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BCC Emergency Team developed a Plan that describes the following three-step restart plan aimed at delivering education in the safest conditions while creating conditions to bring students back into the College. The emergency team consists of Dr. Theodore Fayette the College President, Dr. Florence Brown, the College Director of Education, Dr. Mavis Faulknor, the Director of the Associate Degree Program, and Dr. Sharon Dixon the Director of Corporate Compliance.
The plan begins step 1: With the preparation of the college facility, screening, and testing for COVID-19; Education of those returning to the College, employees, and visitors regarding COVID- 19 pandemic and the infection control procedures instituted by the College. During step 2, there will be mandated requirements for the use of facemasks, social distancing, and proper hygiene for the return of the students for academic testing and use of the skill laboratories. During step 3, progressing to the full return of the students.
Best Care College currently offers 2 programs, the license Practical Nursing Program with 2 cohort classes one at the second level with 26 students the other in the third level with 27 students, and the Associate degree of science in registered nursing (LP to RN) program with one cohort class at the third trimester with 26 students. Once the full return of students authorized by the state of New Jersey, the college will admit new cohort classes.
During the reopening process, the College will continually review updated information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Labor (DOL), East Orange DOH, EPA, Executive Orders from Governor Murphy (EO #141), New Jersey Higher Education Executive Order #155, NJDOH, OSHA, OSHE and accreditation bodies. In addition, as each step ensues monitoring, evaluation, screening, and testing will take place, and procedures will be reviewed and revised as needed, to help protect students, employees and all visitors from COVID-19 as the College reopens. Best Care College will comply will the State of New Jersey, Higher Education Office required safeguard measures for restart plan for Best Care College, which will include:
- Cleaning and sanitization
- Requiring face coverage
- Maintaining adequate supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies.
- Requiring individuals to engage in social distancing practices at all times, and
- Training students, staff, and faculty regarding OVID-19 sanitation, and implementation of social distancing practices and policies.
How will the institution implement general safeguarding measures during each stage? These safeguarding measures will include but are not limited to:
Cleaning and sanitization: To clean and disinfect the College and kill the COVID 19 virus requires the correct cleaning agents, training, and protection for the cleaning staff. The plan will meet all the State of New Jersey, Office of Higher education requirements to meet the restart standards for higher education in New Jersey as listed above.