STCC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

This website provides the latest campus news and comprehensive information about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the STCC community.

STCC is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and is in constant contact with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The college is also following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control.

There have been multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hampden County and in all of Massachusetts.

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), enables STCC to provide eligible students with grant support to help you cover expenses incurred due to campus disruption related to COVID-19. Apply for funding from STCC through the CARES Act.

Support STCC Students

Text “STCC” to 50155 to give today, or visit our online giving page to make a gift we can put into the hands of our students!

Commencement 2020

STCC has planned a virtual celebration of the Class of 2020, to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29. The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Please encourage your families and friends to tune-in (and share!) as we celebrate each and every graduate.

News Updates

COVID-19 Training for Campus Repopulation Plan
July 2 - Campus Repopulating Plan outlines how the campus will comply with mandatory safeguards for operation during the COVID-19 reopening period

Fiscal Decisions/An Unprecedented Time
June 26 - STCC will extend remote operations through August 3rd

Academic Restructures & Discontinuation of Programs
June 25 - In the face of COVID, STCC announces program and budget decisions.

STCC Rceives $35,000 Grant for COVID-19 Relief
June 18 - Springfield Technical Community College has received a $35,000 grant to help students affected by the COVID-19 health crisis.

STCC Professor Creates Virtual Preschool in Response to Pandemic
June 10 - STCC student-teachers will get experience this summer instructing young children through a virtual preschool.

Summer / Fall Instructional Plans
June 1 - Academic Affairs announces summer and fall semester instructional plans

Notifications & Key Updates
May 19 - Key updates regarding campus access and hiring from President Cook

STCC Nursing student ready to step up to COVID-19 challenges
May 1 - Monica Aldrich has served as a firefighter-paramedic for the Town of Amherst for the past 14 years. She will graduate in May 2020.

STCC Respiratory Care program lends ventilators to hospitals
April 27 - STCC is lending its five ventilators to help with a surge in patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

STCC Respiratory Care students helping at hospitals
April 8 - STCC seniors are seeking limited permit licenses to help meet the demand to help patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

STCC Innovation Continues Amidst COVID-19
April 2 - President Cook highlights STCC COVID-19 response efforts in this Springfield Republican Op-Ed.

STCC donates PPE to area hospitals
March 26 - STCC's health programs share PPE supplies to help meet the need at local hospitals.

STCC extends spring break, restricts public access to campus
March 17 - Campus announces plans for COVID-19 curtailment