Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Reviewed & Updated: 3/01/2021

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. 

ACC offers a safe, affordable, flexible college experience. Many classes remain online and most employees continue to work remotely. The college will gradually scale-up hybrid learning opportunities for courses that require face-to-face components as the situation allows.

Recent Updates

 

ACC Responds to COVID-19

Mental health support for employees

ACC continues to offer employees a variety of support services including mental health services through Deer Oaks EAP. Free webinars are available now that share advice and tips for ongoing pandemic support. The first webinar on how to cope with anxiety during difficult times is available here. To view all webinars, click here. A complete pandemic support fact sheet also is available here

Highland ACCelerator open by appointment

The ACC Highland ACCelerator is now open by appointment to provide students with on-campus study space and access to technology. All students must 1) have a current ACC student photo ID card, 2) be enrolled for the current semester 3) have appropriate facial covering, 4) secure a study pod appointment confirmation, and 5) pass the health screening BEFORE entering the campus. To make a reservation click here

Apply now for CRRSA Act Student Aid

Applications are now open for the second round of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act Student Aid. CRRSA is a new federal financial support for students impacted financially by COVID-19. The funds can provide tuition support and more for currently enrolled eligible ACC students. To apply, visit austincc.edu/crrrsa. For help navigating a financial emergency, contact sef@austincc.edu.

Virtual student support services

A full menu of student support services remains available to all students virtually. See Student Resources for more information. Students who submit the Student Technology Request Form and indicate they need help accessing their online learning environment are eligible to check out an ACC iPad. See Tech Distribution. In addition, the college provides free, secure drive-up WiFi to students and employees at all campus locations. WiFi may be accessed from the parking lots seven days a week, 7 am to 11 pm. In addition, ACC Libraries remain available for virtual support and services. 

Health & safety protocols on campus

All who come to ACC campuses and centers are required to follow new health and 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. Requirements include wearing your ACC ID badge, facial coverings/masks, social distancing, and health screenings. The health screening app allows you to self-screen for COVID-19 before coming to campus. Get the app here. The college also encourages you to watch the ACC Health & Safety Protocols Training video (available here) before coming to campus. You may view the complete list of health and safety protocols online.