How to Protect Yourself and Others

As of June 1, our campuses are fully open for students and the general public.

We have returned to normal instruction, including face-to-face, online and hybrid course options. Additionally, Dallas College no longer requires masks to be worn at any of our locations, but we welcome anyone who chooses to wear one. Get the latest updates about our COVID-19 response.

Students are able to make online appointments to meet with advisors, tutoring services and other college departments.

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Know How it Spreads

  • 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, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should

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

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.

Cover Your Mouth and Nose With a Cloth Face Cover When Around Others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Dallas College no longer requires masks to be worn at any of our locations, but we welcome anyone who choose to wear one.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • Remember to always 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.

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.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant.