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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources

A Message from Mid-State President, Dr. Shelly Mondeik

8.20.2021

Fall Semester 2021 is upon us! While most of us anticipated COVID-19 would be a memory by now, we are not quite there yet. Mid-State Technical College entered Phase 5 of our harm reduction protocol on August 1, 2021 and we have many ongoing protocols/services supporting our philosophy of providing “uninterrupted education”.  We continue to review and administer our protocols and operations in accordance with CDC guidelines. We will also continue to communicate any changes to our students, staff and community.

ONGOING PROTOCOL/SERVICES

  • The College will continue to follow CDC and local health department recommendations and ask that all staff and students also follow CDC recommendations as well as participate in our “mask friendly environment” by respecting each other’s personal situation related to masking.
    • Masking recommendations per campus (county) will be posted on the entrance doors of our campuses and on the college website.
  • Students and staff will receive an email containing a link to the new harm reduction short video, COVID-19 Staff and Student Training. Please take a moment to watch this video.
  • Please practice personal responsibility by distancing yourself from others even if masked and vaccinated.
  • Course registrations have been compared to classroom capacities and room optimization has been completed
  • Hand sanitizing stations located in each campus SSIC, as well as other select locations, are equipped with a mask supply bin for those needing these supplies.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected each day and expanded in high use areas.
  • Student reporting of COVID-19 symptoms (webform).
  • Staff reporting of COVID-19 symptoms to Human Resources (via email).
  • I-CARE support phone line.

We will continue to meet, monitor, adjust and communicate changes in our harm reduction protocol as they relate to the six readiness essentials: building readiness, student & staff readiness, facility access readiness, social distancing readiness, campus hygiene readiness and communication readiness. As I shared previously, we are working with our local health departments to secure an onsite vaccination opportunity at each of our campuses. In the meantime, however, if you would like to be vaccinated you can find nearby vaccination sites at www.vaccines.gov.

I look forward to seeing and hearing the sounds of learning next week. Thank you for continuing to stay the course and being caring and thoughtful of our college community.

Dr. Shelly Mondeik

Moving Forward Together,

Shelly