Update Regarding Face Coverings
Due to the decrease in COVID-19 cases, face coverings are now OPTIONAL for students, employees, and guests at Cape Fear Community College campus locations. Wearing face coverings is now a personal choice at CFCC.
The College will continue to monitor local, state, and federal developments, guidelines, and requirements and make updates as appropriate. CFCC encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Vaccines are free and readily available. To schedule an appointment for a vaccine or a booster, visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.
(Please note: The Wilson Center may have different requirements based on artist and renter requirements. Please abide by show-specific signage when attending events at the Wilson Center. Visit wilsoncentertickets.com/
Been Exposed? Need Help?
See our Campus Exposure Procedure or call our Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 .
New Hanover County COVID Information
New Hanover County’s COVID hub for up-to-date information, including the New Hanover County COVID-19 dashboard, vaccine and testing information, and additional community resources.
Pender County COVID Information
Pender County’s COVID hub for the latest information, including Pender County COVID-19 data, vaccine and testing information, and additional community resources.
Latest College Updates
- May 17, 2022-
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 should remain off campus, self-quarantine, and contact the Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725, and their instructor(s) to provide official notification to the College. The College will help students determine an appropriate clearance/return date to campus, and the Dean of Students will work collaboratively with faculty to ensure academic progress can continue during a student’s period of quarantine.
For employees, please call Human Resources for appropriate guidance.
- Governor Cooper’s Website
- Resources for Those Who Need Food: Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Food Finder .
- Aunt Bertha: Find local financial, food, housing, money, education, work, and legal resources.
- New Hanover County Call Center for residents with questions about COVID-19. Individuals can call 910-798-6800 to speak with a public health nurse and, if needed, be connected with a provider who can determine if a flu test and/or COVID-19 is needed.
- The NC211 Resource Team is verifying and organizing information. For detailed information on resources such as food/meals, rent/mortgage/utility help, and any other programs as they become available, call 888-892-1162 .
- NCCARE360 Statewide coordinated care network to electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allow for a feedback loop.
- North Carolina Community College System frequently asked questions and resources
- Hospitality Industry Resources
- Mental Health Resources – NAMI Wilmington (National Alliance on Mental Illness – Wilmington) is hosting a FREE weekly virtual support group on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Just call in and enter the access code. Call-in Number: 978-990-5000 | Access Code: 894438
- COVID-19 Relief Fund – Disabled America Veterans (DAV) In response to this unprecedented event, DAV has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide financial aid to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment or income due to COVID-19. The issued grants are meant to help veterans pay bills, obtain food and provide for their families during these difficult times. Disabled veterans who are small business owners or who work independently and have been negatively impacted financially as a result of the virus may also be eligible for this assistance.
- Drive-In Testing
- Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Working with NHC DHHS to offer emergency, one-time bill payments to customers.
Chromebook/Laptop Check out process
If a student needs a device (Chromebook or Laptop) in order to successfully complete the semester’s course work, a faculty member may refer or the student can reach out to a Counselor by contacting 910-362-7017 or counseling @cfcc.edu . A Counselor will verify enrollment and review a contract with the student. They will then be referred to the LRC to check out the device. The student will sign a contract agreeing to return the device at the end of the semester and accepting liability for damage. Failure to return it to the LRC at the end of the semester or if it is damaged will result in the student being charged a replacement cost. The charge will be placed on their account in the business office and they will not be allowed to register until the fee has been paid. Students can check out a device each semester that they are enrolled in. If you have any questions, please reach out to Counseling.
- Emergency Broadband Benefit: The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
- NC Department of Information Technology (NC DIT) interactive map of internet availability in North Carolina.
- Spectrum For any specials call 866-991-6533
- Comcast is offering free Peacock Premium streaming, DVR, and Voice Remote with contract.
- AT&T is offering a $300 Visa Gift Card with bundles.
- Verizon Visit verizon.com for the latest offers. Special discounts may be available for teachers and military.
- Cox Communications Customers late fees are suspended and extending payment relief options for low-income families who are unable to pay due to COVID-19 (in effect until June 30, 2021. Special deals can be seen at www.CoxValue.com
- SuddenlinkAltice Mobile starts at $12 per line with free internet for 60 days, and free installation offers when ordered online.
- Adobe 20-plus app for $19.95 a month, special pricing available for faculty and students.
- EveryoneOn – Search for low-income internet service and computers by zip code
- Charter Communications is offering free broadband and WiFi service for 60 days to households with students in college and younger who don’t already have a subscriptions. Installation fees will be waived. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.
- Need WiFi? Have a Phone? This article from PC Mag might help.
- Complete Guide to Internet Service During the Pandemic: Information on how to sign up for free internet during the pandemic, internet speed/data and services. (National Resource)
Pender County Board of Commissioners reminds Pender County citizens that the Atkinson, Burgaw, and Hampstead libraries will continue to provide FREE public Wi-Fi Internet access.
“Under the recommendations of state health officials, social distancing is a must,” said Erik Harvey, Pender County IT director. “This FREE resource is available for both students and citizens who don’t have Internet access to stay connected and informed of the latest news on COVID-19.”
Atkinson Municipal Library
- 300 W Henry St.
- Atkinson, NC 28421
Pender County Burgaw Library
103 S. Cowan St.
Burgaw, NC 28425
Pender County Hampstead Library
75 Library Dr.
Hampstead, NC 28443
The following locations currently have free public wifi available for drive-up use, meaning that users can sit in their cars at these locations and download or upload school assignments, check email, or conduct brief business. This list will be updated as more locations become known.
In the interest of public safety, we make the following recommendations:
- Users should remain in their vehicles while using the site.
- Users should be cognizant of the amount of time they are parked at the location to allow access to others.
- Utilize sites during daylight hours only. Some providers will also disconnect services at night.
- Notify law enforcement of any suspicious activity. Local law enforcement agencies will be made aware of the following public site locations to monitor activity.
- Duplin County-Dorothy Wightman Library in Kenansville – 107 Bowden Dr, Kenansville – 910-296-2117
- Duplin County Library in Rose Hill – 113 S Walnut St, Rose Hill – 910-289-2490
- Duplin County Warsaw-Kornegay Library in Warsaw – 117 W College St, Warsaw – 910-293-4664
- Calypso Fire Department – 103 SE Center St, Calypso (Do not block fire department operations. Wifi provided by Open Broadband, LLC) – 919-921-0996
- Faison Recreation and Wellness Center – 184 Park Cir, Faison (Provided by Open Broadband) – 910-267-0115
- University of Mount Olive Agriculture Building – 408 Garner Chapel Rd, Mt. Olive (On the Duplin/Wayne line. Provided by Open Broadband) – 919-658-2502
- Alphin Insurance – 2330 Summerlins Crossroad Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Open Broadband) – 919-658-9800
- Snow Hill Free Will Baptist Church – 1224 Red Hill Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband) – 919-658-7309
- Flea Market at the corner of Bennetts Bridge Rd and Garner Chapel Rd – Approx. 1810 Garner Chapel Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband)
- Beulaville Town Hall – 508 E Main St, Beulaville (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband) – 910-298-4647
- Downtown Magnolia – Approx. at the intersection of Carroll St and Railroad St, Magnolia (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband)
- Old Pink Hill School Media Center – 202 Central Ave, Pink Hill (just across the border in Lenoir County, provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband) – 252-568-3681
Bladen CountyStar Communications has agreed to provide free wifi internet connectivity access in specific locations in Bladen County for personal devices during the coronavirus pandemic. The free wifi access will be available from 8am until 9pm. Students should practice social distancing (at least six feet away from one another) while accessing this service. Unsafe practices and loitering on these premises after wifi connectivity hours is forbidden. Students would be able to use these access points in parking lots and the vicinity of the following locations:
- Bladen Community College – 7418 NC Hwy 41 W., Duplin, NC – 910-879-5500
- Bladen County Public Library – 111 N. Cypress St. Elizabethtown, NC – 910-862-6990
- Bladen Lakes Primary – 9554 Johnsontown Rd., Elizabethtown – 910-247-4608
- Bladenboro Middle School – 910 S. Main St., Bladenboro – 910-863-3232
- Cape Fear Farmer’s Market – 106 Martin Luther King Dr., Elizabethtown, NC – 910-862-2066
- Centerville Baptist Church – 18577 NC Hwy 53 E, Kelly – 910-669-2488
- East Arcadia Elementary School – 21451 NC Hwy 87 E, Riegelwood – 910-669-2934
- East Bladen High School – 21451 NC Hwy 87 E, Riegelwood – 910-247-4610
- Elizabethtown Farmers Market – 106 MLK Drive, Elizabethtown – 910-862-2066
- Tar Heel Middle School – 14888 NC Hwy 87 W, Tar Heel – 910-862-2475
- West Bladen High School – 1600 NC Hwy 410 S, Bladenboro – 910-862-2130
Childcare Expense Assistance
Additional funding is now available for CFCC students to assist with childcare expenses. The NC Child Care Grant is designed to assist student-parents with the financial responsibilities for child care expenses so they may stay enrolled and complete their educational goals. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, when many of our K-12 schools are still using remote learning, help with child care expenses is needed now more than ever. CFCC recognizes this need and has expanded the grant program for 2020-21 to include expenses for the following types of licensed businesses or organizations that provide childcare services. Learn about how to apply.
The Libraries at the Wilmington and North Campuses are open to currently enrolled students (and employees). CFCC Library hours can be found here . Librarians and Library e-resources are always available online at cfcc.edu/library . Curbside service is available by calling 910-362-7030 .
The Learning Labs at both campuses are also open for face-to-face tutoring. Learning Lab hours can be found here . Online tutoring for these subjects is available and is conducted via Blackboard discussion boards and/or Google Meet. More information is available at cfcc.edu/learning-lab/ .
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
You can also contact your county’s public health department; they will advise you on the appropriate next steps:
The North Carolina Division of Public Health also has a call line at 866-462-3821 to address general questions.
CFCC consulted local and national resources to generate content on this page. For more information, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) .