COVID-19 Coronavirus Employee Information

Coronavirus - Employee Information

Alvin Community College continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19). The college is taking additional steps to ensure the health and safety of our students and employees by limiting the number of people on our campuses. Here are the latest updates:

Classes & Work

ACC will remain closed through March 29.

Classes will resume in an online or alternate format and continue online for an undetermined period of time. This change in instruction will impact all ACC locations, including Dual Enrollment (Alvin, Pearland, and Danbury ISDs), University of Houston Clear Lake-Pearland, and the ACC main campus. We urge students to remain at home and access their course work online if possible.

  • All campus services will resume normal business hours on Monday, March 30. Staff will limit service to no more than 10 students at one time.
  • Summer and Fall registration will continue as scheduled online.
  • Dual Enrollment advisors will report to the ACC campus on March 30.
  • The Lab School is scheduled to open on March 30 though there will be new procedures before the children can enter the facility. Staff members will take the temperature of each student before they can come inside. Students will also be dropped off outside the Lab School and staff will usher them in.
  • Administrators have developed a process to allow temporary telecommuting on a case-by-case basis. The request form must be approved by supervisor and appropriate ELT member. 
  • View ACC's Quick Guide to Working Remotely.



  • Courses with external learning experiences (clinical, internships, co-ops, and practicums) and specialized on-campus labs will resume on a date yet to be determined.
  • TDCJ classes will resume on March 30 utilizing alternative instructional strategies since online learning is unavailable for these students. Alternative instructional strategies and TDCJ COVID-19 health screenings are required when classes resume.
  • CEWD courses and programs, with the exception of ESOL and GED courses, have been suspended and will be resumed on a date yet to be determined. ESOL and GED courses will be offered in an online format and begin on March 30.
  • Law Enforcement Academy courses have been temporarily suspended due to Texas Commission on Law Enforcement requirements. Classes will resume on a date yet to be determined.
  • The end of the 8-week Mini Semester II will be extended from May 2 to May 9.


Student Services

Starting March 30, students will be able to access services online and essential in-person on a limited basis.

  • All campus services will resume normal business hours on Monday, March 30. Staff will limit service to no more than 10 students at one time.
  • Summer and Fall registration will continue as scheduled online.


IT Services

  • Access the IT Service Desk system (preferred and most efficient) - located on The POD’s home page. Your request will be automatically routed to the best IT team member that can address your needs. Log in with your ACCess ID and password, not your email address.
    • Reporting new incidents or requests directly via email, Teams, or phone to members of IT Services is discouraged, as we are relying on the automation and efficiencies the system provides.
  • Email or call 281-756-3544: These will be answered through normal college hours of operation requests are created and assigned.
  • Requests for remote access and equipment checkouts must be approved by the appropriate ELT member before being assigned to an IT Services member.


Events & Travel

  • All college events are canceled until further notice.
  • All ACC travel is canceled until further notice.
  • ACC Study Abroad programs are canceled through the summer.


Self-Report Illness/Travel


The college is not restricting or banning personal travel at this time. Students, faculty, or staff traveling to affected areas (Level 2 or 3 as determined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are required to report their visit to the college (see form below) and must self-quarantine for 14 days after they return.



Any ACC student or employee with symptoms or exposure to the COVID-19 virus should inform their professor(s) or supervisor and complete the college’s self-report form.



Help Prevent Illness

You can help prevent the spread of illness and reduce the impact on our community by taking common precautions:

  • Practice social distancing by avoiding crowded areas and keeping 6 feet of distance from others. Groups of no more than 10 people.
  • Wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth with tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if exhibiting respiratory symptoms such as a cough, difficulty breathing, or fever until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. Contact your healthcare provider and notify your instructor or supervisor.