Beginning Thursday, December 17, the college will take additional steps to limit the number of people on our campuses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. More information available in the Chancellor's 12/14/2020 message. This page will be updated with new information as needed.
Your safety matters. All who come to Austin Community College campuses and centers will be required to follow new Health & Safety Protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and better ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff, especially those who are most at-risk.
Informed by the latest guidance from national, state, and local health authorities, as well as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, ACC has developed its Return to Campus Plan for Procedures & Protocols. Please view the training video and follow the protocols listed below.
You may watch the video below or watch on YouTube for fullscreen and other options here.
Beginning July 6, all ACC campuses and centers will have one entrance for students and employees. The college is limiting facility access to essential faculty, staff, and students who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses that begin July. Each person is required to take the following steps:
1. Self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms using the ACC Health Screening App. There are three secure ways to use the app — 1) download it on your phone (recommended), 2) download the web link, or 3) you may use an iPad that is available at the door. It is easy to download and use. Answer a series of quick questions and the app will give you results. Save the results to show at the door upon entry. Get the app here.
2. ACC ID badges or Student ID cards will be required for all employees and students upon entry. Employees and students must display their I.D. at all times. Visitors will be required to show their photo I.D.
TIP—for details on how to obtain your ACC student I.D. card, please visit the Student ID card webpage. You must bring a valid government-issued photo ID with you.
Update: Students will be allowed to attend up to three class meetings without an ACC photo ID card in the spring. Until January 19, students will have to present a valid government-issued photo ID and will be issued a visitor’s pass each time they come to campus.
3. Temperature checks will be conducted with a no-touch thermometer. If you have a fever 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, you will not be admitted to the building.
4. ACC Health Screen App results will be requested at the door. If you are unable to download the app, an iPad will be provided at the door so that you may answer a series of questions to determine if you have COVID-19 symptoms which include:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
Loss of taste or smell
Have you come into contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 with 14 days?
If you do not pass the pre-screening, you will receive specific information on healthcare procedures and instructions for what you need to know to be able to return to campus.
5. Facial coverings/masks are required for anyone entering an ACC building. You must wear a facial covering/mask at all times. In private spaces such as an individual office, your facial-covering may be removed if you are alone. These guidelines are consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which makes clear that facial coverings and social distancing are among the most effective measures for limiting the spread of COVID-19.
TIP—Students should arrive to campus early to ensure enough time to get through the screening line.