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Last Updated 4/27/22


Spring 2022 Updates


Community Labs to Suspend COVID-19 Community Screening at Alamo Colleges District Support Offices on Friday, April 29

Since September 2020, Community Labs has helped San Antonio and South Texas combat the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their weekly PCR screenings allowed us to safely re-open and keep our Alamo Colleges Family and community safe.

Very fortunately, the COVID-19 positivity rate is at an all-time low and demand for testing has dropped precipitously. As of Friday, April 29, 2022, Community Labs will no longer provide community COVID-19 screenings at the District Support Offices location.

Community COVID-19 screening sites are still open across the City of San Antonio. A complete list of those sites can be found at covid19.sanantonio.gov.

iconlowpositivityrate.jpeg The Alamo Colleges District continues to monitor COVID cases within our community. The City of San Antonio Risk Level is currently categorized as low and steady, with a COVID-19 positivity rate at a low 3.7%. This promising data shows a substantial reduction in positivity cases across the community.
iconcovidtest2_2zT.png At-home tests, or self-tests, are available for free across the country to everyone, regardless of insurance status Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Order your at-home test by visiting COVIDtests.go.


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

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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.

Indoor masking is strongly encouraged.

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 COVID-19 is shaping our approach, 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 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

Community Labs to suspend COVID-19 screening sites for staff, faculty and students (As of 4/5/22)

Community Labs will suspend Alamo Colleges District COVID-19 screening sites for staff, faculty and students at all five colleges and DSO due to a loss of state funding for school testing.

 

Get Tested

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There are many COVID-19 Testing sites located all over the San Antonio area.

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