Personal Safety Requirements | GCTC

Personal Safety Requirements

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Effective August 4, 2021, employees, students, and visitors will be required to wear a mask inside all Gateway facilities, regardless of vaccination status. You should provide your own covering; the facility may have a mask available if you do not have your own.

Gateway encourages all who are not currently vaccinated to seek an appointment for vaccination. Find open appointments on the NKY Health Department’s website.

 

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Proper Hygiene

For your safety, you should wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer after each equipment use. The facility will ensure that employees whose job duties include touching items often touched by others (e.g., credit cards/cash, paper, computers) wear gloves that are “regularly” replaced.

 

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You will be asked to self-check your temperature and answer health questions before entering a facility. If you report a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19, you should see your health care provider to be tested and then quarantine at home as soon as any illness is detected.

 

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Continue to provide social distance and stand at a safe distance from people, particularly if they feel uncomfortable being close. Reconsider old customs such as shaking hands. 

Social distancing is recommended in all classrooms, labs, shared offices, common spaces and other locations. 

Signage has been posted at all facilities in the common areas such as bathrooms, cafes, lecture halls, classrooms, entrances, etc.

 

  • Please be kind to those around you and be honest. If you are not vaccinated, wear your mask until you are.
  • For those who choose to continue to wear a mask, it is important to honor that choice and to provide those employees, students, or visitors the courtesy of respect, just as they should respect others’ choice to go maskless whether vaccinated or not.
  • Follow CDC guidelines to stay safe and to keep others safe. You can find them here: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated | CDC and Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People  

Gateway encourages all who are not currently vaccinated to seek an appointment for vaccination. Find open appointments on the NKY Health Department’s website.

As we see each other again in person, keep in mind that each person reacts differently to being in public spaces again. Some will welcome the interactions, while others will be nervous and even anxious. We ask that you be kind, considerate, patient, and understanding of the different reactions each of us might have to this process.