COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Announcements

FAQs During the COVID-19 Crisis -

The ARC/STSA has compiled a list of responses to frequently asked questions as guidance for programs working to address the specific needs of their students, graduates and communities of interest in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please click the … Continue reading

COVID-19 Plan of Action Form -

A template COVID-19 Plan of Action form has been developed to record and track a program’s temporary, nonsubstantive changes directly related to the impact of COVID-19. This information should be maintained by the program and will be submitted with the … Continue reading

COVID-19 Extensions and Postponements -

At-a-glance list of ARC/STSA activities that have been postponed or submission deadlines that have been extended as of June 30, 2020.   

Updated Resources to Support Instructors -

Click through to access a list of online learning resources to support Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting instructors.    

Addendum to March 27, 2020, Updated Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) -

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 public health crisis has impacted every aspect of our society. The evolving nature of the crisis has challenged all of us in the education and accreditation communities to maintain a sense of normalcy and … Continue reading

Suggested Resources for the Latest Information on COVID-19 -

World Health Organization (WHO) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) US Department of Education Federal Student Aid Local public health authority for your county and state Your local and state regulatory institutions Career Education Colleges and Universities (Compiled links … Continue reading

Updated Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) -

The ARC/STSA has been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on our surgical technology and surgical assisting programs.  We understand the unprecedented challenges that our programs and institutions are facing and appreciate the measures that each is taking to … Continue reading

ARC/STSA Cancels May 27, 2020, AFE Workshop -

Given the current public health crisis, the ARC/STSA has made the decision to proactively cancel the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) workshop scheduled for May 27, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. We understand that your focus as educators is fully on … Continue reading

ARC/STSA Office Operations: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) -

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our staff, the ARC/STSA administrative offices will operate on a remote basis beginning Tuesday, March 17.  We will continue to serve our programs and be available during our normal business … Continue reading

Updated Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) -

This notification serves to update the statement issued by the ARC/STSA on March 9, 2020, to support our programs as educators are challenged with instituting proactive measures to address the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As institutions make decisions to alter the … Continue reading

COVID-19 Statement -

CAAHEP-accredited surgical technology and surgical assisting programs are in the process of planning and making decisions on how best to respond to the impact of COVID-19. Since the spread of COVID-19 is continuing, please know the ARC/STSA supports you as … Continue reading