FAQ - Students
In accordance with the CDC, the health department and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), masks (face coverings) must be worn while indoors on the WKCTC campus regardless of vaccination status.
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Yes. Per the Governor’s executive order and the KY Healthy at Work Minimum Requirements, face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn.
Yes. If wearing a mask would create a serious health or safety hazard, when you are working alone in an enclosed space, or when you are working alone in an area with more than three (3) feet of social distancing, you are not required to wear a mask.
A student seeking an exception to mask protocol for a serious health or safety hazard reason shall contact the WKCTC Accessibility Services Office prior to the start of classes. Students may be required to submit medical documentation to support their request for an exception to the mask requirement.
A surgical or N95 mask is not required. A cloth face covering that covers the nose and mouth (such as a bandana) will suffice (but note “mask” is used herein for ease of reference).
WKCTC will have masks available for those who do not have one, but we highly encourage you to bring your own from home. Masks will be available throughout campus. Please ask a WKCTC employee if you are in need of a mask. Please note that if you do not supply your own and none are available at the College, you can be denied entrance to the facility.
All students are required to wear masks. If the College has masks available, they may provide them to students, but are not required to do so. Students not wearing a mask may be denied entry into WKCTC facilities and classroom/lab spaces. Any student who declines to wear a mask and remains physically present in a facility after being instructed to depart can be considered a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus environment and thus given an immediate temporary suspension, subject to normal KCTCS administrative normal processes and the Student Code of Conduct.
No. Students should wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout campus locations and in classrooms.
Students who have a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to campus. Students should notify their instructor and contact their health care provider to be tested and follow their provider’s instructions on the need to quarantine at home. If you begin to feel ill or develop symptoms after coming to class, notify your instructor immediately and leave campus and seek medical attention.
Students are required to conduct daily self-administered temperature and health checks at home prior to coming to campus. Students who report a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to campus and should contact their health care provider. Any student reporting a positive test or displaying COVID-19 symptoms will be denied entry into WKCTC facilities and/or classroom and office space. Should a student be unable to complete coursework due to COVID-19, the faculty member will work with the student to determine the best course of action for the student.
Social distancing of at least three (3) feet is required. Evaluations of each facility and its classroom, lab and office spaces have been conducted to determine the maximum capacity allowed in order to adhere to social distancing requirements. Chairs/desks and other classroom and lab furniture and equipment have been modified to provide at least three feet space. Signage has been placed throughout campus locations reminding students, employees and visitors to remain socially distanced. Six-foot spacing markers have been added for higher traffic areas. Congregating and vending areas, breakrooms, and meeting spaces will be either closed or reduced in size to allow for social distancing.
Faculty will take attendance/use sign in sheets to ensure available information for contact tracing in case a student or faculty member in the class becomes ill with COVID-19. If using a sign-in sheet, students must clean or sanitize their hands after using a shared pen/pencil. You and the College must be prepared to assist public health officials if a faculty member or student tests positive or becomes exposed to COVID-19.
Maintenance and Operations staff will continue to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and areas a minimum of twice daily (e.g., doorknobs, credit card machines, shared computers). Hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray/wipes will be available and easily accessible in all classrooms and departments. Employees and students will need to disinfect their work space before use.
When there is an identified employee or student who has COVID-19, the College must further ensure that they immediately restrict access to contaminated areas and adequately clean impacted areas. Any contaminated area will be off-limits to all but essential personnel for a minimum of 24 hours or as directed by local public health officials.
Water fountains will not be available for use. Students are encouraged to bring their own water from home. The College must, to the greatest extent practicable, restrict common areas such as lobbies, waiting rooms, break rooms, lunchrooms, and vending areas to maximize social distancing and reduce congregating. If left open for use, hand sanitizer will be made available in the area. Signage has been placed on frequently used items reminding employees and students to sanitize them before each use with supplied wipes.
Bridget Canter – Director of Human Resources. Students may contact their instructor, Octavia Lawrence-dean of students, or the Healthy at Work Officer with any concerns.