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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

An Update and Message from the President
Posted 7/27/2020, 5:30pm

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Fall Semester begins on August 24, 2020. 
 

Update 7/27/2020, 10:15am

Coastal Pines Technical College has released the Fall 2020 Re-Opening Plan. For more information on course instruction, please refer to the attached document

During Fall 2020 Semester, the majority of classes will be provided in the online or hybrid format. Hybrid courses are courses that are 50% online and 50% face-to-face.  These courses will be offered to allow an additional option for students who need more direct instruction in the subject. In hybrid courses, 50% of the students enrolled in the course will meet one day per week and the other 50% will meet an opposing day. A staggered schedule for hybrid classes will allow for small group instruction and safe social distancing practices. Where allowed by accrediting/licensing agencies and in programs where available, virtual labs will be provided. Additionally, personal protective equipment will be provided and strongly recommended when meeting on campus. In specific instances where social distancing is not possible, personal protective equipment will be required.

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) are committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for its employees, students, volunteers, visitors, vendors and contractors. CPTC will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance from the Governor’s Office, the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To prepare for the Fall 2020 Semester and a re-opening of CPTC campuses to students and the public, the College has implemented numerous safety measures. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a fluid situation and circumstances may require a change or update. Any changes or updates will be communicated as quickly as possible to the CPTC community.

Fall 2020 Re-Opening Plan

Click the graphic below for an online book ordering option! 

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Update 5/11/2020, 11:00am

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Coastal Pines Technical College has made the decision to continue online course instruction for Summer 2020 with limited lab sessions.  Our actions are consistent with the decisions made by other institutions in the Technical College System of Georgia.  Our main goal at CPTC is to keep all students safe and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also ensuring course instruction continues. This decision was not made lightly, and the goal of these changes is to minimize the need to gather in large groups and spend prolonged time in close proximity with each other. 

Individual class labs will be scheduled by your instructor and will include small groups, social distancing and personal protective equipment. CPTC buildings will remain closed to general access for the duration of the Public Health State of Emergency.  The Waycross, Golden Isles and Jesup campuses will have large locking drop boxes outside the main entrances available during working hours for students to drop off documents at the College. Staff are also available to assist remotely by email, phone, and regular mail.

Click the graphic below to go to the online ordering form for the bookstore. 

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If you are a student and have specific questions or concerns, please communicate with your instructor or call one of the numbers listed below.  To review regular updates and additional information, please visit the college website at www.coastalpines.edu.  Thank you for your patience and your resilience as we continue to recover from this pandemic.

Waycross Campus
Admissions: 912.338.5251
Financial Aid: 912.338.5252
Registration: 912.285.6166

Golden Isles
Admissions: 912.262.9740
Financial Aid: 912.262.9920
Registration: 912.285.6166

Jesup
Admissions: 912.427.1904
Financial Aid:912.427.1959
Registration: 912.285.6166

Toll-free
877-332-8682

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Update 3/26/2020, 5:30pm

In accordance with Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order 03.26.20.02, Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) will remain closed for in-person instruction with limited exceptions through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. In lieu of in-person instruction, CPTC has transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

For those students with courses requiring lab hours, the College is working on plans to hold labs in a limited capacity while practicing social distancing and adhering to CDC disinfecting recommendations. Once those plans have been finalized and approved by the State, instructors will contact and provide more information to those students who need labs.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your instructor, as they are waiting to assist you. Our faculty and staff are here to ensure your success as a Coastal Pines Technical College student! COVID-19 remains a rapidly evolving situation. Continue to monitor www.coastalpines.edu, your CPTC email and all CPTC social media channels for updated information and resources.

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Update 3/24/2020, 3:00pm

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all CPTC classes will continue online until further notice. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your instructor for any questions you may have, as they are waiting to assist you. While it is our desire for you to be on campus attending class and getting instruction from our CPTC faculty, our number one priority is your health and safety.

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Update 3/18/2020, 3:45pm
In compliance with Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order 3.16.20.01, all Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) campuses are closed to the public March 18 through March 31.

Academic courses will continue via distance (online) education. Students should continue to check their Coastal Pines student email accounts and monitor Blackboard for instruction. College operations will carry-on in a limited capacity for faculty and staff to ensure that essential College functions continue. Updates or changes to this plan will be distributed through the College website, social media channels, and emergency response communications (RAVE) through email and text.

We heard from many students, faculty and staff who requested that we keep the original Spring Break of April 6-10 rather than moving it to next week as was announced last Friday. Because we were successful getting all academic courses moved online so quickly, we have received permission to keep the original Spring Break schedule. Therefore, the College will observe Spring Break as originally scheduled on April 6-10. If this causes a hardship with you as a student, please discuss your situation with your instructor and they will work with you to resolve it.  

This remains a rapidly evolving situation. Please monitor www.coastalpines.edu, your CPTC email and all CPTC social media channels for updated information and resources.

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Update 3/17/2020, 1:58pm

In compliance with Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order 3.16.20.01, all TCSG colleges will be closed from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020. This Executive Order affects in-person learning environments. However, please visit your college’s website for specific information regarding online classes. Certain faculty and staff may be required to report on campus and should contact their supervisor for guidance.

We are monitoring ongoing developments and will update this web page accordingly. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our primary concern.

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Update 3/13/2020, 2:07 pm:
In light of the current health issues and concerns resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19), Coastal Pines Technical College has made the decision to suspend face-to-face classes and activities on all campuses for two weeks starting Monday, March 16, 2020. Online classes will continue. Current plans are to resume classes on March 30, 2020.

Faculty and staff will be required to report to work during the two-week period and will begin efforts to develop online course materials to move certain classes online. The second week of class suspension will be observed as Spring Break to lessen the effects of make-up dates for the remainder of the spring semester. This means the original week of Spring Break, April 6-10, will be a normal week of classes.

While a variety of factors influenced this decision, be assured that the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our primary concern. This remains a rapidly evolving situation and we know that members of our community will have questions that this announcement does not yet answer. The College’s leadership team is monitoring the situation and will continue to develop answers, adjust plans as necessary, and communicate frequently.

 

Important Student Links for COVID-19 Closure:

Student FAQ for COVID-19

CPTC Student Resource Guide

COVID-19 Emotional Support & Resource Guide

Allied Health Instructor Contacts

Ray Ray Coloring Sheet for Kids

Online Learning Tips and Tricks

 

Important Faculty/Staff Links for COVID-19 Closure

Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

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Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) continues to actively monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The College's top priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We have encouraged, and will continue to encourage everyone to follow guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) on preventative measures. Students and faculty working at off-campus clinical sites will also follow any guidelines established by the respective site. CPTC remains in contact with the Technical College System of Georgia and will continue to monitor all communication from Governor Kemp's Office, the CDC, and the DPH to ensure that we are following the latest information, trends, and guidance available. 

The safety and well-being of the College community is always our highest priority. We will update this page as needed to keep our campus community informed. Additionally, the College has an emergency response plan and contingency plans that can be called into place if needed. Additional updates on these plans will be posted here as needed.

Preventing the illness

Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. To prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, the CDC recommends everyday preventive actions, including:

- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and  water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. 

Below are some printable resources about COVID-19.
Stop the Spread of Germs
What To Do If You Are Sick

 


Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.

Locations

Waycross Camden Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 100 Keith Dixon Way 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.522.4510 912.367.1700
877.332.8682    
  Camden Golden Isles
Alma Cosmetology Program 3700 Glynco Pkwy
101 West 17th St 8001 The Lakes Blvd Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Alma, Georgia 31510 Kingsland, Georgia 31548 912.262.4999
912.632.0951 912.510.3364  
    Jesup
  Hazlehurst 1777 West Cherry St
  677 Douglas Hwy Jesup, Georgia 31545
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800
  912.379.0041  

 

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