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Staying Safe at School

 

UCEDA International is making progress toward resuming normal operations, and we are delighted to see our students in class again!

We continue to follow guidance from health authorities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other governmental agencies, as we are committed to the safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Thank you for your participation, patience, and understanding during these extraordinary times.

UCEDA International continues to offer both in-person and online instruction at this time. In-person instruction is required for any new F-1 students who entered the country after March 9, 2020. Continuing students who entered the country prior to March 9, 2020 may continue to have the option to temporarily count online classes towards a full course of study.

Recently, federal and state agencies have updated their guidance related to indoor gatherings. Therefore, UCEDA has also updated its policies and guidance as outlined below.

 

Effective June 4, 2021:

 

Face Coverings

In accordance with current CDC guidance, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces. Additionally, any individual who elects to wear a mask or other face covering may continue to do so.

When meeting with an individual or group that has not been fully vaccinated, it is an appropriate courtesy to wear a mask.

Faculty and staff who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated may be allowed to teach or otherwise work without the use of face masks, at their own discretion.

Temperature Screening

All individuals will continue to undergo a temperature screening upon arrival to the school. Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or above will not be allowed entry.

 Social Distancing

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to practice social distancing. While capacity limits on indoor gatherings have been lifted, UCEDA will continue to offer an expanded selection of course schedules to avoid over-crowding in classrooms and hallways. Physical barriers will remain at the front desk and select other areas for the time being.

Please continue to follow all posted instructions while present at UCEDA.

 Cleanliness and Sanitization

Routine cleaning and disinfection of high-traffic and high-touch areas will continue, including for student desks, tables, chairs, handles, restrooms and more. Classrooms are disinfected before and after each class.

Additionally, hand sanitizer will be available in the reception and common areas, and students are highly encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands frequently while visiting.

Vaccination Vaccination

We are relieved to know that the COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe and highly effective. They are one of the most important tools to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and getting back to what we love.

All individuals 12 years of age and older are now eligible to receive vaccine. There is no proof of residency or documentation required to be vaccinated.  If you do not speak English, you can still receive a vaccine. All points of dispensing are asked to make translation or interpretation services available.

If you have not yet received the vaccine and wish to do so, please visit: www.vaccines.gov.

 

It’s up to you.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other students, and employees. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, elderly people and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting or attending classes at UCEDA, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

If you know you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you are experiencing any symptoms, please stay home and seek advice from a medical professional.

Let’s continue to work together to keep our communities safe, while never giving up on our goals. UCEDA is here to help people improve their lives through education, today and always.

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