COVID-19 Information

(Updated September 10, 2020)

Tri-County Community Council Funding

Have you been impacted due to the COVID 19 Pandemic? Additional funding now available through the Tri-County Community Council. See the flyer here: Tri-County Community Council COVID Funding Flyer

Keys to a Healthy Campus and Successful Reopening

Chipola President, Dr. Clemmons, welcomes students, faculty and staff, back as we reopen for Fall 2020 classes. More information about Chipola's reopening plans can be found in our Keys to Successful Reopening and our Keys to a Healthy Campus documents.

Letter from Dr. Clemmons

August 6, 2020

Chipola College Community:

Chipola College continues to evolve to meet challenges such as Hurricane Michael and the COVID-19 Pandemic. What sets apart a great organization from a good one – are the employees. A highly engaged and high performing faculty and staff are critical to student recruitment, enrollment, retention, and completion during these crises.

Our employees have committed to Chipola’s success by providing the environment for student success. I want to thank our exceptional employees for making Chipola great. I also want to thank our students for their patience and hard work during this uncertain time.

When the pandemic forced us to go virtual in March, we adopted the slogan, “Stay Home, Stay Well and Excel at Chipola College.” As we welcome students to campus for Fall classes on August 24, this slogan will change to “Stay Well and Excel at Chipola.” The Fall schedule of classes was designed with options to cover every student’s needs with classes offered in person, through Zoom, online, or through a combination of these.

To help reduce exposure related to travel and gatherings, following the Thanksgiving Break on Nov. 30, all classes will move to a virtual format. Since the last class day for Fall Session A academic classes is Dec. 8, going virtual will reduce the number of face-to-face class meetings by three.  Final exams will be given online, and students will be asked not to return to campus after Nov. 30 except by appointment.

Working with leaders from all areas of campus life, we have developed “Keys to a Healthy Campus.” This document will guide us as we work together to provide a safe learning and working environment. The plan follows best practices, which include: the wearing of masks on campus, increased sanitation, social distancing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine guidelines and a response plan for outbreaks. Please read this document to learn what you can do to help keep our campus safe.

Chipola College has been “Changing Lives and Creating Futures” since it first opened its doors in 1947. I look forward to working with the entire college community this school year as we write another chapter in the rich history of Chipola College.

 

Sarah Clemmons, Ph.D.

President

Fall 2020 Bookstore Operations

The Chipola Bookstore will open to students beginning Aug. 3 A limited number of students will be allowed in the store at a time.
Hours of Operation – August 2020
Week of August 10th - Monday - Friday (8-4)
Week of August 17th - Monday - Friday (8-4)
Week of August 24th - Monday (8-6)  Tuesday - Friday (8-4)
Week of August 31st - Monday - Thursday (8-4) Friday (8-1)

In an effort to eliminate and/or reduce exposure to the coronavirus, the bookstore will only allow a limited number of students in the store at a given time.  Students are encouraged to order required textbooks online at https://chipolacc.bncollege.com/shop/chipola/page/find-textbooks.

More information can be found here: Remote Operations for Student Accounts Bookstore

Steps to purchase textbooks online through the Chipola College Bookstore

  1.  Review relevant 2020-2021 textbook online at: Textbooks for required textbooks and related material. Particularly note ISBN #’s for required books and materials.

  2.  Use the Chipola College Bookstore website https://chipolacc.bncollege.com/shop/chipola/page/find-textbooks to enter the appropriate term and course codes for classes and view a selection of required textbooks and materials. (Note: Many courses will have multiple formats of required textbooks with different ISBN’s so use the appropriate course syllabi referred to in step 1. to ensure purchasing the required textbook in a selected format.)

  3.  Once appropriate textbooks and materials are selected, proceed to checkout and purchase textbooks and materials through credit card, Paypal account or using financial aid if appropriate. (Students using financial aid are required to enter name on student account and student ID number at checkout). Books may be shipped directly to a student’s home address.

 

Chipola to Open for Fall Classes

June 18, 2020

Dear Chipola College Students,

I know many of you are concerned about how Chipola College will be operating in the fall and what it means for you. Our plans are to return to face-to-face instruction, but to do so safely for students, faculty, and all campus employees. This means that we must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Governor of Florida, the CDC, and the local public health department. To return safely means that we have had to adjust the manner in which courses and instruction are offered to you.

Department deans are currently working on the fall schedule of courses to have them ready for registration, which begins July 13. You will see a lot of changes in the fall schedule regarding instructional modalities, so when you register, it will be very important for you to review dates, times, and section numbers. We are having to collaborate carefully on room assignments to comply with social distancing requirements, we have added modified face-to-face courses, as well as online synchronous courses to assist with keeping class sizes at normal capacity, and we have traditional online courses.

We will be sending through email and the website an explanation of these modalities so that when you see the courses in MyChipola, you will understand what the codes mean. Please take time to review these explanations when they come to you. We are planning for a smooth start to our fall semester and look forward to serving you.

Sincerely,

Pam Rentz, Ph.D.
VP of Instructional Affairs
Chipola College

 

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