COVID-19 UPDATES

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UPDATED MARCH 23 AT 3:25 P.M. – Update regarding COVID-19

March 23, 2020

As our leadership and event response team has updates about the developing situation, we will post those here. Students and employees will also receive updates through emails, phone calls and/or texts.

MARCH 23, 3:25 P.M.

As classes get up and running again this week, TCCC has compiled a Student Resource Guide to help students navigate the College’s transition online. Click here to learn more. 

MARCH 19, 12:15 P.M.

Tri-County Community College wants to reassure our local business and industry partners that we remain dedicated to supporting our community during these unprecedented times. Our Economic and Workforce Development team are on hand to assist any of our local businesses with questions relating to how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting local industry. Please direct any business/industry questions to our Economic and Workforce Development staff by using the following emails below.

For general business and industry questions:

For Small Business Center questions:

MARCH 15, 4:30 P.M.

On March 14 Governor Roy Cooper Issued Executive Order No. 117 Prohibiting Mass Gatherings and Directing the Statewide Closure of K-12 Public Schools to Limit the Spread of COVID-19.

Therefore the decision has been made to close ALL Tri-County Community College locations from March 16-20. This means ALL classes including curriculum, continuing education, as well as clinical requirements have been CANCELED during that time.

As such, the Fast Track II session slated to begin on Monday, March 16 is now DELAYED until March 23.

MARCH 13, 1:30 P.M.

Dear Campus Community:

Tri-County Community College is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency in North Carolina.

Our priority is the health and well-being of our campus community. That’s why we are joining other institutions of higher education in North Carolina and across the nation in transitioning spring semester traditional and seat-based classes to online and alternate formats until further notice. While TCCC remains open, we will practice social distancing to minimize the potential exposure of our faculty, staff, and students during the coronavirus pandemic. We are sharing basic details below:

Current Online Classes, Off-Campus Clinicals and Work-Based Learning Assignments will continue as scheduled on Monday, March 16.

The College will transition to online and alternative delivery methods for all traditional and seat-based classes by March 20. Students should monitor their TCCC email accounts during the week of March 16 regarding how their specific classes will proceed.

All College Campuses and Locations will remain open and operational during regular business hours. Students may use the computer lab in the McSwain Building and access WiFi on campus. As campuses remain open, students and employees should practice social distancing and other preventative measures recommended by CDC and NCDHHS.

Faculty have received further guidelines and will communicate to students the relevant adjustments, changes, and updates to their classes.

Only essential travel to clinicals or for instructional purposes will be allowed for TCCC employees.

We recommend that you follow recently revised CDC guidelines if you have recently traveled to Level 2 or Level 3 countries.