June 10, 2020
Most Adult Education classes at the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center (LCCTC) will tentatively reopen for in-person classroom instruction on Tuesday, July 7. The LCCTC wanted to communicate this intended date to give students as much time as possible to make arrangements for childcare, work schedules, and other plans. If your CTC program will be affected by the reopening, your program instructors will be in contact with you.
Last Wednesday, the state announced that higher education institutions could reopen for in-person instruction. That permission came with a variety of instructions and requirements that must be addressed prior to reopening. These instructions, based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, shape the statewide, limited reopening of in-person instruction as counties enter the “yellow” phase of the state shutdown.
The LCCTC had been developing reopening plans for some time, awaiting permission from the state. Now that we have that permission, the CTC needs to make adjustments to those existing plans so that we conform to the new state requirements.
All of our Adult Education programs are developing plans for questionnaires and temperature checks prior to entering buildings, effective classroom use while maintaining social distancing, contingency plans in case a student reports an infection, and a myriad of other safety measures. All of these plans must be published online before classes may resume. We intend to have our plans prepared and published on our website as soon as possible.
Some of our adult classes reopened with virtual instruction several weeks ago. These programs will be adjusted wherever necessary so that we may return to in-person instruction while following the state requirements.
The LCCTC will work hard in the coming weeks to ensure that we can have our students on campus for classes starting on July 7.
We can’t wait to see you back at school!