HEALTHY AT OTC
Due to a dramatic decline in COVID-19 infections, masks are optional at Ozarks Technical Community College locations.
Additionally, the college will no longer track student COVID-19 infections, so employees do not need to fill out COVID-19 report forms. If a student has COVID-19, please treat it like any other communicable disease.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19, feel sick, or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 should email their supervisor and Kelli Fleck in human resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTC is following Centers for Disease Control guidelines for isolation and quarantining. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must stay home for five days regardless of vaccination status. After five days, if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you may return to work or class; however, you are encouraged to wear a mask at work until the tenth day after your initial positive test. If you have a fever, do not return to work or class.
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, your requirement to isolate depends on your vaccination status. Please refer to the CDC’s guidelines for isolation.
The college encourages all students and employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot if they are eligible. Please visit the Springfield-Greene County Health Department website to find vaccination clinics.
HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND REPORTING
On May 6, 2020, the Office of Postsecondary Education published requirements for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting. Reporting for HEERF funds distributed to the Ozarks Technical Community College will begin 30 days from the U.S. Department of Education awarded grant documents and each 45 days thereafter. Read More