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October 1, 2020 – Odessa College is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Medical Center Health System (MCH) to provide increased support to our students during the pandemic. This one-of-a-kind, health care partnership will ensure that students have:   

  1. 24/7 access to a health care professionals;
  2. a designated Ambulatory Community Navigator;  
  3. designated testing and consultation rooms at the MCH Urgent Care facilities on West University Blvd. or 42nd Street; and
  4. discounted COVID-19 RNA testing ($15 for students – free testing is available for those who qualify).
This partnership will ensure that OC students have direct, 24/7 access to a medical professional. If you are not feeling well, or you would like to schedule a test for COVID-19, please contact our OC CARES partner Medical Center Health System:

Odessa College’s COVID-19 protocol includes plans for continued learning while in isolation or quarantine. As such, the college will notify instructors when students test positive or must isolate due to direct exposure. The college is prepared to give students the grace and space needed to recover; however, communication with faculty will be integral to success. Please contact your instructor to plan for continued learning.  


June 3, 2020 - Per Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order issued this afternoon, starting at noon Friday, July 3, all Odessa College employees, students, visitors and vendors will be required to wear a face coverings that cover the nose and mouth while in all OC campus buildings. Face coverings will also be required outdoors on the OC campus when it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person. Employees are not required to wear face coverings in their private office or workspace unless they are engaging with colleagues, students or visitors. According to the Governor, violation of the order is punishable by a fine up to $250.

The college will continue taking precautions to minimize the spread and mitigate the unpredictability of the virus. This includes a mandatory health screening for students, employees, visitors, and vendors entering campus. Students reporting to campus must check in at the Saulsbury Campus Center for the daily, mandatory health screening. All other individuals entering campus should visit www.odessa.edu/screening for information regarding screening protocol and additional screening locations. Additionally, protocols have been established to facilitate social distancing and limit loitering while frequently sanitizing campus work, learning and common spaces.
 
To schedule a virtual appointment with student services personnel, please email your request to:
 
The college reminds the entire Wrangler family to protect your health and the health of others by washing your hands regularly, practice social distancing, and staying home if you experience new or worsening symptoms associated with COVID-19.

If you are experiencing symptoms, have been exposed, or have tested positive, click the link below and complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form: COVID-19 Reporting Form

STUDENT COVID-19 CONTACT:
Kim McKay, Vice President of Student Services | kmckay@odessa.edu

EMPLOYEE & VISITOR COVID-19 CONTACT:

Ken Zartner, Vice President of Administrative Services | kzartner@odessa.edu


See below for resources and information:

Coronavirus Updates and Information


Academic Success Coaches (Advisors) & Other Contacts:

Business & Industry
Destiny Singh | dsingh@odessa.edu | 432-335-6756
Bonnie Kelley | bkelley@odessa.edu | 432-335-6604
Rodney Hernandez | rhernandez@odessa.edu | 432-335-6357
Mireya Jacuinde | mjacuinde@odessa.edu | 432-335-6405 

Health Sciences
Chelsy Nanny | cnanny@odessa.edu | 432-335-6626
Rod Johnson | rjohnson@odessa.edu | 432-335-6745

Liberal Arts and Education
Randee Peterson | rpeterson@odessa.edu | 432-335-6733

Athletics | Randee Peterson | rpeterson@odessa.edu | 432-335-6733 
BAAS | Megan Brincks | mbrincks@odessa.edu | 432-335-6437
Early College High Schools | Casey Sims | csims@odessa.edu | 432-335-6317
Mental Health Counselor | Eden Davis | edavis@odessa.edu | 432-335-6121
Office of Special Populations | Becky Rivera-Weiss | brivera@odessa.edu | 432-335-6861
Veteran Affairs | Gloria Rangel | grangel@odessa.edu | 432-335-6833
General Advising | advising@odessa.edu | 432-335-6433