Updated February 14, 2022:
As a result of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and CDC guidance and regulations regarding COVID-19, all who enroll in or attend Polley Associates’ classroom-based courses or classes must abide by our rules for personal and public safety. Your enrollment in, or attendance at, classroom-based instruction automatically means you understand, accept, and agree to comply with these rules, as follows:
If you are ill, feeling ill, exhibiting any symptoms of illness (including fever), YOU CANNOT ATTEND. We offer a no-fee transfer policy to other instruction: virtual, classroom, and online. Contact the Polley Associates main office by phone (610-353-6776) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are in any way not feeling well or having symptoms, and we will work to get you rescheduled to a point in time when you are well.
Here is a link to the list of COVID-19 symptoms provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Risk and Responsibility
COVID-19 is a virus. Just as we cannot guarantee you would not be exposed in any location to any other type of communicable virus, such as the flu, we cannot guarantee it during these circumstances. By agreeing to attend a classroom-based course, you accept responsibility for this risk.
Classroom Size and Related Changes
Effective February 28, 2022: All in person classes will run at a limit set by Polley Associates, in accordance with occupancy regulations and maximum room capacity.
• The rooms should NOT be re-arranged. Students should use the same seat all day.
Cleaning Procedures and COVID-19 Exposure Plan
Cleaning procedures for each classroom location can be found on at this page on our website: https://www.polleyassociates.com/covid-19-cleaning-procedures/. Please review it in full.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out, and note that if you have a confirmed, possible, or direct exposure, you MUST report it to the main office or administration immediately so we can enact our as well as our COVID-19 exposure response plan. It can be found on this page on our website: https://www.polleyassociates.com/covid-19-procedures-response/ .
• Disinfectant wipes are available upon request at each location.
• Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms. Ample soap and water are available in bathroom facilities at each location.
Polley Associates does not have a vaccination requirement.
Students who are unvaccinated and experience a direct exposure to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case are asked to wear a mask during class for a period of 10 days following exposure.
If a student tests positive for COVID-19, please see https://www.polleyassociates.com/covid-19-procedures-response/ for information about quarantine time and procedures.
Local mandates or guidance may require certain venues to require vaccination. If required, Polley Associates will post the information with the class registration and ensure students are notified in their class reminder email. If you are taking a class at a location and have questions about any special requirements, please contact us via phone or email.
Effective February 28, 2022, masks are no longer required by Polley Associates, except those situations specifically covered within our COVID-19 Procedures (https://www.polleyassociates.com/covid-19-procedures-response/).
Special locations or venues may have mask requirements. Those requirements would be listed on our site if needed, and class related emails will also provide that information. Classes within the City of Philadelphia or as requested by private offices may still require masks for some or all individuals. If you have a question about a specific course and masking requirements, please contact the main office.
Although Polley Associates is no longer enforcing masking within our classroom, students are strongly encouraged to bring a mask with them, as some public areas of our facilities may require a mask.
Effective June 1, 2021: Classes will resume using the sign-in and sign-out sheets for attendance. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they sign in and out of a class as instructed during class.
• Be punctual. If you miss roll call or arrive late, it is your responsibility to confirm that you are not “too late” to get credit for the day. Each course has its own attendance requirements, with CE requiring 90% attendance (no more than 21 minutes of missed time in a 3.5 hour class; 42 minutes of missed time in a 7 hour course) and licensing requiring 80% attendance (max. 6 hours of a 30-hour class; max. 9 hours of a 45-hour class).
• Failure to meet attendance requirements because of lateness or “skipping” class time will not only result in no completion of the class; you also will be unable to transfer to another course or class, or receive a refund. Although we try to aware partial attendance when noted, if you fail to sign-in or out of your class at the appropriate time, you will not be able to receive a transcript.
Enrollment Agreements, Materials, and Surveys
Effective June 1, 2021: These procedures will be set by the individual instructor and return to their normal status quo. There are no alterations to this area based on COVID-19 situation. Enrollment Agreements and Surveys are required to be completed by each student.