Closing Levels

Level 1

Catastrophic Event/Shelter in Place

The college/campus is closed and all classes and activities are canceled.
All faculty, staff and students on campus must shelter in place until the all clear is given by Public Safety. To the extent possible, people will be prohibited from entering the campus. Attendance Exception Reports are not required for this loss of time.

Upon the order to shelter in place, everyone should secure their area to the best of their ability and await further instructions. In the event of an active shooter, you should secure your area by locking the door if possible, removing the magnetic strip from the door frame, deploying the Night Locks if available, or by placing objects in front of the entrance to your area. Turn off the lights, silence your cell phones, and remain quiet. If you are unable to shelter in an office or classroom, or if the room is primarily glass enclosed, look for other locations to safely secure yourself. This could include a restroom (sit down and raise your feet above the stall opening), a closet, behind a large display, under a desk or computer station in a common area, in an unoccupied office or area, or similar places of refuge. If the danger is imminent and you are outdoors, seek shelter behind a tree, building, vehicle dumpster or other similar item.

Level 2

Catastrophic Event/Campus Evacuation

The college/campus is closed and all classes and activities are canceled.
It is unsafe to be on campus, e.g. gas leak. Only Public Safety, designated Plant Operations staff, designated IT staff, Senior Staff and other Incident Command staff will be permitted on campus. All other faculty and staff must leave the campus. Attendance Exception Reports are not required for this loss of time.

Level 3

The college/campus is closed and all on-site classes and activities are canceled.
Online and remote classes and student activities should continue as scheduled. Employees who were scheduled to telework should continue to do so during a Level 3 closing. No additional compensation or leave will be provided to employees who were scheduled to telework or conduct online classes or activities that day. Scheduled teleworking or remote employees who are ill or absent during a Level 3 closing will still be required to submit an Attendance Exception Report for leave.

All Public Safety, designated facilities staff and designated IT personnel are to report or remain on campus. Since they may be designated as required personnel for emergency, all facilities staff and IT staff should seek supervisory approval before leaving campus. In accordance with the guidelines for essential personnel included in HR Directive FY2011-09, non-exempt employees who work on-site during a Level 3 closing will receive additional pay.

Other exempt and non-exempt employees who were scheduled to work on site are not expected to report to work. They will receive their regular pay and Attendance Exception Reports are not required for this loss of time. Supervisory approval to work on site is required for non-exempt staff. Exempt faculty and staff may, at their personal discretion, report or remain on campus without additional pay.

During the spring 2021 semester, intercollegiate athletic events and theatre productions may occur as originally scheduled during a Level 3 event. The Director of College Athletics will make the decision for athletic events. The Director of Performing Arts will make the decision for theatre productions.

Level 4

The college/campus is open but all classes are canceled.
All staff must report or remain on campus for their regular duties. Faculty may report or remain on campus. If conditions or safety concerns preclude an employee from reporting, they may use a vacation day or personal day provided they have accrued the time or the day will be without pay. Liberal leave is in effect. An Attendance Exception Report is required for this loss of time.

Level 5

College/campus or extension center is experiencing a service interruption.
If service is not restored within a limited time period, e.g. an hour, further details will be provided as to status level of the college/campus or extension center. All CCBC employees must remain on duty.