What other protocols are in place at school?(In addition to “What can you do, to stay healthy?” above)
Everyone, including Students:
Will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing frequently used and touched objects and surfaces. Studies are showing that the COVID-19 virus can live on surfaces for up to 9 days. (Examples: cellphones, door handles, light switches, keyboard, mouse, chair arms, desk surface, phones, writing utensils, printer and copier touchscreens, drawer handles, headphones, remotes, stapler, scissors, etc.) Students, please remember, this applies to your dorm rooms also.
Clean and sanitize your workspace and desk frequently.
Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before entering and after leaving any communal location, such as the Cafeteria, the Employee Lounge, the Reception Desk, etc.
Before entering the Cafeteria, please use the provided hand sanitizer.
Each desk and workstation will require cleaning and disinfection after each class. We are asking you to fulfill this responsibility, and you may enlist the services of select students. Refer to the information below and cleaning instructions in each classroom.
Student illnesses will continue to be reported as usual. Quarantine protocols will result in student absences. Please practice understanding as you make accommodations (e.g. extending due dates, electronic submission of assignments, etc.).
Tissues are provided for every classroom and office complex.
Sanitizing cleaning solution, paper towels, and instructions are provided for every classroom and office complex.
Wipes or cleaning solution and instructions are provided for organ and piano practice rooms, and computer labs.
Office complex hand sanitizer or individual office hand sanitizer will be provided.
Additional hand sanitizing stations will be deployed in key areas.
When using the provided wipes, or the sanitizing cleaning solution, please remember that the required “kill-time” is 2-minutes. This means, after a desk, workspace, student desk, door handle, etc. are sanitized, the surface must remain wet for a full 2-minutes.
The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is a rapidly changing and evolving situation. the Minnesota Department of Health updates its website regularly with new information as it becomes available. For the latest information please visit the following websites for additional resources: