COVID-19 | UNH Professional Development & Training

COVID-19 UPDATE


UNH Professional Development & Training is aware that the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is of concern to our stakeholders, and we have taken steps to curtail and modify all current programs so that they are operated in accordance with the University of New Hampshire’s Office of Outreach and Engagement guidelines on COVID-19.

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Enrollment is open for Spring 2021 PD&T programs!

All early-semester programs are being held live online - a real-time interactive classroom training via Zoom where you can speak with your instructor and engage with other participants. Workshops scheduled for later in the semester are being offered (1) live online, (2) in a hybrid format (live online or in-person), or (3) in physical classroom locations with COVID-prevention protocols in place. Please note that future face-to-face classroom trainings may be moved online or rescheduled due to future recommendations for distance learning.  Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated changes. Refunds and transfers will be granted to any student needing to make a change due to COVID related logistics. Please check your enrollment 'location' carefully before registration, and once you receive your enrollment confirmation. 

For any programs scheduled for in-person delivery at one of our program sites, the following protocols will be in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • Enrolled individuals will be provided information PD&T/UNH COVID-19 prevention protocols in advance of each workshop
  • All guests will be required to submit a health questionnaire prior to entering the facility (administered digitally via Qualtrics, or completed by paper form and inputted into the system by a staff member), and all staff will be required to complete the UNH Employee Health Attestation daily before beginning work
  • If any guests exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, they will be asked to leave the program immediately, and the program may be discontinued if any risk to other guests is assessed
  • We have instituted a maximum cap of one person per every 36 sq feet to maintain a six-foot social distance between individuals at all times
  • We will require all guests and staff wear a cloth or single-use mask at all times when inside the building, and if a social distance of 6 feet can not be maintained in an outdoor setting 
  • We will make hand sanitizing stations readily available at all building entrances and within classrooms  
  • Instructors will be required to wear a face mask OR face mask with assigned face shield, OR teach behind a plexiglass barrier for the duration of the program  
  • Instructors will be required to mitigate person-to-person interactive activities that do not allow for social distancing 
  • We will provide course packets digitally when possible, and disinfect any workshop materials distributed prior to and after the event/disposing of them (i.e. pens, sticky notes, etc.)
  • Lunch will be individually prepared and boxed by an approved caterer, and bottled water will be available to participants all day. Morning breakfast, coffee and tea will not be provided due to concerns over a shared beverage station. Participants may bring their own food and beverage, but it must be labeled with their name and remain in their vehicle or on their individual workspace for the duration of the program. Masks may only be removed to eat or drink if participants are six feet apart. Outdoor locations are available and recommended for meals, and participants are welcome to eat in their vehicles if desired
  • Signage will be posted on shared restroom facilities requesting one person enter at a time to limit contact 
  • PD&T will be expanding professional cleaning and sanitizing services
  • PD&T will immediately adopt any new guidelines put in place by the University, State of New Hampshire, and/or the CDC to ensure maximum safety for all involved

- UNH Professional Development & Training

[updated April 29, 2021]


For questions, concerns and more information, please contact us:
UNH Professional Development & Training
(603) 862-7380
professional.development@unh.edu