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HOPE PROJECT ACADEMY
H.O.P.E Project Training Academy plans to ensure the health and safety of all of its students, faculty and staff during the spread of coronavirus Covid-19.
We also have initiated a Safety Officer – Ms. Sharay Bell, who will oversee the daily operations as it relates to safe practices, PPE, social distancing, and prevention for staff, faculty, students and visitors. To remain extra vigilant, we are requesting offering all of our curriculums via e-learning (80%), and only allow our students to attend hands-on skills labs (20%) of time throughout the curriculum. The e-learning platforms have been established.
Once approved, we will publish these guidelines on our H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY website www.hopeprjectacademy.com . H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY will continuously update the “H.O.P.E PROJECT ACADEMY Reopening Plan” as needed to align with the mandates of the District of Columbia and HELC.
H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY Safety Officer for Infection Control will regularly check with DC Health and the DC Coronavirus website for current information as related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is our understanding that “spikes” in outbreaks increases the likelihood of spread of COVID-19, and WCI has demonstrated in its “H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY Reopening Plan” below, various contingencies for the continuation of safe operations to include re-directing the course entirely to distance learning to safeguard our students, staff, and faculty.
If there are any questions related to “H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY Reopening Plan” policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.
“Covid-19 Consult” and the name and direct phone number of our Safety Infection Control Officer, accompanied by a short summarization of the incident or situation. The e-mail will be sent to both DC Health and OSSE
During this timeline, to ascertain a “lowest risk” category with respect to Covid-19, H.O.P.E. PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY requests all courses to be initiated on-line through our already established e-learning platforms and only utilize our re-opening plan for our hands-on skills labs component which will reduce direct contact by 80%. For example: a course that ordinarily requires 240 hours of on-site instruction would require 200 hours of e-learning instruction through our Go TO Training application and the student would only have to attend labs which is comprised of 20% of the curriculum. Our Go To Training tool for students has supplemented our curriculum for years, with interactive course rooms, e-simulations, and inter-active videos. We will continue our daily lectures, dialogues, questions, and learning experiences via live lectures on a daily basis.
If a staff, faculty, or student has been identified as infected with COVID-19 during the course, the individual will adhere to protocol by isolating themselves at home except for when medical treatment is needed and advised by their PCP. The individual will be informed that DOH will be notified and what to expect with respect to contact tracing to lessen the spread. The individual will also be asked to follow the guidelines in their information packets regarding isolating, social distancing, and safe practices to prevent the spread (at home).
In a circumstance where there is a confirmed COVID-19 case that has been on campus, it is critical to maintain confidentiality of the student or staff member as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The “Student Lab Team” that the student or faculty member was assigned to will immediately be isolated and asked to have COVID-19 testing prior to their return. All communications regarding the infected individual will be held confidentially by H.O.P.E PROJECT ACADEMY with the exception of informing DC local DOH and ensuring the team members in contact with the infected individual isolate themselves properly according to guidelines and recommendations and acquire the COVID-19 testing for clearance to return.
Medical information related to the COVID-19 Testing and/or positive test will be maintained in a student-centered health file separate from the academic file; however, made available to DC officials as required.
Messages regarding the recent “positively identified COVID-19 case” should counter potential stigma and discrimination. All faculty, staff must not divulge the name of the infected student or staff. However, we have no accountability when the student may take it upon themselves to share their status with their classmates. Nevertheless, no faculty or staff will inform students of the identity of the infected individual. All H.O.P.E. PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY faculty and staff and any students who become informed by the individual must display behaviors that do not stigmatize or show discriminatory behavior regarding the infected individual. Our emergency medical students have chapters associated with ethical behaviors, confidentiality, and hippa and are expected to utilize this training.
H.O.P.E. PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY policy also ensures that PPE is on-site for use by students, staff and instructors. PPE includes:
Students will be issued their own designated equipment (that is not to be shared) to include but not limited to
Students, faculty and staff will be made aware of where PPE and cleaning supplies are centrally located within the school. The Safety Officer will ensure that all supplies are ordered and secured prior to student, staff and faculty arrival.
Personal Practices – Washing or Sanitizing Hands Frequently
The H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY Prevention Training and informational packets inform students and staff regarding knowing the various symptoms of COVID-19 and identifying these symptoms in themselves and others:
If any symptoms as described above, the student/staff should self-isolate and contact their PCP for further assessment and interventions. The student/staff should not return to H.O.P.E. PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY until medical information is received from the PCP regarding COVID-19 positive or negative status.
H.O.P.E. PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY “Prevention Education Policy” was initiated regarding COVID-19 pandemic and is established to:
The following considerations will be made for H.O.P.E. PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY staff that are high-risk and considered vulnerable due to pre-existing health conditions.
All faculty, staff must not divulge the name of the infected student or staff. However, we have no accountability when the student may take it upon themselves to share their status with their classmates.
Nevertheless, no faculty or staff will inform students of the identity of the infected individual. All H.O.P.E PROJECT ACADEMY faculty and staff and any students who become informed by the individual must display behaviors that do not stigmatize or show discriminatory behavior regarding the infected individual. Our emergency services students have chapters associated with ethical behaviors, confidentiality, and hippa.
are bound by these as well as FERPA. Students and staff are expected to adhere.
H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY will follow all CDC guidance on cleaning and disinfecting the school, sanitizing surfaces and cleaning and sanitizing of equipment at the institution. The H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY policy for guidance for cleaning and disinfecting is in accordance with CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, schools and homes. This policy will be given to all faculty, staff and students.
The H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting policy was established to inform and/or remind our staff, students and faculty of the importance of maintaining hygienic and disinfecting practices in both public and private spaces to slow the transmission of COVID-19. The policy adheres to the following:
H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY lease for the 101 Xenia Street, First Floor, SW Washington, DC 20032 location delineates all maintenance associated with the occupied and unoccupied space the responsibility of the owner. H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY has confirmed that during extended shut-downs, the occupied space will continue to be cleaned and maintained in accordance with their building maintenance guidelines which includes maintenance of ventilation systems, water systems such as faucets and plumbing such as toilets.
H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY will coordinate with DOH in the event of a positive case identified at the H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY campus. H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY will adhere to DOH guidelines with respect to short-term, long-term or extended durations for building closures.
H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY does not have campus housing.
Shutdown Considerations If Necessitated by Severe Conditions and/or Public Health Guidance
H.O.P.E PROJECT TRAINING ACADEMY established a “Contingency Plan of Action” to ensure continuity of education during emergency management operations and in the event pandemic such as COVID-19 becomes wider spread: