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FCC Will Operate Remotely During the Week of January 3-9, 2022

01/03/2022

Due to rising cases of COVID-19, FCC will operate remotely during the week of January 3 - 9, 2022.
 
Dr. Thomas Powell, FCC interim president, made the announcement today in an email to students and employees.
 
Dr. Powell said, in part:
 
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 seems to be spreading in many communities at alarming rates. Now, as we prepare to return to FCC after our two-week holiday, I am concerned that we may inadvertently spread the virus on our campus.
 
Since the start of the pandemic, we have taken actions to best ensure that our faculty, staff, and students have been safe. We have followed the COVID-19 protocols. Most of our faculty and staff have been vaccinated and many have received the booster shot. Fortunately, we have not had any significant breakout of the virus on campus.
 
However, the Omicron variant seems to spread more easily, even to those who have been vaccinated.
 
With all the traveling and visiting of families and friends, I believe that it is only prudent for us to take some reasonable actions to mitigate any spread of the virus while the Omicron variant peaks. An additional buffer period should help us curb the spread of this variant.
 
Any students or employees who test positive for COVID-19 are asked to report their test result to Jennifer Dame, FCC pandemic coordinator, at [email protected] or by leaving a voicemail at 301-624-2739.
 
All students and employees are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they haven’t already done so, and continue to wear masks whenever in public.