Updated Communication to Students and Faculty RE: COVID-19

photo of John Roth John Roth Dean of Academic Affairs

 

We hope you continue to stay safe and follow the CDC guidelines around masks, sanitizing and hand washing, and social distancing. Contra Costa County lifted its stay-at-home order in January 2021, but still limits the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings as well as access to various activities (see Contra Costa County Openings at a Glance for a complete list here).

In response to changing state and county public health directives, and for the safety of our valued students, faculty, and staff, KPSAHS changed its Spring 2021 instruction as noted below:

  1. Face-to-face lecture (or “didactic”) instruction will continue to be online until limits to crowd sizes are lifted and KPSAHS believes it is safe to return to campus.

  2. You will receive information from your instructor(s) about accessing online course materials and technology-enabled synchronous discussions and/or lectures.

  3. Laboratory courses have resumed on campus but are limited in size (no more than 10 students are allowed in a lab at any time).

  4. Clinical education has resumed.

The KPSAHS campus is open but strictly following all CDC guidelines for screening, masking, sanitizing, social distancing, and maximum crowd sizes.

We will keep you posted as we receive new information, and please do not hesitate to reach out to your program director should you have specific questions. Faculty and staff can be reached via email, and a directory by functional area is provided on page four of the KPSAHS student handbook.

Stay safe.

Sincerely,

John Roth
Dean of Academic Affairs
Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences
938 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA 94804

Covid-19 FAQs

When we do return to labs, they will most likely be in smaller groups with multiple sections.
Additional use of PPE will likely be required. KPSAHS will provide access to the necessary equipment.
All students and employees will have their temperatures taken before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will not be allowed in the building and will be asked to set up a video/e-visit with their doctor. We will also be screening for coughing and other breathing issues.
Some programs may transition some or all of the laboratory classes to distance education.
Campus services continue, though the format or timelines may be different. We are still printing official transcripts, offering career services, and providing library services.