Coronavirus Response

Face Coverings Optional on Campus

Effective March 3, face coverings are no longer required on campus. According to CDC guidance, those who have been isolated for five days with COVID-19 should wear a mask for five days following isolation. Masks are also encouraged on campus in indoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible. Face coverings may be required at off-campus locations, including clinical health care facilities.

Summer Semester 2022

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.

In light of the current status of COVID-19, the College has planned for the Summer 2022 semester based on the campus safety and course delivery strategies that follow. As the pandemic evolves, specific strategies may be modified to maintain the safety of the College’s students and employees.

Summer Semester

Summer semester classes begin May 24 and end August 4. Campus facilities are open. To see details about renting a facility at Edgecombe Community College, please visit Rent a Facility.

Course Delivery

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

A number of classes will be delivered through synchronous learning, which is online instruction that occurs in real time, often with a set class schedule and required login times.

Many courses that contain clinical/lab/shop components, such as nursing, cosmetology, welding, and automotive courses, will be delivered as a hybrid of online and in-person instruction, with in-person instruction provided with safety precautions in place.

Courses available to Career and College Promise students (qualified high school students) will be offered in both online and in-person formats, depending on the content and skills being taught.

Safety Measures

ECC will continue to encourage social distancing in classrooms and other indoor meeting areas. Class caps will remain low through the Summer 2022 semester in order to allow for social distancing as a precautionary measure. Adjustments and requirements may be made in certain classes and/or programs when and as needed to further ensure that health and safety needs are met.

Common areas (elevators, door knobs, bathrooms, etc.) are sanitized and cleaned often throughout the day. Electrostatic sanitizing machines are used regularly to clean classrooms, libraries, auditoriums, and other spaces.

Appropriate signage to encourage safe practices and social distancing, sanitizing stations, and acrylic barriers that have been installed in key locations will remain in place.

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 regarding plans for this semester, 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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