Personal Safety Requirements | HCC

Personal Safety Requirements

Wear a mask (Mandatory) You should provide your own covering; the facility may have a mask available if you do not have your own. Please note that if you do not supply your own and one is not available at the college, you can be denied entrance.

Your face mask should comply with CDC standards. To see those standards, visit

Students seeking an exception for a serious health or safety hazard reason shall work with their Disability Resource Office. These exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis with consultation from the Healthy at Work Officer, College President and KCTCS General Counsel.

Gloves are not required, however for your safety, you should wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer after each equipment use. The facility will ensure that employees whose job duties include touching items often touched by others (e.g., credit cards/cash, paper, computers) wear gloves that are “regularly” replaced.

You should self-check your temperature before entering a facility. If your temperature is above 100.4 degrees, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.

If any student reports a positive test or displays COVID-19 symptoms, faculty/staff are permitted to deny the student entry into the lab or classroom. Should a student be unable to complete  work due to COVID-19, faculty should work with the student to provide extensions on assignments.

Social distancing of at least three feet is recommended in all classrooms and labs. Social distancing of six feet is recommended in shared offices, common spaces and other locations. Spaces may have been modified to ensure this is followed, including removal or storage of furnishings.

Signage has been posted at all facilities in the common areas such as bathrooms, cafes, lecture halls, classrooms, entrances, etc.