Updated Feb. 18, 2022

Effective Monday, Feb. 21, wearing face coverings indoors will be optional at Craven Community College. Social distancing is still encouraged. This updated safety protocol will apply to both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals. Under instructors' discretion, there may be certain circumstances or environments in which students are required to wear face coverings.

Please remember that if you feel any symptoms of illness, regardless of the suspected cause, stay home. This is the surest means to limit the spread of COVID-19. Follow the recommendations of your healthcare provider, including COVID testing. Report any positive result to HR. Speak with your supervisor and coworkers regarding any alternate work arrangements that might be used until you are fully well.

Our College will continue to give high priority to the safety and wellbeing of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. This update reflects sustained declines in COVID-19 infections and the revised recommendations from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Craven County Schools have announced similar protocols that will also take effect next Monday. We are actively monitoring ongoing recommendations from health officials and will make future updates to safety guidelines as needed.

Below is an FAQ that we hope will help you understand some of the protocols and changes you can expect on our New Bern, Havelock, and Volt Center campuses.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Masks are not currently required to be worn by students, staff, or visitors. Masks will remain optional indoors and social distancing is still encouraged.

A COVID-19 test is the only definitive way to diagnose the presence of the virus. People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea (CDC.gov)

If you don’t feel well or become sick while at the College, please leave campus and go home or to your doctor right away. If you are in class, let your instructor know that you are not feeling well and he/she will send you home. Your instructor will direct you on how to make up the coursework you miss.

If you seek medical care and your doctor or other health personnel advise you to be tested for COVID-19, do not return to class until the result of that test is communicated with Human Resources at 252-638-7225 or hr@cravencc.edu.

If the test is positive, you will be quarantined according to college guidelines. If the test is negative, monitor your symptoms and do not return to class until you are without symptoms and a fever for 24 hours.

All individuals who are exposed to COVID-19 should contact Human Resources at 252-638-7225 or hr@cravencc.edu to discuss next steps. The College is following CDC guidance for those exposed to COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, do not return to classes until you are released by Human Resources at 252-638-7225 or hr@cravencc.edu. The College is following CDC guidance for those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Local Testing Locations

Disclaimer: Craven Community College is unaware of whether testing is free at these sites or if it will require payment. Please check with the provider for more information before receiving a testing service.

Goshen Medical Center
4007 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562

Med First New Bern
2002 South Glenburnie Road, New Bern, NC 28562

Walmart Pharmacy Drive-Thru
2915 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28563

Craven County Health Department
2818 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562

Walgreens
2001 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560

Med First James City
2020 Waterscape Way, James City, NC 28562

CVS Pharmacy
103 Catawba Road, Havelock, NC 28532

Walmart Pharmacy Drive-Thru
6645 Highway 70, Newport, NC 28570

Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center
5059 Hwy 70 West, Morehead City, NC 28557

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