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A safe return for a new semester

CCBC continues to follow the guidelines established by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr., adhering to defined protocols aligned with Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

As state and local officials respond to the changing conditions of the pandemic, CCBC will continue to follow their lead in working to keep our communities safe, and monitoring the external environment to ensure protection for all.

As CCBC welcomes students, faculty and staff back for a new semester, please keep in mind the following safety protocols:

Masks and face coverings

Face coverings (masks) are required for all individuals (employees, students, contractors and guests) who are indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. This means that indoors at any CCBC campus or center, face coverings are required. 

Face coverings or masks are not required:
  • Outdoors at any CCBC campus or extension center.
  • In private offices with only one occupant.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all members of the college community. Students are eligible to receive a $100 incentive for being vaccinated and sharing proof of their vaccination

We are also pleased to announce there will be additional vaccination clinics on the following dates:

  • Essex:
    • Monday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. – noon, Romadka College Center Upper Lobby (This requires advanced registration. Call 410.337.1479 by Friday to register. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at this clinic).
    • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Romadka College Center, Upper Lobby.
  • Catonsville: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Student Services Center, 004.
  • Dundalk: Thursday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., College Community Center, 111
  • Owings Mills: Monday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room 307A.


Online On-Campus Labs

We will be reopening the Online On-Campus Labs in the libraries for students taking remote and in-person classes.

Catonsville
Library, Room 326
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
Dundalk
College Community Center Room 101 (inside the Library)
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Essex
Eustis Center for Health Professions, Room 134 (inside the Testing Center)
Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Hunt Valley
Room 126
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Owings Mills
Room 606
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cafés and eating

Members of the college community may eat inside at CCBC cafés or at outside venues. Indoor eating is restricted to the cafés and private offices/work areas.

Other safety protocols

Except for science laboratories, classroom capacity will increase slightly to 75%; large venues (gyms, theaters, etc.) will reopen at 50% capacity.

Assumption of risk

CCBC holds as paramount the health, safety, and welfare of every member of our community. We are taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections at CCBC. This means actively monitoring COVID-19 developments, adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and implementing those measures CCBC deems safe and appropriate.

Please do not come to class or work at CCBC if you are sick. We ask that you isolate and quarantine when required. In keeping with the spirit of CCBC, every member of our community must do their part, not just for themselves, but for the safety of others.

Specific details on what CCBC is doing to address COVID-19 concerns are available on this webpage. These details may change as circumstances dictate. As you know, none of us can guarantee how COVID-19 or its variants will evolve and impact us here at CCBC, and none of us, including CCBC, can guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. This is simply not feasible.

Given this transparency, students and employees should understand that if you visit, attend or work on any CCBC campus, there is a risk you may contract COVID-19. We are certainly taking all recommended steps to mitigate this risk, but we can in no way guarantee this will not happen. It would be disingenuous to suggest otherwise. By coming onto campus, you understand that this is possible.

We are living in unique and uncertain times. None of us can know what the future holds, but CCBC is working to provide its full range of credit and continuing education offerings as well as its regular spectrum of student services.