CCC President's Statement

March 13, 2020

Coffeyville Community College administrative teams continue to monitor the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and closely follow updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as local, regional and state public health officials.  

CCC will remain open and provide instruction and normal services for students through Friday, March 20th.  CCC is advising all students and/or their parents to use their best judgement whether to return home immediately, or continue to attend classes and remain on campus through this time.  CCC’s Spring Break is scheduled for March 23-27 and students are encouraged to return home.  However, we understand that some students may not be able to leave campus and will choose to remain in the Residence Halls.

The Residence Halls will remain open and CCC is working closely with our food service provider to provide meals over Spring Break as needed.  Residential Hall students who leave campus may be required to complete a pre-screening process performed by student services personnel who will assess for student wellness and travel activity upon their return to campus.  Students exhibiting signs of illness may be quarantined in an alternate safe residential housing location upon their return.

Students choosing to leave campus early need to communicate via e-mail with their instructors to make arrangements for the completion of coursework (e.g. alternative formats).  Students currently taking online classes will continue classes as normally scheduled.  CCC facilities will remain open for the use of computers and Internet access.

CCC is working to transition face-to-face classes into an online format in the event students are not allowed to return to campus after Spring Break. Faculty will assist students in this transition to optimize student success. The administrative and faculty teams will continuously assess the COVID-19 situation on the local, regional, and national levels throughout this period of time and make adjustments as needed. In addition, CCC leadership will continue working closely with our K-12 and local, state, and federal partners to take the most prudent course of action.  At this time all area K-12 schools remain open as normal.

We will continue to monitor the situation and to communicate regularly with updates to the CCC website at Please gather your information from additional reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at

All athletic events have been cancelled by the KJCCC through April 1st and will be reassessed on Monday, March 30th.  CCC spring activities and sports are continuing to practice during this time.  However, CCC is advising students and/or their parents to use their best judgement of whether to return home immediately or remain on campus through this time.

Dr. Thornburg