Sept. 3 - All-Trimester Orientations
Fall 2020 All-Trimester orientations will be Sept. 9-11. Please refer to your email for full schedule and instructions on how to access.
Aug. 27, 2020 - Campus Reopening Friday
The Texas Chiropractic College campus will reopen tomorrow, Aug. 28. We are thinking of our friends and family to the east who were impacted by Hurricane Laura.
Aug. 25, 2020 - Hurricane Laura
Campus will be closed tomorrow and Thursday because of Hurricane Laura. We expect to open again on Friday, but that decision will be made depending on the conditions at the time.
We encourage anyone currently on campus to wrap up what they are working on and go home.
Please stay safe and stay updated with information from local authorities.
Aug. 10, 2020 - Fall 2020 Orientation Schedule
Students, please refer to your emails for the Fall 2020 All-Trimester Orientation Schedule. This orientation is designed to provide you with instructions for how to participate in the hybrid in-person/online fall trimester environment and explain what the expectations will be for labs, testing and lectures.
• This orientation is mandatory
• This orientation will take place on TEAMS (each of your course instructors will schedule and invite you to a meeting)
• You can join the orientation meetings through your TEAMS calendar
Aug. 6, 2020 - Fall 2020 Schedule
The full Fall 2020 schedule has been released. Please refer to your email for more details.
July 31, 2020 - COVID-19 Contact Tracing on Campus
Prior to allowing students and employees to return to campus in a limited capacity, TCC enacted updated safety measures, including daily temperature checks and screening surveys. These new policies are to minimize the risk of our campus being exposed to COVID-19 and to be able to perform contact tracing. To prevent delays in calls from the Department of Health following positive test results, we rely on everyone on campus to submit timely daily surveys and exposure forms.
We have individuals on campus who are certified in contact tracing. If someone who was on campus later tests positive for COVID-19 or becomes aware that they have been in contact with someone who is positive, we can use contact tracing to determine any other individuals who may be at risk. We can then determine who needs to self-isolate and how long they should.
If you receive a call from the Department of Health, please answer so they can perform contact tracing for all of Harris County. To learn more, click here.
To date the contact tracing team has managed 50 cases. Due to confidentiality, identifying information cannot be provided on any of these cases:
- Reported contact with someone that has tested positive or has symptoms for COVID-19: 33 cases
- Developed symptoms related to COVID-19 without known contact of someone with COVID-19: 17 cases
- TCC family that have tested positive for COVID-19: 4 cases
Contact tracing is just one of the protocols we have in place to ensure the campus remains safe for the students, faculty, and staff. Please be aware of safety measures and protocols and do your part to help prevent spread while on campus. Campus case numbers will be released monthly to remind us to engage in safe practices both on and off campus.
Texas Chiropractic College
July 28, 2020 - COVID-19 Message Regarding Safety Behaviors
To the TCC Student Community,
I hope that this communication finds you doing well. It has been good to see many of you back on campus for labs and clinic. We are finalizing our plans and schedule for the fall and will publish that information very soon. Without all the details, I can tell you that we plan to have a blended approach to the delivery of the curriculum. This approach does include full labs with required attendance beginning the first week of the Fall 2020 trimester.
For this plan to be successful, it is going to take a cooperative effort from everyone to maintain a campus environment that continues to prioritize the health and safety of all. Part of this effort is for everyone to complete a daily survey attesting to your compliance with defined social distancing and protection measures. We trust that your responses to this survey are truthful and accurate.
Unfortunately, recent social media posts and reports have provided evidence that some who have declared themselves compliant with these measures have indeed not been. Our ability to continue the program without causing delays in progress depends on everyone working diligently to stay away from situations that increase your risk of infection. While it is important that each of you individually stay as healthy as possible, there are just as important reasons beyond your personal health to consider.
We are healthcare providers. We should be setting an example to the public on how to live safely during times like these. If you are a student in clinic, your patients are counting on you to do the right thing. They put their trust in you and expect you to not do anything that could jeopardize their health. This expectation is not just while you are in clinic but as you live your daily life outside of clinic. We expect you to maintain that trust.
Higher risk behaviors put others at risk. On our campus that would be your fellow students, faculty and staff. Many of our faculty and staff are in much higher risk categories than you. Should an outbreak occur that began to spread through this group, there would come a point that we would not have enough individuals to deliver the program. The campus would have to close, and courses would be halted. This would result in delays to complete the program.
We are making every effort to keep each of you on track for an on-time graduation. However, high risk behaviors that jeopardize the health and safety of other students, faculty, staff, and patients will not be tolerated. We will take disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the college. Our plan to keep everyone healthy and the program moving forward requires everyone to stay diligent. I am trusting everyone to do their part.
Dr. Stephen Foster
July 10, 2020 - Return to Campus Plan
Texas Chiropractic College sent all students and employees an updated Return to Campus Plan, which provided many details about the return process. All students and employees are encouraged to read through it and understand our expectations for returning. Please refer to your email or Canvas to view the document.
July 3, 2020 - CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Texas Chiropractic College has applied to receive the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid. This federal stimulus bill provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted and are facing financial challenges due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Schools are required to spend at least half of their total allocation on emergency grants to students and other costs related to students. The total initial allocation for Texas Chiropractic College is $77,399. We have chosen to distribute the entirety to all students that meet the eligibility criteria in the form of grants to better support any financial challenges related to covid-19. Eligible students will receive a grant for approximately $300.00 when we receive the funds. We expect to receive the funds from the federal government some time next week, at which point we will begin processing the distributions for students.
There will not be an application for you to complete. The distribution will be automatic for eligible students once we receive the funds.
Emergency financial aid grants to students can be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care). Furthermore, the emergency financial aid grant received from Texas Chiropractic College does not have to be repaid since it is a grant and the funds do not have to be included in your gross income.
- Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, may receive emergency financial aid grants. If a student filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and meets the federal eligibility requirements, the student has demonstrated eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA.
- Students who have not filed a FAFSA but who are eligible to file one also may receive emergency financial aid grants once they submit the 2019 -20 FAFSA and it is received by TCC to ensure other eligibility criteria are met.
- Students must be currently enrolled for the Summer 2020 trimester.
- Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. TCC undocumented students and international students are not eligible.
- Students must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Students must not be in default on a federal education loan or owe a payment on a federal grant.
- Students must have a valid social security number.
June 26, 2020 - Updated Return to Campus Plan
I hope this communication finds you doing well and staying healthy. To say that the past few months have been challenging for everyone would be an understatement. I want to thank everyone for continuing to persevere and stay flexible. As we prepare for our reopening of campus to accommodate labs, we continually monitor the public health situation in this area. Our highest priority is to maintain a safe as possible environment while still providing hands-on opportunities.
Unfortunately, the last two weeks have brought a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in this region. This has created a need for us to implement an alternative plan for reopening the campus. There is a new start date for labs as well as additional procedures being implemented for safety. The planned return to campus now is the following:
- Students report to campus for labs on July 13. This return will be voluntary.
- All employees report to campus on July 9.
- A new schedule has been created to minimize the number of people on campus at any given time.
- Students will only be scheduled one day per week. Again, this attendance will be voluntary.
- The Standard Process auditorium has been reconfigured to accommodate all labs. It has been set up with 16 tables in four zones (four tables per zone) with social distancing observed.
- The lab will be set up into zones with no student crossover allowed between areas.
- There will be screening processes in place, including temperature screenings, screening questions and identification bracelets that will indicate an individual has been screened for the day.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required while indoors or when it is not possible to maintain separation of more than six feet. PPE will be provided onsite and will include cloth and disposable masks, face shields, hand sanitizer and table sanitizing supplies. You may also bring your own mask if you so desire.
- There will be constant air circulation in the building. New air conditioning units have been installed in the Standard Process building with improved filtration.
- Students electing to come to lab may use a classmate as their lab partner or they will be allowed to bring a family member or trusted friend as their partner. Students will be sent a separate survey regarding their decision related to voluntary return for labs and if they intend to bring a friend or family member as a lab partner.
- Additional lab content will also be delivered online with opportunities for practice with faculty feedback in a virtual setting. Videos with demonstration of procedure will also be provided.
- Course-based exams will be online and scheduled not to interfere with the lab schedule.
- Final examinations will be online. A final exam schedule will be forthcoming.
- Library hours will be limited with a separate announcement forthcoming.
- The gym will remain closed for the time being, but we will keep you posted in the coming weeks about the use of that facility.
- Open lab sessions will be made available starting in the Fall 2020 trimester for those interested in additional skills practice in a mentored environment.
We understand that the public health situation is very fluid. We are continuously monitoring the ability to execute the current plan. Should we no longer be able to execute the plan, we will finish the remainder of the trimester online with virtual lab experiences. We will then increase opportunities for hands-on experiences in subsequent trimesters. Our commitment is to do everything possible to not delay progress in the program and to give our students all the necessary hands-on opportunities needed to be a competent chiropractor. Most importantly, we will prioritize the safety of our students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Stephen Foster
June 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Guidelines
TCC has put together a COVID-19 Management Team (CMT) to help manage all reported COVID-19 exposures. By completing the COVID-19 Exposure Form, CMT is able to track and help reduce exposure on campus. Please review the COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Guidelines regarding when the COVID-19 Exposure Form must be submitted.
Procedural details regarding the following are forthcoming:
- On-campus safety measures, to include PPE and social distancing
- Absences from class and labs due to self-quarantine/isolation
- New lab schedule
Students, in the event that quarantine/isolation prevents you from physically returning to campus, contact your faculty and student services to work on a plan to complete your courses successfully this summer. Employees should contact your supervisor and human resources.
It is very important that we obtain accurate and honest information for the safety of everyone. We want to work with every student and employee that finds themselves in a situation that may require quarantine or isolation. Knowing who has potentially been affected by exposure to the virus can help us in creating alternative solutions for the completion of the trimester on an individual basis.
June 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Exposure Survey
TCC Community,In order to reduce our campus’ exposure to COVID-19, TCC is outlining protocol for all students and employees to follow if they have potentially been exposed to the virus.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat), please complete the COVID-19 Exposure Form.
Exposure that could require self-quarantine or isolation:
- You have had contact (within 6 feet) with a person who is lab confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19
- A member of your household has been lab confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19
- You have returned from international travel
If you’ve had potential exposure to COVID-19, you should:
- Complete the COVID-19 Exposure Form
- Employees should contact their supervisor
- Stay home and self-quarantine/isolate
- Do not return to campus until approved date
If you have returned from international travel:
- Complete the Travel Registry Form
- Complete the COVID-19 Exposure Form
- Self-quarantine and do not return to campus for 14 days
June 19, 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Return to Campus Postponed
Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation while working and learning from home. Although we planned for employees to work this Monday, we are postponing our return to campus at least one week due to the current uptick in COVID-19 cases in the area.
The current plan is for all employees to report to campus on June 29 and for all student labs to begin on July 6. Moody Health Center operations will continue as currently scheduled. New safety measures are in place on campus and full details will be sent next week.
We are still committed to completing the Summer 2020 trimester and we will adjust it as needed based on the current situation. We will continue to monitor the number of cases in the area and we will provide an update on June 26.
We ask that all of our TCC community stay diligent in safety practices – especially as July 4th approaches – so we can successfully complete this trimester. Stay home if you can. If you can’t, avoid large crowds, wear a mask and socially distance.
Dr. Stephen Foster
May 18, 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Travel Registry Form
To ensure the safety of all employees as we start to return to campus, we are requesting you continue to complete the travel registry form for any travel since May 11, 2020. Official travel for the college is prohibited at this time. If you have traveled since May 11 or are planning on traveling before campus reopens (including within Texas), please fill out this travel registry form. This is to provide us with information should you travel to an area with increased reported cases. Please complete the form for each time traveled/planned to travel. A link to this form is also available on our TCC Alert page.
May 14, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
I hope this communication finds you well. These last few months have been like no other experienced at this college. I want to sincerely thank you for being patient and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing your faces on campus again. You have been missed.
We have been monitoring the public health situation and information received from local, state and federal officials. We want to begin the process of opening the campus for the return of employees and students. To that end, we have developed a phased approach over the next several months to get the campus opened. These phases have target dates associated with them for guidance. We understand that these dates could shift based on future government and health official recommendations.
We continue to target June 29, 2020 as the date for students to return to campus to engage in labs and hands-on learning for the trimester. We are incorporating appropriate mitigation practices to increase spacing and personal protection in the labs. More details will be shared as that date approaches. Should June 29 not be feasible, we have considered alternatives to continue with delivery of the program. These alternatives are based on different potential public health restrictions that could be in place at that time. We will provide an update to our current plan around the first of June and another the middle of June outlining any changes that might be needed.
Take care and stay healthy. We look forward to your return.
Stephen A. Foster, DC, FICC
Texas Chiropractic College
April 29, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
On Monday Governor Greg Abbott announced the stay-at-home executive order will expire on April 30 and will not be renewed. He also announced a plan to gradually reopen Texas businesses, including allowing several types of businesses to reopen on May 1. Click here to read the full announcement outlining the plan for reopening.
Phase 1 of Gov. Abbott’s plan begins May 1. Beginning this Friday, May 1, employees are still expected to work from home, but may go to campus to access work materials. Anyone with an underlying health condition should stay home.
Should you need to report to campus, new guidelines have been set in accordance with Gov. Abbott’s Phase 1 announcement:
- During Phase 1, there will only be one door unlocked for each building. Please enter through the labeled door and follow the pre-screening and sanitizing requirements.
- Please follow pre-screening and sanitation requirements will be posted at entrance.
- Employees will need to continue to practice social distancing. Employees need to maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as face covering, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be rigorously practiced.
- No gathering
- While not required, it is recommended to wear a mask unless alone in your office.
Gov. Abbott plans for Phase 2 to begin on May 18, pending two weeks of data to confirm no flare-up of COVID-19 cases. As of right now, we are expecting all employees to return on May 19.
Based on Gov. Abbott’s Phase 2 announcement, we may have to alter our screening and sanitizing procedures to fit new mandates. We will release more details as the date approaches.
Once again, I appreciate your patience and diligence during this tough time. Although we are still in the midst of the crisis, the end is now in sight and we are getting closer to our reunion on campus.
Dr. Stephen Foster
April 3, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
I hope you are each staying healthy and safe during these times. We have committed to making this trimester as good as possible given the circumstances. We want to do everything possible to keep everyone on track to complete the program by their scheduled graduation date.
We plan to start the Summer 2020 trimester on time as scheduled May 19. We will deliver the lecture portion of courses during the first half of the trimester and transition to labs and onsite instruction during the second half. The anticipated date for students returning to campus for the lab and onsite instruction is June 29. Faculty are restructuring courses to meet this new schedule and believe it will offer students a fresh approach to learning and skill acquisition.
Clinic interns will receive direct communication from clinic faculty on specifics related to that training.
We continue to appreciate your patience and flexibility. More details will follow.
Dr. Stephen Foster
April 1, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
I hope that each of you and your loved ones are doing well and that you are taking every precaution possible during this crisis. Yesterday it was announced that the Stay Home – Work Safe order has been extended through April 30. Based on the extension, all TCC employees will continue to work remotely through at least April 30. As this situation changes daily, we are continuing to monitor and best prepare for any future changes.
We are planning to start the Summer 2020 trimester on time May 19. Further information is forthcoming on our planned modified approach.
Thank you so much for your patience through these difficult times. This situation is unprecedented and, because of that, has required creativity and hard work. This would not be possible without the dedication of each TCC employee. I thank you for your commitment to our students and your continued flexibility as we get through this.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you have.
Dr. Stephen Foster
March 31, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
Click here to view answers to the most frequently asked questions following the announcement of the COVID-19 pass/fail option. If you still have questions after reading through them, please contact Dr. Mrozek or Kristina Hanson.
March 30, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
The Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony and Tri 10 Farewell Dinner have been cancelled. The college is currently working with Tri 10 students to determine the best way to celebrate our graduates and schedule the ceremony for a later date. We will continue to monitor the constantly evolving situation and make an announcement when we have a final decision.
March 26, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
To TCC students,
The current COVID-19 pandemic has required TCC and other institutions of higher education to develop interim course grade policies. In addition to our own interim course grade policy development we have reviewed recently developed policies from local institutions including Texas A&M and the University of Houston. The Interim Grade TCC policy provides our students the option of receiving a standard course grade or selecting a Pass/Fail format for each course. As you will read in the policy you will have until April 24th to indicate the course grade format of your choice. You are free to make separate format choices for each of your courses. Your decision is final by 5:00 pm (CST) April 24, 2020. If no grade format option is selected or indicated the standard course grade will apply.
For now, I ask that you engage with your course materials and instructors as you have been doing since the transition to online instruction began on Monday. Use the Pass/Fail selection form to indicate your grade format decision following the end of Spring 2020 instruction by Friday April 24th. This is a week following the end of online instruction on Friday April 17th. Again, this is your course grade format decision to make.
If you have questions regarding this communication you may direct them to me, or Kristina Hanson in Student Services. Arthur Goudeau will respond to Financial Aid questions related to this policy.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
March 23, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
Out of concern for the health and safety of our campus community, we are keeping our campus facilities closed until further notice. All employees are working remotely and will be available for students via phone or email.
Online instruction will continue as planned.
Moody Health Center will operate on a modified schedule, restricting appointments to essential care. Clinic interns should not report this week and will be contacted directly by clinic personnel with more details. Student Clinic is closed for the rest of the trimester.
March 20, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
To all TCC students,
I want to begin by thanking each of you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We have all found ourselves in uncharted waters, but I am sure we will get through this stronger than ever. The academic team has been working diligently all week to prepare for course delivery online beginning Monday.
With heightened concern for your safety and health comes increased anxiety and worry. While we want to provide you with the best course content possible, we do not want to create any more stress than necessary.
We had previously published that we would hold final exams during the week of May 11-15. We have requested that the faculty look for alternative ways to assess knowledge and competency in each of their courses. They will use various approaches to ensure you are gaining understanding of the material and will have all courses completed by April 17. There will be no final examinations the week of May 11.
Should a student not demonstrate competency in one or more courses by the end of this term (April 17), an examination of some type may be needed when it is possible to do so, but this will be the exception, not the rule. It is important that we complete courses this trimester. Our commitment is to do everything possible to keep each of our students on track and on-time for successful completion of the program.
Online delivery of course content will begin March 23 and continue through April 17. For instructions to access online information please visit the link below. You may be required to sign into your Canvas account in order to gain access: https://txchiro.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=6c033e1b-8d41-4648-a83c-ab84004d98a5
Demonstration of lab skills may be approached through individual synchronous communication. Lab skills will be addressed through various means, including open labs and reviews when it is appropriate to return. Every attempt will be made to ensure all needed lab content is covered prior to the start of the Summer 2020 trimester or through alternative means during the Summer 2020 trimester where possible. These lab skills will be offered to bridge skill development and not as a separate course added to the Summer 2020 schedule. At this point in the trimester, many Spring 2020 lab skills have been demonstrated. Where this is not the case and where students are passing the course, additional lab skills will be either folded into subsequent related courses or offered as specific skill development. Again, students passing a course by April 17 will receive a grade for that course at that time.
There will be various methods utilized during the remainder of this trimester to measure attainment of course content and to finalize the course grade. There will be no final examinations the week of May 11 as previously indicated. Students that do not satisfactorily complete a course this trimester by April 17 will be offered the option to receive a W and repeat the course or an I (incomplete) and be required to demonstrate competency through reasonable (Supplemental) means prior to the start of the Summer 2020 trimester.
The clinic remains open on a limited basis. Personnel and interns will receive communication directly from the clinic by Monday, March 23.
All campus facilities will be closed on Monday, March 23 to test our remote operations, but online instruction will begin.
At this time, we plan to start the Summer 2020 trimester on time, as scheduled. Please stay connected for further information should this fluid situation change.
All campus facilities, including Moody Health Center, will be closed to all employees and students on Monday, March 23. We are using Monday as a test day to prepare if we have to go to 100% remote delivery. Classes will begin and all employees are expected to work as usual from home. Beginning today, all employees are expected to take their laptops and any other necessary materials home with them, should the need to shelter in place ever occur. We want to be prepared.
Based on how fluid the situation is, please maintain and check your communication channels and stay up-to-date with what is going on in our area and on campus. Unless otherwise instructed, we will return to our current status on Tuesday, March 24.
March 17, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
As we continue to monitor the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have amended the completion of our Spring 2020 trimester. Faculty are prepared to deliver course content online for the remainder of the trimester. We are suspending all face-to-face course work, labs, and activities for the remainder of this trimester. Our focus will be on delivery of course information, not assessment. We want to make the best of a difficult situation for everyone.
The information below is current as of today but we all understand that further modifications may be needed based on the public health situation in our community. Our ultimate goal is to deliver as much course content as possible while maintaining the safety and well-being of our students, patients, and employees. To continue to provide students support services, employees will be available remotely or on-campus during normal business hours.
- Instruction will be online starting Monday, March 23 through April 17.
- During this time, there will be no face-to-face lecture, labs, exams, or finals.
- You will receive additional information regarding access to online instruction later this week.
- Syllabi will be amended to reflect modified course expectations, including but not limited to projects and written assignments.
- Finals will be administered during the weeks of May 11 and 18. Further details to follow.
- Missed lab content will be incorporated into future courses when available; lab skills testing will be revisited next trimester.
- Registration for Summer 2020 trimester is delayed until we develop an off-site method to register.
- We plan to begin the Summer 2020 trimester according to schedule, but we are creating a contingency plan in case the social distancing recommendations are extended.
Adjusted Campus Hours
- At present, the clinic remains open to treat patients. Clinic faculty are communicating directly with interns about scheduling and attendance.
- The bookstore will be closed from March 18-29.
- The library will be open limited hours March 18-30: 8am-6pm Monday through Thursday, 8am-4pm Friday. There will be a 40 student max with students spaced throughout the library as directed by library staff.
- Chiro Café will be closed for the remainder of the trimester.
- The following buildings will be closed until further notice: Standard Process, anatomy lab, Ligon Building, upstairs of LRC.
- All college work study students should contact Arthur Goudeau.
- All on-campus events for the rest of the trimester have been cancelled.
- The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has cancelled board exams for this weekend. Please check your email for additional information sent from NBCE.
- Given the current situation, we are unable to host a traditional commencement ceremony for the graduating class of Spring 2020. We are looking into ways to celebrate our Spring 2020 graduates. Discussions with the Trimester 10 class about graduation are ongoing. A decision will be made soon.
As a reminder, we are in the process of distancing employees from each other in the Harris Building. Employees will have the option to work from home as long as they are completely available to students and other employees. We will institute this on a rotating basis to have at least one person from each department here on any given day. Please refer to your email for additional information.
March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
Based on guidelines issued today from the federal government, we are altering our plans for completion of this trimester. Faculty are finalizing their training to move our coursework online beginning March 23. Students should expect an email before Wednesday with additional information regarding online course access and instructions. Tomorrow we will also provide greater detail regarding what will and will not happen regarding courses, examinations and activities on campus the remainder of this trimester.
- All classes are cancelled for the remainder of the week, March 16-20.
- The Moody Health Center will remain open. Attendance will not be mandatory for student interns this week. Interns will receive communication directly from clinic faculty regarding the completion of this trimester.
- Online delivery of the curriculum will begin on March 23.
March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Afternoon classes from 12pm -4pm March 13 have been cancelled.
- All classes canceled March 16-20.
- Online classes and social distancing measures to begin on March 23.
- All employees to report to campus following normal operational hours.
- Updates regarding campus events will be released within the week.
- The Moody Health Center will remain open. Attendance will not be mandatory for student interns the week of March 16-20.
To the TCC Community,
With ongoing public health issues in our region and out of concern for the health and safety of our campus community, Texas Chiropractic College has canceled all classes from March 16-20, 2020. This enables administration, faculty and staff to continue coordinated planning for the remainder of the trimester. We plan to resume all classes on March 23rd with online delivery and other social distancing measures. Further details regarding the continuation of classes on March 23rd are forthcoming.
Dr. Stephen Foster
March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus Update: US Travel
Currently the college is not imposing a travel ban within the United States. We are following the CDC guidelines for travel. The CDC has a list of questions to consider that we would like for all employees and students traveling on school related events review to assist you in making an informed decision.
Should anyone still decide to attend a school event, we are requiring you to complete a travel waiver and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can file with our travel log.
Additionally, you will have to follow our self-quarantine procedures should you come in contact with anyone with COVID-19 during your trip.
March 11, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
We are continuing to monitor and assess the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pasadena, Houston, and Harris County. There are no known cases of coronavirus on TCC’s campus.
We are taking necessary steps to deliver the curriculum remotely should the need arise. We will continue to monitor what we feel is best for our students and employees and we will send updates as necessary.
March 4, 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Follow-up from Campus Town Hall Meetings
Click here to view the notes from our campus town hall meetings.
March 4, 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Travel Registry Form
If you are a TCC employee or student who has travelled within the past month or is planning on traveling (either internationally or within the U.S.), please fill out this travel registry form. Please complete the form for each time traveled/planned to travel.