COVID-19 Information

Updated: 5/29/20, 9:23 a.m

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PTC's current operating status is as follows:

  • Fall registration is open.
  • PTC will be providing a mix of course options for the fall semester, including expanded online options, and courses that are a mix of face-to-face and online instruction that can be delivered while ensuring social-distancing protocols are followed and appropriate safety measures are in place. Courses with a lab, shop or clinical component will meet in person in small numbers as directed by faculty. Learn more here.
  • All PTC summer lecture courses will be online. All courses with a lab, shop or clinical experience will be hybrid, with the lecture portion online. Students will be brought on to campus, or sent to clinical sites, for hands-on training when it is safe to do so.
  • Beginning June 1, PTC locations will be open to the public by appointment only. Faculty and Staff will be returning in phases. We remain available to assist students via D2L, by phone, email, and other communication channels, and we will maintain regular office hours during this time.
  • Read PTC's Return to Campus plan here
  • Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ or try our chat service on this website or in PTC Pathway to get answers to the common questions we are receiving.

Sources for up-to-date information:

Official PTC Communications 

Official Piedmont Technical College communications related to COVID-19 and college operations will be shared on this web page. In the event of a college closing, schedule change or other necessary emergency measures, faculty, staff and students will be notified via the college alert system. Students should ensure that their information is up to date in the college’s database to ensure timely communications. For more information about the PTC Alert System, read the FAQ here.

Keeping Yourself Healthy

Prepare now by helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can lower the risk of transmission by consistently practicing simple, everyday non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs):

  • Staying home when you are sick or avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Washing hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • Ensure regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and objects. Bleach and water can be used to sanitize. 1:10 ratio ¼ cup bleach to 2 ¼ cups tap water or 1 cup bleach to 9 cups water.
  • Avoid touching your face and lips whenever possible. (Smoking, vaping  and chewing tobacco do not help either!)
  • Being prepared and informed

Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

If you are an employee experiencing symptoms that you believe to be associated with COVID-19, please stay at home, contact your healthcare provider, and notify your supervisor to discuss a plan for your absence.

If you are a student experiencing these symptoms, please stay at home, contact your healthcare provider, and notify your instructors for guidance regarding illness-related absences.

Free screenings are available

Prisma Health and MUSC are offering COVID-19 screenings that you can access from home. If you are exhibiting symptoms, go to https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/ (promo code COVID19) for a free online visit or MUSC.care (promo code COVID19) to speak to an online virtual care provider.