Concorde wishes to keep students, faculty, staff and the public up to date with any new information that comes to light due to COVID-19.
Below you will find FAQ's and a list of Resources for you to use.
If you have questions: Students, please attempt to contact your campus prior to calling this toll free number as it relates to COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and to get vaccinated, including booster shots, as recommended by the CDC.
- The virus is spread mainly from person-to-person as an airborne pathogen.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Depending upon air circulation, droplets may linger in the air even after the infected person has left the room.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
If you develop Emergency Warning Signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
- Based upon reviewing the CDC and local guidelines, Concorde's policy is that students and staff who have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms should quarantine for 10-days.
- Exposure may not require quarantine; it is recommended that if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or if they were symptomatic, then you should get tested.
- If you are experiencing symptoms - get tested, notify your program director/ clinical coordinator and prepare to quarantine.
Get Vaccinated & Boosted
- There are a number of available vaccines that medical science has show to reduce the affect of the virus and severity from illness.
- Concorde does not require vaccination from COVID to attend or work at Concorde, however many clinical, externship and employer sites do require proof of vaccination.
Wear a Mask and/or Face-Shield
- Proper use of medical grade facemasks has scientifically shown to reduce the transmission and receipt of airborne virus particles.
- Concorde's mask policy is enforced by local guidance. Each Concorde campus sets mask mandates based to comply with local regulations. Please contact your local campus for their applied policy. In general, unvaccinated and new guests to a Concorde campus are required to wear a mask.
- Visitors without a mask, may get one from the reception desk. Children/infants under the age of 4-yrs old are not required to wear a mask.
Clean Your Hands Often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid Close Contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay Home if You’re Sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Be sure to notify your program director and/or clinical/externship site coordinator, if you are experiencing symptoms; and if you test positive for COVID.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a Facemask
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick and are vaccinated: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask).
Clean and Disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
*This information is gathered from the CDC website
Concorde is committed to delivering healthcare career training in a safe environment, adhering to CDC guidelines.
- Providing PPE to Students, Staff and Guests
- Safety Training to Students and Staff
- Limiting Classroom Capacity
- Social Distancing Protocols
- Daily Screening Logs
- Deep Cleaning: Labs, Equipment, Classrooms and Public Spaces
- Hand Sanitizing Stations
- Limiting Campus Entry Points and Visitors