Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

O​​ur campuses are fully open to students and the general public. We have returned to normal instruction, including face-to-face, online and hybrid course options.

Dallas College continues to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on our community. We are following guidance from Dallas County Health and Human Services as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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.
    • 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.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

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.

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.

COVID-19 symptoms may appear within the first two days and up to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may be mild or severe. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Seek emergency medical attention if experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

For additional information on symptoms, please review the CDC website.

  • You will be advised to follow CDC guidelines as applicable to your situation.

Please see the CDC Isolation and Self-Quarantine Guidelines for individuals who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19.

Dealing with any type of disease can take its toll on individuals. If you need counseling or other means of anxiety relief, please refer to the following services:



  • Dallas College employees have access to an Employee Assistance Program, in which they can avail themselves to a counselor.

General resources available to students and employees include:


Dallas College strongly encourages its employees and students to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Vaccination Locations
    Information about vaccination locations can be found on the Dallas County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine page.


  • Testing Locations
    Information about testing locations can be found on the Dallas County Health and Human Services Testing Locations webpage.
  • At Home Testing
    Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

    Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. If you need a COVID-19 test now, please see other testing resources in your area.

    Order Your at Home Tests