The Health & Safety of DTC and MTI’s Students, Faculty & Staff is Top Priority
March 13, 2020 – Delta Technical College (DTC) and our sister school, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Although currently there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at DTC or MTI, we are taking several precautions to help reduce the spread of this virus.
DTC and MTI will continue to closely monitor and follow the guidelines offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (MDHSS), the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH), our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and the county health departments’ guidelines for each campus location. DTC and MTI take the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff very seriously, and are continually cleaning and sanitizing all campus locations, per guidelines from the CDC (see below.)
In order to minimize the potential risk, it is very important that all students, faculty and staff practice good hygiene practices, including washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom, before eating, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, per direction from the CDC. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content.
Campus Presidents at each DTC and MTI campus location have ensured that there is ample hand sanitizer available for all. DTC and MTI are taking extra care in all cleaning procedures at campus locations, and while we hope none of our students, faculty, or staff is directly affected by COVID-19, DTC and MTI are prepared in the event they are.
To ensure the safety of DTC and MTI students, campus locations will close if necessary, per the guidance of local, state, and/or federal health organizations. If DTC and/or MTI close any or all campus locations, alternative methods of delivery for programs and courses would be implemented to continue students’ education without face-to-face instruction.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF THIS COMMUNICATION, NONE OF THE DTC OR MTI LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED OR PLAN TO CLOSE.
DTC and MTI cares for the health and safety of our community, including students, faculty, staff and their loved ones. Any decisions to close campus locations will be made with the safety of our community as priority.
In addition to the above hand washing guidelines, DTC and MTI encourage all members of campus communities to prevent the spread of disease by following these additional practices offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discarding the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your elbow or shoulder rather than your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using household cleaning sprays or wipes.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness.
DTC and MTI remain committed to sharing information and addressing questions during this critically important time. For the latest updates on MTI’s closure status, please visit: www.MidwestTech.edu. For the latest updates on DTC’s closure status, please visit: www.DeltaTechnicalCollege.com
Any students, faculty, or staff who have additional questions and/or concerns should contact their Campus President.
To get the latest news and information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
About Delta Technical College
Delta Technical College (DTC) offers hands-on training in a number of career fields, including mechanical trades, allied health, transportation and cosmetology to help students succeed as members of today’s rapidly-changing workforce. Delta Technical College, along with its sister school, Midwest Technical Institute, operates six campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions. For more information, visit www.DeltaTechnicalCollege.com.
About Midwest Technical Institute
Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) offers hands-on training in a number of career fields, including mechanical trades, allied health, transportation and cosmetology to help students succeed as members of today’s rapidly-changing workforce. Midwest Technical Institute, along with its sister school, Delta Technical College, operates six campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions. For more information, visit www.MidwestTech.edu.