COVID-19 INFO

SCTCC COVID SAFETY COMMITMENT & STATEMENT

St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, guests, and community. As the host of the VEX Robotics Minnesota Championship, we want to ensure that VEX Robotic students have the opportunity to compete in an environment where the threat of COVID exposure is mitigated. Spectator participation this year will be limited to team mentors, volunteers, and participants.

 

While minimizing the spectator footprint, we strongly encourage parents to volunteer to be a team mentor. Each VEX Robotic team member may have one adult parent or guardian accompany them to the competition. Team mentors cannot exceed the number of team members on each team. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to sign up as a volunteer if not serving as a team mentor.

 

SCTCC follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.  Consistent with these guidelines, all VEX Robotic participants, coaches, mentors, and volunteers are required to follow current mitigation strategies in place including:

 

  • Wearing of a well-fitting mask over the mouth and nose at all times
  • Completion of a daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms.  If symptoms are present, stay home
  • Maintaining 6 feet social distancing whenever possible
  • Washing hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and using hand sanitizer when washing is not an option
  • Reporting symptoms immediately if they begin during event (report to volunteer coordinator)
  • Use seating charts and assigned partners/pods
  • Follow signage including one-way, social distance markers and entry/exit
  • Cooperate with contact tracing
  • Comply with quarantine/isolation when deemed necessary

 

As the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and the St. Cloud area evolves and changes, mitigation strategies may also be revised to accommodate new guidelines and mandates.

 

Thank you for your cooperation, participation and engagement as we strive to provide our VEX Robotic competitors with a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding experience.

 

COVID Prevention2

COVID-19 Tournament Resources

We're committed to engaging students in STEM and robotics education programs, with the health and safety of our community as our number one priority. Please explore the available tools and resources relating to the 2020-21 Season.

This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Season Restart Guide

Additional Resources (see below)

  • Event Partner Guidelines for Hosting Remote Skills-only Events – These guidelines are intended to help Event Partners get started on hosting their first Remote REC Foundation Skills-Only Event.
  • VEX COVID Resources – Support for VEX Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
  • VEX Product Disinfecting Guide – VEX Robotics reviewed the chemical interactions of our product materials and the approved disinfectants to make recommendations based on the CDC guidelines and the EPA’s list of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
  • COVID Specific Help for Educators and Schools – VEX Robotics posted a list of helpful resources such as "Support for VEX Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak," "Teaching 1:1 with VEX IQ," "Teaching 1:1 with VEX V5," and "Hybrid Teaching Lesson Plans and Pacing Guide."
  • Register a Team – These instructions guide new and existing organizations through the VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, and VEX U team registration process on RobotEvents.com.

REC Foundation Programs:

Updated Downloads: