FTCC COVID-19 Safety Protocols
January 14, 2022
FTCC is happy to announce that the College has arranged to partner with Goshen Medical who will provide COVID-19 testing services at FTCC!
- Goshen Medical has agreed to bring one of their Mobile Medical Units to the FTCC Fayetteville campus twice a week to provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing for employees. The services are available for all FTCC employees, not only those who are required to be tested each week.
- In addition, Goshen Medical is also offering to provide additional medical services to the FTCC family and will have healthcare providers on site during COVID-19 testing hours.
- Employees using testing services provided by Goshen Medical will need to complete the following forms:
- Registration Form – this information is needed to establish you as a patient in Goshen’s electronic healthcare record system. Please complete the form PRIOR to arriving at the COVID testing site. If forms are not complete prior to arrival, you will be delayed in being served until the form is completed.
- COVID-19 Screening Form – this form will need to be completed at each visit.
Information provided to Goshen on these two forms will not be shared with FTCC.
- Employees who are required to be tested weekly in order to work on campus may choose to complete a waiver form permitting Goshen Medical Center to share their test results automatically with FTCC’s COVID-19 Clinical Coordinator, Sally Augustine.
- Employees who are required to be tested weekly and who do not sign the waiver or who are tested off-campus by an authorized provider must provide their results to Ms. Augustine. Ms. Augustine may be reached at email@example.com or at 910-678-8551.
- Costs for Insured Employees:
- Rapid COVID-19 test: no co-pay
- PCR COVID test: no fee
- Medical Service Visit with a Healthcare Provider: A Co-pay will be collected at the time of service or billed to the patient. Any additional costs are determined by an individual’s healthcare insurance coverage.
Testing will be available next week.
When: Tuesday, January 18, 7:30-9:30 a.m., and Friday, January 21, 7:30-9:30 a.m. (Testing will be on Mondays and Fridays in subsequent weeks.)
Where: The Nursing Education and Simulation Center
Appointments: REQUIRED. Appointments should be made at this link – https://book.appointment-plus.com/d0celsv6/#/
FTCC employees who have not completed their primary COVID-19 vaccines (2 doses of Pfizer, 2 doses of Moderna or 1 dose of J&J) are required to be tested weekly in order to work on campus.
January 7, 2022
FTCC requires everyone on its campuses to abide by its COVID-19 safety protocols, listed below and also urges people to get vaccinated if they are able to.
The information below covers:
COVID-19 symptoms and what to do if:
An FTCC employee or student is experiencing any symptoms (DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS)
- An FTCC employee or student tests positive for COVID-19 (DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS)
- An FTCC employee or student believes they may have been exposed to the virus, either through close (direct) or indirect contact (CAN YOU COME TO CAMPUS? IT DEPENDS.)
- General vaccination information
- Important vaccination information for students enrolled in health-related programs
Effective Dec. 31, 2021, and until further notice, Fayetteville Technical Community College will require everyone inside an FTCC building to wear a 2-ply face mask unless alone in an enclosed room. This is regardless of vaccination status.
- It is imperative that your face mask be worn PROPERLY. If your nose hangs out over the top, or if your mouth is not covered, you are NOT wearing your face covering correctly, and you run a greater risk of both contracting and spreading the virus.
- Face masks must be at least two layers – this includes gaiters.
- Your face mask should fit snugly and cover your mouth AND your nose – at the same time!
Here are some do’s and don’t’s from the CDC on choosing a face mask. Learn more at this CDC site.
Everyone should observe social distancing whenever possible, both indoors and outdoors.
Employees who are unvaccinated or who have not voluntarily chosen to share their vaccination status with FTCC are required to be tested each week. Employees and students who are up to date on their COVID vaccinations are urged to get tested if they have any symptoms of the virus.
COVID-19 testing is also available through several entities. The Cumberland County Department of Public Health offers free drive-through COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., in its parking lot off Hillsboro Street. The department’s address is 1235 Ramsey Street. Pre-registration is required and may be done via the link on this page.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Regardless of your vaccination status, if you start experiencing ANY of these symptoms, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS. Please review FTCC’s Campus Exposure Procedures policy for guidance on what to do, including:
- Completion and submission of a C-40 form. Please use the most current version of the form, linked here.
Positive cases of COVID-19 and Exposures
Regardless of your vaccination status, if you:
- test positive for COVID-19
- experience symptoms associated with the virus
- have close contact with someone with COVID-19
Follow the guidance in FTCC’s Campus Exposure Procedures, including:
- Completion and submssion of a C-40 form. Please use the most current version of the form, linked here.
Regardless of vaccination status, everyone at FTCC is urged to continue observing healthy behaviors:
- Please continue to wash or cleanse your hands frequently, whatever your vaccination status. This simple action helps stop the spread of COVID-19 and other germs, including influenza, stomach bugs and more.
- Please cover your nose and mouth if you sneeze or cough. If you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately, then wash or sanitize your hands.
- Please monitor your own health, especially if you are not up to date on your COVID vaccinations and experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19. If you are not up to date on your COVID vaccinations and suspect you may have COVID-19, please follow FTCC’s Campus Exposure Procedures.
Get Vaccinated If You Can
If you have not begun the COVID-19 vaccination process, FTCC strongly encourages you to consider taking this important step to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and your community. For the location of vaccine providers and information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit Vaccines.gov.
Important Vaccination Information for Students Enrolled in Health-Related Programs
Vaccinations are not required to enroll in FTCC health-related programs. However, if you are UNVACCINATED, it is UNLIKELY that you will successfully complete a health-related program. Most health programs require a clinical rotation with an affiliated healthcare provider and most, if not all, providers require proof of vaccination to participate in the clinical rotation. If you have not received the COVID-19 vaccination, please discuss your vaccination status with program leaders prior to enrollment and consider whether you should enroll in another field of study.
Campus Exposure Procedures
Please visit this link to view what you should do if you are an FTCC employee or student, vaccinated or unvaccinated, who:
- has potentially been exposed to COVID-19, whether through close contact (direct potential exposure) or indirect contact
- has been diagnosed with COVID-19
- is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
Students are urged to check their FTCC email accounts daily in case of important updates that may affect how and where they can access their classes.
Everyone should review this page regularly for important updates.
FTCC urges everyone on campus to behave safely and courteously to all.