Columbia State Response to the Coronavirus

Faculty and staff are available by email and phone. College campuses are not accessible except for approved appointments and labs. All campus tours are suspended until further notice.

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To provide assistance and instructional support, Columbia State campuses will be open to students by appointment for computer access and other designated instructional services. Learn about the Safe Health Questionnaire and the Campus Access Requirements for Fall 2020.

Students should also visit the Fall 2020 Resources webpage for access to resources and other important information.



Plans for Fall 2020 Semester

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar stands as published with classes beginning August 24, 2020, and final exams occurring December 5-11. View the Academic Calendar for Fall 2020.

Fall Class Schedule

The fall course schedule includes several instructional formats: live-streaming Desktop Video Conferencing (DVC), on-ground, hybrid, and online. They are listed below.

Lecture Courses - Live-Streaming Desktop Video Conferencing (DVC/Zoom)

All on-ground lecture courses are being converted to live-streaming DVC using ZOOM. Live-streaming classes are engaged live virtual learning. Students must be available to participate in class during the posted scheduled days and times for lecture and will submit assignments using ‘Online Campus’ or other software specific to the course. Students will be required to have a camera and microphone to participate. Computer labs will be open on every campus for student use by appointment.

Online Courses
Labs & Skill-Based Courses
Clinical, Internships, Practicums, and Apprenticeships
Flex Sessions/Faculty-Student Study Groups
Campus Access Requirements for Students
Campus Protocol-Safety Measures for Covid-19

Guidelines for accessing Columbia State campuses during the fall semester.
  • Complete the Safe Health Questionnaire and receive an "APPROVED" confirmation for campus access.
  • Must have a temperature less than 100.4 to access campus.
  • Face masks are required while on campus.
  • Are asked to practice and promote the expectations of the Responsible Charger Promise.
  • Make an appointment to access campus or be a member of a class that is scheduled to meet on campus.
  • Make appointments for computer labs 24 hours prior to use.
  • Check in at the specified campus check-in desk when arriving on campus.
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet.

Employees should follow the campus access procedures outlined on the COVID-19 Employee Resources tab in ChargerNet.

Read the full list of requirements
face mask and thermometer Safe Health Questionnaire Students and employees who have received approval to visit campus must take their temperature and complete the Safe Health Questionnaire the morning of their visit. Questionnaire and Requirements
student with laptop Get Started for Fall 2020 Check out our plans for Fall 2020 which include several instructional formats, such as live-streaming, hybrid, online and a limited number of small-group, on-ground classes. Get Started
student studying with laptop Fall 2020 Resources Visit the Fall 2020 Resources page for important information such as Campus Access Protocol, Computer Lab Access, Free Tutoring and more. Fall Resources

Columbia State is disbursing emergency student assistance provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to eligible students. 

For more information about the application and awarding of the Emergency Student Grant, go to CARES Act Emergency Grant

Learn more about the CARES Act
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wooden card catalog Archived Messages Click the link below to see previous Coronavirus messages. Archived Messages
face mask and thermometer Safe Health Questionnaire Students and employees who have received approval to visit campus must take their temperature and complete the Safe Health Questionnaire the morning of their visit. Questionnaire and Requirements
hand writing on clear board Preparedness Plan In conjunction with guidance from the Community College System of Tennessee, this preparedness plan was developed. Preparedness Plan
Handwashing Tips
Help prevent the spread of illness by taking steps to protect yourself and others: wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; avoid close contact with people who are sick.


Tennessee Board of Regents

Tennessee Department of Health

Maury Regional Health

  • COVID-19 Hotline: 931.540.4257

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Employee Information

Employees should visit the COVID-19 Employee Resources tab in myChargerNet for additional information such as how to submit a request to access campus.

Employee Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reason related to COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions
For questions concerning the college during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our FAQ page.
FAQ Page
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