Vocational Schools Re-Opening Procedures and Guidelines

Could you imagine last year around this time that we would have most of our schools closed? The Corona Virus presented challenges. However, we’ve managed to get through the first phrase.

It is the second phase of re-opening in New Jersey and additional states. Governor Murphy gave Vocational School’s guidelines on how to open safely. To prepare for the opening, these are the procedures that are being advised by the CDC to follow.

This is a basic summary of how to keep yourself safe during school opening procedures.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Keep Social distancing in classrooms, workstations, laboratories, clinical settings, and student seating areas through the school.
  • Provide for smaller class sizes, and space desks and student seating areas throughout the facility six feet apart where feasible.

The next step is remembering to wear face coverings. These are necessary to ensure safety during classroom sessions.

CLOTH FACE COVERINGS

  • All faculty, staff, students and visitors need to wear cloth face coverings except where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.
  • Provide information to staff and students on proper use, removal, and washing of cloth face coverings.
  • Require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear cloth face coverings except where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.
  • Provide information to staff and students on proper use, removal, and washing of cloth face coverings.

In addition to offering suggestions, vocational schools are working with health care professionals to continue safe practices.

COLLABORATION WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS

  • Establishing testing guidance and contact tracing protocols in consultation with local health officials and in line with existing state and federal health privacy statutes and regulations, at minimum, such protocols should include a mechanism to maintain a log of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to facilitate contact tracing and the reporting of any instances of COVID-19 to local health officials.

The most crucial step is following procedures and guidelines. If you need additional information or guidance, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html