, killing any bacteria or viruses.
What if I don’t want a roommate? Private rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis, if space allows. The fee for a private room is $430 a semester and can be reserved with the Resident Director. A student may provide proper documentation of being immune compromised in which the Resident Director will take that into consideration.
What happens if a student shows signs of having the virus and is living in a residence hall? Each residence hall will have designated quarantine rooms with private bathrooms. If a student is not feeling well and may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the student will be placed in a quarantine room. At that time, the Director of Student Development will work with the student, parents and healthcare provider for the reported situation. A student may be asked to evacuate the campus within 24 hours.
What protocols will be in place in the cafeteria? The serving line will be staffed, food will be served in to-go containers with disposable plasticware packets. Drinks will be pick up only in cartons or cans. Floors will be marked with distance spots. Seating will be in various classrooms already setup for social distancing, picnic tables outside can be used.
Will social gatherings still happen on campus? Student life events will be scheduled and include social distancing.
How will athletic events be handled? Baseball and soccer events will require spectators to wear masks even though the sport is outside. Athletic events in the gym will require mandatory masks, temperature checks at the door and bleachers will be marked with distance spots.
Are there screening requirements for student-athletes and coaches? Yes. Student-athletes and coaches will have temperature checks before every practice and on game days. Individual thermometers will be issued to each athlete for logging daily temperature checks. Student athletes will submit the results for coaches to monitor.
Will face masks be required in classrooms? Yes
Will social distancing be required in classrooms? Yes. Classrooms will be set up and marked for social distancing.
What if students forget or refuse to wear a face mask? Or, they will not social distance? The instructor will send them out of the classroom and invite them to attend the class by joining the Zoom meeting that will originate from that classroom. The students will still be marked present for the class period if they promptly join the class via Zoom.
How will classrooms be disinfected for each class period? There will be spray disinfectant in each classroom for students to clean the table spaces they choose (personal responsibility). Although students will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly, there will also be hand disinfectant by each door, so students can disinfect their hands coming and going.
How will things work in the library? The same as in classrooms. Computers have been socially distanced. DCC provides thousands of resources online, so students are able to do a significant research and study without being in the library.
What if we do not believe it is safe for our student to be on campus? We understand there are many reasons a parent or student might be uncomfortable with attending classes on-campus right now. The College has invested in additional technology so students who cannot be on campus can join their classmates in the physical classroom via Zoom. This means they will be able to see and interact with their instructors and fellow students in real time. All students will access class resources and submit assignments through the learning management system.
Does this mean there is a technology requirement for all students? Yes. Students may need to access class sessions remotely due to health and safety concerns so you should be prepared with the appropriate device. In addition, many DCC students use a Bible software program called “Logos” for their course work. Desktop or laptop computers or tablets should meet the standards found here: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007506971. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Bruce Long, at email@example.com.
What do I do to be able to attend remotely? Registered students will receive an email from Mrs. Laidacker, DCC registrar, asking how they want to attend. Students who want to attend from home for a few weeks or the whole semester can respond to that email by asking permission to do that. Note that like all other official College email, it will come to the students’ DCC Crusader Mail account. Alternatively, a student can send an email with that request to Mrs. Laidacker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What else do we need to know? Glad you asked! Please review the document: Remote Learning Guidelines Fall 2020—Student.
Preguntas frecuentes sobre COVID-19 (8-14-2020)
Preguntas frecuentes sobre -Vivienda
¿Cuántas personas pueden ayudar a mi estudiante a mudarse al dormitorio? Estamos limitando a 2 miembros de la familia o amigos por estudiante. La universidad tendrá líderes estudiantiles disponibles para ayudar con la mudanza.
¿Habrá controles de temperatura en la mudanza? Si. Los controles de temperatura se llevarán a cabo en los traslados semanales de mudanza, antes de ingresar a los servicios de la capilla y se tomarán al azar durante la semana.
¿Cuál es el horario de desinfección para las residencias? Los baños estarán en un horario de limpieza establecido por los residentes, dos veces por semana. Los controles regulares del Asistente de Residencia y el Director de Residencia garantizan que los baños estén desinfectados adecuadamente. Los baños se rociarán con desinfectante, las áreas de alto contacto se rociarán diariamente. Se pondrán a disposición de los estudiantes suministros sanitarios para que los limpien adecuadamente. También estamos instalando luces ultravioleta en las unidades de aire acondicionado del campus. Estas luces ultravioleta desinfectarán el aire que circula a través de las unidades, matando cualquier bacteria o virus.
¿Qué pasa si no quiero un compañero de cuarto? Las habitaciones privadas se asignan por orden de llegada, si el espacio lo permite. La tarifa por una habitación privada es de $ 430 por semestre y se puede reservar con el Director Residente. Un estudiante puede proporcionar la documentación adecuada de ser inmunocomprometido en el que el Director Residente lo tendrá en cuenta.
¿Qué sucede si un estudiante muestra signos de tener el virus y vive en una residencia? Cada residencia tendrá habitaciones designadas de cuarentena con baño privado. Si un estudiante no se siente bien y puede estar experimentando síntomas de COVID-19, el estudiante será colocado en una sala de cuarentena. En ese momento, el Director de Desarrollo Estudiantil trabajará con el estudiante, los padres y el proveedor de atención médica para la situación informada. Se le puede pedir a un estudiante que evacue el campus dentro de las 24 horas.
Preguntas frecuentes sobre -Campus
¿Qué protocolos se implementarán en la cafetería? La línea de servicio contará con personal, la comida se servirá en contenedores para llevar con paquetes de plástico desechables. Las bebidas se recogerán solo en cajas de cartón o latas. Los pisos se marcarán con puntos de distancia. Los asientos estarán en varias aulas ya configuradas para el distanciamiento social, se pueden usar mesas de picnic afuera.
¿Seguirán ocurriendo reuniones sociales en el campus? Los eventos de la vida estudiantil serán programados e incluirán distanciamiento social.
¿Cómo se manejarán los eventos deportivos? Los eventos de béisbol y fútbol requerirán que los espectadores usen máscaras aunque el deporte esté afuera. Los eventos deportivos en el gimnasio requerirán máscaras obligatorias, controles de temperatura en la puerta y las gradas se marcarán con puntos de distancia.
¿Existen requisitos de evaluación para estudiantes atletas y entrenadores? Si. Los estudiantes-atletas y entrenadores tendrán controles de temperatura antes de cada práctica y en los días de juego. Se entregarán termómetros individuales a cada atleta para registrar los controles diarios de temperatura. Los estudiantes atletas enviarán los resultados para que los entrenadores los supervisen.
Preguntas frecuentes sobre COVID-19: Académicos
¿Se requerirán máscaras en las aulas? si
¿Se requerirá distanciamiento social en las aulas? Si. Las aulas se establecerán y marcarán para el distanciamiento social.
¿Qué pasa si los estudiantes olvidan o se niegan a usar una máscara facial? ¿O no van a distancia social? El instructor los enviará fuera del aula y los invitará a asistir a la clase uniéndose a la reunión de Zoom que se originará en ese aula. Los estudiantes seguirán siendo marcados como presentes durante el período de clase si se unen rápidamente a la clase a través de Zoom.
¿Cómo se desinfectarán las aulas para cada período de clase? Habrá desinfectante en aerosol en cada aula para que los estudiantes limpien los espacios de la mesa que elijan (responsabilidad personal). Aunque se alentará a los estudiantes a lavarse las manos regularmente, también habrá desinfectante de manos en cada puerta, para que los estudiantes puedan desinfectar sus manos yendo y viniendo.
¿Cómo funcionarán las cosas en la biblioteca? Lo mismo que en las aulas. Las computadoras han sido socialmente distanciadas. DCC proporciona miles de recursos en línea, por lo que los estudiantes pueden hacer una investigación y estudio significativos sin estar en la biblioteca.
¿Qué pasa si no creemos que sea seguro para nuestro estudiante estar en el campus? Entendemos que hay muchas razones por las cuales un padre o estudiante podría sentirse incómodo al asistir a clases en el campus en este momento. El Colegio ha invertido en tecnología adicional para que los estudiantes que no pueden estar en el campus puedan unirse a sus compañeros en el aula física a través de Zoom. Esto significa que podrán ver e interactuar con sus instructores y compañeros en tiempo real. Todos los estudiantes tendrán acceso a los recursos de la clase y enviarán tareas a través del sistema de gestión del aprendizaje.
¿Esto significa que hay un requisito tecnológico para todos los estudiantes? Si. Es posible que los estudiantes necesiten acceder a las sesiones de clase de forma remota debido a problemas de salud y seguridad, por lo que debe estar preparado con el dispositivo adecuado. Además, muchos estudiantes de DCC usan un programa de software bíblico llamado “Logos” para su trabajo de curso. Las computadoras de escritorio o portátiles o tabletas deben cumplir con los estándares que se encuentran aquí: https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007506971. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con el Sr. Bruce Long, en email@example.com.
¿Qué hago para poder asistir de forma remota? Los estudiantes registrados recibirán un correo electrónico de la Sra. Laidacker, registradora de DCC, preguntándoles cómo quieren asistir. Los estudiantes que desean asistir desde su casa durante algunas semanas o todo el semestre pueden responder a ese correo electrónico pidiendo permiso para hacerlo. Tenga en cuenta que, como todos los demás correos electrónicos oficiales de la universidad, llegará a la cuenta de DCC Crusader Mail de los estudiantes. Alternativamente, un estudiante puede enviar un correo electrónico con esa solicitud a la Sra. Laidacker a firstname.lastname@example.org.
¿Qué más necesitamos saber? Me alegra que hayas preguntado! Revise el documento: Pautas de aprendizaje remoto Otoño 2020 — Estudiante.
DCC Reopening Announcement from President Smith (7-20-2020)
DCC Fall 2020 Safe Reopening Plan
As DCC finalizes plans to welcome new and returning students in August, numerous safety measures have been put in place. The following information is provided so you will be aware of some of the policies and procedures. Additional information is available upon request and will be covered in detail during orientation. A special email address has been established that goes directly to the President to communicate questions or concerns that need an immediate response. It is email@example.com.
The reopening plan is built around choice:
- On campus classes will meet with social distancing in classrooms equipped for Zoom so students will have the option of attending virtually as needed.
- Due to specific circumstances, some professors may be teaching remotely, but all classrooms will be designed to accommodate video interaction.
The reopening plan is built around safety:
- Classrooms, labs, library, chapel, and general meeting areas will be set up for social distancing.
- Everyone will be required to wear face masks in public areas.
- Athletes will wear face masks except when on the field or playing surface.
- Regular handwashing and sanitization practices will be emphasized.
- Special measures will be taken to regularly disinfect surfaces campus-wide where there is public contact.
- Temperature checks will be done periodically on campus with athletes’ temperatures being taken before each practice and dorm residents’ temperatures taken at least weekly.
- Food service will be served using disposable tableware.
- No outside guests are allowed in the residence halls.
- Provisions are in place to isolate residential students who may be awaiting test results. Those who test positive will need to plan on returning home until they receive clearance from medical professionals.
- Additional measures may be implemented based on recommendations and requirements of the CDC or government agencies.
Online Instruction to Continue
We have been faced with unprecedented decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I know that events surrounding the pandemic have inconvenienced and even harmed many in our DCC family. Based on the latest guidance we have received from the Centers for Disease Control, and our federal, state, and local health officials, I have made the difficult decision to extend online instruction at Dallas Christian College for the remainder of the spring semester. We love you and care deeply about your safety and well-being.
I have also made a decision to postpone the May 8th Commencement ceremony until August 8th, 2020. We will still confer degrees and issue transcripts for those that meet graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester. We invite graduates, families, and friends, to be part of our August 8th ceremony where we will honor graduates and the Lord we serve.
Spring Move-Out (for dorm residents)
We are here to support students during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
We have determined that the “shelter in place” order does not prevent students from moving out of our student housing facilities to reside somewhere else. To adhere to social distancing guidelines you are required to sign up for a specific 3 hour timeslot (2 hours to move + 1 hour to clean). If you have a roommate, do NOT sign up for the same timeslot as you will not be able to be in the room at the same time.
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4AABA72CA31-spring.
While moving out, it is vitally important you continue to practice social distancing.
- Keep 6 feet away from others at all times.
- If you have masks and gloves, we encourage you to wear them while you are moving out.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer (contains at least 60% alcohol) regularly.
- This is NOT a time for socializing. Collect your belongings and move out as quickly as possible. Do not hug each other or gather for photos.
- If you see someone in the stairwell, yield to the person going downstairs. If you are going upstairs, take the exit to the nearest floor and wait in the hallway until the person going down has passed.
Please bring as few people as possible to help you move out, as strict social distancing protocols will be observed. Plan to be patient, it is very important that we keep people distant from each other and this will make the process of moving out slower than it would be otherwise. RDs will verify your key return and then check the room to ensure vacancy.
If you have COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, have out of state travel restrictions or do not feel safe to move at this time please email or call Karla Kuhl (firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-796-1248) so she can put you on a list to schedule for move out after the Shelter in Place order is over for Dallas County and/or the County/State of your home residence.
Room and Board
The administration is working on pro-rated room and board credits and you will be sent a notice to view your account online in the portal once it has been posted to your student account. If you have a balance due it will be applied against your balance. If you have paid your account in full you will receive a refund check.
My heart is heavy for all of our students, faculty, staff, and their families. I know that none of you wanted your semester to go this way. I share that sentiment. I want you to know that I, along with all of our faculty and staff, are praying not only for the entire world, but also for you individually. We pray that you have the strength, courage, and stamina to finish the spring semester well, while overcoming challenges you are facing in your personal and family life. For some, that means graduation. For others, that means finishing the spring semester and continuing at DCC through the summer and fall, and beyond to graduate in the future. We pray that you not be deterred by the challenges and fears in your life. God brought you to DCC for a purpose: to be educated and mentored so that you can become a person of influence, engaging in your calling to the work of Christ in the Church and in the world. God is in control and he is faithful. He will bring you, your families, and DCC through this time of difficulty and uncertainty, so that we may continue to faithfully serve Him.
Brian D. Smith, Ph.D.
In order to ensure the safety and security of the DCC family, we are complying with the Dallas County shelter-in-place order that begins tonight, Monday March 23, 2020, at 11:59pm and ends at 11:59pm on April 3, 2020:
Although this means that campus access is now more restricted, our faculty and staff are available to serve our students and our community by phone and email.
We continue to pray for all of those impacted by COVID-19.
Dear DCC Students, Faculty, and Staff,
In addition to President Trump’s Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-declaring-national-emergency-concerning-novel-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreak/), Governor Abbott declared State of Disaster in Texas due To COVID-19 this past Friday, March 13, 2020 (https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-declares-state-of-disaster-in-texas-due-to-covid-19). For the safety of the campus community and in anticipation of potential additional restrictions, the following measures are being put in place. These actions are consistent with the steps being taken by the majority of colleges and universities in the country.
All residents must make arrangements to move off campus by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th. Access to dorms will not be available after this date. Exceptions will be made only in cases of extreme hardship and must be approved by the Residence Hall staff team (RDs, Ken Faffler and Karla Kuhl). On campus food service will not be available after lunch Tuesday. Room belongings may still be stored in rooms at this time. If students need assistance making travel arrangements, they may contact Karla Kuhl at email@example.com or 214-796-1248.
Students we want to remind you that Monday, March 23, 2020 all Traditional and Flex classes will be held online only. There will be no classes on campus until further notice, with a tentative start date of April 6, 2020. We will re-evaluate status at that time should it need to be extended. Faculty will need to make adjustments and use the Moodle learning platform to communicate with students regarding completion of assignments, course requirements, and grading.
We will continue to communicate all further developments through social media, email, text, and the DCC web site. Should students or parents have specific questions, they should contact Karla Kuhl, Director of Student Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-796-1248.
Continuing to pray for the welfare of all impacted by COVID-19,
President Brian D. Smith
from The Office of President Brian Smith
Dear DCC Students, Faculty, and Staff,
The health and well-being of the campus community is a top priority for the Administration and Trustees of DCC. With the growing concern regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are taking the following actions.
- Spring Break is being extended an additional week through March 20th and no classes will be held during that time.
- Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 all Traditional and Flex classes will be held online only. There will be no classes on campus until further notice, with a tentative start date of April 6, 2020. Faculty will need to make adjustments and use the Moodle learning platform to communicate with students regarding completion of assignments, course requirements, and grading.
- Campus activities, Service Day, and co-curricular events are cancelled until further notice.
- Men’s baseball, the only sport still in season, will continue until further notice. DCC is continuing to work with the NCCAA to determine future action.
- Staff will report to work as needed and are advised to follow the recommended precautions to avoid the illness and to remain home if feeling ill. If appropriate, employees may work from home after consulting with their immediate supervisor.
- The residence halls and cafeteria will remain open for students who cannot return home. Residence Hall students who have not returned from spring break are advised to not return at this time. Students remaining on campus need to follow CDC guidelines and if symptomatic are required to undergo quarantine at their permanent home residence for a minimum of 14 days prior to returning to campus. Please see previous announcement from 03-11-2020 for further instructions.
- Adjustments to dining hours and food service will be made as necessary.
We will communicate all further developments through social media, email, text, and the DCC web site. Should students or parents have specific questions, they should contact Karla Kuhl, Director of Student Development, at email@example.com or 214-796-1248.
Please take this health crisis seriously and be patient as we work together to do what is in the best interest of everyone. We also need to be praying for the welfare of those who have been impacted by COVID-19.
President Brian D. Smith
The Dallas Christian College Administration is monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus on the United States (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html), and particularly as it pertains to Dallas and the State of Texas (www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/). In the event it becomes necessary to implement restrictive measures, we are prepared to continue classes using our online platform so students can complete coursework at home, and to limit exposure that may occur through participation in extracurricular activities or mission trips by cancelling such travel. Any action by the College will be communicated to students, faculty, and staff through a combination of email, text message, and online announcements.
The college has proactively issued enhanced international travel policies for students, employees and contract staff.
Any students, faculty, staff or contracted staff returning to the U.S. from a CDC Level 2 or 3 or cruise line as detailed below is required to undergo quarantine at their permanent home residence for a minimum of 14 days prior to returning to campus.
- Travel from China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or Japan, (all currently on CDC Level 2 or 3);
- Travel from any additional countries added to the CDC Level 2 and 3 lists (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html); or
- Travel via cruise line
Students under quarantine should inform Registrar Crystal Laidacker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees should inform their supervisor.
The safety of our students and staff continues to be our top priority. We will monitor updates from the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services for additional information and guidance and will share details with you regarding any updates we may receive.