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COVID-19 Updates

Update: 1:30 p.m. on March 24, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and in accordance with the Executive Order issued by Tarrant County on March 24, Tarrant County College (TCC) will offer online courses only for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

The college's few technical programs, which require physical presence on-campus or at a career technical center, are suspended until further notice—classes being delivered via hybrid modalities will continue the online portion, but the face-to-face portion will be suspended. Students enrolled in these technical (or hybrid delivery) program classes should expect to receive additional details by logging into his or her course via Blackboard to communicate with his or her instructor.

TCC will continue to support online instruction as planned and is rapidly transitioning student support services to online platforms where feasible. As information about student support services becomes available, details are being communicated to students' myTCC email address and via tccd.edu.

Campuses will remain closed and will no longer be accessible to students effective at 5 p.m. March 24.

Students should abide by the county's declaration and stay at their place of residence.

Thank you for your continued understanding as we continue to navigate this situation.

Update: 5 p.m. on March 20, 2020

With the progression of the COVID-19 emergency and consultation with Tarrant County's best medical professionals, Tarrant County College will be closing its campuses effective at 5 p.m. today until further notice.

Beginning Monday, Tarrant County College courses will be delivered online. A minimum number of technical programs will require adjustment in delivery to address student health and safety based on the most recent CDC guidelines. Campuses will only be accessible to the few students associated with those technical programs, and to limited staff.

The College is also rapidly transitioning our support services to online platforms where feasible. We ask for your patience during this transition.

Update: 11:45 a.m. on March 20, 2020

A Message from the Chancellor

Dear Tarrant County College Community,

The past few weeks have been unprecedented in our lives. The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has quickly changed the world around us, and new information becomes available by the minute that impacts our circumstances. Through it all, Tarrant County College—its students, faculty, staff, and the community—has responded with patience, grace, and understanding.

On Monday, March 23, TCC will resume instruction to students. Faculty have chosen the appropriate mode of instruction for their respective classes, and faculty should have made students aware of how instruction will continue by emailing students at their myTCC email address. Any student unsure of how his or her individual classes will proceed on Monday, March 23, should reach out to the Vice President of Academic Affairs on his or her campus right away.

The college will also be open to provide services to students and the community. Considering the coronavirus circumstances, we have made adjustments in staffing, delivery modes of instruction and services, and hours of service in some areas to protect the health and wellness of the college community. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we work through implementing these adjustments.

If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of concern, you should govern yourself according to the CDC guidelines Additionally, you should observe appropriate social distancing practices.

The college is also taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of viruses by increasing regular cleaning on all campuses and facilities, and performing comprehensive deep-cleaning of classrooms, offices, and public spaces as an additional measure.

The Tarrant County College District Board of Trustees met last night, and they support us as we navigate these temporary circumstances. On their behalf, I thank you for your commitment to ensuring that teaching and learning continue at TCC.

Please stay connected to tccd.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones,

Gene Giovannini
Chancellor

Update: March 15, 2020

The District is closed today, Sunday, March 15, 2020, the last day of Spring Break.

For the week of Monday, March 16–Friday, March 20, 2020, our hours of operation for faculty and staff will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The College will be closed Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Update: March 13, 2020

Tarrant County College values health and wellness within our college community and will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. TCC is extending all students' Spring Break from March 15–22. Instruction will resume on March 23. Students should expect information in their email next week from their instructors explaining how coursework will continue for the semester.

Normal operations will resume for faculty and staff beginning March 16 to prepare for the remainder of the semester.

Upcoming college events and activities are also being evaluated. Any changes in schedule will be communicated on a case-by-case basis.

It is important to know there are no known cases of coronavirus at TCC. However, the college is taking additional proactive steps to mitigate the spread of viruses by increasing regular cleaning on all campuses and facilities. Over Spring Break, comprehensive disinfecting was completed in classrooms, offices, and public spaces as an additional measure.

As circumstances change, details will be communicated as they become available.

Current Situation

The TCC Department of Safety & Emergency Management is actively collaborating with Tarrant County Public Health, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Region 1 Texas Higher Education Emergency Management Consortium Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to communicate facts, precautionary actions, and potential impacts.

What You Need to Know

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

However, as a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) always recommends the following everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • 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.
    • Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

If you think you may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19), you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Have questions?

The Tarrant County Public Health Department has designated a coronavirus hotline (817-248-6299) for community members to use for questions or concerns around the illness.

Additional Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Updated April 01, 2020