New Community Career & Technical Institute COVID-19 Guidelines for Return to In-Person Instruction

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New Community Career & Technical Institute COVID-19 Guidelines for Return to In-Person Instruction

Guidance
New Community Career & Technical Institute’s Re-Opening Plan falls within the guidelines provided by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey Department of Labor, and New Community Corporation. NJDOL and NJDOE issued Executive Order No. 155 on July 1, 2020, permitting private career schools to provide in-person instruction as long as safety precautions are put in place prior to providing in-person instruction. NCCTI’s Re-Opening Plan covers the following areas:

  • Infection control
  • Physical distancing
  • Cloth face coverings
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Hand hygiene
  • Education and training
  • Ventilation
  • Collaboration with health officials

Infection Control
NCCTI will administer daily temperature checks for all staff, students, and guests. If it’s determined that someone has a temperature above normal, they will not be allowed to remain in the facility. Students and/or staff are to stay home if they have a fever, are experiencing shortness of breath, are feeling unusually fatigued, are experiencing muscle or body aches, have a new loss of taste or smell, have a sore throat, have congestion or running nose, are vomiting, or are experiencing diarrhea.

Physical Distancing
NCCTI will ensure physical distancing guidelines are being followed. Desks, workstations, and seating arrangements are at least 6 feet apart. Students will be assigned to a work area and they are to sit in the same seat each time they are on campus. Students will be required to attend in-person instruction on alternating days, ensuring there will not be more than 8 students in class per day. NCCTI’s normal class size is 16 students.

Cloth Face Coverings
All staff, students, and guests are required to wear face coverings. No one will be allowed into any facility without cloth face coverings. NCCTI medical instructors will provide a workshop on the importance of face coverings and proper usage.

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • NCCTI cleans and disinfects classrooms and common areas after each usage.
  • NCCTI disinfects high-touch areas like desktops, light switches, doorknobs, etc. periodically throughout the day.
  • NCCTI provides top-to-bottom cleaning of the facility at least daily.
  • When an individual is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, NCCTI will close off areas visited by the ill person and wait 24 hours to reopen the area. NCCTI maintenance staff will conduct cleaning and disinfection.

Hand Hygiene

  • NCCTI maintains adequate equipment and supplies for staff, students, and guests to wash and sanitize hands periodically.
  • NCCTI provides hand sanitizer stations with hand sanitizer that has 60 percent or more alcohol content.
  • Students and staff are provided adequate break time to wash hands regularly.

Education and Training

  • NCCTI provided training for students and staff regarding sanitization, hand hygiene, and social distancing practices and protocols as a condition for in-person instruction.
  • NCCTI has posters displayed on proper face coverings, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

Ventilation

  • NCCTI has fresh air through our ventilation system.
  • NCCTI maintains relative humidity at 40 to 60 percent.
  • NCCTI ensures restrooms are under negative pressure.

Collaboration with Health Officials

  • NCCTI maintains a collaboration with local health officials regarding COVID-19 guidelines.