Southwest Tennessee Community College going virtual after Thanksgiving break, university announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — To reduce the risk of the coronavirus after the Thanksgiving holiday, all Southwest Tennessee Community College classes and operations will be totally virtual from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

On Dec. 2, in-person classes and full campus operations will resume.

The college will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25 and 26.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are going virtual these three days to give those who may have contracted the coronavirus while traveling and gathering during the Thanksgiving holiday a chance to possibly present symptoms and take appropriate measures to get tested, care for themselves and protect others,” President Tracy D. Hall said.

College officials spoke with the Shelby County Health Department Director Dr. Michelle Taylor, who agreed that the all-virtual approach is the best option, given the risk of an illness rise following the Thanksgiving holiday travel pattern.

Students and the general public will be unable to use the campus libraries and computer labs.

There will be no meetings or events held on campus.

For Covid-19 campus news and updates, visit the college’s coronavirus section of the website at www.southwest.tn.edu.