Frequently Asked Questions

Students may park on campus after 3:00 pm and the Pearl Street pedestrian entrance will be open from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Beginning on Monday, July 12, 2021 we are discontinuing the Healthy Roster and Campus Check-ins. The wearing of face coverings on-campus indoors is mandatory for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Wearing face coverings on-campus outside is voluntary. We will continue to provide COVID Testing and COVID Vaccine Clinics at the Corner Café building 15/16.

For questions please use the contact information below.

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff contact Renee Maroney, COVID - 19 Case Manager, at (413) 755-4125 or covid19@stcc.edu.
  • Vendors/contractors contact Facilities Department: 413.755.4700

Massachusetts travel restrictions have been lifted. In Massachusetts, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. 

  • Students, faculty, and staff who are physically on campus this semester are eligible for free testing.
  • The on-campus testing is not designed to accommodate persons seeking testing for post-travel, post-exposure, or COVID-19-like symptoms. In these cases drive-through or other clinic-based testing is more appropriate.
  • Additional testing options can be found through local healthcare facilities and at the Stop-the-Spread website.

Note: Please do not use Flonase prior to your test because it dries your nostrils and can result in an invalid test result and the test will have to be repeated.

  • It is essential that you provide your proper email address when you register for the COVID-19 test.
  • The test sample is sent to a lab for processing. Results may be expected within 24-72 hours.
  • When the results are ready you will receive an email from the lab with instructions to register and view your results.
  • If you have questions, please see the contact information below for AMR. If you do not receive your results after 72 hours please email: spfldcovidresults@gmail.com

For additional information contact the STCC Health & Wellness Center:

Any activities that require a physical presence on campus, at a fieldwork site, at an off-campus meeting, or any other location as a representative of the College.

If a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19, their close contacts will be defined as those who have been within 6 feet of distance of the individual for at least fifteen minutes, while the person was infectious. The infectious period begins 2 days before symptom onset. If someone is asymptomatic, the infectious period begins 2 days prior to the collection of their positive test.

All close contacts should be tested but must self-quarantine for 14 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive, regardless of test result.

Please note: the virus can cause illness from 2-14 days after exposure and asymptomatic individuals can transmit the virus. Therefore, even if an individual identified as a close contact receives a negative test result, they must continue to self-quarantine for the full 14 days as the virus may take up to 14 days to cause illness.

Question: When can a student/employee return to STCC in-person activities after experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms?

Please see "Scenario 2: I have COVID-19 Symptoms" under Scenarios & Guidelines on the Health & Safety Protocols page.

Please contact the College’s COVID Coordinator at covid19@stcc.edu for additional instructions and next steps.

Students

STCC will not require COVID-19 vaccines for fall 2021 but it is important to note that our clinical and practicum site partners have informed the College that they are requiring students who participate in these clinical sites to be fully vaccinated for the Coronavirus. Students who do not become fully vaccinated before the start of the Fall 2021 semester including those that intend to request a religious or medical exemption, may not be eligible for placement. For questions regarding submitting vaccine records or the exemption forms, contact the Health and Wellness Center at ChatNow, Phone (413) 755-4230, or email healthservices@stcc.edu or Maryellen Baker, Director of Health Compliance (413) 755-4723 mtbaker2002@stcc.edu

Yes. In accordance with the September 20, 2021 announcement from the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges and memorandum sent by President Cook to the College, STCC, along with all community colleges within the state is requiring that students be vaccinated by January 2022. All students taking courses with an in-person component and/or students who intend to be on campus for any reason should follow our steps to upload documentation of vaccination.

January 10, 2022, is the deadline to submit documentation of vaccination. You must have had your first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or your second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine no later than January 10, 2022. You are fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Following this timeline will ensure that you are fully vaccinated by the first day of classes on January 24, 2022.

When your document is submitted, you'll get a response on the screen and an option to download a pdf. See the example below.

screenshot of Student COVID Form Success Message reading

When the Health & Wellness Center reviews and accepts the document, you will get an email telling you that the document has been reviewed. If your document is rejected, you will get an email with more information about what the Health & Wellness Center needs for you to do as a next step.

Yes! Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. offers vaccine clinics at Tech Park, 1 Federal Street.

  • Tues./Wed./Fri./Sat. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Information about the clinics can be found online at:

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/locations/springfield-springfield-technology-park/

If you register for courses that are fully online and do not include any in-person component, and you do not plan to come on campus for any reason, you are not required to provide documentation of vaccination. Please note that student support services such as tutoring, the writing center, advising, etc. will be offered in an online/virtual capacity.

If you register for courses that have any in-person component, you are required to provide documentation of vaccination or an approved accommodation by January 10, 2022. When you register for spring semester courses, you will be permitted to register for any available course. Students who do not meet the deadline of January 10, 2022 to provide documentation of vaccination will be deregistered from their spring semester courses that have an in-person component. Please note that online courses with an in-person lab component will result in withdrawal from both components of the course. 

If you plan to come on campus for any reason, you are required to provide documentation of vaccination by January 10, 2022.

As further information becomes available, including requests for accommodations, we will communicate those details. In the meantime, thank you for your patience!

Yes: Indoors, in any campus facility. If you forget yours at home, visit the Health & Wellness Center in the Ira H. Student Learning Commons (B19). Masks are not required outdoors.

Yes. On-campus COVID Testing Clinics will be provided in Garvey Hall (B16) where buildings 15 and 16 are adjoined. For dates and times of operations please visit the Testing & Vaccine page.

Please see "Scenario 1: I tested positive for COVID-19" under Scenarios & Guidelines on the Health and Safety Protocols page.

Yes. Hours will vary but offices will be accessible for in-person, virtual and phone assistance. For more information, visit the Student Support Quick Links page.

Yes. This fall, the library will continue to loan Chromebooks and WiFi Hotspots to students in need. If you are in need of a Chromebook and/or WiFi Hotspot, please fill out the reservation form. Once you have completed the form, library staff will verify enrollment and contact you with information about picking up a device.

The Center for Access Services is available to assist you. Start by completing the Student Request Form and a member of the CAS team will be in touch with you. Additional links and resources include:

Yes. For non-emergency support, STCC students can receive clinical mental health support via the college's community partnership with River Valley Counseling Center. To learn more, visit the Mental Health Counseling page, email David Forton, or call (413) 755-4332. For immediate support please dial 9-1-1

Faculty & Staff

No. Community college employees are not part of the executive department of government, and therefore the COVID-19 vaccine requirement is not applicable at this time. It is assumed that most faculty and instructors who are assigned to clinical sites are fully vaccinated, the question of whether this can be mandated by the clinical site and enforced by the College is subject to collective bargaining and updates will be provided to faculty and instructors as this question is addressed. 

Yes: Indoors, in any campus facility. Masks are not required outdoors. Everyone is required to supply their own masks, but in the instance when someone does not have one, they may get one at the Health & Wellness Center or the Welcome Desk in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19). 

Yes. On-campus COVID testing clinics will be provided in Garvey Hall (B16) where buildings 15 and 16 are adjoined. For dates and times of operations please visit the Testing & Vaccination page.

Yes. On-campus COVID vaccine clinics will be provided in Garvey Hall (B16) where buildings 15 and 16 are adjoined. For dates and times of operations please visit the Testing & Vaccination page.

Please see "Scenario 1: I tested positive for COVID-19" under Scenarios & Guidelines on the Health & Safety Protocols page.

Please contact the College’s COVID Coordinator at covid19@stcc.edu for additional instructions and next steps.

If you are an individual who is employed at Springfield Technical Community College and are requesting reasonable accommodation(s) under the ADA, you are encouraged to arrange a time to meet with the ADA Coordinator, Vannoch Sin, at: (413) 755-4667, vsin@stcc.edu in the Human Resources Office. Through the interactive process, the College’s ADA Coordinator will discuss workplace accommodation(s) with you to determine if you are an otherwise qualified individual with a disability and entitled to an accommodation and if that accommodation is reasonable.  Medical documentation may be required.