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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: Health and Wellness

On the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control, we ask anyone who begins experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing to contact their primary healthcare provider and to remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

Contact Student Support at 864-646-1569, or sse@tctc.edu.  You should also notify your instructors that you will be absent from class.  However, you do not need to provide your individual instructors with medical documentation or a doctor’s note. You will provide that information to Student Support.

Several South Carolina health systems are also offering telehealth options to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. For a free consult, use the promo code COVID19.

SC DHEC COVID-19 Updates: https://www.scdhec.gov/

PREVENTION

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. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Stay at home
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Self-isolate if you become sick. 
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

The College is closed, but there are several other resources available. SC Thrive Applications are available. Contact via wellness@tctc.edu for assistance applying for state and federal programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, etc.

Please note that due to COVID-19 prevention measures, most food providers are changing the way their services work. Please call ahead before visiting a provider to learn of any changes.

Anderson County

AIM Interfaith Ministries-Anderson
1202 S Murray Ave,
Anderson, SC 29624
(864) 226-2273

 

Good Neighbor Cupboard-Anderson
313 S Towers St # 113
Anderson, SC 29624

(864) 224-1701

 

Operation Care—Williamston
3 Middleton Blvd
Williamston, SC 29697
(864) 847-7090

 

Pickens County

Clemson Community Care-Clemson/Central/Pendleton
105 Anderson HWY
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 653-4460

 

United Christian Ministries-Easley
303 Dacusville Hwy
Henry St,
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 855-0853

 

The Salvation Army of Pickens County
102 Stewart Dr,
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 855-7198

 

Oconee County

Golden Corner Food Pantry
635 Business Park Dr
Seneca, SC 29678
(864) 882-3610

 

Salvation Army of Oconee County
100 Debra Street
Seneca, SC 29678
(864) 882-1160

 

Christ Central Mission
205 S. John St
Walhalla, SC 29691
(864) 873-7134

As our community responds to COVID-19, Tri-County Technical College Wellness Programs is available via wellness@tctc.edu or 864-646-1569 to provide services, answer questions, and assist with resources. Here, you’ll find a short list of community resources that may be beneficial; however, please feel free to contact Wellness Programs for additional resources/assistance/information.

Additionally, please remember that free, flexible and confidential counseling services are available through REACH Student Assistance Program. Contact them at 1-855-691-4941. For additional information about the Student Assistance Program, click Student Assistance Program  (User Name: REACH-TCTC/ Password: Student).

There are many additional resources available through SC Thrive.

 

 

 

Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19. Learn more.