Personal Safety Requirements for Employees
Masks No Longer Required at KCTCS Colleges
In response to the governor lifting the mask mandate for state offices, all KCTCS colleges are now mask optional. Students and employees who chose to continue wearing masks may do so. Please respect the choices others make as some people may have health issues or just feel more comfortable being masked up.
Please refer any questions about specific classes or clinical programs to your supervisor, instructor, or Healthy at Work Officer.
Gloves are not required, however for your safety, you should wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer after each equipment use. The facility will ensure that employees whose job duties include touching items often touched by others (e.g., credit cards/cash, paper, computers) wear gloves that are “regularly” replaced.
You may be asked to self-check your temperature and answer health questions before entering a facility. If your temperature is above 100.4 degrees, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.
These checks will be self-administered and performed at home. Employees who have a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider to be tested and quarantine at home as soon as any illness is detected per their provider’s instructions. This includes employees that passed a temperature and health check prior to reporting to work but became ill during the day.
Social distancing of at least three feet is recommended in all classrooms, labs, shared offices, common spaces and other locations. Spaces may have been modified to ensure this is followed, including removal or storage of furnishings.
Signage has been posted at all facilities in the common areas such as bathrooms, cafes, lecture halls, classrooms, entrances, etc.
All congregating, vending, break and meeting spaces are either closed or taped off with closed or have been rearranged to ensure proper social distancing.