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health and safe policy

FPTC Health and Safety Policy

In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment, students are required to adhere to all safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and health protocols as outlined by Fort Pierce Training Center (FPTC). This policy promotes a culture of responsibility and collective concern for the welfare of the entire training center.


**Sick Policy Guidelines**


To protect the health of our students, staff, and community, we ask that students adhere to the following guidelines:


1. **Illness Prevention and Responsibility**:

   - If you believe you are coming down with a cold or are currently suffering from allergies, do not attend class without obtaining a doctor’s note from your family physician indicating that it is safe for you to participate.

   - Even if you feel fine or believe your symptoms are minor, it is important to stay home to prevent the potential spread of illness to other students and staff members who will be working in close proximity to you.


2. **Notification and Documentation**:

   - Notify your instructor or the administration as soon as you suspect you may be ill.

   - Provide a doctor’s note stating that you are cleared to attend classes if you are experiencing symptoms of a cold or allergies.


3. **Classroom and Training Participation**:

   - The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) skills training involves hands-on activities, such as brushing each other’s teeth and physically feeding one another. Due to the close physical contact required, it is imperative that all participants are in good health to minimize the risk of spreading infections.


Health Protocols


- Hygiene Practices:

  - Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  - Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

  - Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth, with unwashed hands.


- Respiratory Etiquette:

  - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.

  - Dispose of used tissues immediately and wash your hands.


- Sanitation and Cleaning:

  - Regularly disinfect commonly touched surfaces and equipment.

  - Follow all FPTC guidelines for cleaning and sanitation in classroom and training areas.


Consequences for Non-Compliance


Students who fail to adhere to this sick policy will face the following actions:

1. First Offense: Student will be sent home and must provide a doctor’s note stating that they are cleared to attend classes 

2. Second Offense: Student will be sent home immediately and fined $150 to reschedule their class.



Any exceptions to this policy must be approved in advance by the program coordinator. Exceptions may be considered for medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.


For questions or concerns regarding this sick policy, please contact:


Fort Pierce Training Center 

(772) 828-2208

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