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Welcome to our USAHS Keep Learning resource center. We recognize that this time of unexpected disruption of normal learning opportunities is difficult. This guide is intended to support you with essential online learning strategies and tools.
The USAHS Keep Learning Guide has been designed to support students in the transition of all learning, including lab sessions and exams, where applicable, to a virtual format. Watch our video to learn more about how we will keep teaching and learning at USAHS in Summer 2020 term, until our projected campus reopening date of July 6th, 2020:
Technical Support is always available through our IT Self Help Portal, which includes technical support articles and support scheduling. IT support is available 24/7 at 1-888-80-USAHS, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online chat. Visit the IT Virtual Kiosk or schedule an appointment with an IT specialist at help.usa.edu.
For instructional support and questions, please reach out to your course faculty and/or Program Director. Program Directors are also scheduling virtual meeting times, so be sure to reach out for help or questions.
The most important thing to remember is that we are here for you. Your faculty, academic leaders, and student service professionals, and administrative offices are all available to you and the though the university campuses are closed to students for your health and safety, the university remains open during our regular business hours. We encourage you to take full advantage of all of the virtual tools, technologies, and communications opportunities available.
An Important Note About PPE:
As we continue to deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains integral to our plans and decision-making. Therefore, it is important to reinforce that teaching of safety measures is featured in the curriculum for each academic program including content on universal precautions, safety procedures, and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). These topics are typically reviewed with students prior to their clinical terms. Because of COVID-19, the focus on such precautions and PPE has increased. For example, some of our clinical partners are requiring heightened types of PPE up to and including equipment such as N95 masks.
To facilitate review of universal precautions, CDC-produced training videos are recommended.
Students should always practice universal precautions, even in the unlikely event that their clinical or fieldwork instructor might not require them to do so. In such a rare case, the student must inform their clinical faculty member. Our students should feel comfortable requiring the practice of universal precautions in all placements. If such issues exist, please alert your program director immediately.
This guide will be continually updated. Please check back often for content and resource updates.