Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important Highlights

  • Students: Please check your STCC email for important info from faculty. If you need help accessing your account, please contact the IT Help Desk.
  • Effective Monday, March 23rd, all on-campus instruction is suspended for the semester.
  • The spring semester has resumed via remote learning, even with the spring break extension.
    • Check with your faculty for alternative/remote instruction plans, especially regarding labs, studios, and clinicals. 
    • Access to campus is indefinitely restricted to designated personnel, and efforts to maximize remote operations will be in place to meet student needs.
  • All student services will be provided remotely; please contact those supports by using live chat, phone, and email information on the STCC Contact page. You can also email questions to covid19@stcc.edu.
  • For additional information for students please see the Student Frequently Asked Questions page.
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.
 

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Academic Continuity

Please take a moment to review these Blackboard Learn resources, tutorials, and other digital tools faculty and students can use to support the continuity of academic instruction.

The Center for Online & Digital Learning offers faculty many resources to help maximize transition to remote learning.

Steps STCC is Taking to Help Protect You

The STCC Facilities Department is ensuring that all wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers are replenished. Additional free-standing dispensers are also being set-up at building entrances and in public areas especially during public events.

STCC Facilities, IT, and Library staff will increase the frequency of cleaning public spaces and computer labs.  

The STCC Health & Wellness Center located in Building 19 (room 177) has tissues and hand sanitizer on-hand and available for distribution.    

Best Practices to Protect Yourself

The STCC Health & Wellness Center reminds all students, faculty, and staff to remember these tips to avoid spreading any respiratory virus, including COVID-19. If you are symptomatic, the CDC recommends you stay home and contact your primary care provider.

These simple steps will help to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses (including flu) and promote a healthier campus community.

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a waterless hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your sleeve
  • If you use a tissue to sneeze or wipe your nose, throw it away and immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • It's not too late to get a flu vaccination. Vaccines are available at medical offices, pharmacies, and the Health & Wellness Center.

The STCC Health and Wellness Center is available to assist you with related questions or concerns at (413) 755-4230.

GIC Health Benefits

The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) offers guidance and resources for STCC employees whose health insurance is through GIC.