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TVCC is coordinating with local and state health and public safety agencies, as well as local government, schools, and universities to actively monitor the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and communicate facts, preventive measures, and possible impacts. Please note new information comes in daily and sometimes hourly. We will continue to keep the campus updated
In accordance with Governor Brown's Executive Order, TVCC is prohibited from conducting in-person classroom, laboratory, and other instruction from March 21, through April 28, 2020 but the college is still open with limited on-campus operations restricted to critical functions.
Colleges medical programs are exempt from the requirements for the purpose of providing clinical, laboratory, or other in-person instruction associated with courses required for the completion of a heath care-related certificate, license or degree or others that are essential to emergency response and resiliency efforts where no remote or online alternative is practical. Any permitted in-person instruction or services will employ social distancing recommendations of six feet.
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Updates & Announcements
- TVCC COVID-19 Update to all Students, Employees and Community Members
- Spring Break: At this point in time, the TVCC Campus will remain open during spring break and services will be available.
- To date, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 among TVCC students, employees or community members that have accessed the campus.
- Orientation for GED scheduled for March 20th and 25th from 9 -1 have been rescheduled
to occur the week of April 6- 10. Please call 541.881.5865 and leave your name and
contact information so you can be notified to schedule a time for Orientation.
If you have already been attending GED classes, you will be contacted regarding the date Spring term will resume live classes.
Please call Jann Bell @ 541.881.5865 if you have questions regarding this matter.
- After much discussion and consideration regarding the potential impact of the COVID-19 virus, the NWAC has decided to cancel all spring sport practices, competition and NWAC Championship events, effective immediately.
- If you are calling for a final, please check your Canvas shell. Instructors have posted notifications/instructions on their Canvas shells
- Any groups larger than (50) have all been cancelled. If you are not sure about a meeting or event, please contact the sponsor or instructor.
- There are currently no reported cases in our area.
- Currently, all of TVCC’s facilities remain open and operating on the normal schedules.
- As of this morning, March 12, 2020, the guidance from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is to maintain core college operations but reduce personal contact through social distancing measures.
- The NWAC, TVCC’s athletic conference, will continue with the basketball finals but will not allow fans to be present.
- While we do not expect any disruptions, it is important to be prepared for a school closure and to mitigate against the possible negative impacts on the students and staff.
- Updated Email to all Students and Staff from TVCC Administration
- Original Email to all Students and Staff from TVCC Administration about COVID-19
PLANNING FOR SPRING QUARTER
Schedule start date: March 30th.
All classes will be delivered online for at least two weeks at the beginning of the Spring term. However, instructors will conduct the classes "live." (Example: If the class is scheduled on Monday morning at 8:00 am, the instructor will broadcast that class at 8:00 am on Monday morning.) Students will have a link in their Canvas course to click and log-in.
There will be some exceptions, as not all classes can be delivered in an online format. A list of classes that will not be offered online (for at least two weeks) is being developed and will be posted on the website. Classes that have labs will be front loaded with lecture, which means the labs will be held after it is decided that classes can resume as scheduled.
Classes will be offered via Canvas and Zoom at the scheduled date and time. Students will log into their Canvas shells and access the live lecture via Zoom. This will allow students to receive the information directly from the instructor as if they were in a live class and will further allow students to participate and ask questions.
Students and faculty will receive detailed instructions on how to access their classes electronically. We have already begun providing training and instructions to faculty for this transition.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. However, knowing that Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold and flu, everyday preventive actions that help spread respiratory viruses are the first step in protecting yourself and those around you.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- 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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently responding to an outbreak in the U.S. of a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that was first detected in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This virus has been named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated COVID-19). COVID-19 can cause illnesses in people that produce a range of symptoms, from mild (e.g., cases that produce a simple cold or upper respiratory infection) to severe (e.g., cases that result in death).
The immediate health risk to the general U.S. public is considered low at this time, although additional travel-associated cases and transmissions among close contacts are expected. On Friday, January 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for COVID-19 and issued new travel guidance. Most major American-based airlines also have suspended all flights to China.
If you have not traveled to China or have not been in contact with a person known or suspected to have the illness, there is no reason to be concerned at this time. Review the CDC travel alerts for coronavirus for more information.
If you have traveled recently to Wuhan, China, had close contact with someone who has been confirmed with, or is being evaluated for the coronavirus, you should: Monitor your health for 14 days, from the day you first traveled or had close contact with someone ill with this new coronavirus. Call your doctor, urgent care, or hospital BEFORE going. They will give you instructions. If you have symptoms, stay away from other people until you receive instructions.
Reported illnesses for COVID-19 have ranged from little to no symptoms to severe illness and death. People most seriously affected tend to be young children, adults over 65 and individuals with weakened immune systems. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Symptoms are similar to other respiratory viruses ad may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:
- Fever (may not always be present)
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breathing or shortness of breath
Other early symptoms to look for include:
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
If you have these symptoms it does not necessarily mean you have this new virus. Unless you have recently traveled to Wuhan, China or have been around someone ill with this new virus, your risk of getting sick is low.
To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including flu and COVID-19, follow these measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Individuals who have had recent travel within the last 14 days from affected regions and are experiencing symptoms or who have been in close contact with those who are ill and recently traveled to affected regions are advised to make an appointment to see a medical provider. For other illnesses, contact your primary healthcare provider and stay at home to avoid spreading illness to others. Students should notify their professors. Employees should notify their supervisor.
Other information available on the Internet
- For the latest information about coronavirus, visit the dedicated CDC webpage.
- For more information from the State of Oregon visit Oregon Health Authority
- For more information on Idaho visit the State of Idaho COVID-19
- If you still have questions about COVID-19 and how it could affect you, the CDC has official responses to frequently asked questions on its website.