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COVID-19era Face2Face Skills

More updates here regarding the Face2face Skills during COVID-19 era 

Your patience is kindly requested. Steve is updating the page, check back soon upon registering for the Face2face Skills. 

 Register for the Face2Face Skills online as sent in email.
 Complete the COVID-19 Symptoms Screening form.
 Receive confirmation of your booking.
 Prep for proctored exam and skills practice as indicated on your schedule.
 Attend face2face, additional COVID-19 screening will be conducted onsite.
Kind regards,
Steve Mandieka (questions or concerns, please text or call 952-479-0172)



As you will appreciate, managing the spread of the coronavirus is a fast moving situation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) may ask us to take further measures at short notice.

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:

    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:

    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:

    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 and best wishes of health, 
    Steve Mandieka

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

    Hennepin County COVID 19 

    COVID Updates Off-Campus Instruction

    Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) is closely monitoring the emerging public health concern involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

    Message from our business and partner agencies.

    Please do not visit if:

    You have signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat.

    You have had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with a respiratory illness.

    You have traveled outside the United States or on a cruise in the last 14 days.

    All healthy visitors, please:

    Check in at the front desk for a screening.

    Clean your hands upon arrival and before leaving. We have sanitizer for your convenience and use.

    Always cover your cough. Use a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.

    Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.

    We are continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation and are staying abreast of updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health department. To protect students and residents during clinical, we have stepped up our preventative measures to include the following:

    • Strongly discouraging visitation except in certain situations.
    • Entering through the main door, our community will actively screen all individuals.
    • Alternative ways to visit with residents include Skype, FaceTime, and phone calls and email.
    • Asking visitors to wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer available upon arrival and departure.
    • Limit their movement within the community to the resident’s room.
    • We have cancelled outside resident activity groups and are also reminding staff and contractors to stay home if they are sick.
    • We are restricting volunteers at this time.
    • We are reducing transportation services to scheduled doctor appointments only.
    • We strongly recommend that family members not take residents out of the community.
    • We are postponing or cancelling all large community events until further notice. This includes events that involved bringing groups of people into our community.

    In addition, per the CDC and to protect our residents, all healthy visitors are reminded to take the following preventative actions known to prevent the spread of viruses including:

    • Wash your hands and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers (60%+ alcohol)
    • Cover your cough
    • Wash and clean your hands and use hand sanitizer after coughing or sneezing

    We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and communicate additional information and stay connected to residents and families during this time. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


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

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