PVCC Reopening Plans Through August 3

June 12, 2020

Dear PVCC Students, Faculty, and Staff - 

Yesterday Governor Northam announced the Commonwealth’s plan for reopening colleges. I write to describe and explain how Piedmont Virginia Community College will deliver courses, services, and utilize our facilities for the remainder of the summer semester ensuring full compliance with the guidelines established by the Governor. Please note that what is stated below is effective immediately and extends until August 3, 2020. A similar announcement will be made prior to August 3 describing policies and procedures that will become effective after that date.

GENERAL POLICIES

  1. All summer classes will be delivered online with the exceptions listed below.
  2. All faculty and staff will telework with the exceptions listed below.
  3. All PVCC buildings and grounds are closed to the public with the exceptions listed below.
  4. All student support services such as tutoring, the Jessup Library, and the Student Success Office are available to students by telephone and online.

EXCEPTIONS

  1. Small group in-person labs for the following programs will be held on campus. These small groups will be limited to the number of individuals who can be in a lab while practicing social distancing. All participants will be required to wear face coverings. PVCC will provide the required lab PPE. The college will clean and disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the labs. The in-person labs will begin after a program’s reopening plan is approved by the President of PVCC.


    • Certified Medical Assistant
    • Certified Nurse Assistant
    • Commercial Driver’s License
    • Culinary Arts
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Heavy Equipment Operator
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Phlebotomy
    • Radiography
     

  2. The Dean of Health and Life Sciences Office (located in the Keats Building) will be open June 29-August 3, Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon.
     
  3. The Academic Computing Lab located in M832 is open to PVCC students only Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Disinfecting of computers is done before and after each usage.
     
  4. The walking trails, tennis courts, and athletic fields are open to the public. In adherence to the Governor’s Executive Order 65, all patrons must maintain 10 feet of physical distance with the exception of incidental contact or contact between members of the same household. This applies during instruction, practice, and competitive events. Competitions that involve close contact with other athletes must be avoided. Gatherings of individuals in these spaces are prohibited. Violation of these regulations will result in the closing of these facilities.

FALL REGISTRATION

Registration for the fall semester is in full swing. Students are encouraged to register now before classes are full. An email from Dean Andrew Renshaw will be sent to all students within a few days with details on how to contact the Admissions Office, how to speak with an advisor, and how to contact the Financial Aid Office.

We are living in unprecedented times. PVCC is doing all we can to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe while enabling our students to continue their education in pursuit of their life goals. We know that the current situation is not ideal and we join you in hoping that we will return to normal as soon as possible. But until then, PVCC will do everything in our power to provide a high-quality educational experience to all of our students while doing all we can to keep us all safe.

Sincerely,

Frank

Frank Friedman, President