Protect the Pride Plan

Updated March 1, 2023

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 as it moves into the endemic stage. 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 dictated 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, visitors and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and get all booster shots when eligible. 

The College will continue to provide vaccination information to the College community. Visit 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. 

c. Masks

Masking on campus is 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 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 testing positive, 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 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. All requests for food service at events must be submitted at least five days in advance.

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 as updated from time to time. CCP will continue to maintain records of positive cases. The College will follow current public health recommendations should there be a rise in cases.

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.  

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. 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. Any questions regarding this Plan, may be addressed to .