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  • February 8, 2021

    On Saturdays, the Michigan National Guard is now supplementing the workforce of the Wayne County Health Division in administering the COVID-19 vaccine at Schoolcraft College.

    As a reminder, Schoolcraft College is a Point of Distribution for Wayne County to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for those who fall under the Phase 1A and 1B guidelines: healthcare workers, EMS and frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure. Vaccinations take place in the DiPonio Room of the VisTaTech Center.

    Days vary each week due to a shortage of the Moderna vaccine. This week, vaccines currently are being given Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No walk-ins are allowed – you must have an appointment.

    If you desire to make an appointment for a COVID vaccine for an individual who is age 65 and up, Wayne County is working with all of the healthcare systems in Southeast Michigan for COVID-19 vaccines for individuals in this group. Go to the websites for the healthcare systems to get information on how to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

    For more information:

  • January 19, 2021

    Schoolcraft College will be a Point of Distribution for Wayne County to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for those who fall under the Phase 1A and 1B guidelines: healthcare workers, EMS and frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure. Vaccinations will take place in the DiPonio Room of the VisTaTech Center.

    For more information:

  • January 14, 2021

    The Children’s Center at Schoolcraft College was closed on Thursday, Jan. 14, after an individual tested positive for COVID-19. Safety is always a priority at Schoolcraft College. Out of an abundance of caution, we feel that the best course of action to protect children, students, employees and parents is to pause operations at the Children’s Center until Monday, Feb. 1.

    All parents are being notified by email. There are currently 34 children enrolled. The Children’s Center is licensed for children from 8 weeks to 5 years.

    Schoolcraft College is conducting contact tracing and reporting all information to the Wayne County Department of Health; the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the regulatory body for child care facilities; and all other agencies as needed.

    Schoolcraft College Human Resources will reach out to all employees who may have been exposed to the employee.

    Children’s Center cleaning procedures and protocols adhere to all LARA standards and include:

    • All had surfaces (tables, chairs, diaper-changing stations, food preparation areas and more) are cleaned regularly with a three-step process:
      • Soapy water
      • Water
      • A solution of bleach and water that sits for two minutes before being wiped
    • Items such as plastic toys are cleaned regularly in a commercial dishwasher or wiped down thoroughly with disinfecting wipes.
    • Toys and other items are not allowed to be brought back and forth from home.

    Children’s Center health-screening procedures include:

    • Staff members and children must submit an approved health screening form before being allowed in the facility.
    • Upon arrival, building monitors take temperatures of staff members and children using a touchless thermometer
    • Staff members and children over the age of 2 ½ wear face coverings at all times.
  • January 4, 2021

    The Winter 2021 semester begins Monday, Jan. 11. Protocols and procedures from the Fall 2020 semester remain in place, including:

    • The campus remains closed to the general public.
    • Almost all courses are being taught via distance learning. Some classes or parts of classes that can't be taught via distance learning are being conducted in our labs in-person with strict safety protocols.
    • The Self-Screening Portal for students and employees who need to come to campus remains in effect. Students and employees can receive a confirmation by text or email. Links are on the employee and student pages on our Coronavirus main page.
    • Students should regularly check their Schoolcraft College email for updates from their instructors regarding their classes.
  • December 9, 2020

    Based on the order announced by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Monday, Dec. 7, the following is in effect through Sunday, Dec. 20:

    In addition to our first responder and healthcare courses, our on-campus Occupational Programs courses, on-the-job training and apprenticeships will continue. Students should watch their SC email for communication from their faculty regarding how their particular section is proceeding.

  • November 18, 2020

    Schoolcraft College is making facilities available to aid the community during this challenging time.

    First, a temporary drive-through COVID-19 testing site is being constructed on the southwest side of the Jeffress Center, near the entrance of the IHA Urgent Care. Testing is done by appointment only, and only for those who have begun to experience symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours or have had a high-risk exposure to COVID-19. More information is available on the IHA website.

    Second, the Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at the new St. Joseph Mercy Elite Sports Center. The times and dates are:

    • Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20
    • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Thursday, Dec. 3
    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    To schedule an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: MIEliteLivonia) or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • November 17, 2020

    Changes are in effect from Wednesday, Nov. 18, to Tuesday, Dec. 8. In terms of how classes that were taught on campus will be affected during this time frame.

    Online and Remote Classes

    • No changes to the instruction of these courses.
    • Proctored math exams are at the discretion of the department chair and/or math instructors.

    Traditional and Hybrid Classes

    Classes related to the education of first responders or medical in nature are exempt from the order and will continue as scheduled. All other sections are virtual. Please check with your instructor with any questions.

    • Police and Fire Academy
    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    • Criminal Justice (CJ)
    • Health Information Technology (HIT)
    • Medical Assisting (MA)
    • Pharmacy Technician (PHT)
    • Nursing (NURS)

    Other campus services information:

    • Computer Lab in McDowell remains open for students. No appointment is needed.

      • Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday
      • Closed Friday – Sunday

    • Fitness Center remains open to serve employees, students and community members with no appointment needed.

      • Hours of operation:
      • 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
      • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday
      • Closed Saturday and Sunday

    • Children’s Center will resume normal operations Monday, November 23

      • Hours of operation:
      • 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

    • Henry’s Food Court is paused until further notice.
    • JC Café is also paused until further notice.
    • Student Services such as Testing Center in McDowell will be operational (Contact individual operations for further information)
  • November 16, 2020

    On Sunday, Nov. 15, Governor Whitmer communicated several changes from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. These changes are in effect from Wednesday, Nov. 18, to Tuesday, Dec. 8. In terms of how classes that were taught on campus will be affected during this time frame, please note the following:


    Online and Remote Classes

    • No changes to the instruction of these courses.
    • We will have more information on math classes and proctored exams that were scheduled during this time frame.

    Traditional and Hybrid Classes

    • Classes related to the education of first responders or medical in nature are exempt from the order and will continue as scheduled.

      • Police and Fire Academy
      • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
      • Criminal Justice (CJ)
      • Health Information Technology (HIT)
      • Medical Assisting (MA)
      • Pharmacy Technician (PHT)
      • Nursing (NURS)

    Traditional and Hybrid Classes - Other disciplines

    • Classes will operate as normal on Monday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.
    • Academic Administrators will be working with the Department Chairs and Representatives to provide guidance and support for your specific academic disciplines as needed.

    The following also applies for Nov. 18-Dec. 8:

    Student Services:

    • Student Services will remain open in McDowell Center on a very limited, appointment-only basis.
    • Remote options (phone, email) are strongly encouraged.
    • Walk-ins will be serviced accordingly.
    • Students needing access to a computer lab will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

    CEPD:

    • All face-to-face CEPD group classes will be canceled.
    • Personal training and individual swimming (i.e., lap swimming) is still operational at a low capacity.
  • November 15, 2020

    Pursuant to the governor's executive order issued Sunday, November, 15, we are operating as status quo for Monday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 17. More information will be available throughout the week.

    The following classes/programs/facilities will NOT be affected when the executive order goes into effect Wednesday, November 18:

    • Police and Fire Academy
    • EMT
    • Nursing and all medical classes
    • Children’s Center*
    • Fitness Center and Pool**
    • St. Joe’s Sports Dome
    • St. Joe’s Mercy Elite Sports Center

    As we work with our leadership to best evaluate our other programs and student services, we will keep you posted. We strongly urge you to frequently check your email as well as our COVID website, which can be found here: www.schoolcraft.edu/coronavirus.

    *The Children’s Center has paused operations and is expected to open again on Thursday, November 19.

    **The Fitness Center is open for personal training sessions. The pool also remains open.

  • November 6, 2020

    November 6, 2020

    The Children’s Center at Schoolcraft College was closed on Friday, Nov. 6, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Safety is always a priority at Schoolcraft College and out of an abundance of caution, we feel that the best course of action to protect children, students, employees and parents is to pause the Children’s Center operations until Thursday, Nov. 19.

    All parents were notified by email on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 5. There are currently 31 children enrolled. The Children’s Center is licensed for children from 8 weeks to 5 years.

    Schoolcraft College is conducting contact tracing and reporting all information to the Wayne County Department of Health; the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the regulatory body for child care facilities; and all other agencies as needed.

    Schoolcraft College Human Resources will reach out to all employees who may have been exposed to the employee.

    Children’s Center cleaning procedures and protocols adhere to all LARA standards and include:

    • All had surfaces (tables, chairs, diaper-changing stations, food preparation areas and more) are cleaned regularly with a three-step process:
      • Soapy water
      • Water
      • A solution of bleach and water that sits for two minutes before being wiped
    • Items such as plastic toys are cleaned regularly in a commercial dishwasher or wiped down thoroughly with disinfecting wipes.
    • Toys and other items are not allowed to be brought back and forth from home.

    Children’s Center health-screening procedures include:

    • Staff members and children must submit an approved health screening form before being allowed in the facility.
    • Upon arrival, building monitors take temperatures of staff members and children using a touchless thermometer.
    • Staff members and children over the age of 2 ½ wear face coverings at all times.
  • November 3, 2020

    Due to the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Wayne County and in the state, the College has added more building monitors. The building monitors will verify health screenings and also take temperatures using a touchless thermometer.

    The entrances to each building will be marked clearly for students and continue to have one point of entry for daily operations.

  • October 26, 2020

    Schoolcraft College remains committed to ensuring a safe environment for all students. After receiving information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 among cadets at our Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy, those students were isolated and will be in quarantine for 14 days. Eight cases have been confirmed. As a precaution, all students in the Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy underwent rapid testing. We are awaiting the results.

    Out of an abundance of caution, Schoolcraft College is pausing all face-to-face instruction at the Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy until Monday, Nov. 9.

    Students will use distance learning formats to complete their coursework during this time. We fully expect this class will graduate on time in November.

  • September 8, 2020

    Here are today's updates from Schoolcraft College:

    Schoolcraft College's Operations Continuity Team continues to meet on a regular basis. This team monitors the state and local situation daily. Numerous safety plans and protocols have been put in place in order to safely fulfill the College's mission.

    • The fall semester started Aug. 31. Almost all classes are being taught via distance learning. Some classes or parts of classes that can't be taught via distance learning are being conducted in our labs in-person with strict safety protocols.
    • The new Self-Screening Portal began for students and employees on Aug. 10. Students and employees can receive a confirmation by text or email. Links are on the employee and student pages on our Coronavirus main page.
    • The Bookstore is open for curbside pickup. (Closed on Fridays).
    • The Bradner Library is open by appointment only.
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated several guidelines, including:

    This site will be updated as news warrants.

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