Trinity Allied Healthcareer Academy
Guidance as of 5/21/2020
CDC, in accordance with its guidance for Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education, recommends that for the lowest risk: Faculty and students engage in virtual-only learning options, activities, and events. Read full recommendation..
As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, our first priority is the safety of our students and our employees. We will continue to monitor the global impact and make decisions about center operations in accordance with government and local authorities.
Health and safety measures at Trinity
We are following recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting students and our staff.
Per the recommendations from global health organizations, Trinity has implemented, or is in the process of implementing, additional distancing measures.
- Continue to make hand sanitizer available in the waiting area and every classroom.
- Increase our cleaning and disinfecting regimens in between all classes.
- Continue to provide tissues to students upon arrival.
- Provide and require students to wear a cloth mask during class and faceshield and mask during lab.
- Permit students to wear disposable gloves if they choose.
- Remind students to wash their hands or utilize hand sanitizer upon arrival.
- Require students to provide a temperature check upon arrival.
- Require students to complete COVID-19 questionnaire upon arrival.
What candidates should know:
- You will be asked to acknowledge that you have not been in contact with any affected persons or traveled to affected areas and that you are not exhibiting any symptoms.
- If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, such as fever and/or respiratory difficulties, when you arrive, you may be asked to leave.
- Please cover your nose and mouth in case of sneezing or coughing.
- We are allowing students to wear disposable gloves and/or mask during class.
- If you are unwell or exhibiting symptoms, such as fever and/or respiratory difficulties, please contact your instructor in advance.
Program and class availability
All students have access to curriculum and assignments via Trinity's learning management system, Canvas. Students will be expected to “attend” school virtually on normal scheduled days and continue to complete daily homework assignments. Please refer to the Trinity Allied Healthcareer Academy Remote/Virtual Learning Guide for specific directions and expectations for student virtual attendance.
Due to the extended "Safer at Home" order in addition to our online/remote learning we will began our clinical/laboratory simulations to enhance each students educational experience.
Please try this hand hygiene simulation; the most effective way to break the chain of infection is hand washing.
We will continue to follow any new recommendations provided by government and local authorities as they develop.
COVID-19 IMPACT IN MILWAUKEE AND THE REST OF WISCONSIN
Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
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*As of 2:00pm- Today, June 17, 2020; DHS reports as followed:
- Milwaukee County- 9,658 confirmed positive cases - 352 Deaths
- Dane County- 980 confirmed positive cases- 30 Deaths
- Fond du Lac- 272 confirmed positive cases- 6 Deaths
- Pierce County- 57 confirmed positive cases- 0 Deaths
- Racine County- 2033 confirmed positive cases- 55 Deaths
- Winnebago County- 537 confirmed positive case- 9 Death
- Sheboygan County- 166 confirmed positive cases- 4 Deaths
- Waukesha County- 928 confirmed positive cases- 35 Deaths
The health of our students, staff, families, communities and most vulnerable is of utmost importance and we support all efforts to reduce the impact of COVID-19. We are continuing to monitor the number of new COVID -19 cases in Milwaukee County. Reviewing the 7-day average of newly reported COVID-19 cases within the last two-weeks new cases are on the rise; with 599 cases reported on May 27th. The impact of a single case in class is extremely significant. If one student or staff member becomes infected, everyone who was in close contact will need to be quarantined for 14 days. Close contacts include anyone who spends time, within six feet, of the positive case. When considering the proximity of our training environment, the contacts and exposures grow exponentially, and quickly. We are continuing to support closures due to increased new COVID-19 cases. We recommend that you continue to follow the CDC and Public Health Department guidelines regarding social distancing and group size for gathering.
We are also monitoring the gating criteria through Wisconsin DHS to insure we are doing our part to protect students, staff, and our community.
**Know the signs and symptoms
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors
**Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk
Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.
**Protect Yourself & Family
Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
**Create a household plan
Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
- Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
- Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
- Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
**Stay Informed About Emergency Plans
Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.
* Wisconsin Department of Health Services plans to update information by 2:00pm daily.
** Information obtained from the Center for Disease Control