Note from the President

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Dr. Karin Hilgersom Photo

Dear {{ contact.FIRSTNAME|title }},

Yesterday, our TMCC COVID-19 Crisis Management Team, which has representation from across campus departments, met to review the changing COVID-19 situation and set forth a path for the remainder of this semester. Effective Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, all non-essential personnel will be working remotely through the end of the Fall Semester. Exceptions to working on campus will be made for essential personnel by the appropriate Vice President. Management will work very closely with faculty teaching classes on site to ensure that Fall Semester instruction is concluded safely. For our academic faculty, please refer to your email from VPAA Marie Murgolo for in-depth instructions regarding in-person courses and other operations.

While our locations remain open at this time, I encourage everyone to stay at home and conduct their business remotely, as much as possible, as we transition back to Stage 1 operations. This includes the transition of current business and services, as well as in-person courses with some exceptions, to remote delivery wherever possible. All departments should review their previous COVID-19 departmental plans for Stage 1 operations and work with your managers to answer any questions.

These actions support Governor Sisolak’s recent message encouraging Nevadans to stay at home for the next two weeks, a request he called “Stay At Home 2.0”. Chancellor Rose of the Nevada System of Higher Education is assisting our efforts, and today sent a memo from herself and the leaders of all NSHE institutions regarding these recommendations. And, as positivity rates in Washoe County continue to rise, the Health District is promoting their recommendation that Thanksgiving gatherings only include members of your immediate household. Indeed, it is a time for all of us to be taking extra caution for our own health and safety.

As a college, we have already transitioned to delivering remote courses and services, in most cases. I commend everyone for your contribution during this ongoing pandemic. We have done an outstanding job as an institution and we will continue to put safety above everything else.

Thank you for your dedication to our health and safety.

With gratitude,

Dr. Karin Hilgersom

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