MediaTech Institute strives to implement strategies needed to protect the students, faculty, and staff from the COVID-19 virus while continuing to operate for the success of our students. MediaTech continues to closely monitor the pandemic of COVID-19 and has implemented an emergency response plan for the campus to follow. With information afforded to the campus by Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, ACCSC, TWC, THECB and all of our Government Entities (federal, state, and local), MediaTech Institute continues to update our students, faculty, staff, and administration of recommendations as they develop.
What is COVID-19?
Known as the Corona Virus, this respiratory virus was first introduced in Wuhan, Hubei, Providence, China. Learn more about this virus from the Centers for Disease Control website www.cdc.gov
What are the symptoms and complications of COVID-19?
Mild to severe respiratory issues with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf
How does COVID-19 Spread?
Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person to person between people in close contact (within about 6 feet). The virus spreads through respiratory drops from infected persons who cough and/or sneeze and these droplets infect those in relatively close proximity. It is possible this virus can also spread by touching a contaminated surface from an infected individual. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/transmission.html
Has anyone at MTI been infected?
No cases of COVID-19 have been reported at MediaTech Institute of Dallas or Houston campuses. For information regarding Texas areas impacted please see the Texas Health and Human Services website. https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus
How can I protect myself?
See the CDC guidelines link provided to help best prevent the spread of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html
How is MTI keeping students, parents, faculty, and staff informed?
We are communicating with our community through the following channels:
• Email blast and text messages to all students
• Website: www.mediatech.edu
• Social Media Channels
To stay up to date with immediate campus messages, we encourage all students to reach out to their Instructors. Instructors will reach out to their immediate supervisors. Staff and administration will reach out to the Campus Director for any questions and concerns regarding COVID-19.
Will additional cleaning materials and hand sanitizer be provided for on campus use?
MTI is providing additional cleaning products and hand sanitizer to disinfected the campus during this pandemic.
What do you do if you are not feeling well?
Student and staff who are feeling ill should not attend class or come to campus. Students should contact their Instructors. Staff should contact their immediate supervisor.
MediaTech Institute Students:
After reviewing guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, Federal, State, and Local authorities, regarding the COVID-19 virus, MTI has decided at this time to move the student educational experience to a virtual classroom modality via Google Classroom. Students should receive information regarding this process through each class they are currently already enrolled in a Google Classroom. Students are enrolled into Google Classrooms on day one of each term. This process is not new to our student population; however, the addition of virtual class via Google Hangout is the new component added today to assist our students to achieve educational success. We will hold all classes and labs on Google Hangouts. A link will be provided in each Google Classroom for the students to join into the classroom lecture and lab each assigned day. All students will continue this format of education through March 27, 2020, at which time the campus will make the determination of continuing education through this modality or potentially moving classes back to on campus in the classroom. We understand this could potentially disrupt the educational flow, due to our current semester is week 10 of 15. Our goal is to transition you into the virtual classroom online modality as smooth as possible. Your education team is working with you on a case-by-case basis. Reach out to your instructors for any additional concerns during this process.
In addition to virtual classroom modality at this time, we will still allow students to book studio time and come to campus to work on tutoring and/or labs. These sessions must be pre-booked with the instructor/tutor/or receptionist. We are limiting all sessions on campus with students to not exceed six (6) students at the time.
Currently, all campus extra activities have been postponed. We will keep you updated on the future activities planned at the end of March.
MediaTech will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and will update you as quickly as possible should any additional precautions need to be taken. We want to ensure your success, but we also understand the need for precaution measurements to be taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
We realize you may have additional questions and concerns and welcome the opportunity to speak to you on an individual basis to answer these questions and concerns. You will be receiving additional information from your instructors regarding your classes, expectations, and how we are moving forward to accommodate your needs. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we all work together with your best interest in mind.
We will continue to update the website, Google Classroom, emails, and text messaging with any future updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus,