Q&A - A Healthy Return to ECTC - Fall 2020
ECTC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment as everyone returns for classes this fall. We hope the following Q&A will help to answer the many questions you have about ECTC’s policies and procedures. We look forward to seeing our students, faculty and staff on campus soon!
Yes. ECTC wants everyone to have the right to an education, but the college is also responsible for providing as safe of an environment as possible for everyone. Students, faculty, and staff will be ask to wear a cloth mask or face covering while on campus. A full-length face shield would also be acceptable. ECTC has the right to refuse service to anyone not in compliance with this safety procedure and students could be in violation of the student code of conduct if they do not comply.
No. ECTC requires that a cloth mask or face covering be worn on campus. A surgical or N95 mask is not required. Students can request an exception to the mask requirement through our Accessibility Director, Teresa Brown. An accommodation to the request may be to shift the student to online courses or wear a face shield in the classroom. Find more info on our Accessibilty Services webpage.
Please notify the employees at the campus check-in desk in the RPC Atrium on main campus, the reception desks at other campuses, or your instructor and they will assist you. Because masks supplies are limited, we encourage individuals to provide or make their own cloth mask or face covering. Find more information about face masks on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Vending machines and water bottle stations will be available. Water fountains, break rooms, meeting spaces, and shared appliances will not be available. This step is one of many steps we have taken to make our campuses safe and healthy.
No. We expect all students and employees to take their own temperature and monitor their symptoms. Students should stay home if they are feeling unwell, exhibit symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath consistent with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19. Students should follow current Kentucky Department for Public Health and/or CDC guidelines. Some programs may require daily health checks before entering the classroom, lab, or clinical setting.
Contact tracing is the process used by health officials to identify individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Faculty will take attendance in classrooms to have a record of your time on campus.
Schedules have been altered to allow for fewer students in the classroom at a time. Examples include allowing part of the class to join virtually, or dividing the class into two groups with half on campus at a time for instruction. Faculty will guide and monitor social distancing in classrooms and labs as necessary for their particular class.
During Stage 3 of our Return to Work Plan, July 1 – July 31, 2020, Student Services will be available on-site to set up appointments with staff or you can set up an appointment by calling or emailing:
- Contact Admissions at ECTCadmissions@kctcs.edu or (270) 706-8800
- Contact Advising at ECTCadvising@kctcs.edu or (270) 706-8695
Or make an appointment when you’re ready to enroll (files complete; holds removed)
Stage 4 begins August 1, 2020. At that point, we will open all student services on our campuses. Fall classes will begin on August 17, 2020.
Here’s what you can do:
- Wear a facemask. (Mandatory)
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Practice 6' social distancing.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Use hand sanitizer before and after in multi-use areas.
- Limit family members on site that do not seek services.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID 19 virus and the measures needed to protect the health and safety of ECTC students, the college has made the decision to suspend all club sports programs for 2020-2021.