Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- President Akakpo's Updates
- Latest Updates
- Contacts Quick Reference
- For Students
- Keeping Our Campuses Healthy
- Tips to Stay Healthy
- BCTC Backgrounds for Remote Conferencing
- Resources to Stay Informed
- BCTC announces plans for summer and fall terms
- Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) has rescheduled the 2020 commencement ceremony to Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Coliseum on the Eastern Kentucky University campus, 641 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY.
- While BCTC is hosting drive through testing at our Newtown Campus, we are not coordinating or administering the COVID-19 test. For information on drive through COVID-19 testing and other information regarding the pandemic, please go to Lexington Corona Virus Response.
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Information
- Academic Advising Center
- Admissions Office
- Business (Bursar's) Office
- Career Center
- Disability Support Services (DSS)
- Educational Talent Search
- Financial Aid
- First Year Center
- IT Help Desk
- Latinx and Immigrant Outreach and Services
- Military & Veteran Services
- Online Learning
- Personal Counseling
- Registrar's Office
- SkillsU/Adult Education
- Student Activities
- Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL)
- Testing Center
- Transfer Center
- Workforce Solutions
- We are cleaning and disinfecting all general work areas at least once daily with a highly effective, EPA registered disinfectant.
- We are cleaning and disinfecting restrooms at least twice daily, focusing on hard surfaces such as door handles, faucets, etc.
- We are distributing germicidal disinfectant wipes at all BCTC campuses.
- We are placing hand sanitizer units in BCTC buildings with hospital grade sanitizer designed to reduce the spread of infection.
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
- Stay home if you are sick for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
- Frequently clean your living area especially commonly-used surfaces such as doorknobs, refrigerator handles, remote controls, computer keyboards, countertops, faucet handles, and bathroom areas.
- Monitor your health by checking for fever.
Need to Talk to Someone?
If you are feeling anxious or have concerns, we encourage our students to reach out to our Counseling Center; and we encourage our employees to reach out to EAP 888-293-6948.
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State of Kentucky COVID-19 Website and Hotline
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has prepared resources on when to seek care, how to prevent becoming ill, who is most at risk, and up-to-date status of the COVID-19 situation in the state. A hotline for questions regarding the virus in the state is available at 800-722-5725.
CDC and Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
The most up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. The health department has established a COVID-19 hotline at (859) 899-2222 and is accepting written questions at COVID19@lfchd.org.
Kentucky Department of Public Health
The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to closely monitor the international situation concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This respiratory disease was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China on December 31, 2019. Since that time, it has spread throughout China and to many other countries. Public health officials in Kentucky are monitoring individuals who meet certain exposure criteria to limit the introduction of COVID-19 in Kentucky. They are also are preparing for the possibility that the virus begins to spread in the commonwealth.
The U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State provides an updated list of travel advisories.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
This web-based interactive dashboard tracks the spread of COVID-19 in real time. It is hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.