Phased Reopening to Begin at Midlands Technical College – First set of faculty and staff return to campus June 15

[IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Columbia, SC] – Midlands Technical College (MTC) will begin its three-phased reopening plan on June 15. On that Monday, a limited number of faculty and staff will return to work on campuses.

The first phase will bring back select employees who will be instrumental in implementing new procedures and making changes necessary for limiting the risk of COVID-19 spreading in offices, classrooms, and common areas. Proactive measures include new safety signs, reconfiguration of desks and other classroom furniture, as well as protective barriers in high-risk areas.

“Since this started, the well-being of students and employees has been our highest priority,” said MTC President Dr. Ron Rhames. “I am proud of how the college is coming together to shift back to on-campus operations while implementing the recommendations from DHEC and the CDC in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.”

The second and third phase of the MTC reopening plan brings the rest of employees back to campus in two waves in late-June and mid-July. By August, each campus is expected to be open to students and the public.

Midlands Technical College is hosting an employee-only virtual town hall this Friday to answer questions from faculty and staff. A similar virtual Q & A event for students is set for June 11. Fall registration is open now where learners can choose from in-person, online, and hybrid. Also, summer registration and advising continues for academic courses and corporate and continuing education classes.

Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a non-profit, six-campus, two-year public college serving Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties in South Carolina. The college provides higher education opportunities that stimulate the local economy by generating a world-class workforce and enhancing the social vitality of the community. MTC enrolls approximately 28,000 students annually, making it one of the largest providers of higher education in South Carolina and one of the largest providers of transfer students to the University of South Carolina. The Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast and provides training to hundreds of area businesses each year. Learn more at MIDLANDSTECH.EDU.

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