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HCC's Tobacco Free Campus Policy

Hibbing Community College’s Tobacco Use Policy


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the Tobacco Use policy take effect?

A. The policy prohibiting any use of tobacco on college property goes into effect August 1, 2018.

Q. What is considered a tobacco product and prohibited by the policy?

A. Any form of tobacco such as cigar, cigarette, snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, loose-leaf tobacco, pipes, hookah, e-cigarettes, e-cigars, and any electronic oral device not specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration for use in medical treatment.

Q. Who is affected by this policy?

A. All College and dental clinic employees, students, visitors, and contractors must comply with the policy.

Q. How is the policy going to be enforced?

A. Individuals can enforce the policy by politely letting anyone using tobacco know that the policy is in place. Tell them we do not allow the use of tobacco products of any kind on our campus and we appreciate their respect for our campus environment. Repeated abuse of the policy by staff and faculty will be addressed by the Provost and Human Resources; students who repeatedly abuse the policy will meet with the Dean of Academics.

Q. How is Hibbing Community College going to help employees and students who want to quit using tobacco?

A. The College will provide resources for students and employees to obtain cessation help. Brochures, pamphlets, and other cessation materials and resources will be found in Student Services, Employee mailroom, Commons, and other locations across the campus.

Q. What are some resources including phone apps to help me become tobacco-free?

A.

 NCI QuitPal – Free smartphone app https://digital.gov/2013/03/14/nci-quitpal-app/

 quitSTART or QuitGuide – Free apps in App Store and Google Play https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps/quitstart OR https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps/quitguide

 SmokefreeTXT – sign up at Smokefree.gov

(different groups for teens, pregnant women, Vets, and those who want to quit dip)

 MyQuit Coach – Free app from LIVESTRONG in the App Store

 QuitPlan - provides free phone counseling, nicotine patches, gum and lozenges to those who

qualify: https://www.quitplan.com/

 Blue Cross and Blue Plus members - Quitting tobacco support line – Call toll-free 1-888-662-BLUE (2583)

 iBook - Read a motivational tip each day for 50 days to help you conquer tobacco and quit

smoking for good with Sure-Fire, Fifty-Day Way to Stop Smoking – iBook

 Quit for Life – provides an expert telephone coach, nicotine replacement aids, and a workbook.

Call: 866-784-8454.

COVID - 19 Information

COVID-19 Information

This page provides updated information regarding Hibbing Community College’s response to COVID-19. If you have any questions, please email aaronreini@hibbing.edu.

Face Masks

Face masks are no longer required at Hibbing Community College.

Positive Case Protocols

If You Test Positive

  • Isolate – regardless of vaccination status
  • Stay home for at least 5 days
  • If you don’t have symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, and you are fever free without fever reducing medication, you can leave your house after 5 days
  • Wear a mask around other for an additional 5 days
  • As soon as possible, notify your instructor or supervisor as well as the campus COVID-19 contact, Stephanie Jacobson: stephaniejacobson@hibbing.edu

Weekly Testing

For those needing weekly testing, the college is providing Vault tests, which are available for pick up and drop off on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the C-102 conference room by the North Entrance. Pick up one test and one specimen bag.

To use the weekly Vault test, you must sign into a Vault account prior to taking the test. To create or sign into a Vault account, visit:

covid.vlt.co

To avoid issues logging in, Vault recommends using the Google Chrome browser. If you continue to experience problems logging in, try using “incognito” or “private” windows.

When the test is complete, place the test in the specimen bag and drop off the bag in the bin marked “Drop Off” in C-102.

Weekly tests must be dropped off no later than Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. You will receive your test results via email.

You may choose to use an alternative testing option. If so, you will be responsible for any cost associated with the alternative testing method.