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COVID-19

COVID-19 Information

Students should not come to any campus, clinical site, or internship if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Students should refer to their course Instructional Packages for information about attendance requirements.

Employees should not report to work if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Employees should follow regular procedures for reporting absences to their supervisor if they are unable to come to work.

Masks

Masks are not required, but individuals are welcome to wear one if they wish. Some exceptions regarding mask requirements may apply for programs serving the public or in clinicals/internships.

Vaccines

As always, HGTC relies on the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and encourage vaccinations. 

To make an appointment for vaccination, visit www.scdhec.gov/vaxlocator or call 1-866-365-8110.

For healthcare students, vaccinations may be required at HGTC's Healthcare Clinical Education Sites. HGTC collaborates with local healthcare facilities to provide quality education and real-world experiences in the clinical setting. As you are aware, the COVID vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, instructors, and students are consistently evolving and changing. While HGTC does not have a COVID-19 vaccination requirement, we must abide by the requirements and best practices set forth by clinical affiliates for students to participate in clinical education rotations so they may achieve learning outcomes.
 
Healthcare students may be required to provide one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or
  • Medical Exemption Packet or
  • Religious Exemption Packet

Medical exemption and religious exemption packets will be sent to the clinical facility where the individual clinical site will approve or deny the requested exemption. Please contact the HGTC Clinical Admissions Staff at hgtc-clinical@hgtc.edu if you have questions or concerns.

Course Offerings

In addition to our face-to-face courses, HGTC continues to offer courses in a variety of formats (hybrid, synchronous and online), so you may choose the option best suited for you, your schedule, and your success.

Contact Information

Students with questions should contact Dr. Melissa Batten, Vice President for Student Affairs, at melissa.batten@hgtc.edu.

Employees with questions should contact Ms. Jacquelyne Snyder, Vice President for Human Resources and Employee Relations at jacquelyne.snyder@hgtc.edu.