Referencing CDC guidance and other best practice guidelines, and in accordance with the governor’s Higher Education Reopening Guidance, Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) has prepared a campus plan for offering in-person instruction and reopening for submission to the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV). This plan was submitted to SCHEV on July 6, 2020. SCHEV is currently reviewing the plans for all institutions of higher education in a form and manner prescribed by SCHEV, to ensure each is compliant in containing the required components in this guidance document, which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health. Once the review is complete, the plan will be certified.
Even after SCHEV certification, as additional health guidance is received, ESCC may update its plan, and any update will be reflected on this website. The plan does not supersede any relevant state or federal level guidance that is in place, and ESCC must be in compliance with such guidance. At all times, ESCC will remain in close contact with their local health departments.
Update 7/27/20: “This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the ‘Higher Education Reopening Guidance,’ which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.”