News regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) changes daily, and I want to provide you an update on steps Austin Community College is taking to ensure your safety.
Although public health officials indicate there is currently no threat to the Austin area and the college has no plans at this time to cancel classes, we recognize there are growing concerns. The college is putting a priority on prevention and preparedness.
The ACC executive team is developing plans in advance of any possible cases in our region. We are working through various “what-if'' scenarios and planning a broad range of contingencies should there be an impact to campus operations, instruction, student support services, IT, communications, HR, and all areas of the college. We are also compiling information to assist employees and students and provide guidance on ways to accommodate anyone who may need to temporarily complete assignments or work remotely.
Here are some of the measures currently underway at ACC:
Our goal is to minimize risk. On the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we ask that you take a moment to review the CDC’s best practices for prevention. Your health and safety is our priority. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide regular updates to our ACC community.
Richard M. Rhodes, Ph.D.
Austin Community College District