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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATES

Maryland Department of Health Updates

 

This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will provide updates as they become available. A Maryland COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard has been created by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency that will be updated daily at 10 a.m., based on the most recently available data from across the state. Please check this link regularly. https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.

 

 

Response to COVID-19 and Distance Learning Plan

 

 

 

Free Internet Access Through Comcast

For any students who do not currently have internet access, Comcast (Xfinity) is providing free internet access to the community through hotspots. You can visit https://wifi.xfinity.com
Comcast (Xfinity) is also offering a service called Internet Essentials; a low-cost internet service to those who qualify. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com for further information.

 

 


 

Most Recent FCC Communications Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

April 2, 2020

Message from the Provost

To the Incredible Students of Frederick Community College,
We recognize that this is a disruptive and challenging time for you. As the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development, I want to pledge our complete commitment to ensuring your academic success during this difficult period in your lives. Your faculty members and I understand that online learning may be new for many of you, and that others may be struggling with access to learning resources, economic dislocation, or health challenges for you or your family. Please don’t give up!

Frederick Community College will do everything to make sure the COVID-19 pandemic does not interrupt your educational goals. To remove any extra unnecessary stress and pressure, the deadline for withdrawing from a credit course with a “W” will be extended to Thursday, April 30, 2020. (The new withdrawal date applies only to classes where a grade has not already been assigned.) This extended deadline should provide you with more time to continue adjusting to your online courses and to speak with your professors and advisors before making any decisions. I encourage you to stay the course.

As we continue to develop more ways to support students during this time, we ask that you reach out to your faculty, advisors, or other FCC staff if you have any concerns about your classes. All FCC faculty are prepared to work with students to be flexible with course information, assignments, and due dates.

Be well. Be safe. And thank you for committing to your academic and career goals at FCC.

Sincerely,
Tony D. Hawkins, PhD
Provost/Executive Vice President
Frederick Community College

 

 

March 30, 2020

FCC BUSINESS PLAN CONTEST on APRIL 28 MOVES to ONLINE FORMAT

The Frederick Community College seventh annual Business Plan Contest will still go on as scheduled for April 28, 2020, though the contest will be moved to an online format due to the current State of Emergency in Maryland. Click here to read more.

 

 

STUDENT NEWSBLASTS

  • March 27, 2020 - Virtual Access to College Services and Resources/Campus and Community Events

 

 

March 23, 2020

To All FCC STUDENTS:

We are all in this together. I understand how difficult this must be for you as a student during this unprecedented health crisis. Thank you for all you are doing to protect public health as we continue with alternative/online modes of instruction and operations. Faculty, staff, and administration will continue to help you complete your academic and career goals. Your success is our priority. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, on March 16, 2020, Frederick Community College made the transition to online and alternative modes of learning. We are thankful to all of you for working with your faculty during these challenging times.

Our plan for continuity of instruction and operations was originally in place through March 27, 2020. College leadership has monitored the changing situation daily and has considered ongoing and updated information from the Frederick County Health Department and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

In consideration of Governor Hogan’s Executive Order today, March 23, 2020, the College has made the decision to extend the remote instruction and operations plan currently in place through the end of the Spring Semester, May 20, 2020. Your faculty will be in touch with you related to this extension.

Spring Break will still be observed from April 6 through 12, 2020.

One of my greatest joys as your president is awarding your diploma at the Commencement ceremony. It is with great sadness that we have to reschedule the May 21, 2020 Commencement ceremony for a later date when we are confident of the safety and well-being of our graduates and their guests. The new date of Commencement will be determined and you will be notified of the new date no later than April 15, 2020. You will also be notified regarding the rescheduling or cancellation of other end of year ceremonies.

The rescheduling of the Commencement ceremony will not affect students graduating, receiving degrees and certificates, and transferring to other institutions.

This is a difficult and uncertain time for us all. We urge everyone to continue to take precautions, especially social distancing per Governor Hogan’s directive, and as recommended by the Frederick County Health Department, the Maryland State Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

All College buildings remain closed.

We understand students may require extra support during this time. The FCC Foundation maintains a Student Success Fund for currently enrolled students needing emergency assistance with food, and other needs. Students can self-apply at www.frederick.edu/studentsuccess. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

We will continue to work through this together and provide updates to our College community as the situation warrants. Please monitor your College email, FCC alert, and our College website.

If you have any questions, you should email assist@frederick.edu or call 301-846-2469.

Libby Burmaster
President
Frederick Community College

 

 

March 23, 2020

To All FACULTY, STAFF, AND ADMINISTRATORS:

We are all in this together. The FCC community has come together during this unprecedented crisis. Each of you is doing your part to support our students and each other. Thank you for all you are doing to protect public health as we continue with alternative/online modes of instruction and operations. Your dedication and eagerness to help others through this period is a reflection of the quality of our FCC community.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, on March 16, 2020, Frederick Community College made the transition to online and alternative modes of learning. On March 17, 2020, most College employees started working remotely. We thank all our faculty, staff, and administrators for their transitioning to this new teaching and working environment while continuing to prioritize student need. We are grateful to our students for working with us during these challenging times.

Our plan for continuity of instruction and operations was originally in place through March 27, 2020. College leadership has monitored the changing situation daily and has considered ongoing and updated information from the Frederick County Health Department and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

In consideration of Governor Hogan’s Executive Order today, March 23, 2020, the College has made the decision to extend the remote instruction and operations plan currently in place through the end of the Spring Semester, May 20, 2020. All faculty will submit grades by May 20, 2020. Dual enrollment high school grades are due by May 22, 2020. Provost/Executive Vice President Dr. Hawkins will be in touch with all faculty related to this extension.

Spring Break will still be observed for students and faculty from April 6 through 12, 2020 and for staff and administrators from April 8 through 12, 2020.

We will be rescheduling the May 21, 2020 Commencement ceremony for a later date when we are confident of the safety and well-being of our graduates and their guests. The new date of Commencement will be determined and you will be notified of the new date no later than April 15, 2020. You will also be notified regarding the rescheduling or cancellation of other end of year ceremonies.

The rescheduling of the Commencement ceremony will not affect students graduating, receiving degrees and certificates, and transferring to other institutions.

This is a difficult and uncertain time for us all. We urge everyone to continue to take precautions, especially social distancing per Governor Hogan’s directive, and as recommended by the Frederick County Health Department, the Maryland State Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

All College buildings remain closed.

We understand students may require extra support during this time. The FCC Foundation maintains a Student Success Fund for currently enrolled students needing emergency assistance with food, and other needs. Students can self-apply at www.frederick.edu/studentsuccess. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

An all student email blast also provided students a list of community resources they could access.

We will continue to work through this together and provide updates to our College community as the situation warrants. Please monitor your College email, FCC alert, our College website, and Communication Central.

Libby Burmaster
President
Frederick Community College

 

 

March 22, 2020

STUDENT SUCCESS FUND ANNOUNCEMENT

For the rest of the Spring semester to May 20, 2020, instruction and College services will be delivered remotely. We understand students may require extra support during this time. The FCC Foundation maintains a Student Success Fund for currently enrolled students needing emergency assistance with food, and other needs. Students can self-apply at www.frederick.edu/studentsuccess. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

 

 


FCC PREVIOUS COMMUNICATIONS
 

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS/COVD-19
 

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS
 

CORONAVIRUS/COVD-19 RESOURCES