We all, collectively play a role in keeping ourselves, each other, and our community safe.
Read below to learn what you can expect and what we all are required to do.
The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic is presenting many challenges for the University system. As the situation evolves, we will keep our community informed. Our decisions are based on the desire to keep the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community as our top priority, combined with our continued commitment to providing quality workforce training. Mahalo for your patience and understanding during this time.
Now that you’ve successfully registered for your course with OCEWD we are here to help you prepare for your first day on campus by following our COVID-19 safety precautions.
We have prepared a comprehensive and complete COVID preparation plan that outlines our disinfecting procedures, your personal protection responsibilities, and a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors. You’ll find detailed information and safety requirements in the Leeward CC Interim Plan For Reopening. Other important COVID preparedness links are listed below:
CAMPUS PREPARATIONS for OCEWD COURSES
You’ll take comfort in knowing that our college will be disinfecting our classrooms and touch points. In addition, we’ll be configuring classrooms for 6’ distancing requirements, and practicing additional sanitation and safe hygiene protocols. Upon arrival, you’ll see helpful information signs and disinfectant stations for your use.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS
Students, College staff and Instructors are required to complete a daily check of your health status using LumiSight UH before coming to campus each day. Download the app or access via a website by selecting the appropriate link below.
This self-assessment will help us all in identifying any symptoms or risk factors related to COVID-19. Should you exhibit any symptoms or risk factors for COVID please stay home and call our office at 455-0477 or contact your instructor. We’ll work with you to reschedule or make accommodations. Thank you in advance protecting our community members and yourself.
Please Stay Home if Have Been Exposed or Feel Symptoms
- Fever- A sustained increase in body temperature of 100.4° F [38.0° C] or greater using an oral thermometer without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Congestion or runny nose
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- New loss of taste or smell
- Have you been instructed by a Health, State or Federal official to quarantine during a time that includes your class dates?
- Are you living with, or caring for someone that has COVID-19?
- Have you had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
Call or email your instructor, or our office immediately if you test positive for COVID-19, suspect exposure to COVID-19 or have been instructed to quarantine. All information is confidential and we will help you to make accommodations to continue instruction should you need to stay home. You can also contact our office at 808-455-0477 or email@example.com
STAY AT HOME GUIDES:
In accordance with University Guidelines, we ask that all students apply the following criteria when deciding to remain home or attend class on a college campus. You are encouraged to stay home if you meet any of these criteria:
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19, stay at home (PDF) except to get medical care. Do not return to campus until you have been cleared to return by the DOH.
- If you are subject to government-issued or a healthcare provider’s orders to quarantine, stay at home.
- If you have been identified through contact tracing to be tested for COVID-19, stay at home (PDF) until you receive a negative test result.
- If a member of your household has tested positive for or you have been notified that you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 then stay at home.
- If you are sick at all, stay at home, even if you only have mild symptoms of illness that could be COVID-19, which include the following: 1) cough; 2) shortness of breath; 3) sore throat; 4) diarrhea; 5) loss of smell or taste; 6) fever (>100.4° F) or feeling feverish; 7) chills; and/or 8) body aches. Contact your medical provider and follow their advice including about when to return to campus.
- Any student, employee or visitor who has been required to stay at home under these guidelines shall not return to campus until cleared to return by a healthcare professional or DOH.
WHAT TO BRING
- Masks: You will need a face mask or covering that properly covers your nose and mouth. Face coverings are to be worn indoors and outdoors. More information in “What to Expect On Campus”.
- Disinfectant: You are encouraged, but not required, to bring your own personal disinfectant and wipes. We will also have disinfectants and wipes available.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON CAMPUS
- Masks: As previously mentioned, You will need a face mask or covering that properly covers your nose and mouth. Students and staff are required to wear facial coverings when interacting in-person with others. Coverings are to be worn when indoors, outdoors, in common areas and where physical distancing is not possible (face coverings are not required while working or studying in isolation and where safe physical distancing can be practiced).
- Orientation: Instructors will review our protocols for social distancing, face mask practices, disinfectant stations, COVID-19 symptoms, and risk factors.
- Sanitation and Respiratory Etiquette: Students are encouraged to use disinfect on your hands before and after entering the classroom. Should you feel the urge to cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing and to avoid touching your face, in particular your mouth, nose, and eyes, with your hands. You should dispose of tissues in provided trash receptacles and wash or sanitize your hands immediately afterward. Respiratory etiquette will be demonstrated on posters and supported by making tissues and trash receptacles available to all workers, customers, and visitors.
- Hand washing: We strongly encourage you to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water prior to entering the classroom and after using the restroom. Hand-sanitizer dispensers containing sanitizers of greater than 60% alcohol are at the entrance to the classroom, inside classrooms, and also located in our restroom facilities.
- Social Distancing: We are abiding by the 6’ social distancing rule and ask that you maintain at least 6’ distance from your classmates, instructors, and staff. You’ll find the classroom seating configured for these distancing requirements. Please do not rearrange classroom seating and avoid seating in areas marked off with tape.