UPDATE: 08/31/21

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising sharply across Utah due to the Delta variant, straining our medical facilities and providers. COVID-19 vaccines decrease infection with all variants, including the Delta variant, and have shown to be highly effective at reducing severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

With the full approval of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and with new guidance from the Utah Board of Higher Education, Davis Technical College will require students to have received the COVID-19 vaccine by December 22, 2021, with exemptions for medical, religious, and personal reasons permitted. Details will be made available in the coming days.

While we implement this requirement, Davis Tech strongly recommends wearing a mask while on our campuses. Face coverings are an effective way to stop the spread of coronavirus. Additional, Davis Tech will limit group gatherings to 20 people or fewer.

For information and locations of COVID-19 clinics, please click here.

Remember, we are in this together. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement a vaccine plan and work through all the details.

 

Sincerely,
Darin Brush
President, Davis Technical College

UPDATE: 8/13/21

2021-22 School Year COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines

As we approach the coming school year, we recognize that the pandemic is still here and impacting everyone.  At Davis Tech, we are fortunate to have more tools and resources available this year as we keep our learning and work environment safe for students, faculty, and staff. Here are some guidelines that you can use to keep yourself and others safe while on campus.

FACE COVERINGS AND MASKS

Masks and other face coverings remain an effective tool for reducing the spread of COVID-19.  While masks are not required in our school, mask use is highly recommended as a preventative approach.  For example, individuals with underlying health conditions may choose to wear a mask to keep themselves and others safe if transmission rates are high or if they have been exposed to COVID-19.  Any individual who chooses to wear a mask should feel welcome and confident to do so at Davis Tech.

COVID TESTING

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Davis County Health Department (DCHD) will continue to provide free diagnostic testing at many locations. Information on testing times and places is provided on their websites. Davis Tech will continue to host mobile rapid testing for the public on our campus through fall 2021, currently Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For our students, asymptomatic rapid testing is available from 8:00-8:15 a.m. and 12:00-12:15 p.m. daily in room 2016 on the second floor of the main building. We'll update days and times on our website as we receive them.

VACCINATION

Vaccination is a major tool in preventing the spread of coronavirus and is currently available to anyone 12 and older.  The decision to receive a vaccine is a personal one. Our local hospitals are full and caregivers are overwhelmed with COVID-19 infected patients, and 99% of them are unvaccinated.  The vaccinations have now been given to people for several months, and safety and efficacy are proven.  Vaccinations are free through local health departments, pharmacies, and health care providers.  Davis Tech will continue to host the DCHD vaccine clinics on campus. Again, watch our website and social media pages for updates.

ILLNESS PROTOCOLS

It is critical to be diligent when sick.  Employees or students who experience symptoms or are sick should remain home and get tested for COVID-19. Stay home until symptoms subside.  If you have been fully vaccinated and experience a close, positive COVID-19 contact exposure, you may come to school or work and wear a mask. Testing is recommended three to five days after exposure and can be scheduled here at the school.  If you have not been fully vaccinated and experience a positive, close contact COVID-19 exposure, you should stay home and get tested.  Your health care provider or health department will provide further quarantine instructions.

HYGIENE

As simple as it may seem, handwashing and sanitizing are important ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19,and are readily available on our campus and highly encouraged. 

Davis Tech is here for you. Help us stay safe to stay open.

UPDATE: 05/17/21

Last week, Governor Cox and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new face covering guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Consistent with this guidance, and because all faculty and staff have had the opportunity to receive vaccinations, Davis Technical College is updating its protocols. Beginning this Wednesday (19 May), Davis Tech will no longer require face coverings on our campus.

Face coverings are still strongly recommended for individuals who have not been vaccinated, and the college reserves the right to continue to require them under certain circumstances (e.g., large gatherings, special events, unique work environments, etc.) or as conditions change. Anyone is welcome to continue to wear face coverings. Davis Tech will be a face covering-friendly institution.

At their discretion, faculty may continue to require face coverings in their classrooms and labs through 30 June. We will also continue to test unvaccinated adult students through then. The clear dividers that have been installed around campus will remain in place for now.    

These changes are a direct result of CDC guidance and lower transmission rates in our region. We strongly encourage all members of our community to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe, effective, and the best defense to protect you and your loved ones from contracting COVID-19.

On Monday, 24 May from 10:00am to 6:30pm, the Davis County Health Department will offer a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the south gravel parking lot. Employees, students, family members, and the public are welcome.  

Besides getting vaccinated, it remains important to wear a mask if not vaccinated; keep classrooms, labs, and other spaces clean; practice good hygiene; and stay home when sick.

I commend the great people of this college, with assistance from our state and local leaders, for how you have handled this pandemic and its effects on our institution. While it is not yet over, we are close.

Thank you and stay well.

UPDATE: 04/07/2021

Hands-on, experiential learning is critical at Davis Tech—that means keeping our campus open for in-person learning.

Help us stay safe, to stay open.

With safety as our priority, Davis Tech will continue to require masks and all COVID-19 safety guidelines on our campus until the end of the academic year (June 30, 2021). We will evaluate then whether Davis Tech will keep the mask requirement in place further.  The Commissioner of the Utah System Higher Education and the Governor approve this continuing requirement to ensure the safety of our students, staff, faculty, and community.

Continue to wear face coverings and practice safety guidelines on campus, such as:

You've spent enough time at home this year. Don't let the Rona send you back. Wear a mask. 

UPDATE: 1/5/2021

The Utah System of Higher Education released its COVID-19 Intensive Testing Plan today in accordance with the state’s most recent Public Health Order, 2020-27 Updated Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions, replacing the previous requirement to test students every 14 days. The updated health order and accompanying plan ensure flexibility for colleges and universities while using a more efficient testing model to mitigate virus spread among college students.

Read the full plan here.

UPDATE: 11/24/2020

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Now Available to Davis Tech Students

We are excited to offer this rapid BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag CARD testing to Davis Technical College students. This testing is a valuable tool for our students to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. By identifying and isolating those that are unknowingly spreading the virus, we are working towards the goal of slowing transmission.

ADULT STUDENT ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 TESTING (Upstairs, Main Building - Room 2016)
Mon, Dec 06 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Tue, Dec 07 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Wed, Dec 08 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Thu, Dec 09 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Fri, Dec 10 NO TESTING

Things to be aware of: 

  1. This testing is for asymptomatic (no symptoms) students. If you have symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider for testing information.
  2. High school students are NOT eligible to be tested at Davis Tech. Contact the school district or your healthcare provider for guidance.
  3. Do not test if you have tested positive within the last 90 days, as it may still result in a positive test. 
  4. You should only test once every 14 days.
  5. You will be invited to test by your program faculty member when it’s time.

We are here for you and want to continue to be here to support your educational goals. Take advantage of this opportunity to ensure your safety and those closest to you. Help us stay safe to stay open.

 

UPDATE: 11/10/2020

Many of you have reached out to Davis Tech with questions about the Governor’s executive order. Here’s what we know so far.

Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health have released executive and public health orders requiring all college and university students who attend in-person classes to be tested for COVID-19 each week beginning as soon as possible, but no later than January 1, 2021 (see https://coronavirus.utah.gov/).

We are working closely with the Utah Department of Health and the Utah System of Higher Education to give Davis Tech students and employees access to this quick, free testing as soon as possible. By testing regularly, students can stay safe, protect others, and continue coming to campus for hands-on learning.

We will provide more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, here are a few things we can all do to make a difference:

We look forward to adding rapid testing to our toolkit to slow the spread and keep our community safe.

Thank you all for your efforts.

UPDATE: 10/30/20

Dear Davis Tech community,

With coronavirus cases surging in Utah, and our hospital ICUs reaching capacity, it is critical that we not become complacent in preventing the spread of the virus. Davis and Morgan counties are currently considered high transmission areas for the virus. At Davis Tech, staying open and providing a safe learning environment is our highest priority. To that end, we want to take a moment to remind you of the simple, yet effective things you can do to guard against transmission of coronavirus.

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Wash your hands frequently, and use sanitizer
  3. Avoid touching your face
  4. Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms such as fever, cough, breathlessness, sore throat, no sense of smell or taste, headaches, and muscle aches and pains
  5. Keep physical distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others, even when wearing a mask
  6. Take extra precautions if you are a high-risk individual, or when around others who are high-risk
  7. Avoid clustering in groups, and socialize responsibly when around others
  8. Limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people in high transmission regions/areas
  9. If you have been exposed to someone with coronavirus, get tested and quarantine until you can safely be around others
  10. Follow state and local health guidelines, and utilize information provided at coronavirus.utah.gov

It is important that we share the responsibility to not share the virus. With Halloween this weekend, and the holidays to come, please be safe and actively work to prevent transmission.

UPDATE: 08/24/20

We are excited to see students returning to campus, and want to make sure that your experience is safe and rewarding for everyone. Please read this letter to make sure you understand the expectations and requirements while on campus.

We appreciate everyone’s effort to keep our campus safe and respect the rights of others to teach and be taught in a safe learning environment.

UPDATE: 07/20/20

The events this year have been unprecedented, and we appreciate your resilience during these difficult times. Beginning in early March, Davis Tech implemented measures that kept us open for students and allowed flexibility to help our students navigate online and unique classroom circumstances. As we continue to adjust to our new normal, we will be moving back to the standards that will ensure we are meeting federal and Council of Education guidelines at Davis Tech.

Beginning Monday, July 27 the following measures will be reinstituted:

  • Davis Tech is resuming normal guidelines for student attendance. Attendance will now be taken based on student’s attendance in a lab, clinical, or face-to-face instruction, or on progress made in Canvas and in Northstar
  • Students completing online content may continue to make progress
  • Fees will be assessed as normal in Student Services. These will include course extension, re-enrollment, retake fees and tuition
  • Course extensions will no longer be extended indefinitely. If extensions are needed they will be the normal 5 days, and at the student’s expense. Extenuating circumstances requiring longer extensions, such as catastrophic occurrences will be applied on a case by case basis and will be available for students affected by COVID-19

Please reach out to your program assistants (below) or your instructors to re-activate your course or training plan, or if you have any questions.

Contacts:

  • School of Business & Technology, and School of Construction: Christine Fresh – 801-593-2040
  • School of Health Professions: Heidi Anderton – 801-593-2362
  • School of Manufacturing, and School of Transportation: Renae Sturdevant – 801-593-2494
  • School of Service Professions: Sheresa Tebbs – 801-593-2431

We appreciate our students' hard work throughout these last few months, and look forward to seeing you on campus.

Update: 04/29/20

Dear Davis Tech students,

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had any significant updates, but with new guidance issued from our state and local officials, here’s what to expect at Davis Tech in the coming weeks:

 We look forward to seeing everyone on campus again. Until then, be well and safe.

UPDATE: 04/13/2020

We have resumed distance instruction today with remote instruction from faculty via Canvas and email, and will continue through May 1. If you are unable to continue your course online, please initiate an extension through your instructor.

Campus services are now available remotely through phone and email including advising, financial aid, and scheduling. We are enrolling for courses and programs right now.

If you have any questions please call us, email us, or chat with us on our website.

UPDATE: 03/23/2020

With the many recent changes to your courses and schedule due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to update you with the most recent information and what your options are through May 1.

First, the updates: Spring Break will now be extended with full campus closure from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 10 (two full weeks). This closure will include all online courses and campus services. 

Davis Tech will resume distance instruction beginning Monday, April 13 through May 1. Online courses will continue with remote instruction from faculty via Canvas and email. Additionally, all campus services will also move to remote delivery via phone and email, including all advising, scheduling and financial aid services. Contact information is available on our website. You can also connect with your instructors directly, if you have questions or concerns.

Your Options:

  1. You can continue in your courses online as you’ve been doing where possible.
  2. If you are not able to continue your course online or there is limited availability online, we will offer an extension through May 1st. You MUST initiate this extension through your instructor; so if you require it please request it. With this extension you will not be held accountable for progress or attendance.

We are here to answer your questions and can help you with your needs. Call, email or Chat with us on our website.

Best,
Darin Brush, President
Davis Technical College

 

UPDATE: 03/20/2020

Soft closure continues through next week. Students should continue their online learning, and campus will be open with limited services.

Spring Break Update:

Spring break will now be held from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, 2020. During this week-long break, classes will not be held and campus will be closed.

UPDATE: 03/18/2020

Davis Tech will reopen tomorrow, March 19, after it's campus closure due to today's earthquake.

Students should continue their online learning, but campus will be open with limited services.

Updates and ongoing information will be available here.

UPDATE: 03/17/2020

Students:

Online course delivery begins on Wednesday, March 18 and continues through March 27. Make sure you have logged into Canvas, as well as checked Davis Tech email, as your instructors will communicate with you through those channels. You can also connect with your instructors directly, if you have questions or concerns.

We are here to answer your questions and can assist most of your needs via phone and email. We are also available via Chat on our website.

Contact information can be found in the Student Information section below.

 

UPDATE: 03/15/2020

UPDATE: March 15, 2020

MESSAGE TO DAVIS TECH STUDENTS

UPDATE: 03/14/2020

UPDATE: March 14, 2020 - PARTIAL CLOSURE through March 27th

 

Dear Davis Tech Community,

As part of the efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19, Governor Herbert and State Superintendent Dickson announced this on Friday the dismissal of all Utah K-12 public school students from school for two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th.

Similarly, all Utah Technical Colleges were directed on Saturday by their Board of Trustees, in consultation with the Governor's Office and State Health Department, to implement a partial closure for the coming two weeks. This means that, during this period, Davis Technical College is suspending face-to-face instruction, and will deliver online instruction to the fullest extent possible, beginning Wednesday, March 18th. Monday and Tuesday, March 16th and 17th will be used as non-student days for faculty and staff to prepare and to contact all students to explain how this applies to their specific programs of study.

Davis Tech expects that all of its facilities will be open throughout the two-week period, and all student services will be available. Please check this page for ongoing updates.

Sincerely,
Darin Brush, President
Davis Technical College

Press Release: 03/12/2020

March 12, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Melanie Hall
801) 593-2483 Office
801) 259-8055 Cell
melanie.hall@davistech.edu

Davis Technical College to Continue Regular Operations: Safety and Preventative Measures Heightened

Kaysville – Today Governor Herbert announced heighten safety and preventative measures at Utah education institutions and schools, and the Davis Technical College is supporting those measures to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus by taking precautionary actions to ensure the health and safety of its students and community.

Davis Tech has not suspended classes at this time and will continue with regular operations with enhanced actions and monitoring, as the hands-on technical nature of its course curriculum and labs limit other delivery methods. The College is limiting large gatherings on their campuses and limiting business travel where appropriate and encouraging telecommunications and videoconferencing. Davis Tech is also taking a supportive approach with students and staff when it comes to absences.

As Davis Tech continues to monitor conditions, preventative measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are encouraged for Davis Tech students, staff and wider community, and include but are not limited to the following:

Davis Tech continues to work with state and local health officials, as well as local school districts, to ensure the safety of its campus community. This page will be updated as the situation evolves.

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ABOUT DAVIS TECHNICAL COLLEGE:
Davis Technical College was established in 1978, and provides open enrollment, competency-based training for high school and adult students in Davis and Morgan County. Davis Technical College offers certificate programs in the Schools of Business, Construction, Health Professions, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Service Professions and Transportation. Our mission is ‘We are a trusted learning community embracing technical education to promote and student development and economic growth’.