UPDATE (JULY 15) – TJC now reports five additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 13, according to a release from the school.
So far, none of the cases are related and the individuals are in quarantine.
To be allowed back on campus, the students must:
- Have no symptoms for three days
- Have a release from a doctor
UPDATE (July 7) – TJC now has reported a total of eight COVID-19 cases on campus, according to a release from the school.
Since July 2, TJC was informed of three additional COVID-19 cases. There is no information regarding if the cases are among students or staff.
The school says that all three cases are not affiliated with each other and were at different locations on campus.
TJC said that the three students would be allowed back on campus once they have made it three days without symptoms and get a release from a doctor.
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Three additional Tyler Junior College students have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a release from the school bringing the total to five.
TJC said that the three individuals had been on campus prior to their positive tests, but did not specify a location.
While we have taken significant measures to limit opportunities of exposure to the Coronavirus, we are also prepared for the possibilities that COVID-19 will make its way on to our campus. Our TJC protocols are in accordance with county, state, and federal guidelines and are continually reviewed/updated to match any given situation.Tyler Junior College
The Dean of Students and the Director of Risk Management were both informed and the students have been placed in quarantine. Local health officials were also notified.
TJC said that the five students would be allowed back on campus once they have made it three days without symptoms and get a release from a doctor.
They encourage anyone on campus to “take responsibility for their own safety and well-being through the use of protective face coverings, personal hand sanitizer, and maintain physical distancing.”