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COVID-19 Information

Summer and Fall 2021 Updates

May 6, 2021

Motlow State Community College will re-open its campuses to in-person students for the fall semester. Motlow’s reopening aligns with the Tennessee Board of Regents institutions across the state. 

The college will initiate its return to campus plan beginning May 10. Specific details for accessing campuses and services can be found in the student resources section of this page.

Motlow will reopen its five campuses: Moore County, McMinnville, Fayetteville, Smyrna, and Sparta. The decision to return for Fall 2021 is commensurate with decreased COVID-19 restrictions per the State of Tennessee and aligns with Governor Bill Lee’s announcement of the end of the statewide public health orders.

April 23, 2021

Motlow State Community College is planning a phased return to on-campus classes in fall 2021, subject to new information, guidance, or direction from state and local health officials. The safety of our students and employees is our highest priority.

Here is what we know about Summer and Fall 2021. The situation is fluid, and this information is subject to change.

  • Summer and Fall registration began on April 5. More than 25% of courses are scheduled to take place face-to-face, on campus, in spaces that accommodate social distancing.
  • Masks and a daily self-assessment are required.
  • Plans are being developed to make in-person academic support and library services available to students.
  • There are student drop boxes available on every campus.

Regardless of instructional modality, all classes will be held to the standards of a high-quality education typical of Motlow State. We encourage you to register early to ensure your seat in your preferred classes.

Modes of Instruction

We are committed to your success, whether you are a new, continuing or visiting student. We want you to register for summer and fall classes, where you will enjoy the same high quality education you expect from Motlow State, regardless of the instructional format. It is important for you to remain engaged and stay on track with your goals. All classes will be held to the standards of a high-quality education typical of Motlow State. We encourage you to register early to ensure your seat in your preferred classes. When you go to the class schedule, look for classes coded as noted below so that you can make the selection that best meets your needs.

  • G: On-ground - Classes will be conducted with social distancing protocols, following room capacity charts for all rooms.
  • ON: Online without fixed class times - Some classes will be asynchronous, meaning there are no scheduled meeting times; rather, learning takes place online and course materials will be accessible via D2L.
  • OFF: Online with fixed class times - A majority of classes will be synchronous, meaning they will take place in real-time and are conducted entirely online. Students will be required to meet online with their instructor and join their classmates in a course at specific times listed in the class schedule.
  • B: Blended online/on-ground with fixed class times.

What to Expect on Campus

The Pandemic Emergency Management Team (PEMT) has developed its plan for re-emergence following the guidance of state and local health and government authorities, as well as the extensive input provided by employees and students of the College.

Daily Self-Assessments

As part of our continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Motlow currently requires face coverings and daily online wellness screenings for any person who comes to campus.

No student, employee, or visitor may come on campus grounds without prior approval. To obtain prior authorization to visit the campus, complete the appropriate request and assessment form. Clearly state the reason for your request and why your needs cannot be met via Motlow's online services.

If you need accessibility assistance to comply with these health and safety requirements, contact [email protected].

  • Students and employees complete the self-assessment in MyMotlow.
  • Visitor and vendor self-assessment. Approved vendors receive an email confirmation. It is the responsibility of each approved vendor to bring a printed copy of the approved email with them and to keep it with them for the duration of their campus visit.

COVID-19 Test Results

If you get a COVID-19 test, you must remain home until the test results are obtained.

  • Students and employees complete the disclosure form in MyMotlow.

Safety Precautions on Campus

Only enter Motlow campuses if specifically authorized and scheduled to attend class. The College has implemented a number of safety precautions:

  • Limiting the overall number of people at or in any given location
  • New room occupancy limits for social distancing
  • New hand sanitizers installed in various high-traffic locations
  • Hallways allow traffic to move in one direction
  • Daily and targeted deep cleaning of College facilities
  • Upgraded maintenance levels of air ventilation filters throughout campus
  • Social distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing reminder signs posted throughout College facilities
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