With the declaration of a state of emergency and the doubling of Covid-19 cases, over the past two years the ICC has had to take extraordinary measures for the safety of our students and to keep our community safe and sound.
Initially, therefore, the transition of all courses to a type of online learning through Zoom was considered, at least until the situation returned to normal.
We know that some of you can’t wait to return to the classroom and that is why we are trying to offer again some in-person class albeit limited in number; please be patient if the class is not as smooth as usual…we are trying our best to continue offering the service in this difficult time
Taking also into account that the health and safety of our students remain our top priority, all participants for the in-perosn classses will be required to follow the rules below:
- all those present, teachers and students, must prove that they have undergone fully vaccination:
fully vaccinated means the person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in
a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine must be FDA
approved; have an emergency use authorization from the FDA; or, for person fully vaccinated
outside the United States, be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO);
Certification * (the vaccination information provided will be maintained as confidential
medical info; please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
and be prepared to show it during your first class):
o I certify I’m fully vaccinated against COVID-19,
o I understand the ICC is relying upon the truthfulness and accuracy of the
information I’m providing regard my vaccination status, and the authenticity of my
vaccination documentation. I understand I may be subject to discipline if it is found
I knowingly provided false or incorrect response or falsified documentation,
o I understand if I develop any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, chills, new cough,
shortness of breath, unexpected or out of the ordinary fatigue, muscle or body
aches or headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, new or out of the
ordinary congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea), I must
immediately inform the ICC, separate myself and stay in quarantine,
o I certify that my responses and the information provided on this form are true and
- all present, teachers and students, must wear masks for the entire duration of the lesson and, in
general, inside the ICC premises;
- all present, teachers and students, must maintain social distancing;
- due to the covid restrictions, the presence at the ICC premises will be strictly allowed just for your
class time to let us have the time to sanitize the rooms; students will be allowed into the premises
few minutes before/after the time of the lesson, if you would like to spend more time together to
chat, it will be requested to accommodate yourself outside of the premises;
- ICC will follow all the CDC recommendations. At any time the in-person classes are not allowed
anymore for any reason, all classes will be immediately switched in online classes;
NO refund will be available for this reason.
Also, if you or any other family member has traveled to any of the restricted areas of the CDC, we strongly advise you to be proactive about this disease in order to mitigate its effects and in an effort to prevent the possible spread of any disease as people carriers of the virus can transmit it without any symptoms (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html).
If you or any other family member are feeling ill or have symptoms (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html), we encourage them to stay home.
We also encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines to wash their hands regularly as often as possible, cover up a cough or sneeze, and stay home when feeling unwell.
Thank you for continuing to support our nonprofit organization at this particular time and thank you for your help in keeping our community safe and sound!