Respiratory Illnesses – Flu, COVID, RSV
What can I do to help keep my Pacer community safe? Here are some tips:
- Handwashing, handwashing, handwashing!
- Stay up to date on vaccines. Flu season has already started as well, so go ahead and get your flu shot and your COVID booster. Vaccines are available at Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart.
- Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms: fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, body aches, fatigue. Get tested for flu and COVID.
- Isolate for a minimum of 5 days from onset of COVID symptoms. Day 1 is the day after your symptoms start. CDC Isolation Guidelines for COVID positive individuals
- Return to work only if symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free without the use of medication for at least 24 hours.
- Wear a mask through day 10 if you return to work.
- If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, wear a mask when you are around others for 10 days. CDC Guidelines for Exposure
- Avoid close contact with others who have symptoms.
- If you are high risk, consider wearing a mask in group gatherings.
- Since there hasn’t been a renewal of COVID leave days from the state, employees must use sick or vacation days if they are out. If able, work with your supervisor to see if you can telework.
- Free COVID tests are available here. Order them before you need them!
Complying with PCC’s COVID Guidelines:
Based on PCC Policy 7.16, Infectious Diseases, students who refuse to comply with procedures should be warned, then the normal process for student code of conduct violations should be followed.
Thank you for your continued cooperation in helping us keep PCC a safe and healthy place for all of us! I hope you have a great fall semester!
- Class delivery: classes are being offered in a variety of ways to ensure you are able to connect with your instructor(s). Visit www.piedmontcc.edu/schedule for more information.
- Online tutoring: visit piedmont.mywconline.com for more information about online tutoring
- Student Help Desk: get assistance with Blackboard, WebAdvisor, Logging in to class, etc. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (336) 322-2138.
- Computer Labs: labs are open at three of PCC’s locations. You should call to make an appointment:
- Person County Campus: Building H or (336) 322-2247
- Caswell County Campus: Building K or (336) 694-5707
- Business Development & Entrepreneurship Center: (336) 599-0032
- Lap Top & Hot Spot: PCC can loan either or both to current students. Call (336) 322-2247 for more information.
I’m new to online learning. What do I do first?
- Visit www.piedmontcc.edu. At the top, you’ll see links to WebAdvisor, Blackboard, and Email.
- Click the Email link and log in.
- Your email is also your Blackboard username with the email extension (email@example.com).
- Passwords are the same in Blackboard and email.
- If you don’t know your email address, call (336) 322-2138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the icebreaker assignment located in your Blackboard class within the first day or two. This is essential to remain in the course and it will be a simple assignment like a syllabus quiz or a short introduction.
- Click “Online Learning Tips (pdf)” at www.piedmontcc.edu/COVID-19 for more info.
- Contact the Student Help Desk for further assistance with Blackboard, WebAdvisor, or logging in to class, by emailing email@example.com or calling (336) 322-2138.
NC Technology resources for students (4/15/20):NC Broadband – COVID-19 internet service offerings
Adobe Creative Cloud – Free temporary at-home access for students who log into Creative Cloud on campus
AT&T – Internet access for qualifying limited income households for $10/month
Charter Communications – Free broadband internet for new customers in households with college students for 60 days
Comcast Internet Essentials – Free internet service for new customers and free speed upgrade for current customers
EveryoneOn – Search for low-cost internet service and computers by zip code
Hot Spot Info (updated 11/18/20):
* Piedmont Electric’s Person County Office at 1125 Oxford Road in Roxboro
* Piedmont Electric’s Caswell County Office at 64 Rascoe Dameron Road in Burlington
Updated WiFi Access on Campus & in the Community
1) PCC’s Person County Campus (2 locations)
* Parking Lot 3 next to Building T (closest to ramp entrance)
* Parking Lot 4 next to Building S (on the right side)
* Address: 1715 College Drive, Roxboro
* New Campus Hours during the pandemic: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.
2) PCC’s Caswell County Campus
* Parking lot in front of Building P (small lot)
* Address: 331 Piedmont Drive, Yanceyville
* New Campus Hours during the pandemic: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – Sunday: closed
3) Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church
* Address: 1026 Long Store Road, Roxboro
* Access: Lamberth Guest; no password
4) Quality Inn in Person County
* Address: 906 Durham Road, Roxboro
* Access: Quality Inn Guest; no password
5) Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
* Address: 322 Main Street, Prospect Hill
* Access: Guest; password: Healthy1
6) Life Beyond The Shadows Counseling, PLLC
* Address: 110 Cole Street, Yanceyville
* Access: LBTSGuest; password: guestwifi
7) Warren’s Grove Baptist Church
* Address: 1511 Wesleyan Road, Roxboro
* Access: Warren’s Grove Guest; no password
8) Roxboro Baptist Church
* Address: 202 South Main Street, Roxboro
* Access: Guest; password: GoNServe
9) Sheetz and Walmart in Roxboro, as well as McDonalds’ in both counties may have WiFi available
Please make PCC proud when using these WiFi locations:
– Remember to think safety first and continue to practice social distancing.
– Be respectful of the location you are using – no loitering or littering (many locations will have security or security cameras in place).
Resources in our Communities:
Emergency Food Pantries:
• Caswell Parrish: located at 1038 Main Street in Yanceyville; (336) 694-6428;
• High Rock Community Center: located at 103 John Long Road in Blanch; (336) 694-4116;
• Christian Help Center: located at 122 Depot Street in Roxboro; (336) 599-6070;
• Food Pantry of Roxboro & Person County: located at 704 Franklin Street in Roxboro;
• COVID-19 from Person County Health Department
• Telehealth Services from Caswell Family Medical Center, Inc.
• Filing for Unemployment Application
NC Wide Resources:
• NC 211: 24/7 access for organizations in our local community to assist with food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, employment, substance abuse treatment as well as services specific to older adults and those with disabilities. Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162.
• Text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19 in NC
• Wash your hands frequently and properly;
• Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands;
• Clean items you touch, including your cellphone, regularly.
These are the same everyday actions we should all be following to prevent the spread of seasonal flu, and these precautions are key to containing the coronavirus as well.
Making an Appointment:
Campus Buildings are open by appointment and for scheduled class time:
• Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The PCC Team is on a staggered work schedule, so you are encouraged to call and make an appointment for the below services:
Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Registration, and Records
• Person County Campus: Building E or (336) 322-2159
• Caswell County Campus: Building K or (336) 694-5707
Computer Labs and Tutoring
• Person County Campus: Building H or (336) 322-2247
• Caswell County Campus: Building K or (336) 694-5707
• Business Development & Entrepreneurship Center: (336) 599-0032
• Visit piedmont.mywconline.com