COVID-19 RESPONSE(updated 5/5/2020)
We are now OPEN!!
On May 5, the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board informed us that our training programs have been identified as essential and are allowed to reopen. We have started offering Dementia, Mental Health and Nurse Delegation classes now. HCA skills will be offering in a week or two, check back for an update soon.
There are some safety requirements to ensure the health and safety of all students and Instructions, please see below.
If you, anyone you live with, or someone you have had contact with in the last 14 days, are sick, please let me know right away and DO NOT come to class. I will work with you on a plan to monitor your symptoms and when it would be safe for you to attend class.
Each student will be screened when you arrive at the school. We will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer, and ask the following questions:
Are you experience any symptoms of a fever (greater than 100.4◦F?
Are you experiencing any symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or difficulty breathing?
Are you experiencing any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
Are you experiencing any fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell?
This information will be kept locked in a file cabinet in our locked file room to safeguard your HIPAA information. If you have any of the above symptoms or develop them during class, you will be asked to go home and I will work with you on a plan to monitor your symptoms and when it would be safe for you to attend class.
Classes will be limited to 7 students max, to ensure that we can maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing. Tables and chairs have all been spaced 6 feet apart with an X marked under each chair in the classroom. Chairs in the lobby are spaced at least 6 feet apart. Please do not congregate or gather with other students.
PPE and Infection Control:
Handwashing: Each time before entering the classroom, you will be asked to wash your hands at the sink in the lobby (please do not form a line at the sink). You will also be asked to your hands after using the bathroom, before and after eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Before class begins, the instructor will demonstrate the proper way to wash hands.
Mask: All students and instructors will be required to wear a mask while in the school building, cloth or surgical masks are fine, no need for an N95. If you do not have a mask, let me know and we can provide you with one.
Face: Please refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
The school building is cleaned every night. All tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces and objects will also be disinfected after each class.