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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) has announced its plan for the return of in-person courses and labs during its fall semester 2020.

The plan details procedures for maintaining public health and safety, including adaptations to classes and operations.

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, plans will change accordingly to ensure the health and safety of students, employees and campus guests.

The college’s reopening plan details the flexible course delivery options students can choose from, including on-campus, hybrid (partially remote and partially on-campus), or fully remote (online) classes. To accommodate appropriate physical distancing, CGTC will prioritize certain classes for in-person delivery, such as lab-intensive and clinical courses that require physical interaction and on-site equipment.

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.

CGTC will follow health and safety practices for on-campus activities and instruction that include routine cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, lab 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.

The college encourages each member of the campus community to prioritize one another’s health and safety in following any regulations and guidelines.

In the event of significant changes related to transmission of the virus, the college will follow appropriate guidance in adapting educational services.

Fall semester begins Tuesday, Aug. 18.

For updated information on CGTC’s fall 2020 operational plan visit www.centralgatech.edu/covid-19.

 

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