COVID-19 POLICY UPDATE
Sentinel Concepts’ first priority is the safety of its students.
In light of the current events surrounding COVID-19, we thought it useful to outline our policy for classes:
- No refunds will be issued for classes that are not canceled by Sentinel Concepts.
- If the host facility chooses (or is directed by State/Local Public Health officials) to close due to a local COVID-19 outbreak, Sentinel Concepts will reschedule an identical course at the same location within the next calendar year.
- All original students who have paid in full will have guaranteed slots in the rescheduled class.
- Students will need to provide an order number from their original registration purchase for the canceled class in order to secure their slot in the rescheduled course.
- If students cannot attend the rescheduled course, they should contact Steve directly to identify alternative courses of action.
- If you think you may have been directly exposed to COVID-19 and have medical documentation, please contact Steve directly to discuss the possibility of transferring your course fee to a different course once you are no longer contagious.
We suggest that students monitor their health closely before, during, and after our classes, and notify Steve if they identify any health concerns that may affect their attendance or performance in class.
Based on guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control at CDC Risk Assessment, we do not classify participation in firearms classes in both outdoor and indoor environments as likely environments for infectious disease transmission.
From the site: “Most often, spread from person-to-person happens during close exposure to a person infected with COVID-19. Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, similar to how influenza viruses and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It is currently unclear if a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.”
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- 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 regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- 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. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.