Here at VTCSOM, we have spent weeks preparing for our students, faculty, and staff to safely return to campus.
Signage is everywhere to help remind us all about the importance of masks and social distancing.
Plexiglass has been installed in high traffic areas to protect our employees and visitors.
Hand sanitizer is readily available to help keep our hands germ free.
All rooms have been modified or marked to ensure proper social distancing measures are followed.
And, we have increased the cleaning and sanitation of all spaces.
This is Brian. He reports to the building daily to aid in this process. But what do you need to know if you are returning to campus?
“The first thing you should ask yourself is, “Do I really need to be on campus?” Teleworking is still encouraged whenever possible. STAY home if you can work effectively from there.”
Please take your temperature. If you have a fever above 100.4, stay home!
If you have to come in, you must first complete the online re-entry screening. The link can be found in the email sent by Brock Mutcheson every morning at 5am “Thanks, Brock!”
Bring a face covering. These will be required in all indoor areas.
And please, only 2 people allowed in elevators at a time. Remember, its easy to social distance while taking the stairs, and it promotes a healthy lifestyle!
All rooms will be marked with the maximum number of people allowed under current guidelines.
Furniture will be placed to encourage social distancing. Please leave furniture in place!
Some rooms will be marked with doors for entrances and other doors for exits to minimize close contact.
Conference rooms and classrooms should be reserved with names of attendees provided and logged.
However, please continue virtual meetings when possible to limit contact.
If you need to schedule meetings, please make sure you sanitize the space after using it. Please allow at least 30 minutes between use of the space.
And, of course, don’t forget the simple things like coughing into your elbow, regularly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and avoid shaking hands!
While we are all excited to return to campus, we must remember to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, and ensure a safe working and learning environment for all our our VTC family.