Most Recent Update
Wednesday, August 5, 2020: Students, we are ready for you!
We are looking forward to seeing you on campus in a couple of weeks!
The health and well-being of our students, employees, and community is of utmost importance. We have been planning our classes and preparing our campus for you.
Our list of safety measures and precautions is quite long and very extensive:
Face coverings are required to be worn on campus and at all Hawkeye locations.
Building monitors will be stationed in each of our buildings to remind students and guests.
Modifications have been made to classrooms and departments for physical distancing.
Furniture has been removed or reconfigured in student and guest waiting areas.
Plastic shields are installed at counters and other high-traffic areas.
Campus signage is in place to remind individuals of our safety protocols.
Floor decals are being installed to help maintain physical distancing in high-traffic areas.
In-person classes will run at 50% occupancy.
Classes are offered in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
Zoom technology is being installed in 25 classrooms to expand our hybrid and online learning options.
Academic advising and registration can be conducted virtually via phone, Zoom or Google Hangouts.
Enhanced Cleaning and Environmental Controls
Enhanced cleaning of classrooms and other high-contact areas has been implemented.
Cleaning supplies, including spray cleaners, paper towels, and hand sanitizers, are in every classroom and department to clean equipment and work areas before and after use.
Hand sanitizer stations have been strategically installed across campus.
Outside airflow has been increased in our college buildings to improve ventilation.
Modifications with the air filters in our HVAC systems have been made to increase the purification of the air in the buildings.
Student Life and Activities
Student activities and intramurals have changed their offerings with activities that can maintain physical distancing or can be held virtually.
Brock Student Center Food Court have made modifications to the dining areas for physical distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.
Health Education Services Center fitness areas have implemented physical distancing and enhanced cleaning schedules.
Health Monitoring and Reporting
Student Health Clinic offers both telemedicine and in-person appointments for students.
Mental health services for students with a counselor for in-person appointments and telemedicine. Additionally, a 24-hour telecounseling line is available.
Employees have completed COVID-19 training
Employees have been asked to self-monitor their health according to CDC guidelines, including daily temperature checks.
Reporting form to track and trace possible cases of individuals who have direct contact or who may have COVID-19.
We are living and working in a new reality. Hawkeye will continue to evaluate our status and take steps necessary to continue to assure the well being of members of our community.
We are ready to help you reach your education and career goals.
If you have any questions about our safety precautions you can email our Pandemic Response team. If you have questions about your class schedule, call student services at 319-296-4214.
Stay Healthy Stay Safe
Dr. Todd Holcomb
Hawkeye Community College, President