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Virus Info

Virus Info

 

SCC is open virtually while the campus is closed. We have compiled resources on this page to provide easy access for our students. More information can be found on our COVID19 Student Resource Page.

With Salem Community College and other New Jersey higher education institutions closed, per Governor Murphy's executive order, the SCC staff has compiled answers to several frequently asked quesitons. If your question is not answered below, please contact the specific department via email. Thank you and stay well!

 

CARES Act Emergency Funding

The United States Department of Education announced the specific funding that has been allocated to every postsecondary institution in the nation through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress and signed into law. Salem Community College will receive funds under the CARES Act to provide emergency grants to students. See more information about the CARES Act application process by visiting www.salemcc.edu/sccassist.

 

APPLICATION FOR CARES ACT FUNDING

 

E2Campus Alert

SCC ALERT is a mass notification system that enables SCC students, faculty and staff to receive alerts and updates about cancellations as text messages on cell phones.

 

REGISTER FOR SCC ALERTS

 

 

6/16/2020: Fall Semester Course Updates as of June 16

 

Summer 5W2

With the exception of glass courses, Summer 5W2 courses starting Tuesday, July 7 will be held online. Glass courses will be offered in person at the Glass Education Center. A five-week summer class is a great way to lighten your course load this fall.


VIEW 5W2 SUMMER SCHEDULE


Fall

The following subjects will meet on campus:

  • Art - ART104 (Drawing), ART105 (Painting), ART116 (Three-Dimensional Drawing)
  • Glass Art
  • Nursing
  • Science labs (with online lectures)
  • Scientific Glass Technology

All other courses will be held online. NOTE: Students who are currently registered for on-campus courses will be automatically moved to the online section.

This updated fall schedule is expected to be completed by June 30.

 

How to reach us this summer

For the foreseeable future, our faculty and staff will continue to work remotely to ensure uninterrupted service to students. Email is the most efficient way to contact us. We'll make every effort to follow up within 24 business hours; we appreciate your patience.

Students with questions may email these departments.

 

Please stay safe, stay distant but stay connected!

 

 

 

5/21/2020: SCC to hold "Drive-Through" ceremonies in place of Commencement and Nursing Convocation

 

After carefully assessing public health and safety factors, your Salem Community College has decided to celebrate the Class of 2020’s graduation and Nursing Convocation with drive-through ceremonies on Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3 on the Klinke Green. The ceremonies will replace the traditional Commencement program proposed for June 30. See more information at:


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATION


Your Salem Community College looks forward to celebrating safely with you!

SCC has made these plans in accordance with Governor Murphy's Executive Order 142. The College will continue to monitor the Governor's executive orders and will notify nursing graduates of any changes.

 

5/5/2020: Summer 5W1 and 10W courses to be held remotely

 

With Gov. Murphy's stay-at-home order still in place until further notice, Salem Community College will conduct all courses remotely for summer sessions 5W1 and 10W beginning Monday, June 1st.

At this time, 5W2 courses starting July 6 will be held in-person.

Summer registration is underway. Check the schedule.


VIEW SUMMER SCHEDULE


Staff members are working remotely to provide uninterrupted service. A reminder that you may reach them at:

Please stay safe, stay distant but stay connected!

 

4/14/2020: Remote learning for balance of semester; Commencement postponed

 

Remote learning for balance of semester; Commencement postponed until June 30

In this month's vlog, Salem Community College President Mike Gorman shares important updates while the Governor's stay-at-home order remains in place:

  • Remote learning will continue for the rest of the spring semester.
  • Commencement has been postponed until Tuesday, June 30.
  • Diplomas, certificates and transcripts will be still available on May 20 (the original date for Commencement).
  • The Nursing Convocation ceremonies are postponed with a date yet to be determined.

Dr. Gorman reminds us to stay safe, stay distant but stay connected!

 

VIEW PRESIDENT GORMAN'S VLOG

5/5/2020: Summer 5W1 and 10W courses to be held remotely

 

With Gov. Murphy's stay-at-home order still in place until further notice, Salem Community College will conduct all courses remotely for summer sessions 5W1 and 10W beginning Monday, June 1.

At this time, 5W2 courses starting July 6 will be held in-person.

Summer registration is underway. Check the schedule.

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Staff members are working remotely to provide uninterrupted service. A reminder that you may reach them at:

Please stay safe, stay distant but stay connected!

 

VIEW PRESIDENT GORMAN'S VLOG

4/8/2020: A Message from President Gorman

 

A Message from President Mike Gorman:

Your Salem Community College campus to remain closed for students the balance of the semester.

May you and yours be safe and healthy during this very difficult and surreal time. Only by strictly following social-distancing and stay-at-home guidelines will we flatten the curve. We all want to return to campus, but we want to return when we are assured it is safe to return.

A special message to students: I remind you that your Salem Community College’s faculty and staff are available to help you as you navigate through your online and remote learning courses. We remain steadfast in supporting you. As questions and needs arise, please contact your instructors, the Academic Support Lab tutors and your advisors. I also encourage you to bookmark this very helpful page of virtual resources: http://www.salemcc.edu/virtual-resources.

I share several important updates: In order to plan appropriately and minimize further disruption to the semester, remote instruction will continue for the remainder of the semester.

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With the Governor's executive order still in place, your Salem Community College will also continue to postpone special events until further notice. Many of these require significant advanced planning and financial commitment. Therefore, the Commencement ceremony scheduled for May 20 is postponed. Input from Class of 2020 members has been extremely helpful in selecting a new date. We are targeting Tuesday, June 30 for Commencement. Please look for more information in the coming weeks. Nursing students will receive details about the new date for the Convocation ceremonies.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the Commencement ceremony has been delayed, the actual date of the conferral of degrees and certificates will remain the same: May 20, 2020. We will make the diplomas and certificates available on May 20. Details to follow.

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Summer courses (5W1 and 10W) will still begin on Tuesday, May 26. We will follow state guidelines in determining if summer courses starting in late May will be online or in the classroom. Our plan is for summer 5W2 courses (starting July 6) to be taught in person.

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In closing, thank you to everyone for going the extra mile to help your family, neighbors and fellow members of our College community.

I also extend a heartfelt thanks to members of the SCC family providing essential services. There are much better days ahead. Let’s take maximum advantage of the days we have. Stay safe, stay distant, but stay connected.

 

Read the latest entry from the President's Blog here.

 

 

3/25/2020: Campus Closed through at least Monday, April 13

 

A Message from President Mike Gorman:

First and foremost, please keep you and yours safe. The priority must be the health of you and your loved ones. Not all of us will know someone with the virus, but all of us will likely know someone who has a friend or family member suffering with the virus.

We are extending our Remote Learning Period through at least Monday, April 13 (Easter Monday). Since the Governor’s Executive Order may require schools, colleges and universities to remain closed beyond April 13, we are announcing this as a minimal campus closure.  A decision on Commencement (scheduled for May 20) will be made no later than April 13.

Please continue checking for important messages on SCC social media, Canvas and in your inbox.

I encourage you to follow the Governor’s orders, mandates, and suggestions. Encourage others to do the same.

Please remember that we are here for you. Faculty and staff are working remotely to provide uninterrupted services.

We’re all in this together. And together, as the SCC family, we will continue to learn and continue to be your Salem Community College.

 

Read the latest entry from the President's Blog here.

 

 

3/18/2020: Internet Access

As Salem Community College transitions to online courses, we offer this list of affordable options for internet access and computers.

 

Wifi Acccess

Extended Wifi Access

Although campus buildings are closed, SCC has extended network access into the Student Union parking lot (Lot D next to Donaghay) for drive-up computing. Students will be able to use their devices on SCC-Students Wifi from their vehicle to maintain social distancing. SCC strongly recommends staying in your vehicle while using the Wifi.

 

Affordable Devices

Comast Internet Essentials Low Cost Computers

If you are or if you become an Internet Essentials customer, you have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for $150. Each eligible family may purchase up to five (5) devices.

 

Internet Access

Below is a list of information publicly available to assist anyone impacted by shutdowns from COVID-19.

 

Comcast Internet Essentials

  • Public Comcast Wi-Fi hotspots are available for anyone. 
  • Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  To qualify, you must meet one of the requirements below:
        • MEDICAID: card or most recent eligibility letter for an adult in your household. 
        • Public housing assistance: documentation such as your lease, housing assistance payment (HAP) contract, or eligibility documentation from HUD. 
        • SNAP: letter indicating you are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. 
        • TANF: eligibility letter for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. 
        • SSI: eligibility letter for Supplemental Security Income. 
        • NSLP/Head Start: copy of a letter indicating current participation in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start, with your child's name, the school name, and the address of where you are requesting service. 
        • LIHEAP: letter confirming your eligibility for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. 
        • WIC: eligibility letter for the Women, Infants, and Children program. 
        • VA PENSION: veterans pension eligibility determination letter from the Veterans Administration. 
        • Tribal assistance eligibility letter, including TTANF, FDPIR, etc.

 

AT&T

  • AT&T will provide unlimited AT&T mobile data for the next 60 days.
  • AT&T will not terminate the service of any wireless customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • Public AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots will be available for anyone.

 

T-Mobile/MetroPCS

  • T-Mobile will provide unlimited data for all customers with data plans for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). 
  • T-Mobile customers will receive an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot and tethering service for the next 60 days.

 

Sprint

  • Unlimited data for all customers with data plans for the next 60 days at no extra cost beginning 3/19/2020. 
  • An additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days at no extra cost. 
  • Customers (with mobile hotspot-capable handsets who don’t have mobile hotspot on their plan) will now receive 20GB per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost. 
  • Sprint will not terminate service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill because of the coronavirus, and will waive late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic.

 

 

 

3/17/2020: Frequently Asked Questions

With Salem Community College and other New Jersey higher education institutions closed, per Governor Murphy's executive order, the SCC staff has compiled answers to several frequently asked quesitons. If your question is not answered below, please contact the specific department via email. Thank you and stay well!

 

May I come to campus while the Governor’s order to close all higher education institutions is in effect?

No. For the health and safety of the public, no students are to visit campus. Faculty and staff will be working remotely, so please contact them via email.

 

With the campus closed, what’s the best way to communicate with my instructors and staff?

Faculty and staff are working remotely to ensure uninterrupted service to students. Email is the most efficient way to contact them. We’ll make every effort to follow up within 24 business hours; we appreciate your patience.

Students with questions may email these departments:

Academic Support Lab - tutoring@salemcc.edu

Admissions - admissions@salemcc.edu

Advising - advising@salemcc.edu

Athletics - athletics@salemcc.edu

Career Services - careerservices@salemcc.edu

EOF - eof@salemcc.edu

Financial Aid - FinancialAid@salemcc.edu

Food Pantry - foodpantry@salemcc.edu

General Inquires - info@salemcc.edu

Information Technology - helpdesk@salemcc.edu

Registrar - registrar@salemcc.edu

Student Accounts - StudentAccounts@salemcc.edu

Testing Center - testingcenter@salemcc.edu

 

What if I need tutoring in a class?

The Academic Support Lab will provide online services. Check Canvas for details or email tutoring@salemcc.edu.

 

How can I register for classes?

Summer and fall registration is now open.

New students: E-mail advising@salemcc.edu to set up an online or phone appointment with an advisor to select courses and to discuss your program of study. An advisor will respond to your email as quickly as possible; please be patient.

Current students: E-mail your advisor to set up an online or phone appointment to select courses. If you do not know your advisor’s name, please login to Self-Service and select View Schedule on the Home screen. Your advisor’s name is listed at the bottom of your schedule. If your advisor is not immediately available, current students may email advising@salemcc.edu to set up an online or phone appointment.

For tuition payment information, visit www.salemcc.edu/pay or e-mail the Student Accounts Office at studentaccounts@salemcc.edu

 

I’m a new or returning student interested in enrolling this summer or fall. What can I do?

Apply online at www.salemcc.edu/apply and request your official high school and college transcripts to be sent to Salem Community College. If placement is needed, Accuplacer testing will resume when the college reopens. Admissions staff will contact students by email to advise on their next steps.

 

I’m a nursing student. How do I keep in touch with my instructors and make progress in my studies?

Instructors will be available via email and during their courses’ regularly scheduled time -- including lectures, labs and clinical time. Students should be available at those times to meet learning outcomes. Expect instructors to communicate with each and every student during lecture, lab, and clinical time to keep everyone engaged -- both individually or as a group. Faculty and administration are working hard to develop instructional activities to assist students in meeting student-learning outcomes.

 

How can I contact an advisor?

Advisors are available via email and will make arrangements to advise students with online, email or phone appointments. Email advising@salemcc.edu.

 

Will I receive my financial aid refund check?

Yes. Financial aid refund checks will be mailed to the address on record.

 

I was planning to attend an event on campus? How do I know if it’s going on?

The College has cancelled all events for the next several weeks. For updates, please check the College’s social media, or, if the event is being held by an off-campus group, contact that group.

 

Is the College’s food pantry accessible?

Yes. Email foodpantry@salemcc.edu for details. Updates will also be shared on social media.

 

Are career services available?

Yes, the Career Services Office will provide virtual meetings for career exploration, resume building, and job search while the College is closed. Email careerservices@salemcc.edu.

 

Are testing services available while the College is closed?

No. All SCC Accuplacer, Makeup, and CLEP testing are suspended until the Executive Order is lifted by the Governor. Please contact testingcenter@salemcc.edu if you have any questions.

 

I am interested in playing sports at SCC. Who can I talk to about participating on a varsity team?

Salem has varsity programs in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball. To get information on these teams, including how to become a member of a team, you can contact the Athletic Department at athletics@salemcc.edu, and someone on the athletic staff will be in touch with you. Please indicate which team you are interested in when you contact us.

 

Why isn’t a phone message I left being returned?

With employees working remotely, they have limited access to their phones and voicemail, and may not be able to retrieve messages for an extend time. The best way to communicate with faculty and staff is through email.

 

What if I have a question that isn’t addressed here?

You can email info@salemcc.edu with general inquiries and someone will respond to you as quickly as possible.

 

3/16/2020: Coronavirus Update

Under Executive Order by Governor Murphy to combat the spread of COVID-19, beginning Wednesday, March 18 at 8 a.m., Salem Community College is functionally closed to all but essential staff.  “Essential staff” is defined as Public Safety, Campus Operations, Information Technology, Senior Staff (President, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Academic Officer) and any support personnel required to sustain the functions of those offices.

 

Students:

  • In-person classes (including Tuesday, March 17) will not meet until Governor Murphy lifts the Executive order.
  • All courses are currently transitioning to an online format. Check Canvas for details.
  • The Academic Support Lab will provide online services. Check Canvas for details.
  • No students are to be on campus.
  • Until we are cleared by Health Department officials, student registration will be conducted online. Payments can be processed online.
  • Financial aid refund checks will be mailed to the address on record.
  • Advisors will be available primarily via email and will make arrangements to speak with students directly, as necessary.  Please refer to details below.
  • Due to the skeleton staff in the days ahead, email is the most efficient way to reach SCC departments. We’ll make every effort to follow up within 24 business hours.

 

Students with questions may email offices:

Admissions - admissions@salemcc.edu

Advising - advising@salemcc.edu

EOF - eof@salemcc.edu

Financial Aid - financialaid@salemcc.edu

Student Accounts - studentaccounts@salemcc.edu

 

Staff:

All staff should report on Tuesday, March 17. However, if you are sick, stay home.

For any questions/concerns, please consult with your division head.

This is uncharted ground and President Gorman asks that you make the best of a difficult situation. With any good fortune, we will reopen for business in the next few weeks.

 

3/15/2020: Coronavirus Update

In order to help “flatten” the infectious curve associated with COVID-19, Coronavirus, we will strive to limit the number of students on campus over the upcoming weeks.

In-person classes will not meet on Monday, March 16. In the coming days, courses will be moved online.  No in-person classes will meet unless authorized by Dean Ken Robelll.

Staff members are asked to report on Monday, March 16.  Faculty only need to come to campus if they need help transitioning to online classes.

Students:

  • In-person classes will not meet on Monday, March 16. In the coming days, courses will be moved online. No in-person classes will meet unless authorized by Dean Ken Robell.
  • Your instructors will contact you with details. It is important you check Canvas, your emails and SCC Announcements to see which of your courses will transition to an online format.
  • If you are even slightly ill, stay home. Contact your instructor to make arrangements complete your coursework.
  • Online learning support.
  • If you do not possess the technology to complete your newly transitioned online classes, we will keep open the library, academic support lab and computer labs on campus during their regular hours.
  • If you have difficulty with the online course, please contact your instructor first.
  • If you require additional assistance, please contact Student Services at sccinfo@salemcc.edu or 856.351.2716.
  • Effective immediately, all intercollegiate games are cancelled.
  • Fall registration opens March 16 and staff is available to assist either by phone, email or on campus.

 

Faculty:

  • Faculty only need to come to campus if they need help transitioning to online classes.
  • Use Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, to prepare to migrate entirely to an online format no later than 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, where possible.
  • No in-person classes will be conducted unless authorized by Dean Ken Robell.
  • We hopefully anticipate returning to a normal schedule and instructional format in late March or early April. However, it is important that we are prepared to conduct online instruction for the balance of the semester.

 

Staff:

  • Staff members are asked to report on Monday, March 16.
  • If you are even slightly ill, stay home.
  • Your division head will share Information about work arrangements for the coming days.

 

 

 

3/13/2020: Student Technology Access Survey

SCC seeks your responses in this survey to better support you in online classes and to get an idea as to the technology available to SCC students. This survey will be open through 3/20/2020 and should take no more than 5-minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your submission.

 

Student Technology Access Survey

3/13/2020: Coronavirus Update

In order to help “flatten” the infectious curve associated with COVID-19, Coronavirus, we will strive to limit the number of students on campus over the upcoming weeks. To accomplish this, we are implementing the timetable below by Wednesday morning, March 18. We will exercise a normal schedule on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. However, instructors have the authority to move online immediately. THE CAMPUS WILL BE OPEN DURING THIS TIME PERIOD AND THERE IS NO CHANGE TO STAFF WORK SCHEDULES.

Students:

  • Until we can resume face-to-face courses, we are migrating as many courses as possible to an online format by Wednesday morning, March 18. It is important you check Canvas, your emails and SCC Announcements to see which of your courses will transition to an online format.
  • Some courses cannot be transitioned to an online format and will continue to be conducted on campus as regularly scheduled. Check Canvas, your emails and SCC Announcements, for information.
  • If you are even slightly ill, stay home. Contact your instructor to make arrangements complete your coursework.
  • Online learning support.
  • If you do not possess the technology to complete your newly transitioned online classes, we will keep open the library, academic support lab and computer labs on campus during their regular hours.
  • If you have difficulty with the online course, please contact your instructor first.
  • If you require additional assistance, please contact Student Services at sccinfo@salemcc.edu or 856.351.2716.
  • Finally, it is our anticipation that we are in a temporary situation and will resume all normal operations in late March or early April. Advisors and administrative staff remain ready to assist.
  • Effective immediately, all intercollegiate games are cancelled.
  • Fall registration opens March 16 and staff is available to assist either by phone, email or on campus.
  • The campus will remain open during this period.

 

Faculty:

  • Online coursework will continue as normal.
  • Face-to-face and hybrid courses are to migrate entirely to an online format no later than 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, where possible. If you are prepared to go fully online today, notify your students and commence online instruction as we conclude Spring Break. If you are unable to transition your course to an online format, contact Dean Ken Robell immediately for assistance, or permission to continue in your traditional format.
  • Some courses cannot be transitioned to an online format and must convene in person, and on campus. All such courses and their scheduled meetings are to be approved by Dean Ken Robell.
  • We hopefully anticipate returning to a normal schedule and instructional format in late March or early April. However, it is important that we are prepared to conduct online instruction for the balance of the semester.

 

Staff:

  • We are moving as much instruction to an online format as possible. By Wednesday morning, March 18, we believe instructors will have migrated all that can be migrated to the online format.
  • Some courses will be conducted on campus.
  • Staff and administration are still on campus and assisting students, in person, by phone or online, in completing their educational goals. If you are even slightly ill, stay home.  Do not jeopardize yourself or others.
  • THE CAMPUS IS NOT CLOSED. WE ARE MOVING TO THE ONLINE FORMAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON CAMPUS AND THEREBY, “FLATTEN THE COVID-19 INFECTION CURVE.” If you have questions, please work through your division manager. There is no change in work schedules.

 

Important information for everyone:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) --

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to Coronavirus.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Individuals with symptoms listed above will be sent to their place of residence as soon as possible. Sick individuals should separate from well individuals until they can leave campus.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, please remain at home. In addition:

  • Avoid public areas.
  • Avoid public transportation.
  • Stay away from others.
  • Limit contact with pets and animals.

Always:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Please stay well!

 

 

3/12/2020: Message from President Gorman

Quite simply, your Salem Community College is monitoring the daily bulletins provided by Federal, State and County agencies regarding the Corona Virus. While there are no confirmed cases in Salem County as of this writing, we are very conscious that one or more can emerge quickly.

Currently, we have no plans to suspend classes. It will be business as usual for our instructional programs once Spring Break concludes on Sunday, March 15th. This may change, but we ask that everyone be prepared for classes on Monday. If you are sick, stay home. We will figure out a way to make up the work and get lessons to you. If you suspect you may be sick, stay home. Don’t take a chance with anything. We would much rather you stay home and it turn out to be a simple cold than tempt the fates and infect others while jeopardizing your own health.

Due to the health concerns expressed at Federal, State, and County levels, we are suspending a number of large gatherings scheduled for the campus over the next few weeks. Our International Flameworking Conference has been cancelled. The Pennsville Youth Wrestling Tournament we were hosting this weekend is cancelled. The Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Banquet scheduled for April 1st will be moved into June. These are precautionary measures and we appreciate the understanding of all concerned.

If circumstances change and we must move to a virtual instructional program, we will likely maintain some on-campus meetings, such as the Glass programs and Nursing, where online activities may not be as functional. Details regarding this will be made available if there is a need to invoke emergency plans.

Meanwhile, wash your hands, cover your sneeze and cough, eat right, get plenty of sleep, and be vigilant with your own health.

3/11/2020: 2020 International Flameworking Conference Cancelled

Salem Community College (SCC) is actively monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is consulting with health officials for guidance. In acting to protect the safety and welfare of the glass community and other members of the public, Salem Community College has cancelled the International Flameworking Conference (IFC), March 20-22, 2020.

SCC apologizes for any inconvenience but believes this decision is in the public’s best interests.

Conference registration refunds will be issued by the SCC Foundation.

SCC and the SCC Foundation look forward to joining you in belatedly celebrating the IFC’s 20th anniversary in 2021. The 2021 IFC dates will be announced as soon as possible.

 

 

How to take care of yourself

Since there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 or medications approved to treat it, the best strategies to prevent the spread of the disease are common-sense actions everyone can take.

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and disinfect your hands.
    • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • The illness is more severe in people with underlying health conditions. The CDC recommends getting a flu shot, if you haven’t already been immunized against the flu.

 

Resources

Salem County Dept. of Health and Human Services 

New Jersey Dept. of Health

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

World Health Organization (WHO) 

American College Health Association (ACHA)

Stop the Spread of the Germs

Apply for Internet Essentials from Comcast Internet for free over the next 2 months

 

Resources for New Jersey Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus

 

How to protect yourself

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has the most up-to-date information on protecting yourself from COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

 

If you think you are sick

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has the most up-to-date information as to what to do if you think you are sick:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-whensick...

 

If you need your local health department

To find your local health department, visit:

www.localhealth.nj.gov

 

If you need health insurance

NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program. It includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.

https://www.njhelps.org

 

If you anxious or stressed

Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks can cause anxiety and stress. These guidlines can help:

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf

 

If you need access to mental health professionals

NJMentalHealthCare is New Jersey's behavioral health information and referral service. To get help now, call 866-202-HELP (4357) or visit:

https://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/

 

If you want updates on COVID-19 from the State of New Jersey

For updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey, text NJCOVID to 898-211. For live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211. You can also visit:

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

 

To see the New Jersey Department of Health's COVID-19 Online Dashboard, visit:

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml

 

Have you lost your job or work hours been reduced?

If you have lost your job, your work hours have been reduced, or your place of work has closed you may qualify for unemployment insurance. Please see the COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Flier from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and visit the following website for more information:

https://myunemployment.nj.gov/

 

Has your job been impacted?

New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability, and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. Please visit the following website for more information:

https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

 

If you need food or financial assistance

If you and/or your family are in need of food or financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and/or General Assistance (GA):

https://oneapp.dhs.state.nj.us/default.aspx

 

If you need help paying home energy bills

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program:

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/hea.html

 

 

If you need help paying the rent

The State Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance grants. To get more information and determine your eligibility, visit:

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/srap.html

 

If you are caring for family members with special needs

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has guidance for individuals and families caring for people with developmental disabilities:

https://nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html

 

More information on the Coronavirus can be found at: https://www.njccc.org/coronavirus