Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is joining the 15 other Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) schools in announcing its plan to welcome back students and staff to campus amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“Our goal is to provide as normal as possible experience for our students this fall,” said Darrin Powell, Interim Provost/Academic Dean. “A blend of on-campus face-to-face classes supplemented with virtual offerings along with heightened health and safety measures is the new normal in this era of higher education.”
Masks will be required of everyone on campus in public areas, unless they are working alone in a space with at least six feet of social distancing.
This plan outlines actions taken since the decision was made to limit on-campus activity during the spring 2020 semester as well as future planned stages.
Stage 1 – through May 31, 2020
• Technical faculty/students allowed to return to campus to make up lab coursework
• Workforce assessment centers open
• Student Services available virtually
Stage 2 – through June 30, 2020
• Less than 50% of faculty/staff on-site in campus facilities
• Students with appointments may access student services on campus
• Technical faculty/students completing coursework on campus
• All Summer 1 courses offered online only
Stage 3 – July 1 – July 31, 2020
• Up to 50% of faculty/staff on campus
• Students with appointments may continue to access student services
• Summer 2 classes may take place on campus while others will be offered online only
• Meetings of up to 50 people may be allowed with social distancing and proper safety precautions observed
• Skills U (Adult Education) may resume on-campus classes
• Workforce Solutions classes for business and industry may take place on campuses
Stage 4 – August 1 – December 18, 2020
• All student services open on campuses
• Fall classes will begin on August 17, 2020 in a variety of formats including online, hybrid and traditional face-to-face
• Actions in Stage 4 are subject to approval by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and subject to change
• College Workforce Solutions teams will be working to meet business needs and provide training for unemployed individuals. Colleges will continue to offer apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities.
For information about offices and services, call ECTC at 270-769-2371 or visit the college’s website at www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/covid-19/