Central Piedmont is closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), and the Mecklenburg County Health Department regarding the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The Central Piedmont Core Response Team (CRT) is meeting as needed to review ongoing plans to help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
We will continue to update students and employees as new information is available.
- Visit the Mecklenburg County health department’s website for the latest information on the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mecklenburg County.
- View the NC Community College System COVID-19 response.
Latest Updates from the College About Coronavirus
August 2, 2021: Fall Semester Safety Protocols
Effective immediately, Central Piedmont will require face coverings during instructional activities (during class labs, etc.); face-to-face-meetings; and whenever persons are moving through or gathering in indoor common areas. This and other fall semester protocols will be in place until further notice.
To learn more about this announcement, read the August 2 college update about the coronavirus and safety protocols.
Questions about COVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms
Email the Central Piedmont Cares team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have:
- exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have a positive COVID-19 test
- information about an exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19, or a confirmed case involving an employee or student
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Central Piedmont
Central Piedmont, in partnership with Atrium Health, will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for college employees and students from 10 a.m.–1 p.m., on the following days at its six campus locations:
- Aug. 23 at Harper Campus: Harper IV, Second Floor Atrium (Make your appointment)
- Aug. 24 at Merancas Campus: Merancas IV, Lobby (Make your appointment)
- Aug. 26 at Harris Campus: Harris I, Aspire Bistro (Make your appointment)
- Aug. 30 at Levine Campus: Levine II, Second Floor Atrium (Make your appointment)
- Aug. 31 at Central Campus: Zeiss, Lobby (Make your appointment)
- Sept. 7 at Cato Campus: Cato II, Second Floor Lounge (Make your appointment)
Atrium healthcare professionals will administer the first dose of the Pfizer, two-dose vaccine to all attendees ages 12 and up, OR the Moderna vaccine to individuals 18 and older. (Atrium will not know until a couple of days prior to the event which vaccine will be administered.)
The Centers for Disease Control and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services encourage everyone 12 and older to get vaccinated. According to a CDC study released this summer, young adults, ages 18 to 29, comprise the largest group of individuals who are unvaccinated. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic and can help us continue to provide the safest learning atmosphere possible as we return to campus. Learn more about the vaccine today.
The vaccine is free of charge, and recipients do not need to be insured. Atrium healthcare professionals will share second dose information — including the date of their second dose and the vaccination location — with recipients after they receive their first dose.
Appointments for the clinics are encouraged to reserve your time. Walk-ins will be accepted.
The day of the clinic:
- Park in one of the campus’s parking lots. (View our campus maps for parking info.)
- Enter the front entrance of the building listed previously mentioned locations.
- Check-in at the registration table.
- Show your Central Piedmont employee/student ID.
- Practice the 3W’s: wear a mask (required), wash your hands, and wait/keep at least six-feet apart.
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How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine in North Carolina
The COVID-19 vaccine is still readily available in North Carolina.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina, visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services website. The college cannot advise on the vaccine but encourages you to get vaccinated, if you are so inclined, at your earliest opportunity.
To learn more about the vaccine's safety and effectiveness, and where to get the vaccine, review the following COVID-19 information links, call the NCDHHS at 1.877.490.6642, or contact your physician or healthcare provider.