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Following Oregon Governor Kate Brown's recent face covering mandate, effective Friday, August 13, 2021, all TVCC staff, students and guests, regardless of vaccination status, MUST wear face coverings in all indoor locations. TVCC is still operating under much of the current Resumption Plan protocols which are currently being reviewed in response to changes in Executive Orders and OSHA rules.
Fall 2021 Courses
Treasure Valley Community College will welcome students back on campus for in-class instruction for Fall 2021. We are actively monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. Any permitted in-person instruction or services will comply with recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority.
Face Coverings Required
Face coverings are REQUIRED in all indoor spaces..
TVCC's ability to offer in-person instruction this fall depends on everyone doing their part to keep our campus clean and safe.
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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.
Updates & Announcements
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), getting vaccinated is the best way 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 another important 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).
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.
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.