Coronavirus

Reviewed & Updated: 4/6/2020

Austin Community College continues to monitor recent developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) and respond as needed to ensure the health and safety of our community. The latest updates, announcements, and frequently asked questions will be posted here as decisions are made.

COVID 19: ACC's Promise

The health and safety of our ACC family is of the utmost importance to us. We promise to keep your goals on track by providing high quality distance education, virtual support services, and additional financial aid opportunities. Together, we will persevere.

Updates & Announcements

ACC campuses remain closed to students and the public until May 31
Non-essential faculty and staff are encouraged to stay home and work remotely during this time. All classes and services are now online. Face-to-face instruction and services are suspended until further notice. For those who must come to work, we ask that you practice social distancing, wear protective facial covering, and take precautions.

Summer Classes
All summer session classes and support services will move online. All students may register for summer classes beginning May 4. Courses that require a significant hands-on component that cannot be converted to online may begin after July 6. 

Pass/No Pass
The college will extend the Pass/No Pass grading option to students for both spring and summer 2020 classes. All students will receive a letter grade at the end of the semester and may then choose to either accept the letter grade or take a Pass/No Pass. Pass/No Pass will not impact a student’s GPA.

Virtual Student Support Services
A full menu of student support services is provided online. See Student Resources for more information. Students who submit the Student Technology Access Form and indicate they need help accessing their online learning environment are eligible to check out an ACC iPad. See Tech Distribution.

Events & Commencement
All in-person events are canceled through summer. Unfortunately, this includes ACC's spring 2020 commencement. All spring graduates are invited to join the fall 2020 commencement held in December so that we may recognize your accomplishments in person.

Remote Resources

These resources will help you learn, teach, and work online. Additional support for students and employees is available at Resources.

Student Remote Resources
Faculty Remote Resources
Employee Remote Resources

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Self-Report Illness/Travel

Travel — ACC discourages all international travel at this time. Official ACC travel is suspended until further notice. To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff; persons returning from CDC Level 3 and Level 2 travel advisory locations (including airport layovers) for COVID-19, as well as those returning from parts of the U.S. with community transmission of COVID-19, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and report their travel using the form below before returning to campus.

Illness — Any ACC student or employee with symptoms or exposure to the COVID-19 virus should inform their professor(s) or supervisor and complete the college’s self-report form.

COVID-19 SELF-REPORT

Help Prevent Illness

You can help prevent the spread of illness and reduce the impact on our community by taking common precautions:

  • Practice social distancing by avoiding crowded areas and keeping 6 feet of distance from others. Groups of no more than 10 people.
  • Wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear facial covering in public.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth with tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if exhibiting respiratory symptoms such as a cough, difficulty breathing, or fever until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. Contact your healthcare provider and notify your instructor or supervisor.

Visit How to Protect Yourself for more tips from the CDC.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will update the FAQ page as the situation evolves. Please check back regularly for updates.