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Education Workshops Reopening Plan:

The necessity to conduct future in person workshops with greater attention to personal medical safety and disinfection of facilities is clear. Thankfully, the Centers for Disease Control and others set forth guidance to assist organizations. Naturally, each public water supplier and other workshop hosts may have additional steps to follow.

Preparing the students

  1. Students will be informed of the procedures to be followed for their protection in advance of their arrival
  2. Prepare students, in advance, to respond to pre-screening questions required before entry.
  3. Candidates will wear their own face covering, per CDC guidelines; decline entrance to those not prepared
  4. Room count: mindful of physical distancing requirements at the federal, state and local jurisdictions dictates
  5. Hands-on count: mindful of physical distancing requirements at the federal, state and local jurisdictions dictates

Preparing the facility (per CDC Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Facility document)

  1. Use of appropriate PPE (disposable gloves, masks, etc.)
  2. Clean & disinfect facility and equipment with an EPA-registered household disinfectant
  3. Set up the chairs no less than 6 feet apart to meet the social distancing requirement during the workshop.
  4. Ensure the facility includes a reminder notice at the check in table that outlines the company adherence to the CDC’s guidance on:

               Support respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene for employees, customers, and worksite visitors:

  • Provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles.
  • Provide soap and water in the workplace. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. If hands are visibly dirty, soap and water should be chosen over hand sanitizer. Ensure that adequate supplies are maintained.
  • Place hand sanitizers in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene.
  • Place posters that encourage hand hygiene to help stop the spread at the entrance to your workplace and in other workplace areas where they are likely to be seen.
  • Discourage handshaking – encourage the use of other noncontact methods of greeting.
  • Direct employees to visit the coughing and sneezing etiquetteand clean hands webpage for more information.

* Prescreening questions to be asked of students, candidates and employees attending education and certification events.

  • Have you traveled internationally in the last 14 days? 
  • Have you been in close contact with family members or friends who have traveled internationally within the last 14 days? 
  • Do you have any of the following symptoms?
  • fever (> 37.5 degrees C, 99.5 F)
  • onight sweats
  • sore throat
  • body aches
  • shortness of breath
  • diarrhea or significant change in bowel habits
  • cough
  • chills