TVCC IS OPEN
In accordance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order, TVCC is now allowed to offer to in-person instruction for Fall 2020. The college is open but still has limited on-campus operations and services during Fall 2020. For more information on our safety protocols, take a look at the latest information on college operations during the COVID19 situation below:
September 20, 2020
TVCC PLANNING OPEN IN-PERSON CLASSES THIS FALL
At Treasure Valley Community College, we are working daily to plan, adjust and organize our campus for fall classes. While some things are still uncertain, we are taking what we know today and making the best plan possible. Our Resumption Team, led by Anne-Marie Kelso and Eddie Alves, developed protocols and practices to ensure we are offering classses according to the requirments set by health authories. Kudos and thanks to everyone on this team. This was a huge effort!
In short, TVCC will have in-person classes this fall. In order to make this happen, we are limiting class sizes to ensure social distancing. Smaller class sizes will mean students need to enroll and register early to make sure they have a seat in one of those classes. We will offer web-based classes and we are expanding our virtual offerings, but what we learned this spring and summer is that our students really want to get back into the classroom.
As before, all of our decisions will continue to be guided by these priorities:
- Protect the health, safety and well-being of every member of our community, and contribute to the local and national efforts to reduce the spread of this virus.
- Base our decisions on health guidance from an authoritative scientific source – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority and our local partners at the Malheur County Health Department.
- Continue carrying out our academic mission as best as possible given the circumstances.
In all things moving forward, flexibility will be the key to getting to our next steps. I’m grateful for the flexibility and resilience our students, employees and community members have shown during these past few months.
Take a look at our complete plan here: Resumption Plan
NWAC POSTPOnes FALL SPORTS UNTIL SPRING
We are getting information daily from representatives from the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). We just found out this week that volleyball and soccer seasons will be postponed from fall to next spring. This will mean we have to juggle practice times and areas, transportation and several other issues, but we will do what it takes. We are developing protocols to ensure we can meet requirements to keep TVCC athletes eligible and healthy for the upcoming seasons.
NWAC is planning for a season and a championship event for every sport, but we are also told that the number of games, matches or competitions might be reduced by at least 20 percent. These meetings with NWAC, college presidents and athletic directors are continuing this next month and we will keep you posted on any additional developments.
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.