May 18 - COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine and the CDC announced changes to COVID-19 safety protocols allowing fully vaccinated individuals to forgo mask-wearing and physical distancing in most settings. Both emphasized that private businesses, workplaces and schools could continue to enforce masking requirements and other safety guidelines as they deem appropriate.
For the protection and peace of mind of our students, faculty and staff, Tri-C will continue to follow the protocols outlined in the Return to On-Ground Work Guidance until further notice. These protocols include:
- Performing a daily health assessment before coming to any campus or facility, and reviewing and electronically signing the COVID-19 Statement of Personal Responsibility once per semester
- Wearing a mask properly
- Staying 6 feet apart
- Washing your hands frequently, for 20 seconds
- Isolating at home for 14 days if you’ve been exposed to the virus and are not fully vaccinated. Notify Risk Management for specific instructions.
Tri-C students, faculty and staff whose class requirements or jobs require them to visit or work at locations other than the College should follow the safety protocols of those locations while there.
The College will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 exposures and cases, adjusting plans as appropriate.
We will address this topic during the President’s Virtual Town Hall on Monday, May 24, at 2 p.m. Watch the livestream here.
Extensive safety protocols currently remain in place at all College locations. Additionally, more than 200 bipolar ionization filters were recently installed across the College, covering classrooms, offices and general gathering areas. These systems remove 99.4% of all COVID-related viruses from the air.
The College will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 exposures and cases, adjusting these plans if necessary.
We need everyone’s help to keep our community safe by continuing to follow safety protocols:
- Perform a daily health assessment before coming to any campus or facility, and review and electronically sign the COVID-19 Statement of Personal Responsibility once per semester
- Wear a mask properly
- Stay 6 feet apart
- Wash your hands frequently, for 20 seconds
- Celebrate small
- Don’t eat or drink with anyone outside your household
- Limit travel
- If you’ve been exposed to the virus and have not been fully vaccinated, you must isolate at home for 14 days. Do not come to the College. Notify Risk Management for specific instructions or questions.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response and Preparedness
Tri-C’s Office of Compliance and Risk Management is monitoring the development of all potential and confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. Senior leadership at the College is meeting regularly to guide Tri-C’s processes, plans and protocols in regard to the situation.
On March 9, 2020, public health officials confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County. In response, Gov. Mike DeWine declared a State of Emergency in Ohio, an action that allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate their responses to protect citizens.
Tri-C is taking precautions to ensure the safety and health of the Collegewide community. In addition to issuing health bulletins on COVID-19 symptoms and prevention, the College has suspended all international and domestic travel for staff and students until further notice.
Please view the resources below and check this page for updates.