Oct. 19, 2020 - BTC Launches Additional COVID-19 Precautions
COVID-19 rates continue to rise in Wisconsin, and closer to home, infection rates continue to increase in Rock County. Blackhawk Technical College started planning for the pandemic in late-February and was quick to implement additional safety protocols. The College has been diligent in its efforts to keep its students and employees safe. Those efforts will be increased in the days ahead to include offering flu shot clinics for students and employees, steps to enhance safety at all locations, and implementing testing options at its Central Campus in Janesville. Read the full story here.
Oct. 15, 2020 - College Update from Dr. Pierner
I have some exciting updates to share with all of you regarding our COVID-19 response plan. As you know, COVID-19 infection rates are increasing in Wisconsin at an alarming rate with large increases in Rock and Green Counties. As expected, BTC continues to see increases in the number of COVID-19 related investigations since the Labor Day weekend. We remain committed to taking an active role in keeping our community safe and our campuses open. Check out the full update and a video message here.
Oct. 6, 2020 - CARES Higher Ed Grant Report
The quarterly expenditure report is now available. Read more about the CARES Grant at BTC and the report here.
Oct. 2, 2020 - Rising COVID-19 in Wisconsin
Our incident command team continues to monitor our situation very closely as we have seen a significant uptick in investigations following Labor Day. In September, the team conducted 80 investigations regarding COVID-19. Through the investigative process, it was determined that only a very small number were positive confirmed cases of individuals who were on campus. The majority of all cases investigated were the result of exposures to the virus off-campus involving individuals who were not on campus. Read the full message here.
Sept. 22, 2020 - Stay the Course this Fall: A Message from the President
This week marks the official start of the fall season. As the days turn shorter and temps begin to drop, our region’s COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise. Therefore, it is important that we take a few moments to revisit our safety protocols. Read the full message here.