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COVID Precautions   

Health/Symptoms

  • All people entering the college must attest via link or on paper at the beginning of their class . The attestation will cover if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell.
  • Students will not be admitted if they report that they are feeling sick or when they have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of Covid-19.
  • Students will immediately report to their instructor if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell). If symptoms develop during a class, the student will be immediately sent home. If symptoms develop while the student is not in lab, the student must inform community education at CommunityEd@pencol.edu. The student will not be allowed on campus until they have been evaluated by a healthcare provider. Communications between student(s) and Community Education is of paramount importance during this period.


Social Distancing

  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet of separation must be maintained by every person on campus at all times.
  • Any time two or more persons must meet, ensure minimum 6 feet of separation.


Face covering

  • Students and employees will be required to wear a cloth or disposable face covering inside all buildings, and outdoors where maintaining social distancing cannot occur. They will maintain minimum physical distancing of 6 feet whenever possible.


Sanitation and Cleanliness

  • Soap and running water is abundantly provided for frequent handwashing (guidance on hand washing is posted). Students and Faculty are encouraged to leave their workstations to wash their hands regularly, before and after going to the bathroom, before and after eating and after coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose.
  • Students and staff will follow required hygienic practices, including not to touch one‚Äôs face with unwashed hands or with gloves; washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol; cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.; covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing as well as other hygienic recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, such as shared tools, vehicles and other equipment, handrails, doorknobs, etc.
  • If a student or staff member reports feeling sick and goes home, the class will be shut down and all attendees sent home. The closure will be reported to campus safety, the appropriate director and the president of the college. Reopening class for the next day or week will be at the discretion of the college administration and any decision will be communicated to students.


Visitors

  • Only currently enrolled students and instructional staff will be allowed on campus absolutely no visitors are allowed without exceptions.