WILLIAMSBURG – Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has announced that in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, it will be switching most of its face-to-face classes to virtual during the first two weeks of the spring semester on January 10. – January the 21st.
The TNCC has announced that in-person vocational and technical programs, including allied health and skilled trades courses, will continue to meet in person.
â€œAs new variants of COVID-19 emerge and spread, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and those in our surrounding communities,â€ said President Towuanna Porter Brannon. â€œWhile the College remains committed to providing a quality educational experience for students, we also recognize that our learning and working environments, more than ever, have an impact on our overall well-being. We ask for continued patience as we adapt to meet the demands of our students and communities in the midst of this ongoing pandemic. “
Professors who teach in person will use CANVAS, an online learning content management system, to educate students in their classes about the specifics of class meetings in the first two weeks of the semester and to provide information and resources. to help them as needed.
The TNCC campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg will continue to be open to the public and the school offices will be staffed.
The school encourages its new students to attend the virtual orientation on Friday January 7 or the Virtual Bootcamp which will take place on Saturday January 8 so that they can familiarize themselves with the services offered by the college and the learning environment. in line. .
The TNCC says its faculty and staff will work with their immediate supervisors to determine whether they will need to work on campus or telecommute until Jan.21.
The TNCC has an infectious / contagious disease policy and protocols that follow recommendations from public health officials to help ensure the health of students, faculty, and school staff. The school asks any student seeking more detailed details of personal illness, confirmed exposure, positive test results, signaling infectious and / or contagious disease, to refer to pages 29 to 30 of the return to campus plan. of the College.
The school requires that teachers, staff, students and visitors to their facilities wear a mask. The TNCC says this requirement will continue, unless otherwise specified, for the spring semester of 2022.