Coronavirus Response

Masks Optional on Campus

Masks are not required on campus. Of course, it’s fine if you want to continue wearing a mask. Face coverings may be required at off-campus locations, including clinical health care facilities.

According to CDC guidance, if you have been exposed to COVID-19, wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate yourself from others in your home. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.

If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5. You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.

Fall Semester 2023

Edgecombe Community College has continued to safely and effectively serve students throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, making appropriate adjustments to course delivery and campus access based on current local, state, and national governmental and public health guidelines.

Fall semester classes began August 17 and end December 15. Campus facilities are open. To see details about renting a facility at Edgecombe Community College, please visit Rent a Facility.

Course Delivery

Many classes are delivered both in-person and online, with some offered as a hybrid of online and in-person instruction.

Technology Support for Students

Campus libraries are open to current students who need access to technology. WiFi access points are on the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses with nearby outdoor seating and electrical outlets available. Students can log into the ECC Guest WiFi network; no password is required. Students who need a device may request a Chromebook from Student Services. Additional information regarding technology support is available in FAQs for Students.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact or reach out to one of the contacts listed here. Students also can text questions to (252) 618-6526 to receive a reply from an ECC representative.

Please continue to monitor this page for further updates.


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