Alamo Colleges District Announces Remote Start to Spring 2022 Semester

January 6, 2022

DSO Communications

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With Omicron cases on the rise across the country, including San Antonio, the Alamo Colleges District has decided to begin the spring semester remotely with most scheduled classes meeting online 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 time to get vaccinated or receive a booster shot to avoid having individuals return to campus during the peak of the surge. 

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. 

In Spring 2022, the Alamo Colleges District will continue to deploy the following COVID-19 safety measures:

  • COVID-19 PCR screening will be available to all students. Find student screening hours and locations here
  • Metro Health also recently added COVID-19 screening sites at the Alamo Colleges District, which are open to the public. 
  • COVID-19 PCR screening remains mandatory for Alamo Colleges District employees.
  • Indoor masking is strongly encouraged.
  • Health screenings and temperature checks will continue.
  • We will continue to encourage vaccines and boosters for eligible faculty, staff and students.
  • We encourage faculty, staff and students to take the Alamo Colleges District (ACD) Pledge to show a commitment to keeping our Alamo Colleges District family safe and healthy. 

The most up-to-date information about the Alamo Colleges District plans for Spring 2022 and information about where to get tested, vaccinated, boosted and how to receive student support will be provided on the district’s Better. Safer. AlamoTogether website at alamo.edu/bettersafer 

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