Dear Param Institute of Education Students, Families, Staff, and Friends:
The changes in our lives due to the COVID-19 Pandemic are many. Unfortunately, the impact of the virus continues to change the most fundamental aspects of how we live, including how we hold school operations. It is well aware that COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy.
As you know that PIE management has played an important role, by timely closing School, to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into students and their families, through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments. Param Institute of Education(PIE) is also, fully prepared to take any additional steps, in the future, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Param Institute of Education (PIE) welcomes back all our students to continue their path of jubilant progress. As we are all aware of the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis and the mandatory preventive guidelines, which everyone needs to follow to prevent and protect from disease. Our school is strictly following the Department of Education, Department of Health, NJDOL, CDC, OSHA, and other guidelines, published from time to time, concerning the reopening and working safety, without any compromise. We inform you to read and follow the basic guidelines, in addition to the guidelines published from the department of health & education, CDC, OSHA, and other related websites. Contact the administrative personnel or faculty for any queries or assistance should you require, about any matter either personally or through email.
PIE continues its COVID-19 Prevention & Safety Strategies:
- All the students must follow OSHA’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards, which require using gloves, eye and face protection, and respiratory protection when workplace hazards warrant it. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth and wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- As COVID-19 is a recordable illness, if you are infected before or during performing your work-related duties, you must report the person in charge of the workplace and school immediately. If you are under investigation and a presumptive positive or laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19, then you should continue to follow, every day, CDC’s disease prevention strategies and stay at home in self-quarantine as COVID-19 can potentially transmit to students, families, staff, and community.
- If you are ill with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND have traveled outside or came in contact with any person with a history of COVID-19, then seek and follow medical evaluation and your doctor’s advice for COVID-19 and stay home.
- Keep a safe distance of 6 inches and avoid close contact with other students.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm.
- Frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after they blow their nose. If hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water to clean hands. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. In case soap and water are not readily available, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Urging students to get a flu shot during the flu season.
- Perform routine cleaning of your desk, chair, and other objects, before and after using it into the school facility.
- Students are requested to visit the following link for more information and precautions for COVID-19 that help students, families, and staff understand COVID-19 along with steps they can take to protect themselves:
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):
What to do if you are sick:
Stop the spread of germs – help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:
As a part of the State’s efforts to appropriately respond to, mitigate, and contain the public health the crisis posed by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Paragraph 14 of Executive Order No. 107, issued by Governor Murphy on March 21, 2020, authorized the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), after consultation with the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), to close any career or training facilities overseen by NJDOE.
Based on improving health data and in consultation with the NJDOH, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, and the New Jersey Department of Labor, Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order 155 (EO 155) https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-155.pdf, which allows private career schools to resume in-person instruction, including laboratory or clinical components, on or after July 1, 2020. Any private career school that wishes to resume in-person instruction must comply with all applicable Executive Orders and must develop a restart plan that includes, at a minimum, policies, and procedures as outlined in Paragraphs 10 and 11 of EO 155. These restart plans must be posted to your school’s website and provided to all students and staff in advance of the anticipated restart date. Private career schools wishing to resume in-person instruction should also adhere to the joint health and safety guidelines from the NJDOE and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL), established in consultation with the NJDOH.
Also, PIE follows the New Jersey Department of Education- PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOLS – COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION given by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Param Institute of Education looks forward to the future of our students returning to campus. The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertain times and resulted in unprecedented changes. As communicated throughout this return to the campus action plan, we are prioritizing the health of our school community every step of the way as we consider reopening our school’s doors.
We will execute on our plan cautiously, following applicable state and local guidance as much as possible. We also understand that each individual’s needs and situations will be different as our doors begin to reopen. We encourage all faculty, students, and staff to discuss any concerns they have about returning to campus as it relates to their personal health or situation.
Finally, we ask that the entire school community is patient and understanding of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic may require our return to campus plans to change. We will give as much notice as possible in the event of an unforeseen setback or campus closure.