COVID-19 Information Center
Although COVID-19 is still continuing in our world and in our community, cases have lessened significantly and more people have chosen to be vaccinated for protection from this disease. In recent days, TJC’s Executive Cabinet has considered lifting some of our policies and procedures concerning COVID-19, and we are pleased to inform you of the following changes.
Effective May 21st:
- Face coverings are recommended but not required in all areas of campus and all sites
- Employees & students who are sick should stay home and not come to work/class
- We will discontinue using the Maxient program as well as “EmployeeCOVID” and “StudentCovid” emails for reporting illnesses. (Employees will notify their supervisors if they are absent due to illness and submit appropriate HR leave forms; students will notify professors of absences from classes.)
- There will be no limitations on visitors to campus/sites
- No health screening forms are required for visitors or employees; however, health screening forms are still in place for residential students
- Instructional spaces will go to higher-density with 3-ft distance between students
- Non-instructional interior spaces will be limited at 75% capacity; no limitations for outside events
- Easing of dining and travel restrictions
- Enhanced cleaning procedures will continue
TJC Executive Cabinet’s decisions are also consistent with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order issued May 18, which ended requirements for face coverings. We will continue to monitor the situation in our community and seek guidance from state and local health officials as we prepare to resume more normal campus operations. We will remain flexible as the current situation warrants. As vaccinations become available to our TJC community, we will continue to inform you of the details so that employees and students who wish to take advantage of those opportunities can do so. As we begin to see normal operations returning to the College and the nation, we again thank everyone for your cooperation during this very extraordinary time.
TJC does not require COVID-19 vaccine as part of your student experience or your employment. Any vaccine-related questions should be directed to your primary care physician. TJC will continue to have opportunities for vaccinations on our campus as they become available.
TJC NOW Fund
Do you need help transitioning to online learning? TJC is providing financial resources through the TJC NOW fund and the CARES Act. Please click the link below to apply.
This emergency assistance is a one-time opportunity, and funds do not need to be repaid. These funds are intended to cover expenses that can impact a student’s ability to continue their education.