Fall 2020 Operational Plan Update
Following guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Georgia public health officials, CGTC has developed an operational plan that will serve as a roadmap for the College’s Fall 2020 on-campus services. The College recognizes that guidance is subject to change at any moment, and as such, our plans will change accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students, employees, and campus guests.
The following information is provided as a guide regarding CGTC’s Fall 2020 operational plan. We look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff, and students to our campuses and centers this fall. Our goal is to move forward safely and responsibly to deliver on our workforce development mission while minimizing the risk for our students, faculty, and staff.
Will fall semester classes be on-campus or online?
Students will have the choice of flexible delivery options for most courses, including on-campus classes, hybrid (partially remote and partially on-campus) classes, or fully remote (online) classes. To accommodate appropriate physical distancing, we will prioritize certain classes for in-person delivery, such as lab-intensive and clinical courses that require physical interaction and on-site equipment.
How will fall semester classes be scheduled?
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CGTC will implement multiple strategies to adhere to social distancing guidelines, including but not limited to: staggered class scheduling, cohort scheduling, adjusting class sizes, extending time between classes, staggered break times between classes, and expanded class meeting times.
What safety practices will CGTC follow to ensure the health and safety of students, employees, and guests while on campus?
CGTC will follow health and safety practices for on-campus activities and instruction that include routine cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, labs and common areas, social distancing and personal hygiene practices, self-screening, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended by the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and applicable guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders.
Will students have access to the library and tutoring center?
Yes, library and tutoring center resources will be accessible for student use both online and on-campus. For more information regarding on-campus hours and services, please check the Library and Academic Success Center (ASC) web pages.
How will classes be affected if there is another wave of COVID-19 cases?
In the event of significant changes related to transmission of the virus, the College will follow appropriate guidance in adapting educational services.
What should someone do if they become ill while on campus?
Anyone who feels ill prior to arriving to campus should not come on campus. All individuals on campus should self-monitor and leave campus immediately if they become ill. Anyone who may become ill and has no way to immediately leave the campus will be directed to designated isolation areas. For the College’s three campuses, the isolation areas are:
• Warner Robins: Private room adjacent to the Student Center
• Macon: Building-A Human Resources Conference Room
• Milledgeville: Room D-103
• Satellite Centers: Hawkinsville (HW106), Peach (115), Putnam (Villa 1), Monroe (Rm 109) or contact on-site administrator.
What if I need services from other offices at the College?
All CGTC offices will be open for normal business operations and will follow a schedule of Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Friday 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Please check this web page frequently for updated information on CGTC’s Fall 2020 operational plan.