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Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN

COVID-19 Guidelines

FDLTCC Cares about your Wellness and Safety

 

Campus Protocols
  • Get vaccinated. It is one of the best things you can do to prevent getting or spreading COVID-19.
  • Where a mask where required or if you are not vaccinated
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have had close contact with somebody who is positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or as advised for travel.Follow quarantine and isolation instructions if you have had a close contact or are positive for COVID-19

 

As a community we are all responsible for implementing this plan. Together we are stronger, we are healthier, we are resilient.

Minnesota State COVID-19 Dashboard

As one of many strategies we are using to protect health and safety, and in the interest of transparency, Minnesota State has developed a dashboard that includes tracking and reporting both college and system wide data on cases of COVID-19. The dashboard will present data that aligns with by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) guidance and reflect reporting by system colleges and universities. Follow this link to the web page where you can find the Minnesota State dashboard.

FDLTCC COVID Response Policy and Procedures:
Additional Resources

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Information

If you have any questions or concerns contact the COVIDResponseteam@fdltcc.edu

 

Covid app logo

Imagine that you test positive for COVID-19. You tell your friends and family that you may have been in contact with, but how do you inform that people that you don’t know? Minnesota’s free exposure notification app, COVIDaware MN, will help us all do our part.

Plus, the app notifies you if you’ve been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you test positive, you can use the app to anonymously notify anyone you’ve been near.

It’s easy to download Minnesota’s COVID-19 exposure notification app here. The app is free and does not collect any personal information or track your location.

An informational fact sheet is available by clicking here and the app’s privacy information is here. (pdf files)

Vaccine Connector

The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector tool helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:

    • alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
    • connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and
    • notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.

 

Required Reporting for CARES Act Funding

 

Face Covering

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Masks and face coverings

Face coverings are an effective mitigation effort to prevent respiratory illness. Face coverings are no longer required in the State of Minnesota. People who are not yet vaccinated are strongly encouraged to where a face covering.  Even those who are vaccinated may still choose to where a face covering when in public.

 

 

 

Social Distance

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Handwashing

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Hands and face
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands after being in a public place.
  • Always wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Use hand sanitizers on the hands only. Never use them on larger body surfaces, and never swallow or breathe them in.
  • Do not make hand sanitizers into something you can spray into the air. This is dangerous to your health and can catch fire.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Throw used tissues in the trash.

 

Facility Cleaning

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  • Regular housekeeping practices are being implemented, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of work surfaces, equipment, tools and machinery, vehicles and areas in the campus environment, including classrooms, labs, restrooms, common areas, break rooms, meeting rooms, and drop-off and pick-up locations. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in high-touch areas, such as phones, keyboards, touch screens, controls, door handles, elevator panels, railings, printers and copy machines, credit card readers, delivery equipment, etc.
  • Cleaning schedule will be on a daily basis by maintenance staff. This includes restrooms, classrooms, offices and common areas.
  • Students and employees are responsible for wiping down their personal work areas or any equipment that was used after they have completed their daily instruction.
  • Maintenance will be using several different approved products to disinfect areas around the college. Disinfecting wipes will be available to all staff and students in classroom, computer lab, labs, and common areas.

 

Should I be tested?

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 Symptoms
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after you are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms, and some people may not have any symptoms.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you have questions or concerns about symptoms.

Is it COVID-19?

Find a testing location near you

 

 

 

How long to stay home if sick?
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home until all three of these things are true:
    • You feel better. Your cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better.
      and
    • It has been 10 days since you first felt sick.
      and
    • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you have questions.
  • If a lab test shows you have COVID-19, someone from the health department will give you more information and answer your questions. (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/sick.html)

The Minnesota Department of Health provides guidance for those have been diagnosed with COVID 19: What to do if you have COVID 19

Minnesota Department of Health Decision-Making Tree for People in Schools, Youth, and Child Care Programs

 

Wellness

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The stress of the pandemic takes it’s toll on everyone.
Taking care of yourself is more important than ever during these times.
  • Supporting Mental Well-being during COVID-19
    Tips to reduce anxiety and stay connected, including resources to support senior mental well-being in congregate living and tools for public health responders.
  • If someone you know is in crisis, use Crisis Text Line by texting MN to 741741.
  • FDLTCC will be implementing various wellness programs during the 2020-2021 academic year to support the college community. All community members will be welcome to participate in the programs offered.
COVID-19 Notice

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College holds as paramount the health, safety, and welfare of every member of its community. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, however, cannot guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. Unfortunately, the risk of COVID-19 exposure exists in all public places where people are present. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is taking all recommended steps to mitigate this risk, but we cannot categorically guarantee you will not get sick. Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is a shared responsibility and every member of our campus community must do their part. Understand that if you return to the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus, there is a risk you may contract COVID-19 and that illness, injury, or death is a possible result.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, and members of our campus community. All campus community members are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of the listed guidelines.

All community members are asked to respect these guidelines. Persons not following these guidelines may be asked to leave the campus or college activity. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College faculty, supervisors, and staff have the full support of college administration in the enforcement of these guidelines.

 

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has developed a Preparedness Plan for students while on campus or at off-campus college activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan utilizes the abundance of guidance offered by the Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and local public health offices.

Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 on our campus or at college activities. By working together, we will protect our college community including the tribal communities we serve. To accomplish this will require full cooperation among students, faculty, staff, visitors, and other members of our campus community. We are all responsible for implementing this plan. Only through a cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our campus community. All campus community members are responsible for implementing and complying with the Preparedness Plan. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College leaders and supervisors have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this policy.