Coronavirus Updates


March 20, 2020 - The Governor issued an executive order to close schools, gyms, bars and restaurants effective midnight Friday, March 21 through midnight Friday, April 3. In response to anticipated clarification regarding colleges and universities, Odessa College is preparing for altered operations of all divisions.  While our facilities may be closed, college operations will continue.

Odessa College is well prepared and well positioned to transition students to virtual and remote learning. We will now shift our resources and personnel to support students while they are learning.  As such, the college will leverage the Design 4 Completion (D4C) model to build teams of employees to check in and check up on our students – ensuring a strong start to the current term.  This case management approach will be integral to student success in this new and ever-changing learning environment.

- Gregory D. Williams, Ed.D.

Odessa College Students and Staff: please ensure you are receiving Wrangler Alert emails and continue monitoring the website as well as college social media for updated information.

The state of Texas, the THECB in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), has developed an FAQ for Texas institutions of higher education.  

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:  
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with 2019-nCoV in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.


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