Safety-Care® Trainer Training Infection Precautions
On May 13th, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a new set of guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per these guidelines, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in most indoor and outdoor situations. These changes reflect that pandemic data (cases, hospitalizations, deaths) are currently far lower than they had previously been and the trends continue downward. States across the U.S. are relaxing required precautions. The CDC has also stated that COVID-19 is not generally spread via surface contact, so extra surface disinfection is not needed.
Based on the new guidelines and data, QBS will follow these procedures when we conduct in-person training.
- We will comply with all requirements regarding infection precautions in the location where we are training and expect trainees to do so as well.
- No one (including QBS master trainers) may attend an in-person class if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If unvaccinated, they should not attend if they have had any exposure in the last 14 days to someone with COVID-19. All QBS master trainers are fully vaccinated.
- Trainees will be given a form at the start of class, asking them to identify whether they are fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose). We will not require proof of vaccination.
- Vaccinated trainees will no longer be expected to wear masks, socially distance, or be broken up into small groups. They may do so if they wish.
- Unvaccinated trainees will be expected to wear masks, socially distance when practical, and have physical contact only within groups of about 2–4.
- Any trainee may choose to skip (and be restricted on) any or all physical procedures during the class.