We here at Milan Institute care about the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty and are continuously working to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
This page contains recommendations and instructions for students, faculty, staff, and the public. As new information becomes available, communication will be sent via email to employees and students.
Milan Institute Students
Internet Service – Students who do not have internet access at home should contact their local provider. As an example, Charter Communications (Spectrum) and Comcast (Xfinity) are offering 60-days free for households without current internet service. Learn more about the Charter deal and Comcast deal.
Milan Institute Students, Staff/Faculty & Any Campus Visitors
General Health Protocols
- Cloth face masks must be worn at all times while in the campus building and grounds.
- Sanitize hands upon entering campus.
- Temperature checks and screens once entering the campus.
- Frequent hand-washing is the most effective approach to reducing chances of exposure.
- Follow building capacity levels while maintaining social distancing requirements.
- Potlucks or other similar buffet-style events are prohibited.
Symptoms – To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure to Milan Institute students and employees, all students must disclose to the Campus Director of any of the following:
- Tested positive or presumably positive with COVID-19 or been identified as a potential carrier of the COVID-19 virus.
- Been in any location positively designated as hazardous and/or potentially infected with the coronavirus by recognized health or regulatory authority, such as a country for which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory.
- Been in direct contact with or immediate vicinity of any person known to have tested positive for COVID-19.
- Experienced any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature of 100.0 degrees or more
Please reference the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for general ways to protect themselves and others from getting the COVID-19 virus. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
Cares Act Grant Funds
Milan Institute has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with assurances that at least 50% of the funding received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act will be provided to students. These funds will be distributed to our students in accordance with the Certification and Agreement signed and returned to the U. S. Department of Education. Milan Institute has already delivered payments to our active students and expects to continue these payments for the coming months to assist with expenses related to the disruption of their training as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Milan Institute has been awarded CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students as follows:
Basis for Grant Amount Paid to Students
All Title IV eligible students are impacted who are attending during the declared disaster period. The population impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic includes students who began attendance in a payment period or period of enrollment that begins between March 13, 2020 and the later of December 31, 2020 or the last date that the national emergency is in effect, whichever is later. The impact of actions such as shelter at home, curfews, the closing of businesses has created financial hardships for all students who have moved to online learning. A review of the active population on April 14, 2010, revealed 72% of the students had a $0 EFC and 27% were eligible for at least a portion of a Pell Grant award with only 1% being not eligible for Pell Grant.
Funds received under the CARES Act are intended to assist students in meeting their educational goals. There is a statutory requirement that the funds be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare). Further details regarding use of these funds is included in the award letter signed by each student.
To make the grant funds available to all Title IV eligible students who are attending during the declared disaster period Milan will pay a monthly amount to each eligible student for as long as funds are available thru the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
This amount is based on the total allocation for each group and the number of students who are eligible to benefit from the Cares Act funds. The monthly stipend represents approximately 16%-22% of the indirect costs included in the student’s Cost of Attendance and would be a fair representation of the increased cost for items such as childcare, food, internet and supplies needed for study at home.
Milan Institute received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, which allows institutions of higher education to use up to 50 percent of the funds they receive to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. The institution has received these funds and is allocating them in accordance with the CARES Act as reflected on the Fund Reports.
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