TVCC IS OPEN
In accordance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order, TVCC is prohibited from conducting in-person classroom, laboratory, and other in-person instruction through June 13, 2020. However, the college is open with limited on-campus operations and services. Take a look at the latest information on college operations during the COVID19 situation:
June 11, 2020
PHASE 2 OPENING STILL DOES NOT CHANGE WORK-AT-HOME STATUS
Although Malheur County moved into the Phase 2 Reopening this past Saturday, TVCC is still required to follow current guidance on restrictions of onsite work and prohibitions on in-class instruction. Anne-Marie Kelso, Director of Human Resources and Legal, sent an email out to supervisors asking for feedback on any changes or challenges in continuing work-at-home for employees. Please reach out to your supervisor to share any new challenges or changes in your ability to continue working at home.
Please do not come to campus or invite students to meet you on campus without prior approval from your supervisor. Supervisors, please make sure your Vice President has also approved this plan. This is especially critical as we are working on the Reopening plan and have to demonstrate how we are ensuring cleaning in buildings and social distancing.
We anticipate getting additional guidance on Friday, June 12, and will share that when we get it. More information about the guidance we are following from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission can be found here
SUMMER CLASS UPDATE
Almost all of TVCC's summer classes will be offered virtually or online, except for a few lab courses and aviation classes. BIO 231 and BIO 232 will be offered in-person in the Science Center. TVCC is able to offer these course in-person as they have been determined to be critical to our health profession training. For these course, social distancing is required. Students will also be required to wear a face covering when entering or leaving the classroom, with assigned seating to ensure spacing. Other criteria and procedures have been approved to ensure cleaning in the labs and the classroom. We are really excited to be able to offer this course this summer and thank our Science faculty and staff for their help in developing the necessary process and protocols.
TVCC SUPPORTS INCLUSION, EQUITY AND EDUCATION
If you missed the list of equity resources in last week's Update, as well as President Young's message on equity and racism, here's the link
Students can still tour TVCC virtually
As we adjust to changing times, TVCC is inviting students to attend a campus tour from the comfort of their home. Students who attend will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 scholarship. If students attend at least three of the six campus tour sessions, they will receive a waiver for one student success class credit. Sign up for this free event here Please help promote this opportunity!
MOST CAMPUS BUILDINGS AND SERVICES CloSED ON FRIDAYS THIS SUMMER,
LIBRARY REMAINS OPEN ON FRIDAYS
As shared at the Spring Town Hall, the College will once again offer a 36-hour work week for all full-time 12 month employees during the summer. The shortened work week will begin June 26, 2020 and end on September 4, 2020. July 3, 2020 will be treated as a holiday since July 4 falls on Saturday. If you need to be at work on a Friday during this time, work with your supervisor to arrange your schedule.
TVCC EMPLOYEES AT SRCI, WCCF TO RETURN JULY 1
Most employees who work and teach at Snake River Correctional Institution and Warner Creek Correction Facility returned to June 1, but we've been awaiting word on when the rest of the instructors and staff in the work-based education such as our Building Construction Trades programs would be able to return. TVCC was just notified that these employees will be able to return July 1. This step allows us to fully resume all services and programs in these facilities.
STRUGGLING? FIND SOME ONGOING SUPPORT
OEBB and OHA each has many tools and resources to help you take on these uncertain and changing times. Even if you are waiving or opting-out of OEBB insurance plans, many of these resources don’t require you to be enrolled. They have emotional and physical health resources, apps and much more. You can find it all here COVID-19 Resources
We are OPEN but are limiting public access to campus buildings. Closed building will be posted as closed. Please do not enter these buildings (even if you have keys - and don't ask anyone else to open these buildings for you) without permission since we are trying to limit access to enable us to prioritize cleaning during this time.