Frequently Asked Questions
What is our leadership team doing to assess the situation?
When the pandemic began in March, the Schoolcraft College leadership team swiftly formed the Operations Continuity Team to specifically address issues related to operating safely while in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders and CDC guidelines. This team includes Cabinet members as well as key staff members from the College to provide a wide range of perspectives, information and insight.
How is the College cleaning and disinfecting?
- Increased the cleaning of the classrooms and office areas to include the inside-the-building side of windows.
- Increased the number of hand sanitizing dispensers in the buildings.
- We have even more advanced cleaning technology available, including:
- Clorox Total 360® System Electrostatic Sprayer that can cover 18,000 square feet per hour.
- Two GenEon fog/misters for large, open and hard-to-reach areas.
- These can clean/sanitize/disinfect large areas without direct surface contact.
- Purchased a state-of-art floor sanitizing machine for large areas that utilizes ultraviolet light (UV-C) to kill pathogens.
- Our HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment has been programmed to provide additional outside air to buildings, classrooms, offices and spaces.
- HVAC units are programmed to start up two hours before and two hours after occupancy to provide more fresh air.
What about wellness screening?
Please don’t come to campus if you are sick. Prior to coming to campus for work, classes or an event, you must health-screen prior to arrival. We introduced a new Self-Screening Portal for students and employees on Aug. 10, which allows students and employees to receive a text or email confirmation that they are approved to come to campus. Links are on the employee and student pages on our Coronavirus main page.
The safety of everyone on campus is a priority - employees and students who don't pass the screening process will not be allowed access to any facility for work or attending classes.
Most buildings are closed to the general public at this time.
Are face coverings required?
- Yes, face coverings, social distancing and hygiene are the key protections against infections.
- Faculty and students can bring their own face covering, which can be as simple as a scarf or hand-made cloth mask as recommended by the CDC.
- The College will issue non-medical face coverings to employees and students if you forget to bring one.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times in any Schoolcraft College facility.
- Face coverings should not be a medical-use mask such as an N-95 mask needed by healthcare workers.
What about other events at VisTaTech Center?
At this time we are not offering space for events at the VisTaTech Center. We’re offering entities the option to cancel and obtain a full refund on their deposit. Check back here periodically for information on when we will be offering space again.
What about general student services?
Students are encouraged to continue to use remote services and to come to campus only if necessary. The College will continue to offer student services remotely. Doing as much as you can remotely will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and lower risk to you and other members of the campus community.
McDowell Student Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. View the complete Student Services directory here.
Please call for an appointment. If you do need to come to campus, you will need an approved health screening before arriving.