|Posted on June 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM|
CLASSES ARE BACK IN SESSION
As we continue to keep the health and safety of our team members, instructors, community, and students as our first priority, we would like to provide you with an update on Trinity's continued response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health concerns.
Our requirements exceed the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Wisconsin DHS suggestions by limiting class sizes, encouraging skills sessions in place of classroom classes, and additional screening and safety precautions.
We are re-opening and enrolling at 50% capacity, which means we will only be accepting six (6) students for each in-class session and six (6) for online classes to limit the possibility of virus transmission and offer quality education and training. Each program offered is fully adaptable for full online and blended learning. Masks will be required during class and both masks and faceshields will be required during close contact labs.
The majority of our administrative team members have been working from home since March 18th. Instructors who are still teaching and students will be monitored for COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. If any team member, instructor or student is ill, exposed to someone who is ill or tests positive for COVID-19, or tests positive for COVID-19 himself or herself, that person may not enter Trinity's classes or offices for 14 days.
Everyone, upon arriving at work or a class, must successfully complete a COVID-19 screening and pass a temperature check. Similar to all healthcare facilities, no one may enter the workplace or classroom without completing the screening. The COVID-19 screening includes: recent travel abroad, exposure to a person with COVID-19 symptoms or who tested positive for COVID-19, or symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, or loss of sense of smell or taste. If a student does not pass the COVID-19 screening, please contact us to reschedule your class to a later date, at no cost to you. If a student arrives at a class who does not pass the screening, they will be able to participate in online lecture and continue to complete assignments online and labs/skills session will be rescheduled after the students quarantine.
Health and safety of our team members, instructors, community, and students is our top priority. Our offices will re-open with reduced staff, happy to serve you. As we have for the past 3 years in business, we continue to comply with manikin manufacturer guidelines for cleaning our classroom equipment, as we add enhanced protections for our students and staff:
- All staff and students will wash their hands for at least 20 seconds before entering the classroom;
- Equipment will be spaced apart at least six (6) feet;
- All students and instructors will wear face covers/masks when inside the classroom;
- No food or drink will be consumed in the classroom;
- Each student will be provided with disposable gloves to use during the class;
- All equipment and furnishings are appropriately sanitized thoroughly with commercial germ-killing disinfectants after every class and lab session;
-Sinks have been added to our classroom to ensure proper hand hygiene during labs.
We are taking measures to sanitize our offices and equipment even more than our already high standards of cleanliness. We continue to implement best practices for disease prevention, as outlined on the CDC website.
We are committed to being a reliable partner to you and your organization. We are also committed to being a responsible organization, caring for our team members, instructors, the community and students, and operating in everyone's best interests. If there is more that we can do to help you through the difficult weeks ahead, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your continued trust in Trinity. We look forward to serving you again soon!