The Latest COVID Updates & Information

As of March 1, 2022

All campuses are open. Masks are not required.

Effective immediately, TCL is lifting its mask/face covering mandate. This means, at this time, masks/face coverings are no longer required to be worn indoors by employees, students, visitors, and vendors.

This decision was based on recent guidance from the CDC regarding community levels.  Beaufort, SC’s current community level is a low status.  Should the Community levels increase, we may have to take additional precautions to include reinstating the mask/face covering mandate.

Please know, the safety and well-being of our employees remains a priority. We will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and SCDHEC as it pertains to COVID-19.

If you are sick, please do not come to work or class. Instead, stay home and follow the COVID reporting protocol (see below).


Employee Information

Click here to see Employee Return to Campus Guidelines, Resources and Information


Student Information

It is expected that students adhere to the safety rules established for Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Spring 2022 Semester

A variety of face-to-face and online classes are available. View a list of courses using our online course search feature through Self-Service.

Everything you need to know about applying and enrolling can be found in our Enrollment & Registration Guide PDF.

Safety Practices

Masks: There is currently no mask/face covering mandate. Masks/face coverings are no longer required to be worn indoors by employees, students, visitors, or vendors. Please know, the safety and well-being of our employees remains a priority. We will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and SCDHEC as it pertains to COVID-19.

Handwashing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face. Hand sanitizing stations will be located in high traffic areas.

Social Distancing: People without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. Stay at least six feet (about two arm’s length) from other people. Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

If you are a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID

If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid, your length of quarantine depends on your vaccination status:

FULLY VACCINATED OR BOOSTED STUDENTS

If you:

  1. Have been fully vaccinated and boosted.
    OR
  2. Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Modera vaccine within the last 6 months.
    OR
  3. Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months.

then:

  • You do not need to quarantine.
  • Continue wearing your mask.
  • Test on day 5 after exposure.

UNVACCINATED STUDENTS & STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT BOOSTED

If you:

  1. Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
    OR
  2. Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
    OR
  3. Are unvaccinated.

then:

  • Quarantine for 5 days.
  • Continue wearing your mask.
  • Test on day 5 after exposure.

COVID-19 REPORTING

Students (regardless of vaccination status) who have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19 or have COVID-19 must report their status immediately to their instructors and Bernadette Macchi, bmacchi@tcl.edu (the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services). Follow the information above regarding isolation/quarantine periods as applicable.  

Do not come to campus if you are sick. Your instructors will be flexible and allow alternatives for assignment or course completion. You are advised to seek medical attention if your symptoms are severe or persistent.

If you test positive for COVID

Students (regardless of vaccination status) who who test positive for COVID-19 must report their status immediately to their instructors and Bernadette Macchi, bmacchi@tcl.edu (the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services).

Do not come to campus if you are sick. Your instructors will be flexible and allow alternatives for assignment or course completion. You are advised to seek medical attention if your symptoms are severe or persistent.

Community Resources & Services

Check out this list of resources and services being provided by our community and partners.

Cashier Office

The Cashier Office is now open at the Beaufort Mather Campus Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Masks are strongly recommended and only one student is permitted in the Cashier Office at a time.

TCL College Store (formerly TCL Bookstore)

The TCL College Store is open for in person services Monday–Thursday from 10am–4pm on the Beaufort Mather Campus in building #12. You may also place an online order www.tcl.bncollege.com.

Library

The Beaufort Mather campus library is open to the TCL community regular hours

The New River campus library is open all hours that the building is open.
8 a.m.–9 p.m.: Monday–Thursday
8 a.m.–4 p.m.: Friday–Saturday
Librarian hours

Face masks are required in all campus buildings.

Online assistance:

  • Librarians are available to meet via Zoom or chat to assist with general, research, and citation questions. 
  • Online paper review by librarians is available here
  • Request a laptop here.

Tutoring

The Tutoring Center is available online. Links: https://www.tcl.edu/library/ and https://www.tcl.edu/student-services/tutoring/

Need to Reach Us?

Email us admissions@tcl.edu

Call or text us at 843-525-8207

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

For in-person appointments access one of the following links:



More about the Coronavirus

How is the Coronavirus Spread?

  • Through the air by coughing and sneezing
  • Through close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object that has the virus on it and then touching your nose, mouth or eyes

Who is at Risk?

  • Travelers to and from certain area are at an increased risk; as are the close contacts of those who are ill
  •  Please note that the current risk of the coronavirus to the public is low

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How is it prevented?

  •  Wash hands (often)
  •  Use preventive measures (avoid handshakes or other physical greetings such as hugs, etc.)
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth and unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home while you are sick; avoid others
  •  Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve

Additional Resources:

coronovirus facts