Return to Learn - COVID-19 Update

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Return to Learn—Great Plains Technology Center

We know this is a difficult time. However, we want you to know your health and safety are our top priorities. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, clients and visitors while we further our mission to provide a safe, hands-on educational environment to train the workforce of tomorrow.

In order for students to achieve their career objectives and master their skills to succeed, access to equipment and technology are vital. The training provided by Great Plains Tech replicates the real world hands-on experience that can only be taught using the same processes and equipment used in industry; therefore, we are delivering training to all students in person for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

COVID-19 and the spread of the virus may require the school to change the method of instructional delivery to a virtual learning environment where students will learn remotely. Great Plains Tech will schedule students to attend live training using the shops on a controlled basis to provide students with the real world hands-on training needed to complete the course.
 
In addition to the COVID-19 safety measure listed below, Great Plains Tech has implemented a COVID-19 Protocol. Please read the protocol to know what to do in the event you are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
 
On Campus COVID-19 Safety measures:
  • Face Masks will be worn when entering any campus buildings and when in common areas, including hallways and restrooms, and when you are unable to socially distance at least 6 feet or more.  
  • Each building will have a designated entrance where screening will take place including taking your temperature
    (100.4 degrees f), followed by a basic wellness* check.
  • Social distancing will be followed in accordance with CDC guidelines of 6 feet or more in hallways and in classrooms.  
  • Personal direct contact such as shaking hands with other students and staff is forbidden.  
  • Designated common areas will be closed, drinking fountains will only operate using the auto water-bottle filling station. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and not share the container.  
  • If you are sick, stay home.  
  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water. Hand sanitizer stations will be in all classrooms and at the entrance to each building.  
  • Students will not be permitted to share PPE or other articles of clothing, sharing of food or water bottles.
  • Great Plains Tech will comply with state and local governmental guidelines to help limit exposure and follow these guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19. We will also comply with the Health Department regarding reporting any possible positive cases of COVID-19 on campus.
*Wellness check questions: Students should monitor their health prior to arriving to school by checking for the following COVID-19 symptoms: Dry cough, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, or at least two of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 or higher, chills and/or shaking with chills, headache, loss of taste or smell, muscle pain or sore throat. If you have any two of these symptoms, CDC recommend you be removed from the general population and advised to stay home.
 
COVID-19 Point of Contact for students:
Lawton Campus:  Justin McNeil, 580-250-5601, email: jmcneil@greatplains.edu
Frederick Campus: Ken McKee, 580-335-5525, email kmckee@greatplains.edu

 

 

 

Revised August 31, 2020
 
 
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Exposure and Travel Guidelines for Students

These guidelines are based on the current guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Local, State and Federal ordinances and Executive Orders and other expert resources. These guidelines may change frequently and unexpectedly.
 

Positive or Probable COVID-19 Case or Close Contact

 
Revised December 3, 2020