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Isothermal Community College

Novel Coronavirus [COVID-19]

At Isothermal, we are taking the recommended actions as set forth by the CDC and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. We are sanitizing facilities with disinfectant as recommended by those agencies and we are observing social distancing in the classroom and on campus. Face coverings are strongly encouraged when at least six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Hand sanitizing stations are provided at the designated entrance for each building, as well as at other designated places. We encourage you to “Wait in line at least 6 feet apart, Wash your hands regularly, and wear a mask.” Stay healthy and help to keep others that way.

Isothermal Community College, along with guidance from state and federal health agencies, is closely monitoring spread of COVID-19 in our area.

This is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. Updates will be provided when available.

Self-Reporting Form

In an effort to aid public health agencies track the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to help the college plan internal responses, we are asking you to self-report any suspected contact with the virus. 

If you think you have contracted the virus or have come into contact with someone who has contracted it, you may report it using our self-reporting form.

Notify us of your vaccination

When to stay at home guide

Precautions to take

The following precautions are a part of good health practices:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing
  • Do not share food, drinks or toothbrushes with anyone
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick unless the severity of your illness requires medical attention
  • Cover your cough with a tissue, then discard and wash your hands
  • If handwashing is not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact such as handshakes, hugs and kisses
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces like phones and doorknobs

Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever.  Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others.  Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period.  Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowed places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet).