COVID-19 Information

COVID Protocol Update

3月10日, 2022, CSCU President Cheng announced COVID protocol changes effective Monday, 4月4日, 2022. Due to updated guidance and mandates on public activities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state Department of Public Health (DPH). Manchester 社区 College, and all other CSCU campuses, will shift from pandemic emergency response to routine disease prevention.

  • Campuses will shift to a “mask-optional” protocol
  • Physical distance restrictions will end
  • Weekly testing of employees and students and individual case contact tracing will end
  • No one on campus has the authority to mandate the use of masks by others
  • All employees and students are expected to respect those who choose to continue wearing masks
  • Masks and antigen tests will be available for employees and students who want them
  • Current classroom arrangements will remain as set for the remainder of the spring semester
  • There will be a full schedule of in-person courses, meetings, convenings, etc. for the summer and fall semesters

员工 and students are expected to continue to self-monitor their health and stay home whenever they have COVID-like symptoms and follow current CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation.

员工 and students who test positive should continue to follow the campus process for notification. 人力资源, 卫生服务, or the COVID Coordinator, 适当的, will determine the quarantine and isolation expectations, confirm when it is safe to return to campus or classes, and notify close contacts as needed.

President Cheng said, “Thank you again for all your hard work over the past two years. I am very exited that we’ve reached this point and can move forward having learned many lessons along the way about how to support our institutions, our employees and most importantly our students through a public health crisis”.

欢迎 to Spring 2022

世纪挑战集团 is operating both on-campus and 远程 via online means and by phone.  

Anyone coming onto campus MUST wear a face mask/covering that covers their nose and mouth at all times and must practice social distancing.

世纪挑战集团 is operating under special conditions as a precaution due to COVID-19. Our campus buildings are open to students, 教师, staff and visitors and all must sign it at the designated entrance in the Student Services Center by the 书店. College staff are currently available 远程 and on-campus (depending on the office, appointments may be required to assist everyone best) to help with applying for admission and financial aid, registering for courses, and providing information on additional services during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

Important Information for All Students Who Will be On-Campus for Classes or to Use College Services by Appointment:

  • Students are required to wear face masks covering both the nose and mouth and campus-issued IDs at all times.
  • Social distancing is required while on campus.
  • The college has established designated entry points and exit points. All students with classes on-ground will need to enter campus through the AST Tower (by the flagpoles and bus loop), the LRC or the SSC entrance by the 书店.
  • A sign-in/sign-out process for all students and staff at each entrance provides contact tracing should we need to provide that date to the Department of Public Health.
  • Access to certain areas of campus may be limited .

Additional safety measures include:

  • Room occupancy limits, moving of furniture to enable social distancing and informational signage.
  • Enhanced cleaning routines and sanitizing throughout the day according to CDC guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout campus.
  • Installation of plexiglass shields on desks and counters in labs and classrooms.


The Cougar Cave Cafeteria is open 7am-3pm Monday-Thursday and 7am-1pm Fridays. The vendor has an eclectic menu.

Continuing students: If you already have your 世纪挑战集团 ID (printed this fall or last academic year only), visit the Bursar’s Office in the SSC, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


The AST Information Desk – where IDs are made – is staffed:
周一,11.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesdays- Noon-7 p.m.
星期三——9.m.中午,1 - 6 p.m.
星期四,9.m.中午,2 - 6 p.m.
周五,11.m.-4 p.m.

电子邮件 TJ理发师  to set up an on-campus appointment to get your student ID 只有 if those hours don’t work for you. It takes approximately ten minutes at the most.

Technology Assistance

笔记本电脑, chrome books and Wi-Fi hot spots may be available to borrow from the 图书馆 on a limited first-come basis.  Prior to registering for classes, if a student needs to borrow a laptop or hot spot, it is their responsibility to check on availability of these resources. To request a laptop or Wi-Fi hotspot, complete and submit a Technology Request; a college representative will contact you once your request has been reviewed. If one is available and you’re approved to borrow, you will be responsible for coming to campus to pick up your item(s). Students who borrow equipment from 世纪挑战集团 will be responsible for returning it at the end of the semester or session. If your item(s) is not returned by the date specified, a replacement fee for lost or damaged items will be applied to your student account along with a registration hold. 请电子邮件 or call 860-512-2880 with any questions. We look forward to helping you succeed!

Student COVID-19 Mask, Physical Distancing and 测试 Guidelines

The COVID-19 mask, physical distancing and testing guidelines are in effect for the 2021-22 academic year (or until rescinded) in order to foster a safe learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) is requiring vaccination of its community members to the greatest extent possible, it is not yet known what percentage of the campus community is unvaccinated for medical or other reasons. Until such time that herd immunity can be attained, it is important that everyone continue to do their part to protect the health and personal well-being of others within our communities.

Therefore, the following rules are in effect:


All students MUST wear masks, covering their mouth and nose while indoors on campus. All on-ground classes will be off-limits to students who refuse to wear masks.  Students are permitted to remove their mask while actively eating and drinking but must replace the mask immediately after.

屏蔽 will not be required outside of buildings. However, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to continue to wear masks outside.  Campus leaders may deem masks necessary at certain outdoor larger events with mixture of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations in attendance.

Students who refuse to wear a mask may only participate in remote learning and online classes.

If a student is not able to wear a mask due to a documented disability or medical reason, the student must seek an accommodation from Disability Services 之前 arriving on campus.

Physical Distancing

Students should maintain three feet of physical distancing while indoors on campus, where possible.


All students who are unvaccinated (including ones who have received exemptions) or have not documented their vaccine status, must comply with COVID-19 testing conducted weekly on campus as required by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. A separate email will be sent to students required to test weekly once a vendor has been contracted.

Please check your college email daily for information on the mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing program.


Designated 教师 and staff have the authority to enforce these rules.  Should a student fail to comply and not wear a mask, not wear it correctly, nor keep it on after receiving a directive/warning to put it on (and they are not exempt due to receiving an accommodation from the institution), the offending student will be referred to the Dean of Student Affairs’ office for disciplinary intervention.

Students who fail to comply with the above rules are subject to removal from the campus as outlined in the CSCU Student Code of Conduct and may be required to participate in online-only coursework. Possible sanctions for disciplinary violations range from a warning to expulsion from the institution.