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COVID-19

Coronavirus Information and Resources 

rev. 29 SEPT 2022

Masks are no longer required in any area on campus and social distance requirements will be eliminated.

  • The Health and Safety Committee will continue to monitor community levels and follow CDC guidelines and may adjust mitigation guidance if data indicates a significant change in Harford County levels.
  • Faculty and staff with documented health challenges may still require masks to be worn in their classrooms and workspaces. As always, those who feel more comfortable continuing to wear masks should do so.
  • Those who have been exposed to COVID-19 should follow quarantine and isolation protocols located on the CDC website and send notification to covid@harford.edu for further guidance.  

Employees and students may continue to wear masks at their discretion.  

  • Disposable masks will continue to be made available to employees and students.
  • Students may follow the signs on buildings to locate the supply in each building.
  • Employees may contact their building administrator for assistance.

Please continue to follow the COVID-19 mitigation strategies below to ensure the health and safety of our campus community:

  • Practice frequent hand washing.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Vaccines are highly encouraged but not required.
  • Please contact the COVID-19 Response Team at covid@harford.edu if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or with any additional questions or concerns.

Resources for Students, Employees, and Community

The College follows CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Food, family and financial resources are available for students, employees, and the community.  Below are some of the most commonly asked questions as well as  services and resources available from both the College and the government.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19? 

Send an email to covid@harford.edu that includes the date symptoms began, date of positive test result, as well as the date that you were last on campus.

The information provided will be kept private and confidential, and used only by the College's COVID-19 Response Team.

This action will prompt students and employees who may have been in classes with or in the vicinity of the infected individual to be notified of the potential exposure.

To help you determine whether quarantine or isolation is necessary, visit the CDC guidance for isolation and precautions for people with COVID-19. 

What should I do if I am exposed to COVID-19?

Those who have been exposed to COVID-19 should continue to wear a mask while indoors. 

For current guidelines on what constitutes COVID-19 exposure, visit the CDC guidance for if you were exposed.

I RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL EXPOSURE. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? 

In the event that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you will receive an email from the COVID-19 Response Team.

The email will contain guidance and further communication on next steps to take to ensure your health and safety and those who you may have been in contact with.

In order to avoid miscommunication, undue concern, and to respect health-related privacy please refrain from sending out any information about suspected or actual COVID occurrences except to covid@harford.edu.

DO I NEED TO BRING A MASK TO CAMPUS? 

Although masks are no longer required to be worn on campus, employees and students may continue to wear masks at their discretion.

The College has a supply of single-use paper masks that are available upon request. 

  • Disposable masks will continue to be made available to employees and students.
  • Students may follow the signs on buildings to locate the supply in each building.
  • Employees may contact their building administrator for assistance.
WILL VACCINATIONS BE REQUIRED TO RETURN TO CAMPUS? 
No. The College will not require a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition for returning to campus—for students or employees. 
WHAT SAFETY CONTROLS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES? 

The College has installed administrative and engineering controls to enforce social distancing (i.e., Plexiglas barriers, furniture reconfiguration). 

Measures have been taken to increase the level of fresh air that is circulated in campus buildings.  

In the event that someone who has been on campus later tests positive for COVID-19, HCC's COVID Response Team notification procedures will be used to inform those who may have come in contact with the individual. 

HOW FREQUENTLY WILL CAMPUS BUILDINGS BE CLEANED? 
Throughout the day, common-use areas will be wiped down by the College's housekeeping staff. 

College Resources

TECHNOLOGY 

Technology Available for Loan 

The Library has a limited supply of computer equipment available to loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the Library for assistance. 

Internet Access 

If you are looking for free or affordable internet, the below list provides options available in the county. 
Harford County Public Library | Xfinity | Spectrum 

In addition, Armstrong Cable, in conjunction with Harford County Government and HCPS, has installed a free Wi-Fi hotspot near the upper parking lot at North Harford High School. This hotspot is accessible from the inside of a vehicle. 

Blackboard Assistance 

For those who have questions about Blackboard access, contact elearning@harford.edu. You may also leave a voicemail at 443.412.2256 and someone will get back to you. Support services are available MON–FRI, 8 AM–5 PM. 

Technology Support

For general technology assistance, Information Technology Services provides live support through their help desk which is available MON–FRI, 7:30 AM–5 PM. You may contact them via email at helpdesk@harford.edu or call 443.412.2477, option 3. Callers should leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you. 

CAMPUS SERVICES 

Early Learning Center 

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is open and accepting new enrollments! For questions, contact Jen Eder at jeder@harford.edu. 

Library (REV. 07/1/21) 

IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS 

The College is offering in-person appointments for Admissions, Advising, Disability Support, Financial Aid, Registration & Records, and the Test Center.

In-person appointments can be set using the contact information below. Virtual appointments will also continue to be available. Please indicate your preference when you make your appointment.

ADMISSIONS 
PHONE: 443.412.2109  |  EMAIL: admissions@harford.edu 

Advising, Career, and Transfer Services 
PHONE: 443.412.2301  |  GO TO THE MY ACADEMIC LIFE TAB FOR ONLINE CHAT 

Cashiers Office 
PHONE: 443.412.2208  |  EMAIL: CASHIER@HARFORD.EDU 

Disability Support Services 
PHONE: 443.412.2402  |  EMAIL: disabilitysupport@harford.edu 

Financial Aid 
PHONE: 443.412.2257  |  EMAIL: FinAid@harford.edu 

Learning Center 
PHONE: 443.412.2588  |  EMAIL: LearningCenter@harford.edu 

Registration and Records 
PHONE: 443.412.2222  |  EMAIL: registration@harford.edu 

Test Center 
PHONE: 443.412.2352  |  EMAIL: testcent@harford.edu 

ONLINE CHAT IS AVAILABLE DURING THE FOLLOWING HOURS AND CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE LIBRARY WEB PAGE. 
MON–THU, 8 AM–10 PM | FRI, 8 AM–4:30 PM | SAT, noon–4 PM 

THE LIBRARY ALSO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ONLINE: 
One-on-one research consultation | Online literacy tutorials and citation style guides | 24/7 access to databases, e-books, and streaming video. 

If additional resources are needed, contact: Lois Entner OR Gina Calia-Lotz. 

WELLNESS AND COUNSELING 

On-site/Remote Counseling 

On-site/Remote Counseling offers free, confidential appointment based short-term support.  Counseling sessions will allow you to explore thoughts, feelings and worries without judgment; develop coping strategies for different situations; practice self-reflection and awareness; work on habits you’d like to change; and improve, understand, and communicate about relationships. Call 410-583-2222 to schedule an appointment and let them know you are a Harford Community College student. 

CANCELLATIONS 

Continuing Education and Training Courses 

Students will be contacted via email or phone regarding course postponement or cancellation. Contact flexreg@harford.edu or leave a message at 443.412.2376. 

Government Resources 

HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS (HREEF) STUDENT GRANTS (CARES, CRRSAA, AND ARP) 

Harford Community College received several rounds of HREEF funds to provide student emergency grants for COVID-19-related hardship. 

A complete listing of available HREEF funding is available on our COVID Grants page.

Campus Air Quality Improvements

The College is committed to providing a safe campus for our students and employees. The following video describes the ionization and UV controls that we installed to clean the air and surfaces within our buildings.