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The COVID Dashboard below reflects the most current data of students and employees. QUARANTINE is applied to someone who was exposed to COVID-19 and is being separated from others. They must stay away from others for 14 days after the last contact, regularly check temperature, watch for symptoms and stay away from high risk people.

ISOLATION refers to someone who has symptoms of COVID-19, or tested positive for COVID-19 and is required to stay away from others, even in their own home or residence hall. A negative test allows rejoining the campus after 10 days from the date of when symptoms first appeared, and fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours. This is in accordance with the Randolph County Health Department.

Questions can be answered by contacting the following individuals for assistance:

Students: Darryl Ammon, Vice President of Student Development, darrylammon@cccb.edu or 660-263-3900

Employees: Michele Francisco, Human Resources Coordinator, michelefrancisco@cccb.edu or 660-263-3900

Dashboard Last Update: 10/28/2020 3:53 p.m. CST

Total Active Cases: (Students & Employees): 12

In Isolation

Students

6

Employees

2

In Quarantine

Students

3

Employees

10

In Isolation

In Quarantine

Students

6

Employees

2

Students

3

Employees

10

RESOURCES

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Dear Students:

Because of a recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases among residential students and the need to isolate exposed students, and so that our exposure risk is reduced we are taking the following precautions.

  1. We are moving to an online format for classes for the next two weeks (until Nov.2). There will be no in-seat classes. Plan on attending your classes at the same time that you usually do only in an online format. Please be aware that individual professors may handle their classes in different ways so make sure that you are checking your email and communicating with them.

  2. Also, mission emphasis week will be moved to a later date. Please look for further communication.

  3. We will have chapel online for the next two weeks. Please plan on attending online.

  4. There will be reduced hours in the Harvest House and Walton Student Center. Please look for communication from Mallory Zarcone in student development for those hours.

  5. Please wear your masks when you are out of your residence hall rooms and practice good hand washing hygiene in order to combat the spread of this disease.

  6. We are encouraging residential students to remain on campus in order to reduce the exposure as much as possible.

  7. Boxed meals from the dining hall will be delivered to residential halls. We will not be taking orders, they will be generic orders unless you have special food requirements. Please communicate with your residence director if you have questions.

Dear Employees:

Offices will remain open and all employees should continue to work in their offices if possible. We are reminding everyone that you should continue to wear a mask while working with others and in the hallways.  If you are not within 6 feet or someone else and you have not been exposed, you do not have to wear a mask while at your desk.  Please also social distance as much as possible, do meetings through hangouts or Zoom when available and continue to practice good hand-washing guidelines. Please contact Michele Francisco, human resources director, with questions or concerns.

If you wish to eat in the dining hall, you must request a meal to be prepared by the dining services staff. The meal line will not be open to employees or students.

The CCCB Bookstore will be closed and will reopen on Saturday, October 31.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

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First, if you have tested positive, been exposed, or have symptoms of COVID-19, please let a Student Development personnel know as soon as possible. This includes Darryl Ammon, Anne Menear, Tina Nipper, James Williamson, or Mallory Zarcone.

If you are asked to isolate or quarantine, for any of these reasons, we expect you to in your own residence hall room or at home until you can rejoin the campus community.

Steps the rejoin the campus community include:

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19; you must wait until you are symptom free for 10 days since your symptoms first appeared and have been fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours. If you get a negative test sooner than 10 days after your symptoms end, you’ll need to be cleared by Student Development to rejoin the campus community.
  • If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19; IF you test negative for COVID-19, you must quarantine for at least 10 days from the date of exposure. Please keep in mind that you need to wait 5-7 days from exposure to test. IF you do NOT get tested; you will need to quarantine for 14 days to see if you develop any symptoms. If you are symptom free by the end of the 14 days you may rejoin the campus community. If you are unsure if you should quarantine based off of your contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please speak with Student Development personnel.
  • If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms; you should get tested for COVID-19. Symptoms may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. We ask that you quarantine until you receive your test results. If you are unsure if you should be tested or not, please speak to Student Development personnel.

If you test positive for COVID-19 please immediately inform a Student Development personnel and isolate. (Look at steps to rejoin the community if you test positive)

If you test negative for COVID-19, you do not need to self isolate, but please rest and stay in your room until you are recovered.

Testing Resources:

For Missing Classes:

Please contact your professors ahead of time to let them know you will not be able to attend class in person. You can attend your class via live streaming or recordings. Communicate with your professors about the best ways you can keep up in your classes! Tutoring can be done through digital means as well.

For Missing Chapel:

You can watch chapel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/CentralChristianCollegeoftheBibleMoberly

You can fill out the report here: https://cccb.edu/chapel-report/
(You must answer ALL of the questions on the chapel report to receive attendance points)
Residence Hall Quarantine Protocol:

If you are in quarantine/ isolation in the residence halls this means that;

  • You must stay in your room as much as possible.
  • When you leave your room for any reason, please wear your mask and social distance from other students.
  • Please use the designated quarantine sinks and stalls in the bathrooms.
  • You are allowed to leave your room and spend time outside. Please wear a mask and social distance from others.

If you or your roommate are concerned about exposure from one another, please speak to your Residence Director. If you need anything or have any issues while in quarantine/isolation, please contact your Residence Director!

Meals:

Dining Hall – 

  • Please contact the Dining Hall between 10-11 a.m. (for lunch) or 3-4 p.m. (for dinner) to get the detailed menu for that meal and indicate what you want in your to-go box. The cafeteria staff will then make sure the box is packed at the appropriate time and have it ready to be delivered.
  • You are responsible for finding someone to bring you your packed meal. If you need to collect your meal in the lobby, you must wear a mask and practice social distancing on their way to retrieve their food and back to your room.

Harvest House –

  • Students can order from the Harvest House at any point via phone, at 660-372-2526.
  • If you order a food or drink at the Harvest House it is your responsibility to find someone to bring your order to you.
  • Saints Meals, or orders paid for via your student account will be made at the time the order is placed. If you are getting a Saints Meal or paying for your order via student account,
  • YOU must call in your own order. Orders placed by anyone other than you cannot be charged to your account.
  • Cash orders will not be made until cash payment has been brought to the Harvest House.
  • Please remember that we cannot accept credit card payments at this time.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, as we are doing our very best to keep our campus community safe.

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Update: 4/22/2020 7:01 a.m. CDT

Students,

Since our last day of in-person classes on March 18, we have missed having you and your fellow students on campus. As you know, this has been an unprecedented time and much of our work since then has been working through the various policies and opportunities that have been made available to provide economic relief for our students.

As part of the CARES Act signed by President Trump, $14 billion dollars were allocated to colleges to assist students who have had economic hardships as a result of the virus. Central applied for a federal grant and has been allocated over $120,000 in emergency relief funding that can be distributed to our students. We are waiting for the funds to arrive along with additional guidance from the government to help students properly request and the college to appropriately document the distribution of these funds.

This is in addition to credits that will be placed on the account of campus students who moved out of the dormitories in March because of the COVID-19 decisions.

In the coming weeks, we will communicate a process for both requesting and receiving these funds. Please continue to watch your Central email account for this information.

In the meantime, we would like to hear from you regarding the kind of emergency and unexpected expenses you have or will incur due to the interruption of your semester at Central. Please go to www.cccb.edu/cares to share examples of how this has affected you financially. You can also send an email to cares@cccb.edu if you prefer. These stories will help us evaluate the best way to handle unique situations our students are experiencing.

Thanks for your patience as we are working together with the Department of Education to best support the financial needs of students in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Dr. David Fincher, President

Lara Lawrence, Vice President of Business & Finance

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Update: 3/27/2020 12:33 p.m. CDT

Dear Class of 2020,

Many of you have been wondering if we will be able to celebrate your great accomplishment of completing your degree this year. Though it was our goal to maintain the previously scheduled date of commencement, like many other colleges and universities, we have decided to reschedule our 2020 Commencement services. 

When this academic year started, no one could have foreseen how the year would progress and end. As we experienced our final chapel together on March 17, we knew the semester would be radically changed by separation from faculty, friends, and classmates. It is now clear these changes will also include rescheduling 2020 Honors Chapel and Commencement.

Please mark your calendars for Commencement on Friday evening, September 4, to attend and be recognized. In conjunction with our annual Heritage Day event, and leading into Labor Day weekend, we hope it will be conducive for you and your family to travel and share this special occasion. We will celebrate graduates like you with an afternoon reception recognizing honors awards, followed by an evening service. (In the coming weeks, we will communicate with graduates and their parents about the schedule for September 4.) 

We know this difficult decision could lead to questions, so here are a few plans we have made to prevent anticipated problems. For example:

  • Your final transcript will have a completion date of May 14, 2020.
  • Your diploma will include the same completion date of May 15, 2020.
  • These items will be available to you at our normal schedule of early June.
  • Summer 2020 graduates will be eligible to participate in the September commencement.
  • The September 4th Commencement and Honors Chapel in September will include familiar festivities, such as recognizing our Class Orator at the afternoon awards reception and featuring Jason Poznich as our commencement speaker. We will also include some unique touches that can only be possible in a ceremony a few months after graduation. (Stay tuned for more information!)

Airlines are currently exercising extreme leniency in rebooking flights; therefore, we hope that the change of date will not be travel prohibitive. Whatever your original plans were to be here and celebrate, we hope you will make September 4th a date when you can come to campus and celebrate Honors Chapel and Commencement with your friends, classmates, and faculty.

If you have any questions, feel free to connect with Dr. Jim Estep (jimestep@cccb.edu, 660-372-3900 x. 136, or on various video conference platforms).

As our nation faces the healing and recovery from this global pandemic, let’s pray for one another to be the servant-leaders needed in the church and in the world.

For Christ and the College,

Dr. David Fincher, President

Dr. Jim Estep, Vice President of Academics

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Update: 3/24/2020 5:00 p.m. CDT

INFORMATION FOR CCCB STUDENTS:

In light of the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Randolph County we are instituting the following conditions on CCCB’s campus. 

1) Students living off campus now you need to remain off campus until at least April 24th. Student Development will consider your return at that point via the request to return form. Please be aware that all classes will be delivered in an online format after Spring break. 

2) For students staying on campus right now:

  • You should reconsider whether or not this is the best place for you to be. Randolph County has issued a stay-at-home order.  This means that students need to stay on campus unless there is essential work that you are engaged in. This goes into effect at 8 am on Wednesday, March 24.
  • We are limiting access to parts of the campus – the Harvest House will remain open but the colab area and theater area will be closed and the rest of the building will be broken into areas with limits on the amount of people in each. The weight room will be closed. Pelfrey Hall will have limited access and will close early in the evening. If you need to leave the campus for any reason you must checkout through an RD. We are going to institute a 10 pm curfew to limit travel.
  • Please be aware that travel to Columbia or other towns is not acceptable. Boone County has also issued a shelter in place order to restrict travel there.

INFORMATION FOR CCCB FACULTY & STAFF:

  • When the campus reopens for employees on Wednesday, March 25, we are requiring only essential workers to come to campus, like food service and maintenance personnel.  We are trying to make our campus a “safe zone” for those who are still living there.
  • If possible, everyone else should work from home as much as possible. You may come to campus to pick up and drop off work as necessary. Stay as short as possible and maintain distance from others or stay in your office while you are here.
  • All students currently on campus need to remain on campus unless they have to work or buy essentials.  Students who leave campus should take hand sanitizer with them, check out with their Residence Director, and wash their hands as soon as returning.
  • Students who were planning to return to campus will need to be approved by Student Development before coming back.
  • Continue to maintain the 6-foot distance rule as much as possible.
  • The bookstore and library will close for the remainder of this week.  This will be announced on our public Facebook pages. Students may have access again on Monday, March 30.  Librarians and bookstore employees may work within the bookstore, but not be open for outside constituents until April 1 at the earliest.
  • Employees who are in areas with a no-travel order are asked to comply and stay away from campus as much as possible until that order is lifted.  Teachers may come to their office to work on course conversion.

As we work together in this situation, continue to monitor your email, phone, and other forms of communication. Pray for our fellow workers, our students, and our constituents who are facing these difficulties as well.

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Update: 3/19/2020 8:30 a.m. CDT

In light of the CDC, State of Missouri, Randolph County, and US Government recommendations, as of March 17, 2020, the following guidelines are in place.

  1. CCCB is planning to continue and complete the Spring 2020 semester.
  2. CCCB’s campus will remain open for the Spring 2020 semester.
  3. CCCB will help each student complete the Spring 2020 semester in one of these methods of the student’s own choosing . . .
  • Stay during Spring Break in areas without confirmed cases of COVID19. (This can include staying on campus or with someone in our local area.)  After Spring Break, complete courses online with appropriate on-campus precautions.
    • The Dining Hall will remain open with seating adjustments
    • Chapel will be suspended for the semester (at CDC request)
    • Other campus services may have limited availability
  • Choose to stay home after Spring Break and complete courses via the methods that the professors will use to deliver instruction online. . .
    • Online synchronous attendance via Google Hangout or Canvas.
    • Online asynchronous attendance via Canvas online assignments
  • Students who travel during spring break to areas with confirmed cases of COVID-19 can petition to return to campus after Spring break if they are asymptomatic and have no exposure.  Otherwise, they are asked to stay home and finish their classes there.
  1. Each student will have to determine their own course of action, and complete this form notifying CCCB of that decision by Wednesday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m.
  1. CCCB will begin Spring Break on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 31, with instructors delivering instruction online.

The situation may be affected by ongoing state and/or federal decisions, so students and staff should check emails frequently for updates.  Also, you can check this page for the most up to date information.

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Priorities of Campus Safety

The health and safety of the CCCB community is the college’s top priority. College officials have been closely monitoring the advice by government agencies and will make every effort to provide information and implement policies intended to ensure the continued health and safety of our community. Because flu and flu-like viruses, like COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus), can be spread from person to person, the College is taking steps to prevent the spread of viruses at CCCB as much as possible with the help of students and employees. 

CCCB is working with the Randolph County Health Department to monitor local conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take concerning the institution. The Randolph County Health Department and local physicians are more concerned about the spread of Influenza A and B in the area at this time and everyone is encouraged to get a flu shot if not already done so. CCCB will keep the campus updated with new information as it becomes available. For now, the College is maintaining normal operations, but making adjustments to upcoming events and travel, and making every effort possible to prevent the spread of these viruses. 

SOLID scheduled for April 2 has been canceled.

SHINE scheduled for April 16 has been canceled.

Student-led international and domestic mission trips have been postponed until further notice.

CCCB will conduct a thorough environmental cleaning and will continue to do so. The cleaning products are effective against almost all viruses including COVID-19. The protocol for disinfection has been heightened. More hand-sanitizer units have been installed, as well as posters with CDC-recommended hand-washing techniques in all campus restrooms. Resident assistants have been instructed to be diligent in monitoring the health of the students on their floors. There are also several posters displayed around campus about proper hygiene and etiquette.

Procedures for Spring Break Travel

Over spring break (March 20-30), many members of the CCCB campus community will be traveling for work, school or personal reasons. Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, many members of CCCB’s staff have met to monitor the effect of the worldwide situation on our campus community. The following procedures have been put in place as part of the college’s emergency operating plan to handle situations regarding the spread of illness for the benefit of employees, students, and their families.

All students and employees will be asked to complete an electronic form detailing travel plans upon return to campus. This will allow CCCB to track any potential risk of illness and/or infection on campus. 

If presented with a mild cough or low-grade fever (i.e. a temperature of 100 F or more), the expectation is to stay at home and self-quarantine. This means avoiding close contact (6 feet or nearer) with other people, including family members. The following steps must also be taken:

  • Immediately contact Darryl Ammon, Vice President of Student Development, at 660-372-2532 or 660-676-0242.
  • The healthcare provider and/or the local public health department should be contacted, giving details of recent travel and symptoms.
  • Comply with any and all precautionary protocols established by the college and/or the Randolph County Health Department prior to and upon returning to campus, which may include a 14-day quarantine.

Failure to comply with this campus-arrival directive increases the risk to the campus and the surrounding community. As a result, any willful disregard or violation of this directive may be subject to disciplinary action(s).

Central Christian College of the Bible recognizes and adheres to the travel advisories enacted by the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control. For the most up-to-date travel restrictions and guidelines, please visit the CDC Information for Travel page at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

Precautions for Minimizing the Spread of Illness 

At the current time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Randolph County. Conditions surrounding COVID-19 are rapidly-changing and new information about the disease may continue to impact the community approach. Additionally, it’s vitally important to take precautions to avoid exposure to prevent any illnesses.

  • Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay away from others when sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Maintain at least 3 feet distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to continue coursework for CCCB students who are unable to return to campus due to illness. Contact Darryl Ammon, Vice President of Student Development (darrylammon@cccb.edu or 660-372-2532) with any questions or concerns.

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