Phase I - Summer 2020

Phase I

Southwest Tennessee Community College enters Phase I of the Back to Campus Plan July 8, 2020. The plan was developed using the best-known practices and guidelines set forth by the White House Opening Up America Again Plan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While this plan is based on the most current information available, the phases and other guidelines are subject to change to address emerging conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Back to Campus Plan outlines Southwest Tennessee Community College operating procedures in response to the pandemic and regarding the strategic reopening of campus facilities. At the core of this plan are three strategic imperatives:

  1. Health & Safety
  2. Effective Operational Implementation
  3. Student Success

Career and technical courses with a lab component are on the Macon Cove and Union Avenue campuses, along with select workforce development programs. Locations remain closed to the public and only students with scheduled class sessions, assigned faculty and essential employees and contractors who complete health screenings with acceptable results are granted access. All other faculty and staff continue teleworking. On campus deliveries resume. Common areas (library, cafeteria, bookstore, etc.) are closed. The online bookstore is fully operational. No on-campus public events.

The plan is divided into THE FOLLOWING sections:


This plan was developed with guidance from several sources, including Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, The College System of Tennessee, The White House Opening Up America Again plan, The Centers for Disease Control, The Shelby County Health Department and Baker-Donelson law firm.

Special thanks to the following members of the Southwest Tennessee Community College COVID-19 Task Force for their diligent work:

Southwest COVID-19 Task Force

Dr. Tracy D. Hall, President
Dr. Kendricks Hooker, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jacqueline Faulkner, Vice President for Student Affairs
Michael Neal, Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs
Cynthia Graham, Vice President for External Relations
Michael Boyd, Chief Information Officer
Cynthia Abadie, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Sherman Greer, Executive Director for Government Relations
Daphne J. Thomas, Executive Director for Communications, Marketing and Community Relations
Dr. Shelia Bouie, Chair for Health and Natural Sciences / Nursing, Medical Advisor