Protect the Pride Plan

Updated July 5, 2022

This COVID-19 Plan is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is subject to change as circumstances and recommendations change. This Plan is to be utilized as a guideline and is not meant to supersede any current city, state or federal recommendations or orders.

I. Introduction

This COVID-19 Plan is intended to help CCP faculty, staff, and students to continue to safely navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This Plan document (hereinafter “Plan”) provides guidance for the College community to continue to move forward together in our “new normal” by practicing recommended practices and daily habits to reduce transmission of COVID-19. 

The Plan relies on recommended city, state and federal public health strategies, including but not limited to guidance by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

II. Infection Prevention Strategies

The College community should follow these recommended infection prevention strategies to mitigate COVID-19 transmission on campus:

a. Getting Vaccinated

Effective July 5, 2022, vaccination is no longer mandatory unless dicatated by your program (e.g., most health care programs will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination along with other required immunizations).

Although vaccination is no longer mandatory, the College continues to strongly encourage all faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and get all booster shots when eligible. 

The College will continue to provide vaccination resources to the College community, including holding vaccination and/or booster clinics both off-site and on site at CCP. Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site near you.

b. COVID-19 Testing

Effective July 5, 2022, COVID-19 testing is no longer required to access campus. Symptomatic and voluntary testing will remain available on Main Campus through Aug. 31, 2022.

COVID-19 testing results at the College’s testing site are updated weekly on the College’s COVID webpage in the Weekly COVID-19 Testing Report.  

c. Masks

Masking on campus is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory, unless otherwise dictated by your program. A high-quality mask such as KN95 or N95, or double masking (wear a cloth mask over a surgical mask) is strongly encouraged. Masks should comply with CDC mask guidelines.  

d. General Guidance to Help Prevent Exposure to COVID-19

CCP faculty, staff, and students should follow recommended infection prevention strategies:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice good respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes with your inner elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if sick. 

e. Meetings

Meetings may be held in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid format. College employees should consider virtual meeting options for circumstances in which employees are unable to report to work when, for example, they are required to quarantine due to COVID exposure or if they are working remotely.

f. Visitor Protocol

Effective July 5, 2022, visitors will not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test to access campus. Visitors are strongly encouraged to mask and get vaccinated. Visitors should also stay home if sick.

g. Special or Social Events

All events taking place at the College (including indoor or outdoor events) must be coordinated with Erica Harrison, the College’s Director for Special Events & Community Relations ( ) prior to the event. Individuals planning events at the College will need to provide attendee contact information to the Special Events Office. Outdoor events are encouraged. All requests for food service at events must be submitted at least five days in advance. The College recommends food be served or, if self-served, then food should be individually wrapped.

h. Health Monitoring; Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Cases on Campus

All faculty, staff, and students should self-report to the COVID Response Team any suspected or positive COVID-19 illnesses via the COVID Hotline at (215) 751-8035 (press “Option 1” for employees or press “Option 2” for students), or via email to . The email should include the employee or student’s J-number and telephone number.

Faculty who receive reports of students with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should also report such cases to the COVID Response Team. The COVID-19 Reporting Guide for Faculty and Staff for Students with COVID-19 can be found on the College’s COVID webpage

When it receives reports of a positive case, the COVID Response Team will follow the CCP COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine & Testing Protocols. CCP will continue to report positive cases to the PDPH.  CCP will track possible COVID-19 transmission on campus. If transmission is observed, we will follow current public health recommendations. 

If any faculty, staff or students feels sick (COVID-19 or other infectious illness), they should stay home. The College will continue to provide employee leave for eligible COVID-19 related reasons in accordance with the COVID-19 Leave Policy.  

If you are a student and are ill, are in isolation, or need to quarantine, contact your instructor to discuss your need to have academic flexibility during this time. Faculty are encouraged to be flexible with students who need to miss class due to illness or COVID-19 exposure, and are asked to be flexible with deadlines and make virtual options available when possible for students in these circumstances.  

i. Visitor Protocol 

Visitors to campus will not be restricted. Visitors will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test that is no more than three days old in order to access campus. Visitors may test at the College's testing site during its operating hours.

j. Special or Social Events  

Virtual or outdoor events are strongly encourage. All in-person special or social events taking place at the College (including indoor or outdoor events) must be coordinated with Erica Harrison, the College’s Director for Special Events and Community Relations (eharrison@ccp.edu) prior to the event to ensure appropriate applicable safety measures. Requests for special or social events will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Events will be limited to 50% capacity. Individuals planning special events at the College will need to provide attendee contact information to the Special Events Office. All requests for food service at events must be submitted at least five days in advance. The College strongly recommends that food be served to-go at the end of event. If food must be served at the event, it must include covered, served food or pre-packaged options (self-serve options will not be permitted) and food will be served only while people are seated. If food is served during an event, all individuals at an event must present proof of a vaccination or an exemption (a negative test will not be accepted in lieu of proof of exemption). If food is not served at an event, the College's normal testing and vaccination policy will apply to all employees, students and visitors at the event. 

k. Health Monitoring

It is our goal to monitor the overall health conditions of our campus communities throughout this pandemic. As such, we are asking all faculty, staff, and students to self-report to Human Resources any suspected or positive COVID-19 illnesses via the COVID Hotline at (215) 751-8035 (press “Option 1” for employees or press “Option 2” for students), or via email to COVIDresponse@ccp.edu.  The email should include the employee or student’s J-number and telephone number.

Additionally, faculty who receive reports of students with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 must report any such cases to their respective Dean who will follow the protocol available on the College’s COVID webpage.  

CCP will track and record possible COVID-19 transmission on campus. If transmission is observed, we will contact the PDPH and follow current public health recommendations. The COVID-19 Reporting Guide for Faculty and Staff for Students With COVID-19 can be found on the College’s COVID webpage and will be updated from time to time with the latest contact procedures. 

COVID-19 testing results at the College’s testing site are updated weekly on the College’s COVID webpage in the Weekly COVID-19 Testing Report

If any faculty, staff or student feels sick (COVID-19 or other illness), they should stay home. The College will continue to provide a COVID-19 sick bank of up to 10 days for any vaccinated or exempted employee who tests positive for COVID-19 and cannot work because they are ill from COVID-19 or are required to isolate based on being positive with COVID-19. Employees must provide the College’s Human Resources Department with appropriate medical documentation and complete required College forms to utilize these days. The College will also continue to provide a COVID-19 sick bank for vaccinated or exempted employees who are working on campus and have to quarantine because of an exposure to COVID-19 to the extent that such individuals cannot work from home during such quarantine. Sick days for quarantine periods will be in accordance with the quarantine period recommended by the CDC and/or PDPH but not to exceed 10 working days.

If you are a student and are ill, are in isolation, or need to quarantine, contact your instructor to discuss your need to have academic flexibility during this time. Faculty are encouraged to be flexible with students who need to miss class due to illness or COVID-19 exposure, and are asked to be flexible with deadlines and make virtual options available when possible for students in these circumstances. 

III. Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols

a. Routine Cleaning

CCP will continue routine cleaning and housekeeping practices throughout our buildings. CCP will continue to follow pre-existing cleaning protocols throughout occupied campus buildings. These standard protocols are documented under separate cover and include standard procedures for trash removal, dusting, surface cleaning, mopping, and vacuuming

b. Disinfection Protocols

If a person is identified as suspected or known to have COVID-19 in one of our campus buildings, additional disinfecting may be warranted. CCP’s disinfecting protocol is provided under separate cover.

c. HVAC Operations

Extensive cleaning, maintenance and air testing have been completed to provide a safe and hygienic environment on our campuses. Air is being filtered and cycling through classrooms at least 5 times per hour, and through offices at least 2 times an hour, meeting or exceeding recommendations necessary for the removal of pathogens.

IV. Communication and Education

CCP will continue to communicate and educate the College community regarding this Plan, including but not limited to the vaccination and masking requirements, symptoms and prevention of COVID-19 exposure and transmission, and COVID-19 safety measures.

V. Conclusion

This COVID-19 Plan was developed following current federal, state and local guidelines and recommendations. Since we are currently in a pandemic and dealing with a novel virus these recommendations may change without notice. Any questions regarding this Plan, may be addressed to the COVID Safety Team at .