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COVID-19 and Pennco Tech

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

LAST UPDATED: 3/24/2020

BRISTOL, PA CAMPUS
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that schools, initially shut through Friday, will remain closed at least through April 6 and possibly longer, if necessary, to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. As more news becomes available, we will keep you updated. Both campuses will continue to provide services via phone from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. An online request for information is also available through our website at www.penncotech.edu.

BLACKWOOD, NJ CAMPUS
Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. This Executive Order indefinitely closes all public and private preschool, elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education. The order will take effect immediately; therefore, the Pennco Tech Blackwood, NJ campus is temporarily closed until further notice. Both campuses will continue to provide services via phone from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. An online request for information is also available through our website at www.penncotech.edu.

LAST UPDATED: 3/21/2020

As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the best interests of the health and safety of our Pennco Tech students, staff, and community, we have made the decision to temporarily close the Bristol and Blackwood locations until further notice. Both campuses will continue to provide services via phone from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. An online request for information is also available through our website at www.penncotech.edu.

As the situation evolves, we will be regularly monitoring recommendations from the CDC and the State of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We will continue to adjust our plans and our responses. Because this is a rapidly changing situation, we suggest checking back frequently for updates.

LAST UPDATED: 3/20/2020

Furthering steps to help limit the virus’ spread, Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations until further notice. Therefore, the Bristol campus will be closed effective immediately; however, an online request for information is always available. Although classroom instruction is closed at our New Jersey campus, some essential offices remain open.

Pennco Tech is continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, and as the guidelines provided by the CDC and government agencies evolve, we will continue to provide you with additional updates.

We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding while we have adjusted our campus schedule to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community and providing the highest quality of service to our students.

LAST UPDATED: 3/17/2020

Last week, Governor Wolf announced that all schools within counties under aggressive social distancing guidelines to close temporarily. This week, Governor Murphy has asked all schools in New Jersey to close by March 18 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our offices will remain open.

At this time, there have been “ZERO” cases of COVID-19 at our campuses. Since first learning of the disease, we have worked to address the situation proactively by taking the necessary measures to help prevent the spread of the virus at both our locations, including:

• Increasing cleaning routines and intensity of cleaning
• Disinfecting high-touch surfaces
• Providing hand-sanitizing products
• Encouraging good hygiene
• Employing social distancing measures
• Implementing staggered break times and dining schedules
• Monitoring individuals demonstrating symptoms of illness to stay home and seek medical attention
• Making proactive calls to students who have been absent for more than (2) days

Because COVID-19 represents such a serious public health concern, these measures are being taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus while supporting our students’ educational goals and the needs of staff, students, and community members during these challenging times.
As more information is released, we will continue to update you as it becomes available. For students and staff, please be sure to check E2 Campus for updates on this situation.

Each of us must act responsibly for the benefit of our entire community. I appreciate your cooperation and patience as we navigate this challenge to keep every member of the Pennco Tech community healthy and safe.

Jason Hobyak
Vice President
Pennco Tech

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

COVID-19 Fact Sheet
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
– Click this link for CDC FAQs: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html)
Blackwood Pandemic Plan – 2020
Bristol Pandemic Plan – 2020

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