As we re-opened the campus at ISSNMT, the following guidelines have been created to enable us to do so with the health, safety and wellbeing of all of us in mind.
In March 2020, we entered unchartered territory, closing the campus to students, faculty and administrative staff for the first time in our institution’s history, due to a pandemic. Now, as the conversations commence about re-opening the campus, it is paramount that we appreciate that life at school must fit into an environment that has changed. These guidelines will address the changes that must take place on campus to ensure that we operate optimally within the “new normal”. Guidelines to be followed are in keeping with the Equal Opportunities and Employment Commission (EEOC), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and federal guidelines. Guidelines must be followed until further notice and include, at a minimum, those outlined below.
- Sanitize your hands prior to entering buildings or classrooms.
- Wash your hands often using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after having been in a public place, after coughing or sneezing or blowing your nose.
- If you are not able to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, ensuring that you cover all the surfaces of your hands.
- If you must cough or sneeze, do so into the crease of your elbow.
- Maintain distance between yourself and others.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth or face.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when out in public.
- Regularly clean and disinfect your personal items.
- If you are feeling unwell, stay home.
Screening Process Upon Arrival on Campus
- The front doors of all buildings will remain locked to students, clients, visitors and staff until they have been screened and cleared for entry.
- Students, clients, visitors and staff will be issued face masks prior to entering the building. These must be worn at all times while on campus.
- All students, clients, visitors and staff members will have their temperature taken prior to being permitted to enter the school premises. Any student or staff member who is found to have a temperature of 99°F or higher will be sent home or asked to leave.
Any student or staff member who registers a temperature of 99°F or higher for 2 consecutive days will be sent home or asked to leave and will not be allowed into campus buildings for 14 days, if they have the COVID-19 symptoms along with the temperature unless they submit a negative test result for COVID-19 that is dated after their temperature was initially taken on campus. The Equal Opportunities and Employment Commission (EEOC) has stated that temperature checks during this time are valid and appropriate. (/https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm)
- All students and staff members will be asked a series of health-related questions prior to being permitted to enter the school premises. These are in accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines for pandemic preparedness in the workplace (https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/pandemic-preparedness-workplace-and-americans-disabilities-act). ISSNMT reserves the right to refuse entry onto its premises, any person who is deemed to pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other person/s on its campus. The following questions will be asked:
- Do you have a fever of 100.4° F or higher?
- Do you have a cough?
- Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
- Have you been in close contact with anyone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?
- Are you at a higher risk for COVID-19 due to any known illness or disease you have?
- Students, clients, visitors and staff permitted into campus buildings will sign waiver of liability document.
- Students, clients, visitors and staff must bring their own pens/writing implements.
- Once permitted onto campus, students, clients, visitors and staff will be directed to wash their hands.
- Students, clients, visitors and staff will be given hand sanitizer before and after clocking in or out.
- Any student, client, visitors and/or staff member who refuse to participate in any part of the screening process will not be permitted entry into school buildings.
Notification of Illness
Any student or staff member who notifies the institution that they are unwell and with COVID-19 symptoms, will not be permitted on campus until they have quarantined for at least 14 days from the date of notification, or have provided the institution with proof of a negative test result for COVID-19, dated after they notified the institution of their illness.
Khalilah Valentine MS H Ed.
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