Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
UPDATE (March 25, 2020)
We hope your first week of virtual instruction is going smoothly and the transition to a new, but temporary teaching mode is not creating too much stress. Our dedicated faculty and staff are working tirelessly to make sure your success is not impacted by the crisis our world, country and community is experiencing. We know that finishing this semester is important to your future and we are committed to helping you succeed.
We want to thank you for your flexibility and understanding during these unprecedented times, and I personally want to encourage you to hang in there as your success will change the trajectory of your future.
As we continue to make this transition to a different college operating model, I want to provide some additional details. At this time:
- We are officially moving online through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester,
that is, through May 2.
With the last day of instruction being May 2, online and remote assessment will take place during the regular exam week of May 4 – 10.
- If there is course content such as labs, clinicals or Technical Education instruction that is unable to be completed in this new teaching format, we will be working with you to schedule completion of these course components once we can reconnect in person.
- Any regular summer term classes may start after May 13. Keep in mind, this date may be affected by the pandemic response through the Governor’s Office.
- The 2020 Commencement ceremony has been postponed with a decision on a new date to come later this spring.
- We will continue to provide student support services virtually until the College reopens on a regular schedule.
I know the last couple of weeks have been tough for all of us, and I want to thank you all for staying the course and doing so with a positive outlook.
Please know, we will communicate any new details or changes as they happen. Continue to check your .edu email for updates.
Stay healthy, stay home and stay safe!
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.