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DC3 COVID-19 Update

Published March 25, 2020

The health and wellbeing of our Dodge City Community College faculty and staff is of critical importance to us as we navigate the waters of the current coronavirus situation. For the personal safety of you and your families, we are taking the following measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • DC3 Conversation Day on April 9 has been canceled.
  • All DC3 Commencement exercises and related activities on May 2 are canceled.
  • In general, all other on-campus events are hereby canceled through May 31.
  • The DC3 Wellness Center, Weight Room, and Student Activity Center are closed indefinitely.
  • The DC3 Library, SARC and Math Lab are all closed through April 4.
  • All classroom and campus spaces for students are closed indefinitely.
  • All campus proctoring has been suspended indefinitely.
  • Currently, the DC3 Childcare Development Center is still open and operating at regular business hours.

As we transition a majority of our classes to a fully online format, faculty are encouraged to make use of Canvas, Zoom, Skype for Business, email, and text messages where appropriate. Technical education faculty needing to conduct hands-on lab or shop sessions need to receive approval for every session from Dr. Tatro. Students also will be subjected to a screening protocol prior to every session and will adhere to social distancing protocols. These sessions also will likely be offered at times that differ from the regularly scheduled class times.

Guidance, regulation, clinical availability, and administrative decisions could likely change daily, so faculty should be prepared to make regular adjustments to the COVID-19 protocols identified above. We are receiving guidance from regulatory entities such as the State of Kansas, Ford County, the Kansas Board of Regents, the Kansas State Board of Nursing, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, and the Kansas Board of Cosmetology, and they could change suggested protocols into regulations at any time.

Enrollment for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 will open as scheduled on March 30. Because of COVID-19 concerns, many students and their families will undoubtedly choose to enroll by phone or email. Enrollment applications are also available online. For assistance, students may contact Jorge Estrella at or (620) 430-3298; Amber Fuller at or (620) 227-9207; Melanie Chaussee at or (620) 227-9262; or Josue Gomez at or (620) 227-9264. Previously enrolled students may contact their advisors by email to enroll. If students need to know the names of their advisors or how to contact them, they may contact Registrar Susan Gibbs at or (620) 227-9327.

Again, amidst all of the craziness of the current COVID-19 situation, please know we care deeply about you and your families, and we want you all to be safe. We are all in this together, and we will get through it. #WeAreDC3 #ThisIsHowWeConquer