Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Reviewed & Updated: 5/16/2022

Welcome to Austin Community College District's Coronavirus informational website. This site provides updates and resources for students and employees to ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of the ACC community. Here, you will find information about classes, health services, and more.

Recent Updates

 

New vaccination clinics added

ACC has added new vaccination clinics in April and May. These clinics offer Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J vaccines plus first and second boosters for Pfizer and Moderna for the approved groups. All appointments are walk-up and available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Visit the college's COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing webpage for the complete schedule.

Proof of Insurance Required for COVID Testing

On-campus COVID-19 testing remains available Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm at ACC Highland through Curative. For patients testing at a Curative site in Texas, proof of insurance will be required beginning March 18, 2022. A patient’s ID and proof of insurance information are required to schedule an appointment online or register on-site. The test will continue to be provided at no out-of-pocket cost upon proof of insurance.

New Health Protocols Begin 3/21/22

Beginning Monday, March 21, 2022, ACC will implement the following health & safety protocols on campus. 

  • · Face masks will be optional.
  • · The college’s Appian health screening app will remain available to everyone who visits campus. This continues to be a good way to check your own health before coming to class or work. 
  • · Health Liaisons will continue to be available on campus. 
  • · ACC will expand access to events and activities that are hosted by the college on our campuses and centers. This expansion allows the college and its departments and offices to invite internal and external guests to their events and activities. We continue to restrict access for external parties seeking to host activities at ACC. 
  • · The process for requesting accommodations will continue. Any employee who has a qualifying medical condition or disability and needs to request an accommodation in order to complete their essential duties is encouraged to submit an ADA accommodation request. Information about the process, form, and related Administrative Rule can be found on our website

Health & Safety Support On Campus

ACC continues to offer health and safety support on campus, including:

COVID-19 Testing | Beginning January 31, ACC will offer free COVID-19 testing at ACC Highland Campus. The testing schedule will vary by day and campus. The testing schedule is posted here along with other testing resources.

Health Safety Liaisons | Students or employees who begin to display symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while they’re on campus should check in at the Campus Managers’ Office to be connected with an ACC Health Safety Liaison. They can assist with COVID-19 testing and other related questions.

COVID-19 Vaccinations | COVID-19 vaccination clinics remain available on select campuses. The clinics are free and open to the community. Here is a link to our vaccination schedule and other vaccine locations in Central Texas.  

Health Screening | Everyone who comes to an ACC campus may submit a self-health screening through ACC’s health app to check their personal health before entering campus. 

Self-Reporting Illness | Anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms or evaluating possible exposure, must submit ACC’s self-reporting form

On-Campus COVID Testing Now Available

On-campus COVID-19 testing opportunities are now available at select campuses districtwide.  Testing is available as a walk-in service. No appointment is necessary. All campus testing is open to ACC students, employees, family members, and the community. Available dates, times, and locations are posted to the college's COVID-19 Vaccinations & Testing web page. Click here to view the schedule.  

COVID-19 testing resources

ACC continues to work with our regional health partners to provide COVID-19 testing on campus. At this time, supplies are limited. Opportunities will be shared on ACC's COVID-19 Vaccines & Testing page. Below are additional testing resources and links.

Testing Resources:

Administrative Leave for COVID Booster Vaccine

Administrative leave is still available to ACC employees who are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes leave time for each required shot as well as the booster. Employees must notify their supervisor of their leave prior to their appointment. Supervisors can access the leave request in Workday and select and approve administrative leave in the drop-down box.

How to Submit ACC's COVID-19 Self-Report Form

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days; are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19; or been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days; stay home, contact your primary care provider, and complete ACC’s COVID-19 self-report form. Upon receipt of the self-reporting form, the college will contact you to share further instructions about the best next steps for you. Click here to access the form

Steps to Stay Safe & Healthy

ACC encourages anyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to make time to do so. The college continues to host vaccination clinics on campus. To learn more, visit ACC’s COVID-19 vaccination web page. Here are additional steps you can take to protect yourself and those around you.

  1. Get vaccinated. It’s safe, effective, and free. 
  2. Continue to maintain social distancing and try to avoid large gatherings.
  3. Wear a face mask while inside ACC buildings.