Last update: 1-4-2021
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Greeting Students and Guests,
On behalf of WTC, we hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season thus far. As the New Year has arrived, we felt it was important to get this communication out regarding our return. The latest stats in El Paso have demonstrated that active Covid-19 cases have gone down significantly, and so have the active cases reported to WTC within the last month. We are however, not prepared to bring everyone back at once because everyone’s safety is important to us. Please review the following which will be in place for our return on Monday, January 04, 2021:
- Student training capacity is increased to 50% from 25%.
- Training will be reserved for hands-on training only.
- All administrative services will be available to students and guests in person and virtually.
- Program Directors and Instructors will be responsible for reaching out to students to ensure everyone understands the specifics of their return.
NOTE: Nursing and PTA students will be provided with a separate and distinct class schedule that will require all students to be available and present daily.
NOTE: It is imperative for returning students to receive hands-on training. For students that do not wish to return at this time, they will be required to request a Leave of Absence. This is highly discouraged however, because it prolongs the amount of time it will take to successfully complete the program.
We will continue to monitor the current pandemic situation, but it is important for everyone to do their part in exercising proper behaviors during this time:
- Always wear a mask, except when eating. Students removing their masks while in lab will be asked to leave.
- Frequent handwashing and using hand-sanitizers as needed.
- Keeping work areas clean and sanitized.
- Maintaining at least 6-8 feet distance away from one another.
Lastly, if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, contact your instructor. Please stay home, contact your healthcare provider, and do not come or visit the school. As a reminder, symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. If your symptoms have not improved seek medical attention immediately. We also remind you to follow protocol in notifying your immediate instructor (supervisor for employees) so that we can track active cases.
Stay safe and thank you very much for your cooperation with this matter.
Chief Operating Officer
Western Technical College