COVID-19 Employee Acknowledgement & Commitment Agreement

Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) has developed health and safety requirements through reliance on the guidance of local, state, and federal public health agencies. Each member of the College campus community plays a critical role in promoting safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19 during our return to campus.

In consideration of being allowed to enter the College campus or other premises controlled by the college in person, or to attend an event or activity conducted or sponsored by the College in person, I do hereby make the Acknowledgements and Commitments set forth below.

Acknowledgements

  • I acknowledge that the College has implemented policies and procedures and taken other reasonable preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus. I have read and understand these policies, procedures, and measures. I understand that these measures require a shared responsibility and commitment among students, faculty, and staff to adhere to enhanced health and safety requirements. I acknowledge that my failure to follow the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by the College to reduce the spread of COVID-19 could increase my risk of serious illness, long- term or permanent disability, or death as well as increase these risks for others as certain individuals over the age of 65 and/or with pre-existing medical conditions are especially vulnerable to severe disease.
  • I acknowledge that eliminating all risk of COVID-19 infection and spread while operating in person is impossible and that COVID-19 can spread rapidly in settings like a college campus. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Even with all reasonable efforts, I may still contract COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

 Commitments

  • I agree to do my part in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while attending the College. This includes but is not limited to my agreement to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering when required, employ enhanced hygiene and sanitizing practices, self-report close contact with individuals presumed or confirmed to have COVID-19, self-report symptoms of COVID-19, self-report any COVID-19 positive test results, honestly answer all COVID-19 symptom-related questions, including contact-tracing questions, and visit screening stations as required. I agree to stay home when sick and to follow all directives relating to isolation and/or quarantine.
  • I agree to follow all local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and orders, as well as all public health guidance, policies, requirements, and procedures adopted by the College regarding health, safety, and the prevention of COVID-19 on campus. This includes all procedures set forth by the Colleges. Information regarding procedures can be found online at https://manhattantech.edu/covid19 .