FLORENCE, S.C. (May 21, 2020) – Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) continues to improve the sanitation measures around its campuses ahead of the future return of employees and students.
In the coming weeks, FDTC employees will begin returning to campus in various phases as the college begins to take steps towards normalcy. There will, however, be a new normal on FDTC’s campuses beginning with the Fall Semester 2020.
FDTC has established a Return to Work Taskforce that has suggested strategies for mitigating potential vulnerabilities to COVID-19 on its campuses.
Already, FDTC’s buildings have been sanitized several times and are sanitized again each evening after personnel leave occupied areas for the day. This process will continue throughout the summer and into the fall. FDTC has been providing disinfectant wipes and aerosol sprays for labs, the Business Office, library, human resources, registrar, admissions and other areas. The library is following a disinfecting process as they intake returned loaner computers.
The bookstore has developed a plan to practice social distancing and has deployed other safe guards without sacrificing good customer service to students.
Moving forward in the “new normal,” at least for the Fall Semester, FDTC is taking the extra steps needed to make improvements that will continue to reduce the risk to employees and students contracting COVID-19 while on campus.
“The college is fabricating physical contact barriers, similar to sneeze guards, for some student contact areas,” said Chris Taylor, Director of Project Management and Facilities. “Face shields will be an option in areas where these types of barriers are not practical.”
Maintenance staff is also working with FDTC’s Corporate and Workforce Development to help them successful conduct their classes as well.
“It is important to foster the culture of proper personal hygiene in being mindful of one’s own health and the wellbeing of those around us,” Taylor said. “The focus on individuals following the CDC recommendations are key to everyone’s health as we try to minimize the transfer of COVID19.”