COVID-19: Summer Campus Guidelines

AHU General Information

Access to Campus

Since March 16, AHU campuses have been closed.

For Summer Trimester, learning will be delivered via remote platforms. Beginning June 1, 2020, campus will be open only to faculty and students with assigned Labs and/or Sims, on the days assigned.

For Fall Trimester, AHU will do everything in its power to resume teaching and learning on campus, with modifications that optimize student learning experiences and minimize risk of COVID-19 exposure. A return to campus will depend on factors beyond our control:

  • Federal, state, and local directives
  • Rate of COVID-19 infections around our campus locations
  • Availability of required PPE and disinfectants

This means AHU must plan for other scenarios as well, including a continuation of remote learning or a quick shift back to remote learning if a resurgence of infections occurs in the fall.

Assigned Labs and Sims

  1. Students who have assigned labs and/or sims will receive an email from instructor/s.
    1. Faculty will develop a plan for students who opt out of in-person due to health risk
  2. Students who need to return to AHU Housing should contact Dean Cassandra Philogene at 239-877-8743.
  3. International students with travel limitations should contact their Chair and Jezrelle Corrales at jezrelle.corrales@ahu.edu or WhatsApp # 1-321-558-0976.

Parking

  1. On campus: no spots are reserved from June 1, 2020 until further notice. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. North King Street garage: spots will be available to faculty and students on the Summer Labs/Sims list. Follow any posted guidelines.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Risks associated with COVID-19 continue to be a top concern, and student safety continues to be AHU’s top priority.

New policies from AdventHealth and AHU will help protect you and your fellow students from exposure to COVID-19 on campus and at clinical locations. The following policies and procedures apply to all AHU and AdventHealth locations:

COVID-19 Exposure

If you have been exposed to any individual who is COVID-19 positive, please refer to AHU Students Staying Safe COVID-19 Guidelines.

COVID-19 Testing

If you have had a COVID-19 test with a positive result, you cannot return to campus or clinicals until:

  • you have two negative COVID-19 test results, greater than 24 hours apart
  • you submit a note from your healthcare provider clearing you to return to campus and/or clinicals
  • and submit both tests and note to course faculty and’/or clinical coordinator as instructed by your program.

If you choose to get a COVID-19 test for any reason (even with no symptoms and no illness), you must wait for a negative result before returning to campus or clinicals.

Any Illness

You must stay home if you are sick. If you think you might have COVID-19, you may seek information via the AdventHealth hotline at 877-VIRUSHQ. You can seek treatment through your own physician, a CentraCare location, or your local urgent care.

Travel

  1. Travel Guidelines

AHU Summer 2020 Labs and Simulations

Guiding Safety Principles

Faculty will use engaging learning modalities to the extent possible (approved virtual platforms)

  1. Only Labs and Simulations that cannot be held remotely to satisfy accreditation may be held on campus.
  2. Require safety procedures for approved on-campus Labs/Sims
    1. Temperature check all individuals; temp of 100+ excludes anyone from entering campus building or attending lab or simulation (use AdventHealth-approved IR scanner, follow with color-coded sticker for the day)
      In Denver, screening questions will be asked per Centura Health requirements
    2. Student group limitations
      1. Small simulation rooms (i.e., GB second floor) no more than 4 individuals, including instructor
      2. Large classrooms and skills labs groups of 10 or fewer individuals, including instructors
      3. Stay with assigned groups in assigned rooms
      4. Cannot congregate in corridors
    3. Requirement for PPE for all in-person activities
      1. Must wear mask (surgical masks supplied by AHU daily at temperature checkpoint)
      2. Must wear gloves for mannequin/equipment sharing and/or person-to-person contact
      3. Must wear gowns for person-to-person contact
    4. Hand sanitizer will be available; clinical protocols will be followed
    5. Maintain recommended distance between people unless learning requires contact
    6. Disinfect all surfaces between groups per CDC guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-gettingsick/prevention.html?deliveryName=USCDC_2067-DM26911
    7. Schedule will accommodate required disinfecting between lab/simulation sessions and more thorough EVS cleaning at least once in 24 hours
    8. Faculty must have plan for students who opt out of in-person due to health risk
  3. Students will be directed as follows:
    1. If you have traveled to Florida from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Louisiana, you must self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return.
    2. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, do not come to campus for any reason:
      • Have you been in recent contact, without PPE, with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
      • Do you currently have any flu symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or diarrhea?
      • Have you recently tested positive for COVID-19?
  4. Additional safety measures may be instituted due to ongoing regulatory requirements.

Learning Modalities used for Simulations

  1. Remote Simulation via Zoom: This will be the safest means to conduct simulation for staff, students, and Standardized Patients (SPs). It is the number one recommendation. Limitations include:
    • Limited to (5) rooms available for use.
    • Potential technology issues (connectivity)
    • (1) SP per room. If there is more than (1) SP in a room, then they will need to wear a mask. The maximum number of people per room (SPs, staff, students) is (4). This is to practice social distancing.
    • All onsite participants will be screened when entering the facility (temperature + mask).
  2. Small Group Simulation Activity: This is being reserved for hands-on skills laboratories required for accreditation. Limitations include:
    • PPE availability (all students + staff)
    • All students + staff will be temperature screened
    • No Standardized Patients. Because of the invasive nature of skills labs (exams), we cannot put our SPs at risk.
    • Social distancing will be practiced. Groups of 10 (students + staff) in multiple classrooms.
    • Each station will be cleaned (per CDC recommendations) between station rotations.
    • Starts June 1. This will allow students outside the Orlando area to travel back.
  3. Simulation Recordings: We will record the simulation activity and provide the scenario to students with Q-and-A's. Limitations include:
    • Not very engaging
    • Time to record and edit material