September/October 2020

Students mask up and socially distance during Richard Nye’s Advanced Emergency Medical Technician class on the Union Avenue Campus.

College officials mobilize to promote health and safety in wake of COVID-19 cases

Health and safety are a top priority at Southwest Tennessee Community College says Police Services and Public Safety Director L. Angela Webb. Now, more than ever. “COVID-19 has changed our lives and safety operations at Southwest,” Webb said....

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Health Department

Local health department impressed with campus safety measures

When Shelby County Health Department Public Health Coordinator Josephine Burks visited the Macon Cove Campus Sept. 9, she was impressed by what she saw. “From the beginning, my team and I observed excellent standards with regards to adhering to...

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Southwest launches COVID-19 activity dashboard

Southwest Tennessee Community College has launched a COVID-19 dashboard on the College’s coronavirus website to keep students, employees and the public informed about COVID-19 cases at Southwest locations. Southwest’s COVID-19 Task Force uses...

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Flu Shot

‘Tis the season for a flu shot

Have you been thinking about getting a flu shot? Now is the time as fall marks the beginning of flu season. According to the Shelby County Health department, everyone who does not have a contraindication (for example an allergy to eggs) should get...

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Package and check received by Southwest student after responding to suspicious work-at-home email offer.

FROM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: How to spot fake work-at-home job offers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scams have emerged as millions of Americans grapple with job insecurity and loss.

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SPECIAL TO SCOOP: Avoid COVID-19 phishing scams

Maybe you or your friends have gotten an email claiming to be from the “Financial Department” of your university. The email tells you to click on a link to get a message about your COVID-19 economic stimulus check — and it needs to be opened...

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