Corona Virus MIPB Update

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Dear MIPB Student,

We are truly living in unique times. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone from our families, to our businesses, to our first responders who are bravely on the front lines.

As the situation continues to affect our world, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re supporting our employees, our community and you—our students.

Above all else, our thoughts are with those affected by the virus, particularly those who are sick. We wish them a speedy recovery, and we remain inspired by our healthcare workers and others who are caring for people around the world.

Supporting Our Instructors, Vendors, and Staff

It is imperative that we take care of our people—including instructors, vendors, and staff—and the communities we work in. We’ve taken action to reduce the need for people to come into our office and encourage our staff to work from home. At the same time, we know that students rely on us, and we are committed to keeping things running smoothly.

Supporting Our Students and Their Goals

We’re focused on delivering solutions to help our students graduate on time and without interruption, but at this time, all medical assistant, massage therapy, nursing assistant, HHA, and pharmacy technician classes will be suspended for the remainder of this week, as we follow the CDC's and local governments guidelines and recommendation for social distancing. 

Next week is spring break, so no classes are scheduled but starting March 30th, students enrolled in the medical assistant, massage therapy, and pharmacy technician will be able to attend their lectures remotely through Google Classroom. Nursing Assistant and HHA classes are suspended until the campus is reopened. Your instructor will be reaching out individually with more information about how to access and attend our remote lectures.

Our New Hours

In an effort to reduce exposure, we will be staggering hours and our services as follows:

Hours: Monday thru Wednesday 8 am - 4 pm

Monday: Campus Director, Registrar.

Tuesday: Admissions, Financial Aid

Wednesday: Externship/Placement Services, Administrative Assistant

Important Safety Information

In this era of misinformation, it is important to stay vigilant when sharing information from an uncreditable source, and it is up to us to stay informed and work together to mitigate the risk for those posed to be gravely affected by this pandemic. 

Please make sure to stay up-to-date with the CDC's safety guidelines which at this point are: 

  • Practicing good hygiene and washing your hands regularly 
  • Restrict unnecessary travel and gatherings by practicing social distancing
  • Stay home if sick or if a family member is sick

The symptoms of Covid-19 according to the CDC are: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have Covid-19.


Getting Through This Challenge

A moment like this is a reminder about how we all need to band together to overcome challenges and complexities. We are here for you, and we’ll continue to keep you updated and informed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your instructor or our Admissions Director, Anthony, on his personal line (561) 517-4813.

Sincerely,
MIPB Team

Blog Post written by:
Dr. Eduardo Guadalupe
Medical Assistant Instructor