In early 2020, as COVID-19 spread, threatening the lives and health of people nationwide, schools around the country made Herculean efforts get students home safely and began shifting their learning models in new and unprecedented ways. University systems that had previously housed and educated thousands became silent, with classrooms darkened and students learning elsewhere – through online classes and video-conference lectures.
As the country is starting to see a lifting of Coronavirus-related restrictions for businesses and citizens, higher learning institutions are working hard, once again, to plan for the safety and security of their students and their campuses. Policies and procedures set into motion now will work to keep students and faculty safe and healthy as the classrooms and dorms fill.
The precautions colleges and universities have instituted as a result of Coronavirus are based, in great part, on local state and federal rules and CDC guidelines, and can include:
Gradual Phasing in of Staff and Campus Employees
Symptom Monitoring & Voluntary Removal of Individuals that are Experiencing Some or All of the Known Symptoms:
COVID-19 Testing / Antibody Testing
Expanded and Extensive Disinfection of Campus Surfaces
Personal Safety Interventions, including mandatory or recommended use of:
The applya business model is built to support the changing environment of America’s return to work and return to learning strategies. Combining thought leadership in higher education with applya’s strong position in servicing higher learning institutions through its government contracts, applya combines a strategic approach to helping our clients walk through this process.
Based on guidance from OSHA, the CDC, Bureau of Labor, and the state governments, applya has identified 4 key elements that need to be addressed for a safe, effective return to learning strategy.
The first stage is preparation, which includes:
The second stage is Execution, including:
applya is uniquely positioned to help with all 4 of these needs. These can be accessed and utilized through our PA Integration and applya technology.
applya’s Pre-qualified vendor program is a comprehensive solution of fulfillment partners with an easy-to-use and secure technology platform. Partners go through a comprehensive vetting process prior to entering our marketplace.
As your organization’s needs change, you can add or adjust your screening vendors — without requiring additional integration or new technology workflows. This provides you flexibility to adjust your model based on market conditions, and an evolving return to work and return to learning program.
For example, return to work and return to learning models will likely require regular and ongoing antibody testing. As COVID 19 testing continues to mature and additional screening technology vendors come into market, applya will vet and integrate these providers for its clients – providing FLEXIBLITY and Choice.
All screenings can be ordered, scheduled, and viewed by your recruiters through our Pre-Qualified marketplace connectors.
applya has built a seamless integration between our partners’ technology platforms that help hiring managers streamline the entire employment screening and employee hiring process.
Package information is stored in in your dashboard and allows flexible screening and credentialing approaches for your return to work and return to learning strategies as well.
As the program matures, you can activate those elements of the credentialing process based on where your school is in the transition process.
From your applya dashboard:
In addition, applicants can view, store and track their credentialing through our mobile optimized technology platform and establish customized notifications based on your policy.
Call us today to learn how we can help your institution of higher learning get students and faculty back into the classrooms safely and keep them there with screening, monitoring, and credentialing.