Updates from Johnson County Community College: Coronavirus update

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is the number one priority at Johnson County Community College. We have been closely monitoring reports of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and considering the ways it impacts our campus community. This is an evolving issue and will continue to change over the coming weeks.

In order to help minimize spread of the coronavirus and protect our campus community, we began taking the following steps:

  • March 14-22: Campus will be closed — including all events and activities — during spring break. Essential personnel on campus only. Efforts will be directed towards continued work on building support for online delivery of courses.
  • March 23-29: Campus will be closed — including all events and activities. Essential personnel on campus only. This time will be used to provide additional support to instructors and to transition to an online-only learning environment.
  • March 30: Begin delivering all courses remotely. Campus will continue to be closed. Students are strongly encouraged to remain at home for the two weeks following spring break.

Students

We understand that this significant disruption to our learning environments is not ideal. Faculty members are receiving support to make this modified experience as effective as possible. There are a number of non-academic functions (i.e. tutoring, registration, financial aid, counseling, etc.) that will require specific modifications to meet students’ needs during this interim period.

On-Campus Events

Gatherings of large crowds pose heightened health risks. For that reason, all on-campus events will be canceled through Sunday, April 5. We will continue to monitor and assess the risk for any events beyond April 5, including commencement.

Carlsen Center Presents

In addition to all on-campus events, all Carlsen Center Presents performances will be canceled for the next three weeks. If you hold tickets to a Carlsen Center Presents event that was scheduled between March 14 – April 5, you have two options, and you have some time to decide how to handle it:

  • A voucher for the value of tickets to a cancelled event. This voucher may be applied to events taking place through the end of the 2020-2021 season.
  • A refund of the full value of your tickets.

Please contact the Box Office at (913) 469-4445, Mon-Fri, 10 am to 5 pm, starting April 6 for more information.

Additional Details

Our actions will be guided by information from the Johnson County Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control. The College intends to return to normal campus operations as soon as possible, while continuing to consult with public health officials in order to make the most prudent decisions.

Updates will be shared as soon as they’re available. The best source for current information is our COVID-19 webpage.