Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our first priority. All TCSG colleges will open to in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. As the 22 colleges return to in-person learning for the Fall 2020 semester, here are safety precautions the colleges are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:
- Campuses will have Plexiglas shields installed in areas where students, faculty, and staff frequently interact face-to-face as well as social distancing guidelines marked throughout each campus.
- Colleges are increasing the number of times that classrooms are cleaned and disinfected, and providing students access to hand sanitizer in classrooms and common areas.
- Students are expected to wear mask coverings in classrooms and in common areas throughout each campus. Reminders to wear masks, wash hands properly and social distance are marked throughout each campus as well.
- The laboratory environments will have a limited number of students at a time and will require social distancing and wearing mask coverings when appropriate with increased cleaning between lab sessions.
From the onset of the pandemic in Georgia, TCSG has followed COVID-19 guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will continue to do so. TCSG continues to monitor ongoing developments and will update this web page accordingly.
COVID-19 hotline – (844) 442-2681
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline: (844) 442-2681
If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving situation, and we are staying alert to new information and recommendations coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health. TCSG will provide updates about our colleges on this web page, but we also encourage you to please visit your specific college’s website for the most up-to-date information.
Albany Technical College – www.albanytech.edu
Athens Technical College – www.athenstech.edu
Atlanta Technical College – www.atlantatech.edu
Augusta Technical College – www.augustatech.edu
Central Georgia Technical College – www.centralgatech.edu
Chattahoochee Technical College – www.chattahoocheetech.edu
Coastal Pines Technical College – www.coastalpines.edu
Columbus Technical College – www.columbustech.edu
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – www.gntc.edu
Georgia Piedmont Technical College – www.gptc.edu
Gwinnett Technical College – www.gwinnetttech.edu
Lanier Technical College – www.laniertech.edu
North Georgia Technical College – www.northgatech.edu
Oconee Fall Line Technical College – www.oftc.edu
Ogeechee Technical College – www.ogeecheetech.edu
Savannah Technical College – www.savannahtech.edu
South Georgia Technical College – www.southgatech.edu
Southeastern Technical College – www.southeasterntech.edu
Southern Crescent Technical College – www.sctech.edu
Southern Regional Technical College – www.southernregional.edu
West Georgia Technical College – www.westgatech.edu
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – www.wiregrass.edu
PREVENTING THE ILLNESS
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. To prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, the CDC recommends everyday preventive actions, including:
- 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.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.