Personal Safety Requirements for Students
UPDATED MASK INFORMATION: Beginning Wednesday, March 2, masks will be OPTIONAL on the HCC campus. Please respect faculty, staff, students, on-campus partners, and visitors who choose to wear them voluntarily.
Masks No Longer Required at KCTCS Colleges
In response to the governor lifting the mask mandate for state offices, all KCTCS colleges are now mask optional. Students who chose to continue wearing masks may do so. Please respect the choices others make as some people may have health issues or just feel more comfortable being masked up.
Please refer any questions about specific classes or clinical programs to your instructor or Healthy at Work Officer.
Gloves are not required, however for your safety, you should wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer after each equipment use. The facility will ensure that employees whose job duties include touching items often touched by others (e.g., credit cards/cash, paper, computers) wear gloves that are “regularly” replaced.
You may be asked to self-check your temperature and answer health questions before entering a facility. If your temperature is above 100.4 degrees, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.
Students are required to conduct daily self-administered temperature and health checks. Students who report a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 should see their health care provider to be tested and then quarantine at home as soon as any illness is detected.
If any student reports a positive test or displays COVID-19 symptoms, faculty/staff are permitted to deny the student entry into the lab for completion of work. Should a student be unable to complete lab work due to COVID-19, faculty should work with the student to provide extensions on assignments.
Social distancing of at least three feet is recommended in all classrooms, labs, shared offices, common spaces and other locations. Spaces may have been modified to ensure this is followed, including removal or storage of furnishings.
Signage has been posted at all facilities in the common areas such as bathrooms, cafes, lecture halls, classrooms, entrances, etc.
Three-foot spacing markers have been added for higher traffic areas. All congregating, vending, break and meeting spaces are either closed, taped off with "Closed" signage or have been rearranged to ensure proper social distancing.