Voice Recognition
X

Adult Career Center Specific COVID-19 Updates

 May 15, 2020

We are looking forward to getting back to in-person instruction when necessary/required. However, all of us must be very mindful of the new guidelines that will be in place at the JVS. These guidelines are in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. They apply best practices as determined by the CDC and the Department of Health, and as recommended by your specific program industries.

First, it is imperative that you follow the guidelines to self-monitor your health status daily before coming to class.

                        Take your temperature. Is it 100.4 or higher?

                        Do you have a cough?

                        Are you having trouble breathing?

You have a responsibility to answer these questions honestly before coming on campus each day. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, DO NOT ATTEND. Please consider not only yourself and your family, but also everyone you may see at school. 

As part of the JVS approved safety plan, all individuals will adhere to the following safety measures. (Please read the entire plan on the website at https://www.lcjvs.com/LCJVSCOVID-19SafetyPlan.aspx

Best practices from the CDC and ODH will be encouraged by the JVS. In cases where specific procedures are mandated, everyone will be required to follow those mandates. These practices, many of which are taken directly from these organizations, include:

=         Maintaining 6’ of distance between all individuals in the building, including any students, staff or guests, and as entering and exiting the building.

=         Requiring the use of face masks or coverings by all employees, students, and guests, unless there is an approved exception. Exceptions include where facial coverings:

o   Are prohibited by law or regulation;

o   Violate documented industry standards;

o   Are not advisable for health reasons;

o   Violate documented safety policies;

o   Are not required because an employee works alone in an assigned work area; or are not required due to a functional/practical reason.

=         Washing hands and/or Applying hand sanitizer upon entering the building.

=         Promoting frequent and thorough hand washing. If hand washing is not an option, employees are encouraged to frequently use hand sanitizer provided throughout the building.

=         Encouraging respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.

=         Discouraging any individuals from using others’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. 

=         Requiring all individuals disinfect shared tools and equipment after use. For example, wipes will be available by copy machines.

=         Recommending frequent disinfection of desks, workstations, and high-contact surfaces

=         Requiring that any used personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks, is disposed of, cleaned, or stored properly to avoid contamination of self, others, or the environment.

Thank you for following these guidelines. They have been approved by the health department as conditions for us to resume in-person instruction. Additional safety measures may be required by some programs. Your program may require a higher standard of care due to the nature of the industry, and we ask that you follow any additional program-specific guidelines your instructor has provided to you; these are current industry best practices.

Things are different than they were two months ago, and we understand that this is a change in protocols. Several of our programs are returning with a hybrid model that will still provide some online opportunities for the continuation of learning. Whether instruction is fully in-person, hybrid, or online you must be sure to participate in all hours offered each week. Satisfactory attendance and grades are still required to remain in the program and/or successfully complete the course. If you cannot return to in-person instruction at this time, please work with your instructor to consider appropriate next steps. Also know that our Student Services Coordinator and Counselor are available to help answer your questions.

We look forward to a safe return to the classroom.

Thank you

Kristian Smith, Director 

 

March 16, 2020 

Office is temporarily closed, however we are monitoring email and will have remote access to phones. Please see our staff directory for emails of all our staff.
Office: (440) 774-1051 - ext. 22254  Fax:     (440) 776-2070  

 

The Lorain County Joint Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boys Scouts and other designated youth groups. © 2020. The Lorain County Joint Vocational School District. All Rights Reserved.