Nov 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Contagious Diseases Policy


Patrick Henry Community College is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe educational environment for all students and employees. In compliance with VCCS policy 6.0.7.1 Contagious Diseases Policy, PHCC policy is to prevent the spread of communicable/contagious diseases through measures that focus on safety, prevention and education and to provide continuity of education in the event of a contagious disease outbreak. The following policies were adopted in order to maintain a safe environment that is conducive to learning.

  • Persons who know or who have reason to believe that they are infected with a contagious disease of public health significance/threat have an ethical and legal obligation to conduct themselves in accordance with such knowledge in order to protect themselves and others.
  • Students who feel unwell or display any symptoms of the flu should not report to class and immediately advise their Instructor of their status.
  • Students with the symptoms of or a diagnosed contagious disease should promptly seek medical attention if they have a medical condition that puts them at increased risk of severe illness or are concerned about their general health.
  • Regarding influenza type symptoms, such as increased fever, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or rapid breathing or similar patterns of symptoms, students should self-isolate at home or at a friend’s or family member’s home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever, or signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medicines.