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Combatting COVID-19 for our students

March 30, 2022

The Fiber Optic Academy (TFOA) offers safe and clean learning environments by following the current recommended CDC guidelines. COVID-19 Initial Reporting Procedures for The Fiber Optic Academy Students  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. To mitigate this risk, TFOA encourages the use of masks, handwashing, maintaining an appropriate distance where possible, receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and self-reporting as your situation changes.  The following guidelines will assist you through the mitigation process.  Step 1. Self-Monitor. Continue to self-monitor at all times, especially after a potential exposure for any illness or a COVID-19 positive individual.   Step 2. Testing. Get tested for COVID-19 or contact your primary care provider.Find a local testing site. Step 3. Self-Report. Submit a COVID Self-Report through text or email.  Please review dates when entering your information via the self-reporting tool.  The following information will be required when you submit a self-report. Required information Examples of possible answer Contact information Name, CWID number, phone number, and email Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? Cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chills, headache, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, fever Yes or No  If received, what are the results of your COVID test or diagnosis? Positive, negative, awaiting results, or another medical diagnosis (strep throat) When were you tested?  This is the actual date the test was administered and not the date the results were received. What was your last day on any TFOA campus or center? Provide the date you were last on any campus or center. Which campus(es) or center(s) did you visit? Example: Plano Campus What room number? Example: Room A101 Course schedule and names of instructors  Example: ENGL1301.017, Dr. Smith  Step 4. Receive instructions. You will receive an email from TFOA representative with instructions to do one of the following: • Avoid campus until you are fever free for 24-hours without taking fever-reducing medications, and • Five (5) days have passed since the beginning of your symptoms or test date/medical diagnosis (whichever is first). Work with the faculty to arrange for instructional continuity and related matters.  • Return to campus as long as you are not currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or illness. It is highly recommended that you wear a mask and follow the mitigation suggestions listed above.  Step 5. Feedback. If required, the TFOA office will contact you via email to provide additional information based on your situation.  Step 6. Update. Resubmit a new Self-Report if your circumstances change or if you test positive again.

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