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March 10, 2020


TRC Resources for Virtual Learning and COVID-19 information

Updated June 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Three Rivers College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Our primary concern is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and visitors. We continue to work with state and local officials to develop, update, and implement plans in response to COVID-19.

This page contains information about Three Rivers College’s preparations, actions, and response regarding COVID-19, including information about the move to summer online classes and the virtual resources we are providing to our students. This page will be updated as needed.

College locations

All College locations are now open to the public but we will continue to provide virtual services. Everyone who enters TRC facilities should follow social distancing guidelines. While all Summer classes will be held online, face-to-face classes are expected to resume in the Fall at the Poplar Bluff campus and TRC locations in Sikeston, Dexter, Kennett, and Cape Girardeau. We will of course continue to consult with public health authorities and the community to make the best decisions for the health of our students and employees.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center can help you with general information questions, login and password reset issues, financial aid questions, etc. It is located on the 1st Floor of the Westover Administration Building on the Poplar Bluff campus. Call 573-840-9605 or email welcomecenter@trcc.edu. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The College will be closed on Fridays during the months of June and July.

Registration

Virtual and face-to-face registration is now open for all students for Fall classes at Three Rivers College. New and current students may speak with an advisor virtually through a Zoom meeting from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Financial Aid advisors are available via Zoom from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Go to trcc.edu/admissions/virtualadvising. If you don’t have Zoom on your device, follow the prompts to install. Zoom advising sessions can be used to get your education plan and schedule approved, make changes to your education plan and schedule, and ask questions.

To register online, current students can log into their myTRCC account, review the schedule their advisor has prepared for them or create their own schedule, and contact their advisor to discuss any changes or confirm the schedule. Advisors can then approve the schedules virtually and registration can be completed online by current students or advisors. For issues or questions, email EnrollNow@trcc.edu.

New students wanting to enroll at Three Rivers for Fall can visit trcc.edu/admissions/checklist for a Getting Started Checklist to guide them step-by-step through the enrolling and registering process.

For questions about enrolling, call the Welcome Center at 573-840-9605 or email EnrollNow@trcc.edu.

Financial Aid

Virtual and face-to-face assistance with Financial Aid is available. Summer office hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 573-840-9609, email financialaid@trcc.edu, or visit the office on the 1st Floor of the Westover Administration Building on the Poplar Bluff campus. In addition, you can meet with a financial aid advisor via Zoom from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Go to trcc.edu/admissions/virtualadvising.

Wi-Fi Access Available on Campus and at Locations

Three Rivers has set up Wi-Fi networks for students and employees accessible on the Poplar Bluff Campus, 2080 Three Rivers Blvd., from the main parking lot and the Porter parking lot; in the parking lots at TRC-Dexter, 515A West Market in Dexter; and TRC-Kennett, 1002 Great West Drive in Kennett; and in the circle drive in front of TRC-Sikeston, 1400 S. Main in Sikeston. These are password protected networks. Check your email for information on how to access these Wi-Fi networks.

Virtual Learning

Beginning this Fall, Three Rivers will offer fully online degree programs. For information on the 12 transfer pathways to an associate degree, visit trcc.edu/online.

Distance Learning Support

Distance Learning Support will be available 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Call 573-840-9544 or email blackboard@trcc.edu.

Tutoring

The Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) offers distance tutoring through Blackboard and face-to-face assistance on the 2nd Floor of the Academic Resource Commons on the Poplar Bluff campus. Every student has access to the TLC Distance Tutoring page, where you can post questions on the discussion board or submit a paper for review by a tutor. If you need more assistance, contact the TLC via email at tlc@trcc.edu or by phone at 573-840-9638, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and we will put you in direct contact with an appropriate tutor.

Library Resources

Three Rivers' Rutland Library offers a number of electronic resources to assist students in research and assignments, and staff members are available to answer questions via email, phone, chat, and text. To get to the library’s resources and find ways to communicate with staff, go to trcc.edu/arc. There you will find both electronic resources and ways to ask questions remotely. The library collections are now available for check-out between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday during June and July. “Holds” may be placed on items for later pick up.

On the left side of the library page, click on “Search Library Catalog” to find over 200,000 e-books, as well as the regular circulating collection. Once you do either an author, title, subject, or keyword search and see a cataloging record, e-books are indicated by a red “e” on the far left. In the middle of the cataloging record, you will see a “Three Rivers e-book: Click to access.” After clicking on this message, you access the e-book by entering your student email address plus your password. Downloading e-books is not standard across electronic devices, nor is it recommended for cell phones.

Also, on the left side of the opening screen of the library’s webpage is the heading “Search for Articles.” This is the section for accessing some 40+ databases that the library provides. In this section, you will find a list of databases, each covering a different subject area, such as medicine, business, current events, social sciences, literature, and consumer health.

Requesting books from other Mobius libraries is also possible; but remember that libraries across Missouri and adjoining states are opening gradually or are not yet open at all. If you have a question about whether or not a Mobius library is open and processing loans, please contact the library via one of its remote messaging methods.

To communicate with a library staff member, you can email library@trcc.edu, “chat” at the appropriate spot on the screen, text 573-298-6105, or phone 573-840-9654 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday throughout June and July. This contact information is also on the library’s webpage.

Nursing Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the RN Day program has been extended to July 20. Applications for all Nursing and Allied health programs can be found at trcc.edu/admissions/application.

Information on COVID-19

For updates on COVID-19 in Missouri, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at https://health.mo.gov. For general information on COVID-19, best practices for staying healthy, the latest updates, and much more, visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How can you protect yourself and others?

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Stay home if you are sick. For classes/labs still meeting face-to-face, email your instructors to let them know and ask about assignments.
  • If you have a fever, go home immediately and do not return to campus until the fever has subsided for 24 hours.
  • If possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick. When sick, keep your distance from others to keep germs from spreading.
  • Keep hand sanitizer or wipes with you.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a disposable tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth to prevent infection.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home, at the College, and at your place of employment.
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