PHCC increases limits to campus access

PHCC Patrick Henry Community College - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia
PHCC
Patrick Henry Community College – Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

MARTINSVILLE, VA – With the recent growth of the Coronavirus pandemic, PHCC is increasing its cleaning regimen and further decreasing foot traffic on campus. The campus will now be completely closed on both Thursdays and Fridays to allow two days for deep cleaning. All faculty and staff will be working remotely on these two days.

Many campus offices are holding remote office hours through Zoom. Although the campus is currently closed to the public, minimal staff will be on campus Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Students are required to have an appointment with a staff or faculty member before coming to campus on these days. PHCC’s parking lots remain open at all times so students can access the internet from their cars.

Wage employees will continue working their current schedules unless otherwise directed by their supervisor.

“In many ways, our doors are closed, but PHCC is still very much in full gear. Hundreds of students are learning remotely. Our extraordinary faculty and student support services are working very hard to ensure everyone has the support they need to finish this semester strong,” says PHCC’s President Dr. Angeline Godwin. “We are closing the campus completely every Thursday and Friday because we want to take every precaution to keep our ‘PH’-family safe so we all can continue working and learning together.”

To set up an appointment for on-campus business, students will need to call the associated office. A list of contacts can be found at www.patrickhenry.edu/covid-19.

To stay up-to-date on changes and to stay connected with course work, PHCC students need to check email and Canvas (the college’s online learning system) at least daily. Following the college on social media and checking the website are also effective ways to stay informed.