INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 

Passaic County Community College is monitoring the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. The PCCC COVID-19 Task Force is working closely with local, state, and federal health agencies for updated information and taking necessary precautions to maintain a safe health environment at PCCC.

This is a rapidly changing situation. Please be aware that postponements, changes, and cancellations may occur. Be sure to check this webpage as well as your email for important updates as they occur.

PCCC Restart Plan for Fall 2020
Request Emergency Funding
Daily Health Screening

Latest updates as of August 19, 2020

  • PCCC is open for business. Most College operations (Admissions, Registration, Financial aid, etc) are now available online, by phone, or by email.
  • Fall classes will start on a new date, September 9,  in three formats:  online, remote, and in-person
  • The PCCC Bookstore is closed until further notice. Please see March 30 Communication for information about obtaining your books.
  • All college-related travel must be approved
  • Students, faculty, and staff are urged to follow the latest federal and state health guidelines for protecting yourself from COVID-19
  • Students who have missed class due to illness or suspected illness should speak to their instructor in order to make up the work they missed (See March 13 Communication for details)
  • If you have traveled to countries and regions identified by CDC as “high risk level 3 or 2” please follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html

Resources

For information about prevention, symptoms, and actions to take if you think you may have contracted COVID-19, visit the following websites. The CDC also provides current travel restrictions and guidelines.

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CARES Act

The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. This includes food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.

The following information is provided to comply with the US Department of Education’s CARES Act reporting requirements and is limited to CARES Act funding. The information below does not include emergency grants made with institutional funds. Per grant guidelines, this information is being posted within 30 days of initial funding and will be updated every 45 days thereafter.

Updated 10/13/2020

On 4/13/20, Passaic County Community College (PCCC) signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. PCCC intends to use no less than 50 percent of funding to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, pursuant to the Certification and Agreement.

PCCC received $2,725,829 for Emergency Financial Grants to students.

The estimated total number of students at PCCC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 3,700 students.

PCCC notified eligible students by email and provided them with a link to the application.  The amount of funding is based on a formula developed and implemented by the College’s CARES funding taskforce committee. Using this formula, each student deemed eligible for CARES funding receives payment ranging from $500 to $1,000.

As of October 13, 2020, $1,268,950 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants (CARES Act funding) has been distributed to 1,568 students. PCCC will continue to make awards, as long as funding is available.

PCCC is awarding Emergency Financial Assistance Grants in cycles. The link to the application (www.pccc.edu/cares) has been emailed to all eligible students; students should direct questions to assistance@pccc.edu.