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Last Updated 1/6/22


Spring 2022 Transition

With Omicron cases on the rise across the country, including Texas, we want to offer an update on where we stand as we are preparing for the Spring 2022 semester.

The Alamo Colleges District has been monitoring the risk level of the Omicron variant and will continue to monitor the levels and infection rates in our community. Please continue to check your student email for important information and updates.

Spring 2022 Updates

  • The district plans to begin the spring semester remotely with most scheduled classes meeting online for the first two weeks, from January 18-29.

  • While most classes will be held remotely, select programs that require in-person attendance will be held onsite. Students enrolled in these courses will be notified of the course’s instructional method.

  • The district is encouraging eligible faculty, staff and students to use this extra time to get vaccinated or receive a booster shot to avoid having individuals return to campus during the peak of the surge.

  • Please continue to check your student email for the most up-to-date information.

We will continue to deploy the following COVID-19 safety measures:

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Health and safety screenings will remain in effect until further notice. COVID PCR screenings are mandatory for employees and are available for students.

Indoor masking is strongly encouraged.

conversation256x.png We will begin to adjust the number of on-site events, and engagements while monitoring the levels and infection rates in our community.

We want to give students the best possible service to get connected to aid in their success while focusing on safety.
pledge256x.png We encourage everyone to take the Alamo Colleges District’s (ACD) Pledge to show their commitment to keeping our ACD family safe and healthy. 

Our ability to return to on-site operations relies on each of us taking responsibility to:
  • get vaccinated or boosted
  • continue wearing masks while indoors
  • self-report COVID-19 exposure or diagnosis
  • quarantine as needed


While Omicron is shaping our approach to 2022, we remain committed to evaluating how we can adapt to balance the needs of our organization and students.
We are hopeful that these safety measures will allow us to have a safe return for the upcoming Spring semester.

 

Posted Health and Safety Requirements

The Alamo Colleges District requires employees, students and visitors to comply with the following measures to protect public health and safety, in accordance with our public health and safety procedure. View procedure C.2.19 »


Current Posting

Mandatory Weekly Screenings (PCR Tests)

All employees who are scheduled to regularly work at an Alamo Colleges District site that provides onsite COVID-19 screening are required to complete a COVID-19 Screening (PCR test) each week. This screening effort provides early identification and quarantine of infections. 

  • In order to avoid false positives, individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days should not test. These individuals should report the reason for not completing a COVID-19 Screening Test to their campus Risk Coordinator.

  • All weekly COVID-19 screening (PCR testing) will be conducted onsite by Community Labs at each of the colleges, DSO and St. Philip's College - Southwest Campus. Screening (PCR testing) takes place during scheduled hours, or as arranged by campus administration for High School Programs students.

 

Alamo Colleges COVID-19 Screening Hours of Operation & Locations

These sites and locations are available for staff, faculty, and students.  The city has established public mega testing sites available for the community.

District Support Office
Conference Room W205
Monday: 8 a.m-noon
Tuesday: 8 a.m-noon
Thursday: 1:30-5 p.m.

Northeast Lakeview College

Pending

Northwest Vista College
Mountain Laurel Hall - Room 101B
Monday: 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 -7 p.m
Thursday: 8 a.m.-noon
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Palo Alto College
Student Center - Room 130
Monday: 8 a.m.-noon
Tuesday: 3-7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-noon
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

St. Philip's College
Watson Fine Arts
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Southwest Campus - Building 1
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m

San Antonio College
Visual Arts Center (VAC) - Room 120
Monday: 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-noon
Thursday: 1:30-7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Get Tested

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There are many COVID-19 Testing sites located all over San Antonio including the Alamo Colleges.

Find a Testing Location Near You

Get Vaccinated or Boosted

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At the Alamo Colleges District, all students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.

Find a Vaccination Site Near You

 

COVID-19 Reporting

Submit an Incident Report

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  • Upon notification of exposure to COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test result, complete the COVID-19 Incident Reporting Form immediately and do not access campus.

  • We will work with you to complete the incident report process, including the identification of close contacts and a disinfecting plan.

View Instructions and Submit an Incident Report

 

Get Support

Student Emergency Aid


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To support our students through this crisis, Alamo Colleges District has established Student Emergency Aid to provide emergency resources for students who need temporary assistance.

This overarching program of financial relief for students is made up of several different funds including:

  • the Federal Emergency Aid (CARES Act, CRRSAA, and ARP)

  • the Alamo Colleges Foundation’s Student Impact Fund

  • the colleges’ Advocacy Centers

Learn More

Advocacy Centers

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Each college’s advocacy center provides a variety of services including:

  • Food pantries
  • Rent and utility assistance
  • Temporary housing assistance
  • Mental health counseling
  • Financial literacy
  • Job assistance
  • Clothing
  • Childcare
  • Connection to other community resources

Students are encouraged to contact their college's advocacy center or call the Student Advocacy Helpline to get connected with various resources based on their specific needs.

 

Learn More

 

Additional Resources

Community Resources

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish.

  • For COVID-19 questions call 210-207-5779
  • The hotline is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Find More Information at the San Antonio Metro Health Website

Employee Resources

Find general updates and guidance for employees related to COVID-19.  Employees should continue to check their employee email for immediate updates.

View the Employee Resources