True North Maritime Academy Buffalo Winter 2022 Class COVID-19 and Attendance Policy
- The Class will follow all New York State and Erie County Guidance concerning wearing masks; Isolation for anyone testing Positive for COVID-19; and Quarantine for anyone exposed to COVID-19 through close contact with someone who has tested positive.
- Anyone having any kind of symptoms including fever, cough, sneezing, etc should not come to class and will not be allowed to stay in class.
- Since the guidelines are subject to change, information is available on the Erie County Department of Health web site. The latest requirements will be sent to students before the first class and the instructor will keep students informed as class progresses.
- The U.S. Coast Guard requires a student to have a minimum of 90% attendance based on hours. The OUPV class is 52 hours which is broken into 13 four hour classes. This essentially means a student can only miss one class. Any student missing more than one class for COVID-19 or any other reason will have to coordinate with the instructor and True North Maritime Academy to make up sessions usually done remotely. True North Maritime Academy will do its best to accommodate make up sessions, but if USCG requirements can’t be met the student may need to take another class at a later date at no additional expense.
- True North Maritime Academy is obligated to meet state and local requirements to try and foster a safe and healthy environment for students. Students are expected to be honest about any positive test or close contact out of respect for other students in the class. Students missing class for any reason shall do everything possible to contact the instructor before class.