Dear Southeast Tech Campus Community,
Due to recent developments regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the Sioux Falls area, Southeast Tech is extending spring break for an additional week. Classes will now resume on Monday, March 23, 2020. We strongly encourage all students to remain home during break and to limit their attendance at large group gatherings.
During this extension, Southeast Tech faculty and staff will conduct normal business operations and undertake additional planning and preparations for the remainder of the semester. We will be holding employee meetings on Monday, March 16 to begin these discussions. Faculty will meet at 8:30 a.m. in HC 257. Staff will meet at 10 a.m. in HC 257.
Our goal is to implement additional measures that will best support our students and employees, including steps to minimize on-campus exposure where possible.
For those who have been on break, as you prepare to return to Southeast Tech on Monday, March 23, we want to call your attention to the following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Level 3-Designated Country Travel & Self-Quarantine Guidelines
Per the CDC, anyone who has traveled to a Level 3-designated area—China, South Korea, Iran, or Europe—is expected to self-quarantine for 14 days due to an increased risk of exposure COVID-19 in those countries. This means that you should not return to campus until those 14 days have passed. In addition, travelers returning from a Level 3 area should:
- Students should inform the College by contacting Student Success: firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-367-5688.
- Faculty and staff with questions or in need of assistance related to the requirement to quarantine should contact HR Director Kathryn Struck: Kathryn.Struck@southeasttech.edu or 605-367-4625.
- If you develop symptoms, call your healthcare provider before going to a clinic or ER.
- Tell your healthcare provider about your recent travel and symptoms.
Southeast Tech will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow the recommendations put forward by the South Dakota Department of Health, the CDC, and the World Health Organization.