Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Reviewed & Updated: 8/2/2021

Austin Community College District closely monitors the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our region. The college’s Coronavirus website 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

 



ACC Hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

ACC hosts a series of on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics for eligible members of the ACC community. Clinics are offered at select campuses districtwide. The clinics are offered in partnership with Austin Public Health and Travis County Fire & Rescue. The vaccination schedule is available here. All appointments are walk-up and available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. The college strongly urges those who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to get one. 

 

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. The college cannot mandate indoor masking, but we strongly urge it during this spike in cases as a result of the Delta variant.

New Building Access Protocols

Beginning July 6, the start of the second summer session, students and employees will no longer be required to fill out the Appian health screening app. Further, students, faculty, and staff will be allowed to enter ACC facilities from all public entrances. Please see the June 23 message from Campus Operations & Public Affairs for additional information: COVID-19 Business Access Protocols Beginning July 6.

ACC fully reopens in fall 2021

In fall 2021, ACC will significantly increase the number of face-to-face classes on campus. All ACC campuses reopened in some capacity beginning July 2021 — some for class, some for support services, some for business operations, and others for a mix of all three. In fall, the college offers a blended and balanced schedule of in-person and online course options including hybrid classes so that students may find the courses they need in the learning environment that works best for them. ACC's full suite of student support services also will be available both on-campus and online. Please see the Chancellor's Message: Plans to Fully Reopen this Fall for additional information.

Employee leave time for COVID vaccination

ACC employees are eligible for up to four hours of Administrative Leave in order to get their COVID vaccination. This temporary allowance allows for two hours of leave per shot. Employees must make arrangements with their supervisor prior to the vaccination and should record the time as Administrative Leave on their timesheet with "COVID-19 Vaccine" recorded in the comment box. Any additional time beyond the two hours will need to be recorded as personal/sick leave. Employees who previously used personal/sick leave for their COVID-19 vaccine will have an opportunity to reclassify their leave to Administrative Leave. Read more.

Face Masks Urged at ACC

ACC strongly urges anyone in crowded areas on campus to wear a face mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and the new Delta variant. Per CDC guidelines, face masks remain a good way to protect yourself from COVID-19. The college cannot require masks per Governor Greg Abbott's executive order