With some good signs of decrease in Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles County, the lift of the “Stay at Home” order and Higher Education Institutions opening their lab which has been authorized by the Governor of California, we have been asked about a date of reopening our brick and mortar campus. To be a student at Victory Career College and enrolled in cosmetology/barbering/skin/nail/massage courses means a student had 75% of their courses offered via a temporary distance education approval until the LA County let the higher education institutions reopen safely.
At Victory Career College, the well-being, health, and safety of our students, staff, faculty members, service clientele are among our highest priorities. We continue to monitor state, local, national, and industry guidelines regarding COVID-19 and are taking proactive measures as needed.
Our institution prioritizes sanitation and safety. All of our programs include and follow stringent State Board guidelines established by CA State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and Los Angeles Health Departments for the proper cleaning and maintenance of tools and operation stations. Throughout the years, we have provided a fully sanitized experience, which includes washing our hands between each clients and cleaning surfaces and tools with antibacterial cleaner. We are currently taking additional measures, including the use of industrial-grade cleaners to sanitize stations, door handles, and frequently touched surfaces on a more frequent basis and increased the number of strategically placed hand-sanitizing stations throughout the three buildings, so students, staff, and clientele can use as desired. We have implemented a client check in waiting outside in their car or in the garden areas. Getting a temporal temperature check, signing a Covid-19 symptoms/risk waiver, wearing a mask, and washing hands for 20 second under warm water with soap are mandatory actions to begin each service.
We have implemented the following sanitary measures: We are not allowing students to socialize closer than 6 feet apart. Students who want to work on live models must bring their own clients who will be screened. We have closed every other seat and spread out and socially distanced our students. We have divided our classrooms to account for 25 % of the occupancy allowed in each space for social distancing. We are requiring masks be worn throughout the whole school and during labs (day/eve). We have closed access to the refrigerator, microwave and the kitchen room so snacks can be taken outside. Roll call is performed by the supervisor instructor until we can resume our vein scanning time clock. Floor supervisor and Student Floor Manager are continually sanitizing and disinfecting frequently touched areas in the classrooms throughout the day/eve classes. We ask students to wash their hands hourly. We ask students to only use their kits/supplies. Only basic operations can be performed (Not allowed, not all inclusive list: hair coloring, shaving model, hair removal from a model’s face).We have created a hybrid schedule to safely socially distance using the CDC guidelines and measures first.
We offered the Lab on campus to the following student:
1.student with no “Leave of Absence” days available followed by
2.student with 25% on campus education needed to graduate followed by
3.student with enrolled dates from 2019 to June-2020
4. any volunteer if a space is left
Please do not hesitate to contact the office with any questions you may have regarding our “brick and mortar” campus reopening procedures.
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