Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information
Concorde wishes to keep students, faculty, staff and the public up to date with any new information that comes to light due to COVID-19.
Below you will find Announcements, FAQ’s and a list of Resources for you to use.
If you have questions: Students, please attempt to contact your campus prior to calling this toll free number as it relates to COVID-19
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we will be temporarily teaching all courses online starting Monday March 23rd. The Student Online Instruction document (below) contains some important and very useful information about how you can log in and participate in your classes online.
Your online coursework will be available here:
Videos on how to navigate the Canvas Online Learning Environment are available here:
Student Tip: don’t have internet or WiFi at home, contact your local providers. Example- Charter communications (Spectrum) & Comcast are offering 60-days free if you Don’t have internet service.
Learn more about Charter (Spectrum) deal
Learn more about Comcast deal
During the COVID national emergency, the Education Department is allowing all borrowers with federally held student loans to automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. In addition, each of these borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility. This will allow borrowers to temporarily stop their payments without worrying about accruing interest.
To learn more see the full article here: Delivering on President Trump’s promise, Secretary DeVos suspends Federal Student Loan payments, waives interest during national emergency.
Due to COVID-19 Concerns, all classes moving online
Concorde Career College has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19.
From March 16-22, all in-person classes at all campuses are canceled. Courses currently online will continue. After March 23, all classes will move online.
We anticipate needing to stay online for several weeks, but we will re-assess the need to continue remote-only instruction each week, starting March 28. While we move courses online, we are keeping campuses open (with any exceptions listed below) so we can continue to provide service to students, parents, faculty and staff.
Campus Closures: none currently
*This information is gathered from the CDC website
What are the Symptoms
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
How do I Protect myself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
How do I Protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick:You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.