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TCAT Student Updates for May 27, 2020

Good news! TCAT Dickson is returning to full student capacity on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and will be following necessary guidelines for the health of our students and employees. Instructors will provide detailed guidance on how social distancing will occur in their classrooms and labs. Our educational goal is for students to continue working toward graduation by gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the workplace. To accomplish this, interaction with the faculty is very important so that students can demonstrate critical thinking and have discussions with the instructor. Additionally, having all students on campus will allow instructors to provide greater opportunities for lectures to the entire class at one time.

Precautions for Returning to Campus

The following precautions are being implemented as part of the college’s plan for return to campus.

  • Students and employees who have been ill may not return to work until symptom free for 72 hours. Individuals may not return for two weeks if they have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or lives in the home with a person who is under quarantine.
  • Students who are quarantined but able to work from home may be permitted to do so online, as the curriculum allows.
  • Screen all people coming to campus for Covid-19 symptoms with the following questions:

--have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19?

--are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

--have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

--have you had a new loss of taste or smell?

--have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

--are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

--have you been out of the country or to heavily affected states or cities?

  • Require employees and students to wear a cloth (or other type) face mask while on campus in common areas or when in person to person interactions. They may supply their own facemask or use one provided by the school.
  • Prohibiting congregating in break rooms and other common areas and limit capacity of these spaces to permit social distancing of at least 6 feet.  


Questions Pertaining to Campus Reopening
TCAT Administration continues to work through details that will be announced through the classroom instructors next week. Students with comments and concerns may send them to administration at https://tcatdickson.edu/about/contact-us .


Tennessee Department of Health

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877-857-2945 and is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT.

People with concerns about their health should contact their health care providers. Tennessee Department of Health has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated information and guidance available online and can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.