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JCC ready for residential students

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College is preparing to welcome more than 200 students to its residence halls later this month.

The move-in schedule will be conducted from August 20-22 to provide maximum social distancing and enhanced safety protocols for students and their families in Hillside Suites.

“Residence hall students will be sent their room and suite assignments by email early next week,” noted Tyler Silagyi, JCC’s residence life director. “The information will include their assigned move-in day and time. Students and up to two family members can come on campus for move-in and all will have to complete a COVID-19 health questionnaire at the time of their arrival.”

Prior to move-in, all residence hall students must also complete a pre-arrival questionnaire required by New York state. The link to the questionnaire, as well as a list of recommended cleaning supplies, will be provided in email to students.

“JCC officials have worked closely with the Chautauqua County Health Department on protocols and procedures for students who are coming to campus from states or other countries that will require a14-day quarantine period,” Silagyi added. Those students begin arriving on campus August 10 and will be monitored on a daily basis by the college’s health center.

Residence hall students must sign a housing addendum for the fall semester that includes a strict ‘no visitor’ policy, monitored by security staff, as part of overall campus safety procedures.

In addition, noted Silagyi, laundry rooms, elevators, and common spaces will have occupancy restrictions. Public areas are equipped with hand sanitizer stations. Face coverings are required in all public areas but not within each student’s assigned suite.

“All students are required to take a daily health survey through a mobile app to help JCC’s health center monitor anyone who might develop symptoms that could be related to COVID-19,” Silagyi said.

All residence hall students have meal plans as part of their housing agreement. Meals, available Monday through Friday, are provided at the Jayhawk Cafe in the Hamilton Collegiate Center. Seating in the dining area will be limited due to social distancing requirements.

Personal Touch Food Service, the contracted food service provider, will offer refrigerated and frozen meals for students to take back to their suites for later use. The serving area will also have ‘grab & go’ packaged options, sandwiches, pre-made salads and soups, and hot meals.

Applications are still being accepted for the residence halls, which were cleaned according to CDC and OSHA guidelines during the summer. Hillside Suites allow for students to have private bedrooms in apartment-style living quarters, with up to four individuals assigned to each suite. Each suite will be considered a ‘family unit,’ according to CDC guidelines.

Additional details about JCC’s on-campus housing program and safety protocols for residence halls can be obtained by contacting the residence life office at 716.338.1188 or residencelife@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

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