COVID-19 Information

Piedmont Technical College takes the health of students, faculty and staff seriously. Anyone on campus is expected to properly wear a face covering and observe social distancing protocol at all times. 

» Student Expectations
» Employee Expecations

PTC's current operating status is as follows:

  • PTC locations are open to the public. Appointments are recommended. Some employees are working remotely, and we are encouraging virtual meetings to the greatest extent possible. We are also available to assist students via D2L, by phone, email, and other communication channels.
  • Fall Late Term registration is open.
  • PTC is 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.
  • 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.

Resources and FAQs

» Get contact info and answers to common questions here.

» Learn about COVID-19 resources here.

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.

Updated: 9/2/20, 2:00 p.m