CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Safety Protocols
For the protection of our students, faculty, staff, and community, Apollo Career Center has put in place the following safety guidelines to comply with governmental mandates.
Goal: To reducing health-related impacts caused by COVID-19. Help and expect Apollo Career Center students to adhere to the following safety guidelines. All students are expected to understand that guidelines can change, due to the fluidity of information with COVID-19.
- Apollo Career Center will keep updated postings at all entries and common areas regarding the common symptoms of the COVID-19 infection. This signage will include the duty of individuals not entering the building if they are experiencing any of the symptoms listed.
- Student professional development provided by Apollo Career Center will include training on the importance of infection control and stopping the spread of COVID-19.
- Students must monitor their body temperature prior to coming to school. Anyone with a temperature that exceeds 100.4◦, should remain at home and contact their instructor. After arriving, a student may request that their body temperature be evaluated if they begin feeling ill, unwell, or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection. All labs will have a thermometer available.
- Entry and exit of Apollo buildings will be limited based on classroom and laboratory locations. Instructors will provide students with information related to permissible entry and exit doors for individual programs.
- Students must provide their own safety glasses and face masks. Maintaining a back-up set of safety glasses and face masks is strongly recommended. Instructors will provide students with information related to what constitutes acceptable PPE.
- Students who do not have the appropriate PPE, or if they refuse to wear the PPE, will not be permitted to be in the lab and will be required to leave the building, resulting in missed hours.
- Vending machines should be disinfected before and after each use. Cleaning supplies are available next to vending areas.
- Frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged.
- When possible, shared tools, equipment, and instruments should be disinfected before and at the end of each use by students.
- All students understand that they will have responsibilities for cleaning their instructional area with supplies provided by the school.
- Apollo provided computers and personal mobile electronic devices used for classroom purposes may also require disinfecting before each day and between uses.
- When using the restrooms that do not contain auto-flush fixtures, students are encouraged to use spray disinfectants before and after restroom use.
- Students are expected to comply with individual classroom and laboratory safety protocols as prescribed by their instructor. These protocols may include, but are not limited to, the use of food/drink, PPE, barriers and maintaining safe distances. All students understand that safety protocols can be different depending on the field of study they have chosen to pursue.
- Students will be expected to complete all assignments that are delivered remotely in the event that remote learning is implemented due to COVID-19. Failure to complete assignments will result in missed hours and possible grade reduction.
- As a student, if you test positive for COVID-19, the county health department where the school or individual is located will be notified and will give further direction. Apollo will ensure that the campus is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Individual health information is private and protected by law through HIPAA and FERPA. No names or information that would identify an individual will be released by the school or those associated with the school.
- Apollo will continue to monitor the COVID-19 exposures and cases, adjusting plans as appropriate
- Students will complete a statement of personal responsibility