Per Interim Chancellor, Steven Gonzales, the return-to-campus target date for most faculty and staff is postponed to Monday, October 5, 2020, at the earliest, in alignment with the timeline in preparation for Spring registration.
We have been closely monitoring local and national COVID-19 data and continue to reassess our phased approach as needed. Each College has significantly limited the number of in-person courses that will be offered in the Fall semester to ensure all of our safety standards are met, and the District is developing a contingency plan in the event that we are again required to move all operations to a fully remote environment. Our Colleges are identifying limited, in-person student enrollment and support services that are necessary to support the success of our most vulnerable students for Fall 2020. Each college may also identify a limited number of faculty and staff who provide academic support services in controlled, on-campus learning spaces. Updated: August 24, 2020
Keeping You Safe on Campus
PVCC’s guiding principle during this pandemic is protecting the safety, health, and well-being of our students, employees and visitors. This is a community effort, with everyone doing their part to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus and its illness, COVID-19. PVCC is following guidance from the CDC and from local and state health officials, implementing a number of measures so that we all can do our part to help keep each other safe.
- Students, employees, and visitors are expected to wear a face covering in all buildings and classrooms at all times and outside when physical distancing cannot be maintained. #MaskUpAZ
A face covering will be required while on campus. If you have forgotten yours, we can provide you with one.
- Students, employees, and visitors should maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others. Classrooms and other spaces have been set up to allow for physical distancing so furniture arrangements should not be changed at any time.
- PVCC has added signage around campus regarding traffic flow through building entrances/exits, stairways, elevator usage, and similar common use areas. Please follow these directions.
- Our facilities staff have increased
cleaning and sanitation schedules in addition to several other changes designed to help stop the spread.
Report to your supervisor or instructor as soon as possible if you’ve become sick or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
If you cannot reach them, please email the response team at:
We are confident in our cleaning procedures but letting us know if you’ve been on campus while sick will allow us to apply extra steps to those spaces which have been exposed.
Keeping You Moving Forward with Your Education Goals
We have been busy engaging new ideas and technologies to meet the challenges created by current circumstances and hope you will reach out to us if you need help with anything not covered here.
Starting August 10th, there will be some staffing in the Welcome Center to assist those who need in-person help with every step of registering for classes. You can also call our Contact Center at 602-787-7000 for help. Hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 8:00 am—6:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am—5:00 pm The Welcome Center is located in the KSC Building, and is open Mondays-Thursdays: 8:00 am—6:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am—5:00 p.m
Classes begin Aug. 22, 2020. Fall classes will mainly be online. On-campus classes will be mainly EMT, Fire Science, Nursing (CTE) classes which require hands-on activity.
The Puma Den Cafe, including catering operations, will be closed during the Fall semester. Vending machines will be filled at the following locations only: inside KSC Building, inside Q Building, outside of G Building (SW side), Black Mountain Orion Building
Water fountains will be out of order to protect against the spread of the virus so be prepared by carrying your own water. Bottled water will be available from vending machines.
- How do I get my books for class?
- We have online Tutoring!
- Is there a place on campus I can do my course work?
- There are many virtual out-of-class events to participate in. Check with your Instructors, check with Student Life, and check the PVCC Events calendars
- What about Athletics Programs?
- Is there someone I can talk to about dealing with it all?
- 8 Strategies for Managing Online Classes
- Community Resources: food, housing, childcare, etc.
- Cox Low-Cost Internet Options for qualifying families
How to get material from the library
PVCC’s Buxton Library Offers Limited In-Person Services
We're here to help make your fall semester a little easier. Starting August 17, 2020, the library will take requests for library materials. To make a request, call us at 602-787-7200, email us at email@example.com, or place your book request via our library catalog. Pick up your requests in the west end of the E Bldg.
- Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:00 am—2:00 pm
- Tues/Thurs: 3:00 pm—7:00 pm.
Remember, you can always request 24/7 librarian assistance via Ask a Librarian.
Helpful Information About Dealing with COVID-19
- MCCCD COVID Self-Reporting Forms
- MCCCD COVID-19 Information
- Maricopa County Guidance for Self-Isolation
- Maricopa County Public Health Coronavirus information
- CDC Guidance for Higher Education
- If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone - CDC
- MCCCD Face Coverings Rules and Procedures-PVCC
- How do I get paid during self-quarantine?
- How can I get a computer?
- Permission to go onto campus form
- Learning how to use virtual meeting options
- Return to Campus/Work Plan
I need office, etc., supplies sent to my home. What’s the process?
- Items can be ordered by procard or by purchase order.
- All orders must be sent to the college address and picked up at the college Receiving department. Do not ship items to a home address.
- Receiving hours are Monday-Friday: 9:00 am—3:00 pm , closed for lunch 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
- If working on campus, you may pick up items from Receiving or you can contact Lance Miller, 602-787-7372 to have packages delivered to your campus work area.
What About Mail?
- Mail will be held at the Copy Center in KSC-1506 for individuals to pick up. Mail will not be forwarded to anyone. You can call ahead to let them know you will be picking up your mail: 602-787-7770
- The PVCC Copy Center is open and can process copy and print jobs submitted by the online request forms at https://www.paradisevalley.edu/employees/copy-center.
- The copy center will not mail print and copy center requests. They must be picked up.
- The copy center hours are
- Mondays - Thursdays: 7:00 am—5:00 pm
- Fridays: 7:00 am—4:00 pm
More Employee Resources
Employees must be logged into their work Gmail to access the documents below.
- MCCCD COVID-19 Packet
- Student Instructional Handout Template
- COVID Report Response Plan - flowchart
- COVID-19 Student Guidelines Clinical Requirements
- Instructor Response to Covid-19 Incident
Return to Workplace Training
The Return to Workplace Training due date has been extended to September 25 to align with the new Return to Workplace date of October 5.
All employees were automatically enrolled in the Return to Workplace Training plan in the Employee Learn Center (ELC). All employees are required to complete this training by 9/25/2020 or prior to returning to campus, whichever is sooner. If you have not yet completed the training you should have received a system reminder on August 2. Once the training is complete it will display on your ELC transcript and trigger an email notifying your supervisor.