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COVID-Preparedness

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As you will appreciate, managing the spread of the coronavirus is a fast moving situation and the CDC and MDH may ask us to take further measures at short notice. Your patience is kindly requested.
Here's a few updates:

Q A Resuming to in-person instruction during COVID-19era

Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day. Thank you for entrusting us with your education. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be feeling about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With your health and safety in mind, we are changing how we provide education services. We hope you are staying healthy and social-distancing - the buzz words lately! We remain cognizant that you are eager to complete the course and receive your certification. Please be patient with us as we transition back to a new-normal. We are hopeful that COVID-19 will be behind us very soon. It takes all of us, we thank you in advance.

Q A What is our current plan to continue our teaching mission?

To support Zandu Health faculty and staff with their academic continuity planning, the system office has alternate technologies available at no additional cost to students. Please check your email for additional guidance or send us a message via our contact us page.

Q A Student scheduling Information

The college remains open and operational with appropriate measures to protect the health of the community. All Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) personnel will be working remotely during this period therefore are available by email or phone (text or call) in case you have any questions about the coronavirus and our preparedness. You may also visit our Student Services page, contact us via email or text/call: 952-479-0172.

  • Instructors are now using an alternative means to access lectures via online. ZHI is also planning how best to deliver assessments, exams and credits, should we need to change our usual processes for the Summer Term.

  • Please note that our business and community partners are also adapting in response to COVID-19. Off campus instruction are being rescheduled as directed by the CDC, MDH and business/ community partners.

  • Congregate facilities especially nursing homes have been the hardest hit by COVID-19 hence please anticipate delay in clinical schedules as the mitigation measures evolve. We remain dedicated to our teaching goal to ensure all students receive quality education amidst the emergency declarations and Executive Orders signed by Governor Walz.

  • Q A Scheduling for Summer Classes?

    Scheduling for Summer Classes?

    • If you already have a scheduled instructor-led class:
      Your class will proceed as scheduled using the blended/online/hybrid option unless you receive an email cancellation. Read more

    • If your class is canceled:
      You will receive an email cancellation if your class is cancelled due to COVID-19. We’ll provide next steps for rescheduling your class and exams.

    • If you are looking for information on how to schedule a class:
      You may search our class schedule online. We are offering the blended/online/hybrid program instead of the instructor-led courses to cover the course content during COVID-19 pandemic. Face2Face skills and clinical sessions will be scheduled at a later date as advised by the CDC and MDH.

    Q A What if I have additional questions?

    If you have additional questions about your registration status, tuition, fees, state exam testing; please visit our contact us page.

    Q A What do I need to know about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

    What do I need to know about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided this Fact Sheet on COVID-19:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

    What should I do if I am sick and diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect I am infected with the virus that causes COVID-19?

    The CDC has provided this Fact Sheet outlining steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

    What should individuals or organizations postpone or cancel to slow the spread of COVD-19 in Minnesota?

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends these implementing these mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVD-19 in Minnesota:
    https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/action.pdf

    What can students, faculty and staff do to protect themselves and each other?

    We encourage students, faculty and staff to practice respiratory (coughing and sneezing) etiquette and hand hygiene. Those who feel sick are recommended to stay home until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick and seek medical attention depending on the severity of their symptoms.

    Q A Additional Resources

    With best wishes,
    Steve Mandieka

    References
    Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    World Health Organization (WHO)

    Hennepin County COVID 19 

    Last modified on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 19:24