Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Campus Response & Messages

OFTC’s campuses are OPEN and available to assist you in-person, in addition to phone and email under normal operating hours. If you prefer to call or email us, please visit our Information Directory for contact information.

  • Classes for Fall Semester 2021 will be available face-to-face (on-campus), online, and hybrid (a combination of face-to-face and online).
  • OFTC will continue to follow CDC guidelines for quarantine for vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff. When the OFTC Exposure Control Coordinator is informed of a positive case among students, faculty, or staff, she will notify any affected student, faculty, or staff of the positive case and the important need to monitor for symptoms and/or quarantine per CDC guidelines.
  • As of August 9, 2021, staff, faculty, and students are REQUIRED on OFTC campuses when they cannot socially distance themselves.  OFTC will continue to provide disposable masks to individuals who might request them.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for employees or students but are HIGHLY encouraged and recommended. In certain allied health programs vaccinations may be required if the clinical sites require vaccinations at the locations.
  • OFTC will continue to invest in increased cleaning and sanitizing at all locations and will continue to provide surface and hand sanitizer spray to classrooms.  OFTC instituted these measures along with the significant investment last academic year to upgrade ventilation filters and to replace water fountains with water bottle filling stations.

Please continue to visit our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Additional online resources related to OFTC’s current operations:

Press Releases; Messages from OFTC President Erica G. Harden

OFTC Video Message – Classes Moving Online During 2020 Quarantine

Our lives have changed greatly in the last two weeks, but our commitment to one another, to our students, and to our communities remain steadfast. We are transitioning to distance education classes for our credit, non-credit and adult education classes. This will be a new adventure for some, but we will be here to guide you through it. We have to think differently about college and the way we are living our lives right now. However, we must remain committed to each other and our communities.

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