Thanksgiving will have a different meaning to students at TCAT Elizabethton this year. Most students will not return to campus until January 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 virus. .
TCAT President Dean Blevins announced an abbreviated schedule for in person classes. “November 30 – December 16 will be hybrid instruction and will strictly allow only small groups on campus (10 or fewer, including instructor) in labs with the majority of work being provided online.”
“This means students will not return to campus after the Thanksgiving break, other than in extremely limited small group sessions, preapproved by the administration for lab/hands-on instruction.” Blevins asked instructors to plan and prepare on-line instructional materials for use after Thanksgiving through the end of the trimester, December 16.”
“We will continue to monitor the virus infection rate within the communities we serve during the holiday season and plan for extending hybrid or on-line education mode of operation for the Spring 2021 trimester that begins January 4, 2021, if needed,” he said.
TCAT administrative staff will be working an alternate schedule in the offices to limit the number of personnel on campus in the administrative office area to one-half through the end of the trimester. Each office area/department should still be covered to provide services to students and staff, Blevins said.
Administrative office staff will answer their office telephone remotely. “We will use this period to sweep and clean the campus of the COVID-19 virus,” he added.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting TCAT Elizabethton at 423-543-0070