COVID-19 CONDITION ALERT RESPONSES
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MATC FULL-TIME PROGRAMS COVID-19 STUDENT GUIDELINES
Mid-America Technology Center is planning on having our regularly scheduled school for the 2020-2021 school year beginning August 12. In order to protect our students and staﬀ, the following practices have been adapted and developed to help start the year as smoothly as possible. As the year progresses, we may continue to adjust these guidelines based on school, student, and staff needs. This plan will be considered active until further notice. The Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System is based on four colors; Green—New Normal, Yellow - Low Risk, Orange—Moderate Risk, and Red—High Risk
https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/covid-19-alert-system or www.matech.edu/covid-19 (this page)
Current Conditions November 26 – Condition Orange
Students who have been in contact with or exposed to COVID 19 should not come to MATC until they have a negative test, or have completed their 14-day quarantine and are symptom-free. Students reporting exposure while in attendance will be sent home until they have a negative test, or have completed their 14-day quarantine and are symptom-free. Students are encouraged to initiate MATC’s Distance Learning plan during times of quarantine or closure.
Students who have symptoms associated with COVID 19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, body aches, fatigue) should not come to MATC until they have a negative test and are symptom-free for 72 hours without medication. Students who appear to be symptomatic while in attendance, will be sent home until they have a negative test, or have completed their 14-day quarantine and are symptom-free for 72 hours without medication. Students are encouraged to initiate MATC’s Distance Learn-ing plan during times of quarantine or potential closure.
Sending School Closures
In the event that we have disruptions to our normal operations and calendar due to closures of our sending schools, students from closed schools will be encouraged to continue attend-ing MATC within the guidelines listed. If necessary, students from closed schools will be allowed to initiate MATC’s Distance Learning Plan for their program.
Tools and Equipment
MATC will continue to provide the tools and equipment necessary for student practice in lab settings. Tools, equipment, classroom materials, and machinery will be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Each teacher will provide the appropriate methods and materials for their program’s equipment.
MATC’s goal is to protect our students and staff while we continue to have school and enforce our attendance policy. It is the student’s responsibility to check in Student Services to report absences. In response to state and local restrictions on school openings and in-person attendance, MATC implemented a DL (Distance Learning) attendance code to indicate a student is not present but is working under MATC’s DL plan. It is important for students to follow communication guidelines to get credit for time and progress, which affect graduation credit, financial aid, and certifications/licenses.
Masks—for Conditions Yellow and Orange
1. MATC will provide re-usable fabric masks for all students and staff.
2. All individuals will be required to wear approved fabric or disposable surgical-style masks, or gaiters, that cover their nose and mouth. Face shields or other coverings must be approved. Bandanas and scarves are not acceptable.
3. Masks are required for entry into any MATC building and bus.
4. Masks are required in hallways and common areas.
5. Students are encouraged to provide their own masks. If needed, initial masks will be pro-vided by MATC. Additional cloth and disposable masks will be made available for sale.
6. With teacher approval, students working in outdoor areas may remove masks while they are working and proper social distancing is in place.
7. With teacher approval, students may remove masks while they are in their own enclosed private workspace with no one else present, or when performing assignments in a constant unchanging location with intentional spacing of 6 feet or more.
8. Fabric masks should be washed and fully dried after each day’s wear, and it is each student's responsibility to ensure that their mask is sanitized appropriately
9. If a student indicates compliance with MATC’s mask policy is not possible due to medical reasons, the student should be referred to student services and provide appropriate documentation from a medical provider.
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