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Kettering College Plans for Fall 2020 Semester Due to Coronavirus

Kettering College is prepared to deliver a quality academic experience while keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty at the forefront as we return to campus for the fall 2020 semester.

Classes begin Monday, August 31.

  1. A blended method of instruction will be used. We will have a combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences.
  2. Clinical training will be face-to-face at clinical sites and through simulation activities on campus.
  3. Laboratory work will primarily be on campus.
  4. Lecture or didactic work will be a combination of face-to-face and online delivery.

For more details about the fall semester, visit www.kc.edu/return-to-campus.

For up-to-date information about the coronavirus and Kettering College, visit www.kc.edu/coronavirus.

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Return to Campus Fall 2020

Return to Campus Fall 2020

Kettering College is prepared to deliver a quality academic experience while keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty at the forefront as we return to campus. To ensure safety, the College has developed a three-phase approach to a return to campus to mitigate the risk of disease resurgence and protect the most vulnerable. This plan is based on up-to-date data, though we recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic remains unclear, and the situation continues to evolve. COVID-19 will peak in different locations at different times and will impact each college and university differently. Public health guidance, scientific knowledge, and clinical best practices will change, so these guidelines may change and be updated accordingly.

The following measures are the basics of this plan and work together to help us manage our own exposure and limit what we may spread to others in the community and through our work.

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Phase 2 Classroom Requirements

•Masks are required to be worn at all times by everyone who is in a classroom, unless an individual is alone in the room.

•If <6’ is required due to demands of the lab activity, a face shield or protective glasses or goggles are required in addition to the face mask.

•Social distancing must be in place, with a minimum of six feet between each person.

•The maximum capacity of people in each classroom at one time must be maintained in accordance with the current state requirements.

•Hand sanitizer and disinfectant must be readily available and used by everyone upon each entry into the classroom and whenever leaving classroom.

•At the conclusion of each meeting, each individual is responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the space that he/she occupied.

Additional Guidance

•Clean and sanitize surfaces and equipment in your own work space, classroom, or lab, as appropriate, throughout the day.

•Shared tools and equipment will be sanitized after each use.

•Campus and building access points have been modified to best allow for social distancing.

•Clear signage emphasizing the use of social distancing, facial coverings, hand washing, etc. installed at appropriate building entry points and throughout campus.

•Certain non-essential facilities (e.g., classrooms, labs) and common areas may be closed to focus cleaning staff efforts on the areas most heavily utilized by faculty, staff, and students.

•In areas outside of classrooms where close interaction between individuals cannot be avoided, use of plexiglass shielding.

•Class start/end times are staggered to allow enough time for adequate screening, cleaning between classes, and limit foot traffic in hallways and elevators at any given time.

•KHN protocols will be followed for deep cleaning should someone in the campus community test positive for COVID-19.

•Common areas (e.g., lobbies, Learning Commons, computer lab) will be closed outside of regularly scheduled on campus class times, including evenings and weekends.

Monitoring for the presence of symptoms

Anyone who does not feel well should not come to campus

Stay home (or leave if already on campus) and notify supervisor or HR

Stay home until:

1) fever free without medication for 72 hours, AND

2) symptoms have improved for at least 72 hours, AND

3) at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first began, AND

4) clearance from EH or PCP, in coordination with KC’s SHC

Individual may return after these symptoms resolve if accompanied by a negative COVID-19 test and clearance from EH or PCP, in coordination with KC’s SHC

Best Practices

•Communication is key

•Frequent and timely

•Respond within 24-48 hours; use of Canvas discussion boards

•All lectures must be recorded and posted to Canvas within 24 hours of class

•Canvas gradebook use is a must

•Provide encouragement to students and KC team members

•Online Education Manual is a great resource

•Student pledge

•Testing strategies

  • 3 Phase Reopening

    • Phase One: Early Return

      PHASE ONE: Learning Activities

        
      LecturesLabsClinicals
      No in-person lectures In person labs, with groups of ≤10, when essential
      At discretion of each program based on their governing/accrediting body’s recommendations on clinical students, and as permitted by preceptor facilities.
      Synchronous or asynchronous, online
      Virtual simulations when not essential
      Simulations (live and virtual), as able, when not permitted to be on rotation

      Recorded

      PHASE ONE: Safety

        
      ScreeningSocial DistancingPPE
      Symptom check following CDC guidelines, may include: temperature, screening questions, etc.
      Students and personnel with essential tasks only on campus.
      -Faculty: only as needed for labs or in person simulations
      -All others: Work from home
      Masks are required for students, faculty, and staff; use them appropriately.
      Every person entering the College is screened every day at least one time

      Online meetings
      People who have passed the screenings will be given a sticker that is good for 24 hours.
      Offices, labs, and restrooms to be open to those required to be on campus; classrooms and common areas closed
    • Phase Two: Main Return

      PHASE TWO: Learning Activities

        
      LecturesLabsClinicals
      In-person lectures only if:
      -students already on campus for essential lab(s)
      -classroom spaces allow for adequate social distancing measures
      In-person labs when essential and space allows for adequate social distancing measures
      As permitted by preceptor facilities; with guidance from each program’s governing/accrediting body’s recommendations on clinical students
      Synchronous or asynchronous, online
      Virtual simulations when not essentialSimulations (live and virtual), as able, when not permitted to be on rotation
      RecordedIf <6' distancing is necessary for skills labs, face shield or protective glasses or goggles are mandatory.

      PHASE TWO: Safety

        
      ScreeningSocial DistancingPPE
      Symptom check and screening following CDC guidelines
      On campus for essential tasks only
      -Faculty: only as needed for labs or other essential tasks; office hours held virtually
      -Staff: limited personnel on campus in shifts
      -All others: Work from home
      Masks are required for all students, faculty, and staff; use them appropriately.
      -Gaiter facial coverings, bandanas, or masks with ports are not permitted
      Every person entering the College is screened every day at least one time
      Online meetings if possible; social distancing if in-personIf U/A to wear a mask this need should be validated by licensed medical or mental health professional and individual must wear face shield (to EH or SHC)
      Those in the residence hall should be screened daily.Offices, labs, and restrooms to be open to those required to be on campus; common areas closely monitored and social distancing enforced
      If U/A to social distance (i.e., clinical skills lab), face shield or protective glasses/goggles are required in addition to mask.
    • Phase Three: Later Return

      PHASE THREE: Learning Activities

        
      LecturesLabsClinicals
      In-person lectures with proper social distancingIn person labs in spaces that allow for adequate social distancing measures
      As permitted by preceptor facilities; with guidance from each program’s governing/accrediting body’s recommendations on clinical students
      Online synchronous or asynchronous, as needed
      Virtual simulations when not essential
      Simulations (live and virtual), as able, when not permitted to be on rotation
      Recorded

      PHASE THREE: Safety

        
      ScreeningSocial DistancingPPE
      Self-monitoringOn campus for essential tasks only:
      -Faculty: only as needed for lectures, labs, or other essential tasks; office hours held virtually is preferred
      -Staff: limited personnel on campus in shifts
      -All others: work from home
      All students, faculty, and staff should have masks and use them appropriately
      Online meetings if possible; social distancing if in-person
      Offices, labs, restrooms, and common areas to be open with social distancing
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