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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Update from President Ty Handy

UPDATE (May 27, 2020)


Dear Students,

I’m proud to be part of the Jefferson family. A family with students who are working so hard during this crisis because they recognize the role their success and educational achievement is going to play in giving them opportunities when our economy begins to recover.

I know the past few months have been filled with more uncertainty than you ever expected. With the many health and safety unknowns due to COVID-19, the “Real World” has changed. I wanted you to know and be assured that your college is changing too, so that your needs are being met.

We have been and continue to develop flexible learning options to ensure that you meet your education goals during this time. Our college leaders are developing plans to meet social distancing and health requirements for you in class when it is safe to return to the college’s campus(es).  We are strengthening virtual student support for those online and remote classes as well.

As a reminder, summer college classes are available in an online-only format at our College. If you have not done so, now is a good time to enroll. Visit JCTC.Me/EnrollNow to get started.

Beginning August 17, fall term classes will be offered in a variety of formats. There will be fully online classes as well as face-to-face classes and some options that are a mixture of both (barring any disruption from pandemic response). Face-to-face classes will have a strong online or remote instruction part, so if in-person classes must move online for a while you will be ready. And, there are a variety of scheduling options, including 16-week, 12-week, and 8-week sessions so you can take classes when it fits your schedule.

If you have any questions or want to know more, please visit JCTC.Me/COVID19 for more information.

We are all facing new challenges. You are not alone. Jefferson is offering flexible options to face it with you.



Dr. Ty J. Handy
Jefferson Community and Technical College


State of Kentucky COVID-19 Website and Hotline

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has prepared resources on when to seek care, how to prevent becoming ill, who is most at risk, and up-to-date status of the COVID-19 situation in the state. A hotline for questions regarding the virus in the state is available at 800-722-5725. 

Kentucky Department of Public Health

The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to closely monitor the international situation concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This respiratory disease was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China on December 31, 2019. Since that time, it has spread throughout China and to many other countries. Public health officials in Kentucky are monitoring individuals who meet certain exposure criteria to limit the introduction of COVID-19 in Kentucky. They are also are preparing for the possibility that the virus begins to spread in the commonwealth.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading public health agency for the United States and has all the current information related to COVID-19.  You will find facts about symptoms of the virus and what to do if you become sick, tips on how to prevent the spread of the virus, and answers to frequently asked questions.

The U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State provides an updated list of travel advisories.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

This web-based interactive dashboard tracks the spread of COVID-19 in real time. It is hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.


updated 3/13/2020