In light of recent international developments concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Solar Energy International (SEI) has developed a response plan and policy regarding instructor and student travel to our international and US-based trainings. We are establishing this policy from a prevention perspective and to do our part in stemming the spread of COVID-19, especially as the number of cases rise in the U.S. and internationally. Updated 10/12/2020.
All in-person trainings at our US and Costa Rica locations have been cancelled for 2020. In 2021, we plan to offer lab courses only at our campus. See the schedule here, 2021 Lab Schedule.
- For all registered students for any in person training in 2021, we highly recommend delaying your travel planning until closer to the start of the training. When confirming travel plans we recommend purchasing travel insurance that will cover any losses from non-refundable incurred lodging, ground transportation and other expenses that you may be liable for if your travel and training are postponed. Please also make sure your airline ticket is transferable. (Many airlines are currently making all ticket purchases transferable)
- Traveling for an SEI class is considered “Non-essential travel”.
- SEI will be taking all precautions as recommended by the CDC to ensure that the campus and lab spaces are routinely cleaned and disinfected, and that students and staff use best hygiene practices to keep our spaces clean and safe. SEI physical offices are closed with limited Staff in office at this time. We will be working remotely and available by phone and email. Please watch for updates.
- Safety protocols will be established for in-person attendance in 2021 and will be sent to all students who register to attend an in-person lab course in 2021. Safety measures are likely to include required mask-wearing and social distancing.
We are continually reviewing these policies and they can be updated at any time. Please contact us with any questions at 970-527-7657 option 1, or [email protected].
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