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Information About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Latest Update : April 2, 2020

As decisions are being made across the state about when is the right time to return to “normal operations,” we wanted to give an update on decisions being made at TSTC. 

Today, we decided that our remote-work status will be extended. On a daily basis, the TSTC leadership team will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation. If this new date needs adjustment in the future, we’ll notify you right away.

We will continue to teach existing online classes for Spring 2020 on their original schedule and these courses will end by May 1. The academic calendar can be found here . Should students have individual questions about their unique situations they can contact their enrollment coach who will help them find a solution.

For face-to-face and hybrid classes and programs, instructor(s) have been emailing or calling students to provide them with assignments to work on while the campus is closed. If students have not heard from their instructor(s) they are encouraged to email them. Once we are able to welcome students back onto campus, they will finish out the remainder of the semester in the lab(s). The earliest that we may return to normal on-campus instruction is May 4, 2020 and this date would have our semester end on May 29.  For these courses the drop date has been extended until May 1. 

We are committed to helping students finish their program with TSTC. Since we are adjusting our summer schedule, online courses will be available for registration starting April 6, with the entire summer schedule to be available by April 16. Registration for fall will also open on April 6 for all courses.  

For the most up-to-date information continue to visit this page or the Student FAQ. If students have any questions, we encourage them to please discuss them with their instructor or enrollment coach. 

For now, we ask students to do their best to get their coursework done while remaining safe and healthy.



For other past communication updates, please look below. 
 
Instruction for coronavirs preventions. Clean your areas. Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Sneeze or cough into your elbow.


The health and well-being of the TSTC community is our highest priority. With the arrival of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, and more specifically in Texas, rest assured that we are continuously monitoring the situation and receiving updates from health officials daily. We are committed to keeping you informed as the situation evolves by providing updates via emails and on the TSTC Portal for students and employees.  


The College is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Those recommendations include suggested steps for people who have traveled recently. Though we’re not aware that anyone in the TSTC family has traveled to impacted locations, if you have traveled to locations considered CDC Level 2 and 3 travel advisory locations for coronavirus we recommend that you self-isolate for 14 days before returning to campus. 


The best action you can take at this time is to follow the recommendations of public health officials and wash your hands regularly, avoid close contact with people who are sick and take other preventative measures.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide helpful Frequently Asked Questions resources that are updated as new information about the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 becomes available. The Texas Department of State Health Services has resources specifically for Texans that also contains updated information.


CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

CDC: What you should know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO) Frequently Asked Questions and Answer: 
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Texas Department of State Health Services:
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

 

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