Return to Campus
Last updated as of 1.11.22
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.
As we have from the beginning, the City of San Antonio and Metropolitan Health District recommendations were taken into consideration in making this determination to resume in-person instruction once again.
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 be sure to check your student email for important information and updates.
In Spring 2022, we will continue to deploy the following COVID-19 safety measures:
We are hopeful that these safety measures will allow us to have a safe return for the upcoming Spring semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process for coming to campus?
Health screenings, including temperature checks, are required before entering any building on campus.
All health screenings are conducted at the designated entrance of each open building. Please arrive to campus early to allow time for your required health screening.
If you or someone in your household is sick, please stay home.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Beginning May 21, in compliance with the governor’s executive order, face coverings will no longer be mandatory. ACD will continue to encourage mask usage at all locations, in alignment with CDC, city and county guidelines.
Is COVID-19 Screening (PCR Testing) available on site?
There are many COVID-19 Testing sites located all over San Antonio including the Alamo Colleges. This service is offered in partnership with Community Labs. Learn more about the process, and pre-register here.
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 the St. Philip's College Risk Coordinator.
COVID-19 Screening locations and hours of operation:
Watson Fine Arts Center, Room 103
Southwest Campus Building 1, South Hallway
Will the COVID-19 vaccine be mandated for students or employees to return to campus?
The health and safety of the Alamo Colleges District is a shared responsibility, and vaccination is one of many efforts we may choose to take to protect ourselves and those around us. With health and safety as the top priority of the Alamo Colleges, all students and employees who will be on-site are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to individuals ages 16 and up in Texas. For more information on local vaccination sites, visit WeCanDoItSA.com
I have tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to report it to St. Philip's College?
Yes. If you have been exposed to or have tested positive for COVID-19, you must complete the COVID-19 Incident Report immediately.
You must complete the report:
I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to report it to St. Philip's College?
Yes. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should stay home and take the following steps.
Are classes going to be held on campus for Spring 2022?
For the Spring 2022 semester, St. Philip's College will be open, and the fall semester will begin on January 18 as planned. However, the spring semester will begin remotely with most scheduled classes meeting online from January 18-29 while we continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge, along with city, county, state, and CDC recommendations.
Students should also check their ACES Email for information from their instructors. If students have questions, they can also email the instructor.
How to use the ACES Course Lookup:
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This course has online or remote instruction with an on-campus (on-site) component.
Online/Fully Distance Education Course
Asynchronous instruction delivered online via Canvas and additional online tools. There may be a face-to-face component such as orientation, laboratory, exam review, or an in-person test.
Synchronous instruction, on Zoom at the originally scheduled class times. It offers the benefits of face-to-face instruction while staying remote. Remote instruction will take place primarily via ZOOM, also using Canvas and additional remote-access tools.
This course meets on-campus (on-site) for instruction.
*NOTE: Some remote instruction MAY be required.