As everyone is aware, we are still facing the COVID pandemic. As we return to classes there will be some changes made to keep in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines. The following Pandemic Policy was created with the most up to date local, state, and federal guidelines available when it was compiled.
As the COVID pandemic changes, and the local, state, and or federal guidelines change, the SBJATC Pandemic Policy will be changed to follow the new guidelines. When changes are made to the Pandemic Policy all instructors, students, and staff will be notified at that time.
Anyone that is experiencing symptoms of COVID, has been exposed to COVID, has been required to stay home from work due to COVID, or is required to be tested for COVID should notify the SBJATC as soon as possible for instructions involving classes.
- Face Masks
- Everyone in the building will be required to wear a face mask according to the guidelines in place at the time, as set by the local, state or federal government.
- Instructors and students must wear a facemask at all times while on school property. If an instructor is teaching virtually and is the only person in the room the facemask may be removed. Anyone found not wearing the mask will be asked to leave.
- If someone does not have a facemask with them there will be disposable facemasks for sale in the front office.
- NO ONE will be allowed in the building without a facemask. If denied entry due to not wearing a facemask it will be counted as an absence.
- During labs everyone will be required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer often, and all lab surfaces and equipment must be disinfected. This includes, but is not limited to the PLC lab, electronics lab, AC/DC trainers lab, motors lab, and shop area.
- Absence due to COVID
- If a student will miss class due to COVID they MUST notify the training director, or office staff before class, and as soon as possible to make arrangements for a virtual class to be available, or other reasonable accommodation.
- Virtual (Zoom) Classes
- Virtual classes are just as important as in person classes, and need to be treated as such, therefore the policies, procedures, and rules of the SBJATC will apply to virtual classes.
- Missing a virtual class will result in an absence.
- Students should dress for a virtual class as they would for an in-person class.
- The instructor must be able to view and identify the student at all times during the virtual class (proper lighting, student facing camera, etc.).
- Students need to select an area free from distractions while attending virtual class.
- Temperatures will be taken upon entry to the building. Anyone with a temperature over 100.3 Degrees Fahrenheit (as set by the CDC) will not be allowed entry into the building.
- A questionnaire will need to be filled out, and signed when entering the building.
- For those who wish to smoke, they must do so in their vehicle, and dispose of cigarette butts properly.
- There will be no loitering / congregating in the hallways or near the building.
- The building will open at 5pm for apprentices to start entering. Classes will start at 5:30 as usual.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom, and outside the restrooms.
- Containers with disinfectant solution and disposable gloves will be located in the hallway. At the end of each class the tables and chairs will be wiped down either by an instructor or an apprentice assigned by the instructor.
- Students will not be allowed in the offices or kitchen area unless otherwise instructed to do so.
- Please keep food in the building to a minimum, all food must be taken care of BEFORE class starts, and the table cleaned if needed.
This policy is subject to change as local, state, and federal regulations regarding COVID change. Instructors, staff and students of the SBJATC will be notified when such changes take place.
We understand the new guidelines are a change to our normal system, but we must follow them, as the safety, health, and well-being of not only our apprentices, instructors, and staff but also their families as well is of the utmost importance to us.