ESCC’s Response to COVID-19
The health and safety of ESCC faculty, staff and students is our top priority. ESCC’s administration continues to monitor the situation closely and to follow guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). ESCC is coordinating our efforts with the Governor’s Office, the VCCS including the Chancellor and all presidents, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and the Virginia Department of Health.
Remote instruction of classes was instituted on March 23, and as of Tuesday, March 24, all colleges services and operations are being conducted remotely via phone, email, or website. This will continue until further notice.
From Our President
How ESCC is Adapting During COVID-19
Weekly Student Update (5/12/20)
Emergency Spring Grading Policy
CDC Coronavirus website
Informational Flyer from E.S. Rural Health (Updated 5/12/20)
Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Website
VDH hotline: 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)
Find your local Health Department
FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control
Frequently Asked Questions From Workers Regarding COVID-19
VCCS Food Assistance Program Information
SCHEV COVID-19 Resource and Information Page
Open WiFi Hot Spots Shore Wide
ESCC Library Virtual Support Services
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- Stay home
- Get plenty of sleep
- Cover your cough/sneeze with your elbow or a tissue
- Wash hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds or use an 60% alcohol-based sanitizer
- Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth
- Practice social distancing
Anyone exhibiting symptoms of a communicable disease is advised to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
According to the VDH, masks decrease the risk of transmission for symptomatic people and their caregivers. However, widespread use isn’t recommended because we tend to touch our faces more often to adjust them.
Please refer to our Helpful Resources above.