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Coronavirus – Job Corps
July 27, 2020
What We’re Doing to Keep Employees Safe
Most of our staff are working from home. The few who remain at our centers are following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations including wearing masks (voluntary), washing hands frequently, and practicing social distancing.
We are awaiting delivery of no contact, infrared thermometers at all of our Job Corps centers. Once we have the equipment, we will take the temperature of any staff still working on center and any essential visitors. Those with a temperature of 100.4 or higher or symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed inside. They will be advised to seek medical attention. They may return after at least ten days have passed since the initial onset of the symptoms and at least three days have passed without a fever (achieved without fever-reducing medication).
If a staff member has a confirmed case of the coronavirus, they may return to work after:
- At least 24 hours have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, etc.); and at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
- Under certain circumstances, a test-based strategy may be used.
What We’re Doing to Keep Our Clients Safe
The majority of our students are now at home on break. On May 11, they will begin a distance-learning program. All Job Corps centers will provide virtual education and instruction until the COVID-19 threat has dissipated. Click here to learn more about this temporary distance-learning program.
Approximately 170 of our students did not have a safe home to return to, so we are caring for them at some of our centers. Students who remain at our centers are strictly following social distancing and other stringent CDC measures to minimize their risk of COVID-19.
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What Our Customers Are Reporting about COVID-19
The National Office of Job Corps, which is a U.S. Department of Labor program, has issued a news release announcing the latest impact of COVID-19 on Job Corps. Click here to view the announcement.