After Governor Abbott’s announcement that he would rescind the statewide mandate concerning face coverings and maximum building capacity effective March 10, 2021, officials of TJC have determined the College will continue its current health and safety protocols as related to COVID-19.
In a statement to the College community, TJC President Juan E. Mejia said, “At this time, with the health and safety of our students, employees, and communities remaining a top priority, our current protocols regarding COVID, including a) required face coverings, b) physical distancing, c) appropriate sanitizing, and d) staying at home if not feeling well or if with any symptoms associated to COVID or other illness, will remain in effect until further notice.”
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, TJC has been committed to framing policies and procedures that have followed guidance from the CDC and local health officials. The College’s priority remains protecting the health and safety of the TJC community while ensuring the uninterrupted education of our students.
TJC had previously decided to open up summer and fall terms to more robust offerings and on-campus programming. Registration for summer and fall begins on April 11, and students will have more scheduling options including better utilization of all parts of the day, Saturday classes and online courses. This will allow more offerings without reverting to the same density prior to the pandemic.
TJC will continue to monitor the COVID situation closely including any additional guidance from CDC, local health officials as well as Community College Association of Texas Trustees (CCATT), Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).