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Information About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Latest Update : March 25, 2020


During the last 48 hours, the community leaders in Waco, Harlingen, Hutto, and Breckenridge issued “shelter-in-place” orders. These new orders mean that about three-quarters of our TSTC students and employees are now covered by such directives. Now, it’s clear that our decision last week to work remotely at TSTC has proven to be prudent and well-timed.

With cases still growing in Texas, it’s now increasingly more likely that other communities in which we have campuses will take similar steps in the near future. Complying with such orders is an indispensable part of fighting COVID-19 in Texas.

Regardless of whether your community has reached this phase or not, now is the time for each of us to do our part to protect our families, our coworkers, and our neighbors by following the health advice of the experts and the civil directives of our community leaders.

To find out more about why staying at home is important right now, check out the video below.

 
                                 


For other past communication updates, please look below. 
 
Instruction for coronavirs preventions. Clean your areas. Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Sneeze or cough into your elbow.


The health and well-being of the TSTC community is our highest priority. With the arrival of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, and more specifically in Texas, rest assured that we are continuously monitoring the situation and receiving updates from health officials daily. We are committed to keeping you informed as the situation evolves by providing updates via emails and on the TSTC Portal for students and employees.  


The College is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Those recommendations include suggested steps for people who have traveled recently. Though we’re not aware that anyone in the TSTC family has traveled to impacted locations, if you have traveled to locations considered CDC Level 2 and 3 travel advisory locations for coronavirus we recommend that you self-isolate for 14 days before returning to campus. 


The best action you can take at this time is to follow the recommendations of public health officials and wash your hands regularly, avoid close contact with people who are sick and take other preventative measures.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide helpful Frequently Asked Questions resources that are updated as new information about the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 becomes available. The Texas Department of State Health Services has resources specifically for Texans that also contains updated information.


CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

CDC: What you should know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO) Frequently Asked Questions and Answer: 
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Texas Department of State Health Services:
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

 

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