Introduction and Purpose
Enhancing student learning and success, and serving our students and our communities with excellence is Forsyth Tech’s ultimate goal while bravely focusing on creating a new normal.
Throughout the global pandemic, the college’s primary concern is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and everyone who visits our campuses. Forsyth Tech continues to proactively engage with local, state and federal officials to respond as quickly as possible to meet the rapidly evolving health situation resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19.
We enter Fall 2020 realizing this is a different time, yet Forsyth Tech is equally committed to our vision to be a catalyst for equitable economic mobility, empowering lives and transforming communities.
Safety Guidelines and Protocols for COVID-19
The safety of students and employees is the highest priority at Forsyth Tech. The COVID-19 Response Team, the Brave New Normal Re-entry Team, and the Emergency Operations Team have established safety guidelines and protocols to emphasize best practices during the pandemic. The guidelines are based on best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local and state health departments.
Each day before coming to campus, employees and students should independently complete the Self-monitoring Guidelines (they do not have to be submitted).
Signage across the college will indicate proper social distancing, class capacities will be reduced, in person meetings will be kept to a minimum (virtual meetings are encouraged), student lounges will be closed, and common areas will have limited seating available.
Buildings will be cleaned throughout the day with deep cleaning occurring at night. Faculty, staff, and students will also work collaboratively to wipe down desks and workstations before and after use. Limiting exposure is a shared responsibility in which all should participate.
Washing hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Avoid close contact, shaking hands, or hugging.
Remember the three W’s:
- Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth.
- Wait six feet apart, Avoid close contact.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizers.
Face coverings are required in all public areas for employees, students, and visitors to campus. Medical exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis. Review how to properly apply a mask.
VIDEO – How well do masks work?
If a person becomes ill with COVID-19, everyone that has been within six feet without a face covering in the previous 48 hours will be at risk of exposure.
Signage has been placed on campus to help provide guidance
- Signs are displayed at all entrances at each location.
- Social distancing floor markings are located throughout the college.
- Enter/exit pathways are indicated for buildings and offices as appropriate.
- Limited access signs are posted for elevators and areas with only one point of entry.
- Signs are posted to refrain from using water fountains.
If you have questions, please contact COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.