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COVID-19 Update

Page updated September 1, 2021 at 12:20 p.m.

Ameritech College of Healthcare will align with CDC recommendations and reinstate the requirement for masks indoors, in shared spaces on September 1, 2021. We will continue to monitor data and recommendations and make changes accordingly.

We continue to encourage all members of our community to educate themselves regarding the COVID-19 vaccination (https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine/) and to demonstrate your professional commitment to preserving your health, and the health of all those you encounter by being vaccinated. 

Students are expected to adhere to all COVID-19 related requirements, including mask requirements, at partner clinical and fieldwork sites. 

Students, staff or faculty with questions regarding Ameritech’s response to COVID-19 should submit an inquiry at help.ameritech.edu. 

 

What to do if you are sick or have direct exposure:

If you believe you have been *directly exposed to COVID-19, please contact Student Services at help.ameritech.edu to discuss appropriate next steps. If you have been tested for COVID-19 and have received or are awaiting results complete the following Student COVID-19 Self Reporting Form. 

(Employees should contact Human Resources at [email protected] for guidance Employee COVID-19 Self Reporting Form.)  

*Direct exposure occurs when an individual who has not received the COVID-19 vaccination is within six feet of an infected person for a prolonged period (15+ minutes) while not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Close contact also includes instances where there was direct contact with infectious secretions (like being coughed on), or if you touched a surface or object that may have been contaminated with the virus (shared door handles or tables for instance) without proper PPE. Close contact generally does not include brief interactions, such as walking past a person. 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, or a decrease in your sense of smell or taste), call your doctor or the Utah Coronavirus Hotline (1-800-456-7707) and self-isolate right away. Your doctor will help determine if you need to be tested. You can find testing locations at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/.   

Please Remember: The best way to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the virus is to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, wash hands frequently, wear a mask, do not come to campus if you have symptoms, with or without a fever. Additional precautions for students include, only coming to or remaining on campus when necessary to attend your lab, SCE, or meeting. 

If course related accommodations are required please reach out to your program director. 

ASN, BSN, and MSN:
Lisa Harper, RN, PhD
Associate Dean of Nursing
Email: [email protected]
Office: (801) 816-8648 

OTA:
Ashley Brower
Email: [email protected]
Office: (801) 816-8652

If you have questions related to your clinical rotations, please submit a request at help.ameritech.edu or call (801) 609-1174. 

 

UPDATES FROM THE CDC 

UPDATES FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH