The Georgia Public Safety Training Center returned to full operations on Monday, May 18th. We are following the recommendations of the CDC, Department of Public Health, and the guidance of both the Governor’s Office and Georgia POST Council. Precautionary steps are in place to help reduce the risk to our students and staff.
ANYONE EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, A TEMPERATURE OVER 100°, OR WHO HAS KNOWINGLY BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO IS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 SHOULD NOT COME TO ANY GPSTC CAMPUS.
Common symptoms of Covid-19 include sore throat, temperature above 100 degrees F, cough, and shortness of breath, new significant and unexplained fatigue or muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell. Additional symptoms may also include chills, repeated shaking, headache, sore throat and covid-toes.
As part of our efforts to reduce the risk of spreading any illness, we are taking the following precautions:
- Visitors and vendors will have their temperature taken at the front gate and denied entry if they have a fever over 100 degrees.
- Students must answer a series of health-related questions and have their temperature taken every day before entering the classroom.
- Anyone who registers a temperature greater than 100 degrees will be escorted off campus immediately and will not be able to return to any GPSTC property until cleared by a medical professional.
- Hand sanitizers are available throughout the Training Center, but we encourage students to bring their own sanitizer so that it is immediately available to them throughout the day.
- We strongly discourage making direct contact with other persons and ask that everyone practice appropriate sneezing and coughing etiquette.
- Lodging will be offered only to students that reside more than 60 miles from the Training Center, and who are attending a course for multiple days.
- Eligible students will be provided free DOUBLE occupancy lodging but may purchase private lodging at our regular rates; subject to the availability of private barracks, (students attending Basic Courses are not eligible for private lodging).
- Barracks are being deep cleaned and disinfected prior to being assigned.
- If the barrack is occupied for multiple weeks, it will be deep cleaned and sanitized once per week, according to DHS recommendations.
- We are cleaning and disinfecting classrooms daily.
- Classroom doors will remain open to prevent the need to touch doorknobs, and all restrooms and other common areas are cleaned and sanitized multiple times per day depending on traffic and touch points.
- Dining tables in the cafeteria will be spread out to assist with social distancing.
- Our food service workers will wear facemasks, gloves, and other appropriate PPE and continue to use proper sanitization methods to comply with expanded standards for the Food Service Industry.
- Staff and students are encouraged but not required to wear masks.
The health and safety of our staff, students, and visitors are a top priority for GPSTC. As the public health crisis remains a fluid and evolving situation, we ask for your patience and understanding should the policies and procedures outlined in this email change with little notice. We will do our best to communicate openly and clearly whenever new information is available, or our procedures change.
Thank you for your understanding during this trying time. Anyone scheduled to attend upcoming training may contact the course coordinator should you have any questions or need additional information.