ACC continues to monitor the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in an effort to keep faculty, staff, students, and the community safe and healthy.
COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines
Everyone is encouraged to stay home if sick. As a reminder, anyone who has been in an ACC facility and tests positive for COVID-19, has COVID-19-related symptoms, or has been exposed to COVID-19 within the prior five days must fill out ACC’s COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form and inform their supervisor or instructor. The CDC defines close contact or exposure as being within 6 feet or closer to an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
If a student or employee begins to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, they can work with the college’s Campus Health Liaisons. These are trained individuals who will meet privately with the individual to discuss next steps (including options such as removal from campus, on-campus testing, or consultation with a physician).
The college follows CDC’s guidance for COVID-19 and uses the CDC Quarantine & Isolation Calculator to determine next steps and return to work/campus requirements for students, faculty, and staff.
What You Can Do to Stay Safe
Everyone is being asked to do their part to ensure the health and safety of our community. Here are recommendations:
- Get vaccinated. You may find a vaccine location near you by visiting www.vaccines.gov.
- Practice safe social distancing.
- Wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
Face masks are not required but are welcomed at all ACC campuses, centers, and events.
Follow ongoing updates at austincc.edu/coronavirus.
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