COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

May 29, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Friday, May 29, 2020

Although the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order for Washington State will expire on Sunday, Yakima County has not been released to transition to ‘Phase Two’ of the Washington State Governor’s phased approach to reopening the state. As such, we will continue to operate in our current capacity. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate with you as necessary.

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May 14, 2020 June 18 Graduation Cancelled


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and to stay in compliance with Washington State Governor Inslee’s Phased Approach, Perry Technical Institute’s June 18, 2020 graduation ceremony is cancelled.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate with you as necessary.

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May 1, 2020 COVID-19 Update
 
Friday, May 1, 2020
 
Today, Washington State Governor Inslee announced the extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order through May 31, 2020.  As such, Perry Tech will continue operating in an online-only instructional capacity.  Additionally, the Governor identified that Washington State will utilize a four (4) phase approach to reopening various sectors of our economy.   While we are working with our elected officials to identify where Perry Tech lands in terms of the four phases, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate with you as necessary.  
 
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Students, Faculty & Staff

Monday, April 6, 2020

Per the extension of the Stay at Home, Stay Safe order by Washington State Governor Inslee on Thursday, April 2, 2020, Perry Tech will remain temporarily closed and will continue online-only instruction until Monday, May 4, 2020.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary.

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Message to Students

Friday, March 16, 2020

Due to recent events surrounding COVID-19, Perry Tech will delay the start of the 2020 Spring Quarter for new students only until Monday, April 13th. Prior to April 13th, new students will receive direction from their instructors regarding how online coursework (including lab) will be conducted. We will continue to watch the situation closely and will communicate with you as needed. Again, this only pertains to new students beginning the 2020 Spring Quarter.


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Message to Students


Friday, March 16, 2020

PTI Students,

In light of today’s directives from Washington State Governor Inslee, Perry Technical Institute will close our facilities to all visitors, students, faculty and staff for sanitation purposes from March 17-30, 2020 at a minimum due to the ongoing COVID-19 events. All faculty will continue to provide student instruction in an online-only capacity during this time. We will continue to watch the situation closely and will post updates as needed.

Regards,

Christine Coté
President
Perry Technical Institute

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Message to Students

Friday, March 13, 2020

Perry Tech students:
 
In an effort to comply with the directive of Washington State Governor Inslee regarding the COVID-19 recent events, Perry Technical Institute will transition to online instruction beginning Tuesday, March 17 and continue through April 24.  Instructors will communicate with you regarding how lab coursework will be conducted.  We will continue to watch the situation closely and will communicate with you as needed.  Updates will be posted on the school’s website at https://www.perrytech.edu/safety/coronavirus/.
 
Regards,
 
Christine Coté
President
Perry Technical Institute


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Letter from the President


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Good afternoon:

Due to the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County, Perry Tech has activated a stay-home policy for any and all persons experiencing flu-like symptoms, including runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat and fever until further notice. All group tours and events including graduation are effectively cancelled. Except as noted, PTI will remain open unless circumstances change. We will continue to watch the situation closely and will communicate with you as needed. Updates will be posted on the school’s website https://www.perrytech.edu/safety/coronavirus/.
 
Regards,

Christine Coté
President
Perry Technical Institute


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Administration continues to monitor the COVID-19, formerly referred to as the Novel Coronavirus, situation in our state by closely following the updates published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington State Department of Health, and the Yakima Health District.

Employees and students are encouraged to take the following precautions to stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfecting spray or wipe.

Custodial staff will continue to routinely disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

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