Dear friends of ARC Seminars,
As we navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, we all share a heightened level of awareness and concern for the wellbeing of our students, families and faculty. At ARC Seminars, we’re focused on maintaining a healthy learning environment that is committed to a high level of preparedness, and maintaining a safe community.
To that end, we’re introducing the following plans and resources:
- Cancelling all live classes until mid-June: All classes will be cancelled. Classes thereafter will be evaluated according to new guidelines and information and a decision will be made as to whether to hold previously scheduled seminars.
- Travel Guidelines: In the spirit of doing all we can to protect our students and faculty, we ask that all customers closely monitor CDC travel guidance. (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices). We’re asking our own faculty to follow CDC travel guidelines as follows:
- Warning Level 3: Travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning to the United States and practice social distancing.
- Warning Level 2 and Watch Level 1: Travelers should watch their health during travel and for 14 days after returning to the United States.
- Practicing smaller class sizes: As we go forward in the next few months, we will be limiting our class sizes to smaller groups in order to be able to provide more social distancing and provide a safer environment for all learners.
- Encouraging hand cleaning through regular washing and sanitation stations, which will be set up and available to all students and faculty in each presentation.
- Modifying hands-on-labs to include gloves/hand sanitization, and allow for less close contact unless absolutely necessary. Video demonstrations will be made available for learning visually. Hands-on labs will be explained beforehand with regards to precautions taken.
- Enhanced Cleaning: In addition to our standard cleaning procedures, frequent sanitizing all surfaces including high-touch areas like learning materials and lab equipment will be taking place.
Be assured we’re monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and will work with the local department of health to guide us on decisions that may need to be made about our seminars.
Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times. It takes all of us, working together, to keep our learners, families and faculty healthy.
Your friends at ARC