COVID-19: Monitoring Possible Exposure | Students, Faculty & Staff

Dear Riverbats, 

Austin Community College (ACC) continues to closely monitor the evolving nature of Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are no known cases of the virus in the Austin area at this time, however, out of an abundance of caution, we want to bring to your attention that the college is actively monitoring a possible exposure to COVID-19. The student and their family are in self-quarantine after one family member began experiencing flu-like symptoms. 

The college was notified Monday, March 9, and immediately began working with local and regional health partners to identify best next steps. Austin Public Health determined that any potential exposure with this student is considered low-risk. Neither the student nor their family has been in direct contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and no members are being tested at this time.   

The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. ACC will continue its increased efforts of disinfecting and sanitizing all campuses and facilities. We recognize that there are a lot of concerns. Our goal is to minimize risk. 

The college’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to work with our local and state health and government partners on a daily basis to monitor the situation. We established a webpage to keep you informed and provide helpful tips for staying healthy. Visit austincc.edu/coronavirus to learn more. 

Thank you,

Dr. Wayne Maines
Vice President of Safety & Operations
Austin Community College District