KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnson County Community College announced its phased reopening plan.
The college switched to online instruction when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Kansas and stay-at-home orders went into effect.
Right now, only essential personnel are allowed on campus.
JCCC will begin its second phase of reopening no earlier than June 1, when it will begin bringing its remote workforce back to campus.
That wave will include employees to help prepare for opening the campus to students, and students who are going through essential workforce training.
During Phase 2, gatherings will be limited to 15 people and meetings will continue to be held remotely.
Phase 3, which will begin no earlier than June 22, will bring back students who are not taking essential workforce courses but may need face-to-face support.
Many employees will continue work remotely.
Gatherings will increase to a 30-person limit and meetings will resume in person with safety and health reminders.
By Phase 4, of which the college has yet to determine a date for implementation, standard employee operations will resume and students will be allowed on campus in a reduced capacity.
Gathering limits will again increase, to 90 people.
All phases call for social distancing of 6 feet.
JCCC will order personal protective equipment for employees, and work with any vulnerable employees on further accommodations.
Online instructions will be “preferred” for the fall semester, JCCC said, with the exception of hands-on courses and other courses approved by the dean.
On-campus student resources will gradually reopen. By Phase 4, the library, various resource centers and labs will be open.