COVID-19 Updates

Effective May 2, 2022, SCC lifted the mandatory use of masks for faculty, staff, and students for indoor classroom/laboratory and on-campus clinical settings on February 25, 2022. The College will continue to monitor health conditions related to COVID and its variants and should the need exist to return to mandatory use of masks, the campus community will be notified

Key Points to Remember

  • Do NOT come to campus if you are sick, have a known exposure, or have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The college encourages faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and will offer opportunities on campus to those seeking to be vaccinated.
  • The college continues to encourage all individuals on campus to practice mitigation strategies established earlier related to distancing, hand hygiene, and sanitation practices.
  • Individuals should not be asked to disclose their vaccination status. This is private information and should be respected at all times. The only time the College is asking for a vaccination status is if an individual has tested positive or they have been exposed to COVID-19.

Please continue to report COVID-19 exposure and diagnosis to SCC Human Resources by calling (910) 788-6310.


All students, faculty, and staff are expected to complete their own daily self-checkups to help monitor their own health.

Further guidance for health monitoring and resources will be distributed to the campus community prior to the start of fall semester. 

Expectations of Employees/Students with COVID-19 Symptoms, Awaiting Test Results or with a Sick Family Member at Home with COVID-19

  • Employees/students who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should notify their supervisor/instructor, contact their healthcare provider, and stay home.
  • Employees/students with confirmed cases of COVID-19 should follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees should use emergency leave (and sick leave after emergency leave ends), and should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments. Students should not return to class until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
  • Employees/students who are well but who have a family member at home sick with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should notify their supervisor/instructor, follow CDC recommended precautions, stay at home, until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
  • Employees and students who have tested and are awaiting test results should notify their supervisor/instructor and stay at home until test results have been received.

COVID-19 Campus Exposure Procedure

COVID-19 Dashboard

SCC will communicate COVID-19 cases related to campus to our campus community which includes students, faculty, and staff. These are cases reported to the Human Resources Office and verified by a laboratory test. In cases where a student or employee fails to disclose to the college that they have tested positive, the college will have no way of knowing and communicating that information. This type of communication will include only positive cases of which the college has been made aware. 

Confidentiality laws prohibit the college from disclosing any identifying information about affected individuals. Any individual who has tested positive will be isolated, and anyone believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine. 

SCC Covid-19 Dashboard

The North Carolina Dashboard

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services maintains a COVID-19 dashboard that is updated daily. The NCDHHS also provides information about how it defines and collects data for the dashboard. 

Notification of COVID-19 Cases

In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, the college will follow contact tracing and notification protocols as directed by local and state health authorities. Identified contacts will receive guidance about monitoring and testing at the direction of the Columbus County Health Department. 

Contact tracing may include notification of: 

  • Close personal contacts identified by the confirmed positive individual 
  • Classmates, college staff and faculty members with whom the student/staff or faculty member may have come in contact while contagious 
  • Employees providing on-campus services to visitors/clients with whom they may have come in contact while contagious 


Bill Maultsby

Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator

(910) 788-6310

A Building, Rm 107