Austin Community College continues to monitor news and updates of COVID-19. ACC is in close contact with area health and government agencies and our partners in education and will adhere to their guidance. Below are resources and links to keep you informed and provide support during this transition to a remote environment.
These resources will help you learn, teach, and work online. Additional resources to support students and employees are listed below.
The COVID-19 vaccine is not required at ACC, but is strongly encouraged for those who are eligible. Multiple COVID-19 vaccination registries are available in the region. The Austin Public Health registry is available online and requires users to sign in and complete a short questionnaire. A complete list of hub providers is available here. Please use this site to identify a hub near you. You also may visit the Texas Department of Health and Human Services here for more information about the vaccine and the state's distribution plan. ACC’s health and safety protocols remain in place, including wearing a mask/facial covering, practicing social distancing, washing your hands frequently, and staying home when ill. We will continue to require all who come to our campuses — including those who receive the vaccine — to follow these guidelines.
Austin Public Health (APH) established multiple methods to obtain COVID-19 testing. To make testing more accessible, APH offers mobile testing in neighborhoods where residents may have difficulty visiting a drive-thru testing location or Community Care clinic. To reduce the technology barrier to testing, APH also expanded public testing enrollment to its nursing hotline. If you wish to complete the COVID-19 Public Testing Enrollment Form via phone, call 512-972-5560. You will be asked to complete an assessment by phone. Once complete, the call taker will assist you in scheduling a test. The hours of the nursing hotline are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Online enrollment remains open at austintexas.gov/COVID-19.
Austin-Travis County also established an isolation facility (ISOFAC) at a hotel for those who cannot safely self-isolate at home (e.g. tight living quarters with family members). This option is available to patients who tested positive for COVID-19, as well as those who are under monitoring or investigation for the virus. Individuals who wish to stay at the ISOFAC should call the intake line at 512-810-7554 to make arrangements. Residents may be required to provide proof-of-testing status if they did not enroll with APH for testing. Individuals eligible to stay at the ISOFAC are not charged for the service. Patients who stay at an ISOFAC have their own free hotel room with food and WiFi.