Campus Response to Coronavirus and FAQS

The following FAQ’s serve to address questions related to campus activities and should not serve as the primary source for COVID-19 or Delta variant updates. Questions about ABC’s response to COVID-19 should be sent to kwalkine@abcnash.edu.

September 17, 2021 — Campus-wide Virtual Town Hall

American Baptist College hosted a campus-wide town hall with guest speaker, Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, to discuss COVID-19, vaccines and safety protocols for its students, staff, and community. Watch below.

July 26, 2021 — On Campus Proof of Vaccination

In addition to previously existing immunization requirements, all ABC students enrolled in in-person classes for the 2021 Fall Semester (or thereafter) will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for the COVID-19 virus.

May 31, 2021 — End of Work at Home Operations

After more than a year of primarily working from home, due to government and health related precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Baptist College faculty and staff are to return to on campus work, effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

March 7, 2021 — Work from Home Extension Notice

American Baptist College will remain in “Work At Home” status to allow more members of the College’s faculty and staff to become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines that are being made available. ABC employees (and consultants) are directed to work exclusively from home through April 4, 2021.

February 14, 2021 — Work from Home Extension Notice

As we continue to monitor the most current developments and expert guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, the previously announced “Work From Home” notice is further extended through March 7, 2021.

April 29, 2020 — Graduation Plans

In an effort to ensure we honor our students’ academic success, we have scheduled a variety of activities: including a virtual graduation on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

March 13, 2020 — President’s Directive

As an institution focused on providing ethical, social justice leadership, American Baptist College cannot and should not be an “island unto itself” and must take steps to protect and advance the health of its campus community, as well as the community at large. Therefore, the College’s Spring Break will start today, Monday, March 16, 2020, instead of Monday, March 30, 2020. More details are in the full report.

CARES Act Reporting

Recently, American Baptist College was awarded Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding to provide monetary emergency assistance to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus. The CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant funding was established to assist students with covering eligible expenses such as food, housing, utilities, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare, and moving/transportation expenses.

 

Student Portion

May 11, 2020 — Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

Notice of the CARES Act Student Relief Fund with information on student eligibility, application process, and fund distribution.

July 13, 2020 — Follow Up Report

The CARES Act requires American Baptist College to publish the following report to explain how we used the awarded funding.

 September 7, 2020 — Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

The CARES Act requires American Baptist College to publish quarterly reports to explain how we used the awarded funding.

 September 9, 2020 — Student Emergency Relief Fund Application Form

The Student Relief Fund, provided through funding from the CARES Act, seeks to provide monetary assistance to students enrolled at American Baptist College who are faced with financial hardships resulting from the disruption of regular on-campus operations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Such funds from this second-wave of check distributions are intended to assist students with expenses.

The deadline to apply was September 16, 2020.

January 7, 2021 — Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

The CARES Act requires American Baptist College to publish quarterly reports to explain how we used the awarded funding.

February 8, 2021 — Follow Up Report

The CARES Act requires American Baptist College to publish quarterly reports to explain how we used the awarded funding.

July 7, 2021 — Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

The CARES Act requires American Baptist College to publish quarterly reports to explain how we used the awarded funding.

Institution Portion

February 8, 2021 — Follow Up Report

The CARES Act requires American Baptist College to publish quarterly reports to explain how we used the awarded funding.