Keeping DMACC Safe
Please do not come to any DMACC facility if you answer "YES" to any of the following:
- Do you feel ill, have a new cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
- Do you have a fever of 100.4 degrees (regardless of the cause)?
- Do you have a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)?
- Are you or someone in your household awaiting COVID-19 test results due to a possible exposure or symptoms?
- Have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Have you have been in close contact with a presumed or confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Please contact your Instructor(s) immediately if you experience any of the above. Instructors no longer have to use incident reports to notify the college of illness, exposure, or positive cases. Each case should be handled the same way a standard absence would be addressed. Additional guidance about possible cases within your household should also be considered.
During these unprecedented times, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to practice good communication strategies. Faculty and staff should expect that there will continue to be challenges faced by students and offer flexibility whenever possible. Information about services, potential changes, closures, or other important notices will continue to be communicated by DMACC leadership on the
Coronavirus Website and by DMACC email and phone where appropriate.
Personal Protective Equipment
DMACC recommends that students, Faculty, and staff wear a face mask. Two (2) double-layer, cloth face masks may be provided or individuals may choose to wear their own.
Masks are recommended inside all DMACC facilities.
Masks are recommended outside on any DMACC property when within 3 feet of other individuals.
Eye protection (glasses, safety goggles or face shield) should be used in addition to the face mask when face-to-face contact is necessary or when required by a program/lab.
Face Shields may be used in addition to face masks. Faculty in some programs with needs to wear shields should consult their supervisors and DMACC has purchased some for this purpose. CTE faculty (pre-approved by Deans/Provosts) will be permitted to wear face shields without a mask.
Managing Your Own Health
DMACC prioritizes the health and safety of its students. Individuals should not be afraid to stay home if they feel unwell or believe they may have been exposed. DMACC instructors will work with students to navigate and resolve issues to the best of their ability.
Students who need accommodations during or after a COVID 19 related illness are encouraged to talk with instructors and apply through the
Disability Services Office. Health information of an individual employee or student is considered confidential and will be treated as such.
Social Distancing is recommended, where possible.
Students are expected to practice good hand washing. CDC recommends washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds and up to 10 times per day or upon contact with any surface.
Student Common Areas
Areas commonly used for socializing, relaxing, eating, or studying will be available in many areas.
Food & Beverages
- Water fountains are available within all facilities.
- Common areas typically used for breaks may be available.
- Vending machines and microwaves will be available within some open areas. Students will be expected to clean the microwaves and vending machines (handles, keypads, door, inside, etc.) themselves after each usage.