AACC has adopted an Interim Policy regarding COVID-19 with information regarding its current safety protocols. AACC will continue to follow guidance from federal, state and local authorities in response to COVID-19. Guidance is subject to change, and the college will remain flexible to respond appropriately to any changes in status. For the most recent information about the county guidelines, visit the Anne Arundel County Department of Health website.
AACC is not currently requiring vaccination against COVID-19 unless you are participating in clinicals, externships or internships in a health care or clinic setting.
Students and employees participating in clinicals, externships or internships in a health care or clinic setting are required to be vaccinated, unless they are granted an accommodation to the vaccination requirement by both the college and their clinical site, if applicable. For information, review the Interim Procedure on COVID-19 Vaccination for Clinical Participants.
Face coverings are optional at AACC locations. Students in AACC classes at off-site locations not controlled by the college may be required to wear a face covering based on the location's rules. If the college issues a mandate to wear face coverings at AACC locations, it will be announced on this webpage and via email to students and employees. For information review the college’s Interim Procedure on Face Coverings. If individuals wear a respirator, be sure to review the college’s Interim Procedure on Respirators.
Common COVID-19 symptoms are:
If you experience COVID-19 symptoms or have a close contact with an individual with COVID-19, you should follow the guidance for face coverings and testing in the Interim Procedure for COVID-19 Reporting and Return to AACC.
AACC has adopted an Interim Procedure on COVID-19 Reporting and Return to AACC. In general, the college follows the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maryland Department of Health and the Anne Arundel County Health Department regarding requirements for isolation. We reserve the right to make changes to these protocols based on the facts and circumstances or guidance from public health or medical professionals.
Employees, students and visitors who have received a positive COVID-19 test result or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must submit a COVID-19 Report Form to the college within no more than 24 hours. The college’s COVID safety staff will provide instructions to the individual regarding isolation, wearing a face covering, documentation that may be required and when the individual may return to AACC.
The college’s COVID safety staff will advise the appropriate supervisors, faculty and staff regarding individuals that are required to isolate and when the individual can return to AACC.
Federal law prohibits employers from discharging or discriminating against an employee for reporting work-related injuries or illness and from discriminating against an employee for exercising rights under, or as a result of actions that are required by, federal law. Federal law also protects the employee from retaliation for filing an occupational safety or health complaint, reporting a work-related injuries or illness or otherwise exercising any rights afforded by the Occupational Safety and Health Act.