Chesapeake College unveils new training lab

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From the left are President Cliff Coppersmith, Director of Non-credit Healthcare Programs Lisa Widmaier, and Cambridge Center Director Brandon Hesson. For more information about upcoming health career training classes, contact Ms. Widmaier at

CAMBRIDGE – Chesapeake College recently unveiled a new medical training lab in the Cambridge Center on Race Street. The space, modeled after instructional labs in the Health Professions and Athletics Center at Wye Mills, will allow students to practice clinical skills in a simulated medical environment.

Chesapeake’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program is offered in Cambridge, with current classes running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The next class is scheduled to begin in mid-February.

In other education news, Dorchester County Public Schools shared information on Friday for families preparing to transition to Phase 2 of the district’s reopening plans. Following is a summary of protective measures that will be in place for students:
• The health of all DCPS students and staff depends on parents/guardians evaluating their student’s health each day before they are sent to school. Please refer to the DCPS Covid 19 Health/Safety Agreement on the DCPS website:…/COVID_Health_and_Safety…

• Students and staff are expected to wear a mask while on the school bus and in school. Mask breaks have been built into students’ daily schedules.
• Students are encouraged to bring a filled water bottle(s) to school each day. School fountains will not be operational at this time. Students may bring only water to school.

• To ensure the safety of all bus riders, students must ride the same bus each day. Bus changes cannot be honored at this time.
• To ensure the safety of all students, parents/guardians will not be admitted to school buildings. If you need to pick up your child due to illness or an appointment, please call the school when you arrive and school staff will meet you at the door. Please be prepared to show your identification.

• Students should bring their DCPS-issued device, charger and DCPS workbooks (Illustrative Math, Fundations for elementary) and textbooks (for secondary). All other school supplies should remain at home as individual work materials will be supplied for your child.

Note that family decisions to work virtually will remain in effect until the end of Trimester 1 (Nov. 30) for elementary students and until the end of Semester 1 (Jan. 26, 2021) for secondary students.