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COVID-19

Monitor Your Health Daily

State Tech campus community members (employees, students, and visitors) are expected to take proactive steps to monitor their personal health, stay home if they are feeling unwell, and protect the safety of our entire campus community.

Daily symptom checklist:

  • Do you have a fever (temperature over 100.4 F) without having taken any fever reducing medications?
  • Do you have a loss of smell or taste?
  • Do you have a cough?
  • Do you have muscle aches?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?
  • Do you have chills?
  • Do you have a headache?
  • Have you experienced any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite?
  • Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19? Close contact is defined as within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more without a face covering.
  • Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, stay home and contact your health care provider for guidance. Once an employee, student, or visitor is asked to self-isolate, please contact State Tech HR at hr@statetechmo.edu or call 573-897-5224.

After experiencing symptoms, being a close contact, or being asked to self-isolate, employees, students, or visitors may return to campus if they satisfy the following:

Untested: Persons who have not received a test proving or disproving the presence of COVID-19 but experience symptoms of COVID-19 may return if the following three conditions are met:

  • They have not had a fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers); and
  • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved); and
  • At least ten (10) calendar days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

Tested: Persons who experienced symptoms and have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to camp if the following three conditions are met:

  • They received a release from quarantine from Health Department and send release documentation to hr@statetechmo.edu
  • They no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers); and
  • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)

Tested with no symptoms: Persons who have not had symptoms but test positive for COVID- 19 may return when they have gone ten (10) calendar days without symptoms, have been released by a health care provider has been sent to hr@statetechmo.edu.

Wash Your Hands

State Tech campus community members (employees, students, and visitors) are expected to hand wash frequently (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds). If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.

Wear a Face Mask

State Tech campus community members (employees, students, and visitors) are expected to wear face masks that cover your mouth and nose indoors to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Employees, students, and visitors will receive 1 face covering when they arrive to campus, but can also wear their own. Learn more about how to wear, use, and launder face coverings. If there is a medical reason that prevents you from wearing a mask, please contact hr@statetechmo.edu if you are an employee or visitor and counselingservices@statetechmo.edu if you are a student.

Exceptions include:

  • When you are alone in a private workspace.
  • When you are in your residence hall room.
  • When you are in the cafeteria on campus.
  • While outdoors and maintaining 6 feet or more physical distance from others.

Maintain Social Distancing When Possible

State Tech campus community members (employees, students, and visitors) are expected to maintain social distancing of 6 feet between individuals on and off campus, when possible. There will be exceptions in classrooms and lab spaces where social distancing is unable to be done, but face coverings will be required.

 

Response Scenarios

We are currently in Scenario 3.

Review scenario responses

 

 

Additional Covid-19 Information

Reported COVID-19 Cases

April 9, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 1
  • Active Positive Cases – 2

April 6, 2021 – The college was notified of three students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

April 2, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 2
  • Active Positive Cases – 2

March 26, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 3
  • Active Positive Cases – 5

March 25, 2021 – The college was notified of two students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 19, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 6
  • Active Positive Cases – 3

March 18, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 17, 2021  – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 16, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 12, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 7
  • Active Positive Cases – 5

March 10, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 8, 2021- The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 7, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 6, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 5, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 2
  • Active Positive Cases – 4

March 5, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 3, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 2, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

March 1, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 26, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 1
  • Active Positive Cases – 2

February 25, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 19, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 3
  • Active Positive Cases – 2

February 19, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 14, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 12, 2021- Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 4
  • Active Positive Cases – 2

February 12, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 5, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 9
  • Active Cases – 6

February 4, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 3, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 2, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

February 1. 2021 – The college was notified of four students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 31, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 29, 2021-Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 17
  • Active Cases – 8

January 26, 2021 – The college was notified of three students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 25, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 22, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 17
  • Active Positive Cases – 11

January 19, 2021 – The college was notified of three students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 18, 2021 – The college was notified of two employees who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 16, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 15, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 21
  • Active Positive Cases – 13

January 14, 2021 – The college was notified of one student and one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 13, 2021 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 12, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 11, 2021 – The college was notified of three students and one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 10, 2021 – The college was notified of two students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 8, 2021 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures on and Off Campus – 17
  • Active Positive Cases – 7

January 7, 2021 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 6, 2021 – The college was notified of two students and one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

January 5, 2021 – The college was notified of  two students who tested positive and three students who are in quarantined. Those in close contact with positive cases will be notified.

January 4, 2021 – The college was notified of ten students and five employees currently in quarantine prior to starting the spring semester.

Reporting will resume January 4th. All students and employees, please start reporting as soon you know you may not be able to resume with classes on January 5th due to quarantine.

November 27, 2020 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 34
  • Active Positive Cases – 13

November 25, 2020 – The college was notified of two employees who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 24, 2020 – The college was notified of two students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 23, 2020 – The college was notified of two students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 22, 2020 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 21, 2020 – The college was notified of one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 20, 2020 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 45
  • Active Positive Cases – 15

November 18, 2020 – The college was notified of one student and one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 17, 2020 – The college was notified of two students and one employee who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 16, 2020 – The college was notified of four students who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 15, 2020 – The college was notified of one student who tested positive. Those in close contact will be notified.

November 13, 2020 – Weekly Summary

  • Reported Active Exposures On and Off Campus – 51
  • Active Positive Cases – 32

Report Exposure or Positive Test Result

State Tech has created a COVID-19 Response Team to manage COVID-19 on campus. It is vital that you notify the COVID-19 Response Team if:

  • You test positive for COVID-19.
  • A health care provider tells you that you are presumed positive.
  • You have been instructed to quarantine.
  • You have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

If you meet any of the listed criteria, please notify the college by:

  • Completing the following form.
  • If you have other COVID-19 questions please email hr@statetechmo.edu or call 573-897-5224 and
  • If you are an employee, contact your supervisor to determine your leave and work options throughout your isolation or quarantine period.
  • If you are a student, contact your instructors to let them know what is going on and how you will make arrangements to keep up with your course work.
    • Instructor will then reach out to Human Resources (hr@statetechmo.edu) to determine next steps.

A team member will contact you to give you instructions that align with isolation and quarantine protocols established by the Osage County Health Department.

Campus Cleaning & Sanitizing Plan

We are committed to keeping our campus as safe as possible through consistent and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices.

  • All classrooms will be sanitized between classes.
  • Stairwells, elevators, restrooms, and common areas will be cleaned nightly with high-touch surface areas cleaned twice daily.
  • Activity Center and Golf course will have an additional cleaning.
  • Campus Housing:
    • Cleaning of high touch points in common areas will be increased.
    • Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms and bathrooms.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting Communications

State Technical College of Missouri Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

State Technical College of Missouri Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

On May 6, 2020, the Office of Postsecondary Education published requirements for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting. Reporting for HEERF funds distributed to the State Technical College of Missouri will begin 30 days from the U.S. Department of Education awarded grant documents and each 45 days thereafter.

Reporting: 30-DAY REPORT: MAY 24, 2020

  1. On April 9, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and returned to the Department of Education.  State Technical College of Missouri will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The College’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding was awarded on April 24, 2020.  The College began awarding Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding on May 8, 2020 and all funds were disbursed as of May 27, 2020.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $1,364,179.
  3. As of May 27, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $682,090.
  4. The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1,216. These students received a survey to indicate they had a need for funding.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 628.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • The State Technical College of Missouri CARES Act grant provided an opportunity to apply for an emergency one-time grant.  Eligible students must be full-time Title IV eligible Pell students enrolled in the spring term.  Eligible students had the ability to complete a survey weighting the percentage of distribution to each individual student.  Only students enrolled full-time as of March 22, 2020 and eligible to receive Title IV aid based on implementation guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education met the criteria to receive the survey
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • April 22, 2020 and April 30, 2020, students received e-mails explaining the process to receive the grant and the May 1, 2020 deadline to complete the survey.

 

Sample communications are listed at the very bottom of this page.

New Federal Grant - You Are Eligible - Survey

CARES Act Financial Support

Have you been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Were you not able to utilize your meal plan? Did you move home and are still paying rent? State Tech is creating grants for eligible students using funds from the CARES Act.

State Tech has submitted the required Department of Education paperwork to receive CARES Act funding, which will go entirely to students.  The amount of money an individual student will receive will be determined based on the total need of our student body.  To help us determine the need of our students, we encourage you to answer the questions in this survey (survey is now closed) by May 1, 2020 at 12:00 noon. 

If you do not respond to this survey, you will not receive any CARES Act funding.

After May 1st, State Tech will notify students of the grant amount they will receive through a funding announcement. Funding announcements will be sent to your State Tech e-mail.  The CARES Act Grants will be mailed to the address we have on file for you at the college in the form of a check.

If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail.

Survey Questions

Email from President Strong

Sent on behalf of Dr. Shawn Strong, President of State Tech

State Tech Student,

You received a link to the State Tech CARES Act survey recently.  If you are receiving this email, you have not filled out the survey. If you feel you have not been impacted by the survey, you do not need to do anything.  If COVID-19 has impacted you in any way, please fill out the survey.  Everyone who fills out the survey will get some money.  This money is from the federal government and does not need to be paid back.  Anyone who does not fill out the survey by May 1, will not receive any of these funds.  If you want to verify the validity of this email, you may use the chat function on the website.

Survey Questions

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act

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