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How Healthcare Career College is Responding to the Coronavirus

Message from Amita Garg, School Director:

Healthcare workers are needed especially now, more than ever, and we urge all students to continue their education. Furthermore, while employment in other industries is currently negatively affected, employment in healthcare is rising and reaching a level of critical need. For those of you thinking of whether to enroll in school for healthcare, now is the time. At Healthcare Career College, we are continuing classes as usual and ensuring the continuity of instruction for enrolled students.

Our faculty and staff are implementing the latest guidance from the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and students. Since our faculty are all healthcare workers, they are well versed in infection protocol and are able to implement this in the classroom. We are all washing our hands frequently, sanitizing high-touch surfaces, and avoiding personal contact.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus at Healthcare Career College, and those who report or display any signs of illness are being instructed to stay home. Therefore, we feel secure that our environment is manageable enough to control, and for this reason, we have decided to continue with our class instruction.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Healthcare Career College at this time. We are being vigilant every day, and should the need arise, we are prepared to offer instruction online. Any current students who cannot attend classes due to the Coronavirus can contact us to arrange to complete assignments online until they are able to come back to school. In this way, our students will be able to graduate on time and continue in careers where they are needed.

Any prospective students who cannot attend appointments with Admissions or Financial Aid at this time are encouraged to contact their counselors, and we are able to make arrangements to complete any applications online.

Visitors, prospective students, current students, faculty or staff with questions are encouraged to contact us by email at [email protected], or by phone at (562) 804-1239.

FAQ​ Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How do I prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Public health officials recommend the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue and not your hands. Dispose of the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work and school.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid shaking hands with others
  • If you are sick, stay home and do not travel or report to work.
  • Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

How does maintaining a “safe distance” from other people help prevent the disease from spreading? And what is a “safe distance”?

Remaining six feet away from those exhibiting flu-like symptoms can help prevent infections transmitted by an uncovered cough or sneeze and also by touching a contaminated surface. Avoiding large groups in crowded spaces is a scientifically proven way to lower the infection risk and the spread of a virus.

What if I develop flu-like symptoms?

Flu symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. If you develop symptoms consistent with the flu or are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, go to an urgent care center to be tested. Many centers are waiving co-pays due to the situation.

Should I wear a facemask?

There is no need to wear a facemask unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease or are in prolonged close contact (about 3 feet) with a contagious person. Outside of these circumstances, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend use of a facemask by members of the general public.

What if I see someone whom I suspect has flu-like symptoms?

Report it to Ramon Geluz, Dean or Amita Garg, Campus Director.

For  more information, watch this video by Vocational Nursing Instructor, Mr. Roy Salazar: