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In accordance with Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-28, TVCC is allowed to offer for in-person classroom instruction for Fall 2020. TVCC has prepared a plan to ensure social distancing and compliance to all Oregon Health Authority directives. TVCC's Resumption Plan can be seen by clicking the link below:
Fall 2020 Courses
Treasure Valley Community College will welcome students back on campus for in-class instruction for Fall 2020. We are actively monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. Any permitted in-person instruction or services will comply with recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority and include mandatory face coverings and social distancing.
Classes virtual after Thanksgiving
Students will complete the final week of instruction virtually and then also take final exams remotely through virtual and alternative platforms.
Residential students who are able to do so will leave campus for the Thanksgiving holiday and will not return to campus until the start of the winter quarter. We are adopting this plan based on current public health guidance regarding risks associated with coming and going to and from campus, and models suggesting a potential resurgence of COVID-19 cases with the onset of influenza season.
Face Coverings Required at TVCC
Face coverings are required to be worn inside all of TVCC buildings all all times. This includes in all classrooms and all buildings.
Individuals who work in an office with a door may remove their face coverings if they are the only person in the office space. When another person enters the office, all individuals must wear face coverings.
Face coverings are also required when you are outside and cannot be at least 6-feet away from another person.
TVCC's ability to offer in-person instruction this fall depends on everyone doing their part to keep our campus clean and safe.
Fall term starts September 28. In addition to social-distanced in-person classes, we're also offering virtual, web and hybrid courses to meet your safety and scheduling needs.
For virtual courses, students are expected to log in and be present online during the scheduled class time. Web courses do not have a specific class meeting time. Hybrid courses will meet online and onsite.
Some programs are exempt from the restrictions 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.
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Campus Buildings - We are OPEN but are limiting public access to campus buildings. We are working to open more buildings so check back often. Click here to find the most updated information.
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.