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COVID-19: We are committed to keeping students and staff safe. Review our updates, information and protocols.

We are committed to keeping our community safe

COVID-19 Response

Summit Academy OIC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its entire campus community and works continuously to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID‐19 in the classroom, workplace, and surrounding community. All students, employees, and visitors are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of this COVID‐19 Preparedness Plan.

We continue to monitor CDC and MDH guidelines as well as the COVID-19 situation in the Twin Cities, making changes as needed and as appropriate.

Summit Face Mask Policy

All staff, students, guests, and visitors are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth while in the building to prevent the spread of disease. At Summit Academy OIC, face shields are not an appropriate face-covering and are not approved to replace masks.

Members of the campus community, including prospective students and visitors with medical conditions that impede their ability to properly wear a face mask should seek specific accommodation in coordination with a campus official in one of the following departments as appropriate: Enrollment, Academic Programs, or Human Resources.

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Vaccinations

As COVID-19 continues to spread, Summit strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated if that is the right choice for you. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community. All COVID-19 vaccines offer very good protection and are provided at no-cost.

Select the vaccine locator button to find a vaccination site near you.

Testing

If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or start to experience symptoms, we recommend that you get tested.
If you have confirmed that you or someone you have been exposed to has COVID-19, please do not come to Summit Academy OIC campuses. Instead, remain home and follow the guidance of your healthcare professional. Please note that this guidance has changed since the widespread accessibility of the vaccine. For Summit’s guidance, please read the institution’s COVID-19 Preparedness plan or call a contact at the campus.

Students

Training will be flexibly adjusted to balance the benefits of in-person learning with appropriate health and safety protocols to the extent authorized by our accrediting and licensing bodies. Emergency steps will be taken that are appropriate to and aligned with the current situation and with the recommendations of public health agencies. Flexibility is appreciated as Summit Academy responds to the dynamic situation.

Students must be healthy to participate in in-person training. Students will be screened upon arrival on campus. Those exhibiting symptoms will be asked to leave campus and isolated until they are able to do so.

As recommended by public health agencies, students will practice appropriate social distancing in classrooms, labs, and other training and common spaces on the Summit Academy campus. Current social distancing recommendations encourage 6ft or two arms lengths between individuals.

Students are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth in the building at all times. Face shields are not an appropriate face-covering and are not approved to replace masks.

Academic Programs will set and enforce appropriate health and safety standards.

Employees

With the wide availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, Summit seeks to balance the benefits of in-person learning with appropriate health and safety protocols across our campus community.

  • Any staff member working on site
    • must be healthy
    • will participate in a daily health screening
  • While working on-site, employees are to
    • wear face-masks over both nose and mouth while in the building to prevent spread. Face shields are not an appropriate face-covering.
    • Maintain appropriate social distancing as recommended by public health agencies.
    • Clean and disinfect high-touch areas in offices and classrooms
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