COVID-19 Information

Fall 2020 Semester, Return to Campus

As we prepared for the return to campus, we developed health and safety standards for Flint Hills Technical College. Our goal is to create a safe environment to keep all of us on campus as long as possible.

Our health and safety protocols are for the common good of our entire campus community — those of us who study and work here as well as visitors.

This website will be kept up-to-date with communications and other information needed as we progress, so check it often.

We Wear Face Masks for Each Other.

FHTC Face Mask Protocol, Effective July 1, 2020

Faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to wear a face mask while in campus buildings, outdoors, on FHTC public property, and in parking lots associated with FHTC buildings. The following in-building exceptions apply:

  • Employees working alone in their offices
  • While participating in activities in which a face mask cannot be worn, or would prohibit respiratory function (like eating or drinking)
  • Individuals with a recognized disability who have an accommodation that prevents the wearing of a mask – please contact Lisa Kirmer, Vice President of Student Services at lkirmer@fhtc.edu or 620-341-1325 for student accommodations. Please contact Sandy Weeks at sweeks@fhtc.edu or 620-341-1384 for employee accommodations.

Use 36 Square Feet as the Definition of Social Distance

Limit In-Person Meetings and Gatherings

  • Keep the size of your group small.
  • Maintain social distance of 6 feet between people.

Control Your Personal Space (Imagine being in a bubble)

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth.
  • Keep your cellphone on your person rather than leaving it on a countertop.
  • Carry your own pens or pencils to use; avoid leaving them on a countertop.
  • Replace handshakes with waves

Keep Cleaning and Sanitation Top of Mind

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water OR use a 60%-90% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Complete the Daily Assessment Form on my.fhtc Before Starting Class

  • Log in to my.fhtc and complete the COVID-19 Daily Assessment form.
  • If you are feeling ill, do not come to campus. Communicate with your instructor(s) prior to class. Contact your health care provider.
  • Self-assessment questions include whether you have a fever or have experienced any possible symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you answer yes, you will be asked to leave campus. Stay home and contact your health provider.
  • If your condition changes after coming to campus, go home and contact your health provider.

We encourage you to think through the standards outlined above and how you can apply them in your own campus routine.

When a FHTC-Related Case is Identified

FHTC communicates regularly with Lyon County Public Health and notifies or is notified whenever there is a positive COVID-19 case associated with FHTC campuses.

When an FHTC-related positive case of COVID-19 is identified, FHTC communicates with Lyon County Public Health who will then manage all contact tracing.

The College will immediately contact any FHTC employee or student known to have been in close contact with a positive case and advise them to self-quarantine while Lyon County Public Health undertakes the appropriate contact tracing process.

For the latest COVID-19 information from Lyon County Public Health, visit the Lyon County Public Health website

FHTC-Related COVID-19 Dashboard

CURRENT ACTIVE CASESCURRENT QUARANTINEDCUMULATIVE POSITIVE CASES
(SINCE JAN. 1, 2021)
2018
Information as of 05/07/2021. Dashboard will be updated weekly.

Total FHTC-related positive cases in 2020: 56

Fall 2020 Semester Start_7/7/2020 View Document
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Support and Resources

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CARES Act Grant

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