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Friday, August 07, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

July 23 - Social Distancing as defined by the CDC

July 17 - UA System requires social distancing and face covering

July 16 - Governor issues mask directive

June 19 - UA-PTC releases details of new plan for in-person activities

May 4 - UA - Pulaski Tech to conduct fall semester in person

April 30 - Important information for students with textbook rentals

April 27 - Final exams to be given online

April 20 - UA–PTC emphasizes resources, communication

April 13 - Area libraries offer wide array of additional services

March 20 - UA - Pulaski Tech operations to shift to online, remote methods for remainder of spring semester

March 19 - UA - Pulaski Tech to shift all classes online for remainder of spring semester

March 12 - COVID-19 and UA - Pulaski Tech

March 11 - All UA – Pulaski Tech locations to cancel classes beginning Thursday, March 12 as COVID-19 precaution

March 11 - Governor Hutchinson confirms COVID-19 in state, restricts out-of-state travel for state agencies

March 10 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 9 - COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Public Health

University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College will shift to online or remote methods of operation starting Friday, March 30 through the conclusion of spring semester. All face-to-face college instruction will be delivered online throughout the remainder of the semester. Online and hybrid classes will continue to meet as scheduled. Hybrids will operate on a fully online environment.

UA-PTC Chancellor Margaret Ellibee, in collaboration with UA System administration and state and local public health authorities, updated the college’s operational efforts in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Courses of study that are not supported by the online environment will schedule alternative delivery of course content as soon as possible. It is anticipated that the College will provide an intensive course of study in May for programs such as welding, automotive technology, aerospace technology, and allied health. Students should contact their instructors for details, as these special provisions will not be announced publicly.

All UA-PTC Student Services are open, available, and accessible to students. These services include academic advising, admissions, financial aid, records and registration, student accounts, counseling and disability services, learning assistance center, adult education, Career Pathways, STEM Success, TRiO, and Veteran Services; however, all services are now provided exclusively through phone, email, or other virtual means. Students can continue to expect responses within 24 hours. For details about specific office functions and contact information, please see the links located on this page.

Additional steps to protect the campus community include:

Events: While online course instruction will continue, all on-site events are canceled until further notice. UA -PTC’s Commencement Ceremony, originally scheduled for May 16, has been cancelled. A virtual commencement ceremony is planned for May 30 at 11 a.m.

On-site operations: All college operations and activities - other than essential operations - will be shifted to online or other remote means to the maximum extent possible, effective immediately.

All campus locations are closed to the public, including the Main Campus in North Little Rock, Little Rock – South Site, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute, Business and Industry Center, Aerospace Technology Center, and Saline County Adult Education Center. Likewise, all activities and events sponsored by private entities utilizing college facilities are cancelled. Resumption of normal activities will be announced at a later date.

Essential personnel: Certain college operations activities conducted by essential personnel will continue in person at this time. Employees in these areas will adhere to social distancing and other preventive measures at all times. College staff and contractors will continue to keep surfaces clean and disinfected.

Computer Labs: all on-campus computer labs are closed. The parking lots adjacent to the CHARTS building on Main Campus in North Little Rock will be the designated “Wi-Fi lot” where students may utilize the college’s wireless internet signal using college credentials. This service will remain available around the clock.

Community Education: non-credit personal enrichment, professional development, and other training classes offered through the UA-PTC Business and Industry Center are cancelled.

Please note that, given the fluidity of the situation, guidance from the CDC, Arkansas Department of Health and UA System may change rapidly. This page is updated frequently.