Coronavirus Updates - March 16, 2020

As of this afternoon, no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our Chattanooga State community have been reported. We are aware of a social media post from a student indicating the student may have been exposed to COVID-19 last week while on spring break. The student has been tested and is awaiting results from the state health department. We will continue to keep you informed. If you are sick or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps outlined here to help prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home and community.

In order to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, we will continue to practice social distancing with all on-campus events and group activities canceled through April 30. We will resume all classes in an on-line format March 23, and courses will be taught online for the remainder of the semester.

TCAT Students

Please access your eLearn for information that will be posted to eLearn by your instructor. Updates on eLearn will be provided throughout the week. If you have specific questions, please contact your instructor.

For the CDL program, please contact Duane Pendergraph at or (423) 875-8448. 

Internet / Broadband Access

  • Comcast announced Thursday it is offering two months of free internet access to low-income households who qualify for its "Internet Essentials" program. To sign up, click here. The website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program. AT&T also committed to keeping public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs access. AT&T doesn’t offer a Hot Spot map; however, you can search your device app store for a hotspot locator.

Kolwyck Library Goes Online Today

The Kolwyck Library has developed alternative services designed to support faculty and students in the online environment starting today, Monday, March 16 through the end of the semester. The goal of “KLIC Online Library LIVE” is to provide quality service online during these less than optimum times. Library LIVE is now available from 8 am – 7 pm, Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4:30 pm, Friday. KLIC Online Library LIVE:

Math Center

Tests scheduled for the week of March 16 will be rescheduled for next week.

Chattanooga State’s TSBDC Shifts Operations Online

  • Chattanooga State’s TSBDC Center is not currently accepting walk-in or in-person client meetings for the foreseeable future. In lieu of face-to-face or in-person counseling sessions, the TSBDC will provide counseling services virtually, by phone, or via email.
  • Upcoming Seminars: The TSBDC is not currently offering in-person seminars at the Hamilton County INCubator, and they are working to make the content available online. Check back for updates as to how to attend a scheduled session virtually. 
  • Disaster Loan Assistance: Late last week, President Trump signed into legislation emergency funding assistance for Small Business. SBA will be releasing more information in the coming days. Please be patient. The TSBDC is working to get you this information as quickly as possible.
  • or 423-756-8668

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education classes held on campus for TCAT-Athens are canceled this week. Please stay tuned for more information.