Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has announced new campus guidelines and protocols, which will take effect with the start of the fall semester on Aug. 17.

CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch said the new policies will help keep students and employees safe while ensuring that the college’s services are accessible.

Poarch said he was proud of students' and employees' flexibility and patience when COVID-19 changed the school's operations.

In addition to offering more online and hybrid (a mix of online and in-person instruction) classes, CCC&TI will implement several new policies and changes for the fall semester, including requiring students, employees and visitors who have recently been exposed to positive cases of COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms to stay home, temperature scans each day and wrist bands will be issued to indicate a person has been screened, requiring face coverings on campus, additional hand sanitizing stations across campuses and facilities, limited class size and spacing classroom seating for social distancing, increased cleaning and disinfecting, and closing some areas of campus or limiting access to prevent large gatherings.

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Registration for the Fall Semester continues through Aug. 11. Call 828-726-2200 (Caldwell) or 828-297-3811 (Watauga), or visit