Return-to-Campus Plan: Construction Technology

Fall 2020

Disinfection requirements

  1. The District shall ensure that all essential infrastructure classrooms and workspaces are disinfected daily using the safest and most effective disinfectant necessary as recommended by federal, state, and/or local health officials. Common areas and frequently touched objects such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, phones, keyboards, elevator switches and buttons, touch screens, printers/copiers, grab bars, handrails and bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day and will be informed by the schedule of essential infrastructure programs at the Canyon Country campus.
  2. During skills practice, it will be the faculty and students’ responsibility to disinfect shared equipment between uses employing an alcohol-based disinfectant provided by the District.
  3. Equipment / tools will be assigned to one student until completion of the assignment/task or the end of the session.

Changes in teaching area layout

  1. Students will be limited to 1 per table to assure spacing as required by the LA County Department of Public Health.
  2. Students and tables will be positioned to optimized distance between students pursuant to LA County Department of Public Health.
  3. If practical, skills may be done in the area just outside the lab area.

Changes in class enrollment size

  1. Class size capacity is limited to 10 - 12 students depending on the number of tables available (@ 1 student per table).

Campus arrival

  1. As practical (given weather & security) exterior and interior doors will be propped open at least 15 minutes prior to the start of a session, including the roll up door serving Allied Tech Center room 708.
  2. A designated area for students is designated in lot 2; faculty to park in lot 2A.
  3. Parking will be only in designated spaces.
  4. Per the CDC, carpooling is discouraged.
  5. Students transitioning to a course immediately following a course which has just ended shall be informed they are not permitted to enter the classroom until 10 minutes prior to the start time of the next course. While waiting, students are to also maintain physical distancing as required by the LA County Department of Public Health.

Entrance/exit to and from classroom/laboratory area

  1. One door will be designated “Entrance Only” and another door “Exit Only”.

Health screening

  1. Faculty and students shall be required to complete the daily online health self-assessment and submit to a non-contact temperature scan each day prior to instruction. Cleared students will be provided a sticker indicating both steps have been completed. This sticker will be shown to the instructor upon arrival to the classroom.
  2. Health screening for Construction Technology students will be set up in Parking Lot #2. The District will provide several awnings to establish a health screening station, which will include a chair and table for the medical assistant, as well as social distancing signs to inform students how to queue for screening.
  3. In person health assessments will be conducted in compliance with LA County Department of Public Health requirements.

Physical distancing techniques

[including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and apparel requirements]

  1. During skills practice / training, alternative methods to physical distancing required by the LA County Department of Public Health as described in Appendix 3 of the COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan (May 2020) Physical Distancing Options, may be used.
  2. All students, staff, and faculty are required to wear appropriate face coverings. Hard hats with face shields attached will be assigned to individual students for the duration of the semester.
  3. Instructors shall assign a designated construction task work space with one end of a space reserved for each student until completion of the assignment / task.

Breaks

  1. Students will be required to bring their own water bottles.
  2. Refilling of personal bottles on campus will not be permitted.
  3. Breaks will be scheduled by the instructor and coordinated with other groups to minimize overlapping times.
  4. Students will be limited to one person at a time in restrooms.
  5. Students will be instructed to maintain physical distancing required by the LA County Department of Public Health at all times.

Teaching restrictions

  1. All lecture type activities will be conducted remotely. This does not apply to any program with hands-on demonstrations.
  2. Instructors are encouraged to utilize existing program virtual reality trainers to conduct hands-on demonstrations.
  3. When close contact is required with students, the instructor shall wear a cloth face covering and a clear face shield provided by the District. In lieu of a face shield, when close contact is required, an instructor may wear a face covering provided by the District and to the greatest practical degree avoid engaging the student face-to-face or physical contact. The student and teacher with face coverings in place should face in the same direction if possible, at all times.