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Moore Tech COVID-19 Student Policy 2020

This policy is intended to give guidance pertinent to the events of the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy pertains to ALL students attending ALL Moore Tech Campuses. The following procedure is meant to protect the students, faculty, and staff of Moore Tech and follows the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. Based on new information this policy is subject to change or to be updated at any time. Failure to follow policy and procedure will result in the dismissal of student from campus.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES!!!! IF YOU REFUSE TO WEAR A MASK YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE!!

1. Students experiencing the following symptoms should not report to class: 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. Although a broad range of symptoms, any one or combination of the above could indicate exposure. It is important to note that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

2. Students should seek medical help if the following emergency signs are experienced: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face.

3. The best way to prevent this illness is to adhere to the following preventative measures:

 a. Wash your hands often with soap and water

 b. Avoid close contact with people who are sick

 c. Stay at least 6 feet apart in public

d. Avoid group gatherings

e. Cover your mouth and face with a cloth covering

d. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue

f. Clean and disinfect

g. Monitor your health

4. Students WILL be checked for temperature variations DAILY, if attending multiple classes throughout the day, temperatures will be checked at each entry point. Students will be asked the following questions before admitted to campus:

(1) Have you had a temperature of 100.4 in the last 24 hours?

(2) Have you been exposed to anyone with the COVID-19 virus?

(3) Have you tested positive for COVID-19 virus, if so when?

a. Temporal scans will begin at 730am M-F. Temperatures less than 100.4F will be admitted to attend class. A private screening will occur for each student. A daily log will be kept to monitor temperature variations. Students will not be admitted to class AFTER 15 minutes of class start, student will need to contact instructor for missed class. Scanner will be sanitized between each use.

b. Students are to line up at the west entrance under the awning closest to the IE and HVAC labs. Students are to stand at or on the sign to maintain proper social distance.

Welding Campus students will enter the main entrance, and maintain social distance on or at the designated signs.

Auto Campus students will enter at the main entrance, and maintain social distance on or at the designated signs.

c. ONLY 10 students will be allowed to line up at a time. Students without temperature will be given a RED stamp to attend AM classes, and a BLUE stamp to attend PM classes. (labels or stickers will be provided with the designated color)

d. Students will need to stay in their vehicle until instructed by the parking lot monitor.

e. Students displaying symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

f. Students will be allowed attend Zoom classes for the time of quarantine.

g. Students who have been exposed to COVID-19 or testing positive for COVID-19 will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, and may NOT return until a negative test is processed. Proof of the negative test will need to come from a health care professional or Health Department.

h. Students will disinfect their station at the beginning and end of each lab session. Disinfectant and hand sanitizer will be provided by and monitored by the instructor.

i. Students are to attend ONLY the lab they are enrolled in, or other designated areas to maintain proper social distance. Room 105, the auditorium, and computer lab on the main campus will be available to those students that do not leave campus between classes. Designated areas are marked to maintain proper social distance.

j. Students will be allowed breaks at the instructor’s supervision, social distance will be maintained in break areas.

k. The use of microwaves or coffee makers for the general public are prohibited at this time.  Students are asked to wipe vending machine before or after use.

5. Instructors, faculty and staff maintain the right to dismiss any student that does not follow the rules set forth in this policy. It is at the discretion of the college leadership and staff to determine what is in the best interest all employees and students’ health and safety.