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COVID-19 Campus Protocols - Revised 12 August 2021

STAR Center requirements for those not vaccinated against COVID-19

Due to the dramatic increase in the COVID-19 infection rates in Broward Country and conditions in the surrounding areas, the AMO Safety and Education Plan Subcommittee trustees met on August 12, 2021 in a special session to address the significant increase in risk to ongoing AMO Plans operations, participants and staff.

As a result, effective immediately, the trustees have mandated that unvaccinated students and staff will be tested weekly. Students attending consecutive weeks of training at STAR Center will be tested at the AMO Plans Medical Clinic while at STAR Center and notified of their test times.

Please note that the local conditions and infection rates are being continuously monitored and the trustees are considering additional measures, including re-imposing additional campus restrictions, which may be instituted as the situation worsens.

Per the Centers for Disease Control, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine

If you don't meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated.

The AMO Medical Clinic has the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine available by appointment at 800-348-6515 Ext. 7515.


In consideration of the current campus environment at STAR Center which includes students and staff who are vaccinated and those who are not, our campus protocols have been amended. The following Trustee directed and approved protocols will continue to apply to all individuals while attending STAR Center regardless of vaccination status. These protocols will be reviewed and amended as appropriate and at least monthly thereafter.

  • All personnel will be required to wear masks at all times while indoors, unless prevented by specific training events. All personnel will be required to wear masks upon arrival and during temperature screening. Per CDC guidelines, wearing of masks is strongly recommended at all times (indoors and outdoors), especially by those that are unvaccinated. (Proper CDC face mask required-no neck/gator face coverings allowed).
  • Maintain social distancing whenever possible.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided.
  • Daily temperature check required for class access 0730-0800. Any student with a reading 100.4 or higher will report immediately to the clinic.
  • The galley/dining area is closed.
  • Snacks/drinks/breakfast provided in your room.
  • Lunch/Dinner will be collected outside Galley at specified pick up times.
  • Coffee/water available in Lobby after temperature check.
  • All galley requests are to be communicated through the ordering process outlined and should not be directed to galley personnel individually.
  • The pools may be used but no congregating in large groups allowed. Wipe down chairs after use.
  • The gym may be used by appointment only at the advertised times (Contact the Front Desk for an appointment).
  • No communal drinks or food –/BBQs are not available.
  • Use your room whenever possible.
  • All arriving students must submit; a negative COVID-19 test result dated within a maximum of five days prior to admission to the STAR Center campus to attend a course or, proof of full vaccination (CDC vaccination card) with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to attendance. Additional testing may be required.
  • In no event should any student bring an unauthorized guest onto campus.

Students are expected to act in a responsible manner that does not impact other students/members and to follow current CDC guidance with regard to activities off campus:

By direction of the Board of Trustees and with the support of the AMO union, any student in violation of the above rules will be immediately dismissed from class.