Information for Employees

UPDATED August 16, 2022

What if I'm sick or have been exposed to COVID-19?

All COVID-19 illnesses and exposures are to be reported by completing one of the forms on the Reporting Questionnaires webpage. Any additional questions and concerns related to COVID-19 that are not covered by the questionnaire should be directed to the COVID-19 Coordinator, Susan Morris, by phone (937) 509-7828 or email

Use the Employee Process Map for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and COVID-19 Exposures to assist with determining the process to resolve transmission threats to our SSCC community.

For more information on symptom monitoring, testing, and guidelines for suspected cases, exposure, and close contact visit the Response Procedure webpage.

Basic Quarantine and Isolation,

  • People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
  • People who are exposed to COVID19, instead of quarantining if you were exposed to COVID-19, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5. If you test positive then follow the isolation guideline for People with COVID-19.

There are some specifics that are outlined in the following document from ODH.

What to do if you have COVID 19 reguarless of symptoms or vaccination status.

EMPLOYEE Request for Facial Covering Exemption

In the case of a campus-wide mask mandate, this form is used to initiate a request for an exemption from wearing a facial covering in the workplace due to a health condition. Please complete and return the Request for Facial Covering Exemption Form to Human Resources via email at Once submitted, you may be contacted for additional information. Please note that an exemption based on the submission of this form is temporary until adequate medical documentation has been obtained to support a permanent exemption. Medical information obtained during this process is confidential and only notification of approved accommodation will be shared with persons needing to know.

Healthy CONNECT Pledge

SSCC's goal is to connect you to a healthy future by overcoming fear and nurturing good lifestyle choices needed to eliminate COVID-19 transmission. As a SSCC student, staff or community member, we ask you to take care of yourself and your community and pledge your compliance to the expectations outlined in the pledge. Take the SSCC Healthy CONNECT Pledge!

Travel During COVID-19

Travelers should still practice appropriate public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands.

Wear a Mask. Stay 6 feet apart. Avoid Crowds. Get a Vaccine.

CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated, because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC's recommendations for unvaccinated people traveling internationally or domestically. For all travel, take preventive measures to protect yourself and others, such as wearing a mask for the duration of your trip. As a result of a court order, effective immediately and as of April 18, 2022, CDC's January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Therefore, CDC will not enforce the Order. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

Here's Updated CDC guidance related to domestic travel during the COVID-19 pandemic includes recommendations and requirements based on vaccination status.

CDC Travel Resources

For domestic and international travelers, the complete CDC travel recommendations can be found here. Topics will assist you whether you are planning domestic or international travel with: safer travel ideas; requirements and health notices; when it's a "no go" or those that are prohibited from entry into the US; what to do after travel; cruise ship travel; and communication resources and FAQs. Check Travel Planner for state, local, tribal, and territorial government restrictions before traveling.

Be prepared! Getting trip cancellation insurance might help ensure you are able to make a last-minute cancellation or change your itinerary without losing money on flights, cruises, train tickets, or pre-paid lodgings.

Is tech support available?

Both the technology and instructional technology departments are available to assist with any technical questions or assistance you may need. Remote access software also provides a way to assist even when you are working off campus.

To request assistance please submit a service ticket or send an email to

How do I report my absence?

Use MyEconnect.

All COVID-19 illnesses and exposures are to be reported by clicking here. Any additional questions and concerns related to COVID-19 that are not covered by the questionnaire should be directed to the COVID-19 Coordinator, Susan Morris, by phone (937) 509-7828 or email

Can I check my voicemail remotely?

Yes, follow the Check Voicemail Remotely tutorial on the Tech Support webpage.

I have more questions...

Please contact Crystal Howland | Coordinator of Employee Benefits and Compensation via email or phone 937.393.3431 Ext. 2560. In ALL instances, contact your immediate supervisor first.

Additional SSCC Information

Employee Benefits Information

Southern State Community College is committed to the safety of our employees, students, and the general public and seek to minimize the negative impacts related to the coronavirus.

This is a stressful time. What counseling and support resources are available for employees?

Available to all Full Time and Part-Time Employees:

It can be frustrating when personal and or work-related problems surface, and it's unclear where to turn for help. When complications arise from stress, marital and family issues, parenting challenges, elder or child care concerns, depression, anxiety, substance use, and other emotional stressors, it's comforting to have someone to help.

Impact Solutions -

  • Offering confidential support and guidance for you and your family, including household members, dependents in and away from home, parents, and parents-in-law.
  • 24/7 Live, immediate in-the-moment support and guidance provided by a licensed mental health professional at 800-227-6007
Available only to Full-Time Employees:

Grief Counseling Program with MMO -

  • Not just for the loss of a loved one. Deals with loss of job/income, divorce, and more.
  • Goes through Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1-800-624-5544

Health Advocate with MMO -

  • Health Advocate is available at no cost to employees, spouses, dependents, parents, and parents-in-law. Completely confidential. In a crisis, help is available 24/7.

Live Health Online with Anthem -

  • Access to Board Certified Doctor 24/7
  • Access to Licensed Therapist in 4 days or less
    • To schedule your appointment, call 1-888-548-3432 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Access to Board Certified Psychiatrist in 2 weeks or less
    • To schedule your appointment, call 1-888-548-3432 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.