Chadron State College
Chadron State College

CSC Updates Regarding COVID-19

March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

With less than half of the spring semester remaining, the COVID-19 Implementation Team thanks all students, faculty, and staff for their assistance in keeping campus open and allowing face-to-face instruction to continue. We’ve all practiced the 3 W’s this academic year and it has made a difference. We appreciate you all wearing a mask, watching your distance, and washing your hands. Let’s maintain our status and continue to do our part.

Updates include:

  • The second dose of vaccinations for employees will occur Wednesday, April 7 at Armstrong Gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Employees have been contacted about their scheduled time. If an employee needs to reschedule, please email Jonni Dinstel.
  • CSC remains hopeful students will be able to receive the vaccine this spring. When the college knows more, it will be communicated.
  • As of March 22, there is one active case of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college.
Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C’s to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
COVID-19 Implementation Team

March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

Before Midterm Break is upon us, the COVID-19 Implementation Team wants to thank all the students, faculty, and staff for their assistance in keeping campus open and allowing face-to-face instruction to continue. We’ve all practiced the 3 W’s this academic year and it has made a difference. We appreciate you all wearing a mask, watching your distance, and washing your hands. For the rest of the semester, let’s maintain that momentum and continue to do our part.

Enjoy your well-deserved break.

Updates include:

  • Students, if you are traveling, please do so carefully. Be sure to take the proper precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, which includes always having extra personal protective equipment, such as masks and hand sanitizer. And, wherever your travels may lead, please continue to the follow the 3 W’s:
  • Wear a mask
  • Watch your distance
  • Wash your hands
  • Employee vaccinations are occurring this week with Panhandle Public Health District and Western Nebraska Community Health (WNCH). Employees are being scheduled by WNCH to receive the second vaccine dose April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus. If employees want to be vaccinated, but were unable to get scheduled this week, email Jon Hansen.
  • CSC is hopeful students will be able to receive the vaccine this spring. When the college knows more, it will be communicated.
  • As of March 5, there are five active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college.

Helpful links:

  • Face Covering Policy
  • Health Response Protocol
  • Special Circumstance Reporting Form
  • COVID-19 Reporting Form
  • Building Entry and Exit Map
  • Directed Health Measures (DHMs) for Nebraska
  • PPE Order Form
  • Download CampusClear

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C’s to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
COVID-19 Implementation Team

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the bi-weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. Registration is open for individuals who want the COVID-19 vaccine. According to PPHD, completing the registration will put you on a list with local vaccine providers, and you will be contacted when vaccines are available. On-campus and off-campus students can use their CSC address to register. Online students who do not live in Chadron should register wherever they live. Choose one of the links below, based on your age to register.

Updates include:

  • As of Feb. 22, there are nine active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. The coordination with Brenda must be at least four weeks prior to your event. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Let’s continue to keep campus safe and healthy by working together to Protect the Nest.

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person and adhere to CSC’s Face Covering Policy
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Sincerely,
COVID-19 Implementation Team

February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the bi-weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. As you may have heard, registration is now open for individuals who want the COVID-19 vaccine. According to PPHD, completing the registration will put you on a list with local vaccine providers. You will be contacted when vaccines are available. On-campus and off-campus students can use their CSC address to register. Online students who do not live in Chadron should register wherever they live. Choose one of the links below, based on your age to register.

Updates include:

  • Please continue to follow the Health Response Protocol if you are sick or symptomatic. As part of the Health Response Protocol, it’s important to remember to use the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Any student or employee who has been on campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms should alert CSC immediately and fill out the COVID-19 reporting form
  • As of Feb. 8, there are 14 active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college.
  • Chadron State College has personal protective equipment. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. The coordination with Brenda must be at least four weeks prior to your event. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • Beginning Jan. 30, Nebraska moved into the Green Zone with its Directed Health Measures (DHM). However, CSC will still control access to its events and locations. Those who attend events are still required to wear masks and socially distance and capacity will be monitored.
  • Download CampusClear, a free app, to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. The information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Let’s continue to keep campus safe and healthy by working together to Protect the Nest.

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person and adhere to CSC’s Face Covering Policy
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Sincerely,
COVID-19 Implementation Team

January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. After today, the COVID-19 Implementation Team will send these email updates every other week. The next email will be delivered Monday, Feb. 8. Please continue to refer to CSC’s COVID-19 web page for important messages, policy updates, and the number of current cases.

The COVID-19 Implementation Team would like to remind all students and employees that select facilities have reopened to the community. The buildings reopening to the public include the Nelson Physical Activity Center, the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, Crites Hall, King Library, Memorial Hall, and the Chicoine Center. Anyone attending an event or using a CSC facility must follow the college’s Face Covering Policy and maintain social distance.

Updates include:

  • Please follow the Health Response Protocol if you are sick or symptomatic. As part of the Health Response Protocol, it’s important to remember to use the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Any student or employee who has been on campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms should alert CSC immediately and fill out the COVID-19 reporting form
  • As of Jan. 25, there are 14 active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • Chadron State College has personal protective equipment. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. The coordination with Brenda must be at least four weeks prior to your event. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • Download CampusClear, a free app, to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. The information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.
  • There is encouraging news in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine in Nebraska. According to PPHD, CSC employees could receive the vaccine by late March or early April, with CSC students following in late April and early May. For more information about the vaccine, visit PPHD’s website.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Let’s continue to keep campus safe and healthy by working together to Protect the Nest.

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person and adhere to CSC’s Face Covering Policy
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Sincerely,
COVID-19 Implementation Team

January 18, 2021

January 11, 2021

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. Let’s continue to keep campus safe and healthy by working together to Protect the Nest. That’s why we encourage all of you to continue practicing the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person and adhere to CSC’s Face Covering Policy
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

The COVID-19 Implementation Team encourages all students and employees to download CampusClear, a free app, to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. The information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.

Updates include:

  • Please follow the Health Response Protocol if you are sick or symptomatic. As part of the Health Response Protocol, it’s important to remember to use the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Any student or employee who has been on campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms should alert CSC immediately and fill out the COVID-19 reporting form
  • As of Jan. 18, there are 9 active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • Chadron State College has personal protective equipment. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. The coordination with Brenda must be at least four weeks prior to your event. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • There is encouraging news in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine in Nebraska. According to PPHD, CSC employees could receive the vaccine by late March or early April, with CSC students following in late April and early May. For more information about the vaccine, visit PPHD’s website.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C's to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

Welcome to the spring 2021 semester! The COVID-19 Implementation Team hopes you had a wonderful holiday break. Now, that we’re all back together – let’s continue to keep campus safe and healthy by working together to Protect the Nest. That’s why we encourage all of you to continue practicing the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person and adhere to CSC’s Face Covering Policy
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

For those of you who are new to campus, the COVID-19 Implementation Team sends an email each Monday with pertinent information to the college’s preparation and response to the ongoing pandemic. If you have any questions about the information presented in these emails or you seek further clarification, email the Implementation Team. Another resource is the college’s COVID-19 web page. It is updated frequently and contains up-to-date information, including the number of positive cases for students and employees. Please review the COVID-19 web page frequently throughout the course of the semester.

The COVID-19 Implementation Team encourages all students and employees to download CampusClear, a free app, to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. The information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.

Updates include:

  • Please follow the Health Response Protocol if you are sick or symptomatic. As part of the Health Response Protocol, it’s important to remember to use the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Any student or employee who has been on campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms should alert CSC immediately and fill out the COVID-19 reporting form
  • As of Jan. 11, there are 3 active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • Chadron State College has personal protective equipment. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. The coordination with Brenda must be at least four weeks prior to your event. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • There is encouraging news in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine in Nebraska. According to PPHD, CSC employees could receive the vaccine by late March or early April, with CSC students following in late April and early May. For more information about the vaccine, visit PPHD’s website.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C's to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the final weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team this academic year. It has certainly been a semester to remember, but we hope you find these regular communications are helpful. We know this is a busy week for all of you, but please take a few minutes to provide feedback and ask any questions you may have for the Spring 2021 semester, which begins on-campus and online Jan. 11, by completing an online form.

Good luck with the remainder of your finals. Happy Thanksgiving!

Updates include:

  • As cases continue to increase across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is at home with the people you live with, according to the CDC. Please review the CDC’s recommendations for Holiday Celebrations.
  • In addition, according to the CDC, College students visiting family or friends should be thought of as overnight guests from a different household. They and their hosts, which might include parents, should follow all overnight guest precautions to protect themselves for the duration of the visit.
  • If you are going home or visiting family or friends during the holidays, those gatherings can pose varying types of risk, so please understand them before traveling. If you do travel, here are some helpful reminders courtesy of the CDC:
    • Check travel restrictions before you go.
    • Get your flu shot before you travel.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not in your household.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or when you can’t use soap and water, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer.
    • Follow all state, territorial, tribal, and local recommendations or requirements for testing, stay-at-home orders and quarantine requirements after travel.
  • As of Nov. 23, there are 15 active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C's to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. It has been stated a lot this semester, but the Implementation Team thanks you all for your assistance in keeping campus open and allowing face-to-face instruction to continue.

As you know, finals week is nearly upon us and we wish you all a successful end to the fall semester. If you need to use the King Library to study or prepare for your finals, please continue to observe campus policies and maintain a social distance. The King Library’s hours are extended this week and the beginning of next week. Good luck with your finals!

Updates include:

  • Even though we are getting closer to ending the fall semester, it is still important to follow the 3 W’s and protect yourself and one another: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance.
  • Students, as a reminder, please work with Vice President Jon Hansen for any COVID-19 related academic issues. This includes being told by Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) that you must quarantine or isolate, or being told by PPHD you are clear to return to classes following quarantine or isolation. Review the Health Response Protocol, use the COVID-19 Reporting Form. If you have questions, email or call Vice President Hansen at 308-432-6231.
  • Chadron State College has personal protective equipment. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • As of Nov. 16, there are 18 active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C's to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

November 2, 2020

November 2, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. As you've probably noticed, there are concerning trends of positive cases in our region and on-campus. We are still at a point where the CSC caseload is manageable, but please do all you can to keep yourself and others healthy.

Click the image below to hear a message from Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Student Services Jon Hansen.

Updates include:

  • Chadron State College has personal protective equipment. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • As of Nov. 2, there are eight active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C's to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. As we all know, this weekend is Halloween. Please be safe and make good decisions regarding any social situation you’re attending.

As mentioned last week, you are likely aware of the reports that the pandemic is surging again. Our region is also experiencing large numbers. Although the positive cases on campus remain at a manageable rate, we all must continue to follow the 3 W’s (Washing your hands, Wearing a mask, and Watching your distance), both on-campus and in the community.

Updates include:

  • Chadron State College has personal protective equipment. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • As of Oct. 26, there are five active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and avoid the 3 C's to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nebraska:

  • Crowded places
  • Close contacts
  • Confined places

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. As you all know, the 3 W’s (Washing your hands, Wearing a mask, and Watching your distance) remain the best line of defense during the pandemic. Please continue to practice the 3 W’s, both on-campus and in the community. Unfortunately, positive cases are increasing in our region, so we must maintain our vigilance.

Updates include:

  • Late last week, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced updated Directed Health Measures (DHM). CSC’s indoor gatherings are primarily affected by the change. As of Wednesday, indoor gatherings may not exceed 50% of the venue’s occupancy rate. Previously, indoor gatherings could operate at 75% of occupancy.
  • Chadron State College received additional personal protective equipment from the state of Nebraska last week. If you need PPE, please use the PPE order form.
  • CSC is hosting events this month. Whether you are attending a play, recital, or athletic event, please follow the guidelines communicated for the event you are attending. And, don’t forget to maintain your social distance and wear a mask.
  • As of Oct. 19, there are four active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and follow the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly update from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. As you all know, the 3 W’s (Washing your hands, Wearing a mask, and Watching your distance) remain the best line of defense during the pandemic. Please continue to practice the 3 W’s, both on-campus and in the community. Unfortunately, positive cases are increasing in our region, so we must maintain our vigilance.

Updates include:

  • Campus will host events in the month of October. Whether you are attending a play, watching a recital, or cheering at a football game, please follow the guidelines communicated for the event you are attending. And, don’t forget to maintain your social distance and wear a mask.
  • Additional PPE has been ordered through the State of Nebraska for the spring semester. Employees, if you have PPE requests, please do that through your Building Manager or Department Office Assistant.
  • Building Managers, please check your facility to see if any COVID-19 signage needs replaced. If your building needs updated signage, contact Brenda Barry-Schommer.
  • As of this morning (Oct. 12), there are seven active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • CampusClear is a free app available to college students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments and the information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and follow the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

Before we get to the updates related to pandemic, the COVID-19 Implementation Team wants to express its gratitude and thanks to all the employees in the Custodial and Maintenance department. Every employee in that department is doing his or her best and their work is appreciated. Thank you all! Your efforts are allowing Chadron State to continue its mission of providing educational opportunities to its students. The COVID-19 Team encourages all of you to express your thanks to these wonderful people (with a mask on, of course) the next time you see them.

Updates include:

  • With flu season approaching, Chadron State College Health services has partnered with Safeway Pharmacy for a Flu Shot Clinic on campus. For students, Safeway Pharmacy will attempt to bill your insurance plan. Flu shots are typically covered by insurance and there is no out of pocket cost. If a student doesn’t not have insurance, the cash price for a flu shot is $48.99. For employees with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, there is no out of pocket cost.
    • When: Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m.
    • Where: The Scottsbluff Room in the Student Center. Wear a mask and maintain social distance, and bring proof of insurance and an ID
  • Campus will host events in the month of October. Whether you are attending a play, watching a recital, or cheering at a football game, please follow the guidelines communicated for the event you are attending. And, don’t forget to maintain your social distance and wear a mask.
  • Employees, if you have PPE requests, please do that through your Building Manager or Department Office Assistant.
  • Building Managers, please check your facility to see if any COVID-19 signage needs replaced. If your building needs updated signage, contact Brenda Barry-Schommer.
  • As of this morning (Oct. 5), there are four active cases of individuals who has tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • CampusClear is a free app available to college students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments and the information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.
  • Helpful links:

    Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

    Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and follow the three W’s:

    • Wash your hands several times daily
    • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person
    • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

    Sincerely,
    The COVID-19 Implementation Team

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly email from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. Since autumn has officially started, the COVID-19 Implementation Team would like to remind all of you to obtain a flu shot from your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Flu shots are always important to have each fall and winter, and this year is certainly no exception.

The COVID-19 Implementation Team encourages everyone on campus to use the Campus Clear app when you’re starting your day. CampusClear is a free app available to college students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments and the information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.

Updates include:

  • Campus will continue to host events in the month of October. Whether you are attending a play, watching a recital, or cheering at a football game, please follow the guidelines communicated for the event you are attending. And, don’t forget to maintain your social distance and wear a mask.
  • Employees, if you have PPE requests, please do that through your Building Manager or Department Office Assistant.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. The coordination with Brenda must be at least four weeks prior to your event. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • As of this morning (Sept. 28), there is one active case of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • If students have experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19, they may complete a Special Circumstance Request Form available online at the START web page. There are also funds available from the Chadron State Foundation, but the Foundation will use the Special Circumstance Report Form. If students need to apply for unemployment pay, they should contact Human Resources.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and follow the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team wants to thank all the students and employees who have been diligent with the 3 W’s. Watching your distance, Washing your hands, and Wearing a mask have made a difference and our campus is better off for it. Please, keep up the great effort. As of this morning (Sept. 21), there is one active case of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. While the numbers of positive cases on campus have been low the past weeks, do not let that fact ease the measures you’ve taken to keep yourself and others safe. Continue to be vigilant and follow the 3 W’s.

Updates include:

  • Dawes County has entered into Phase IV of the state’s Directed Health Measures. This transition means that some previous restrictions have lessened throughout the state and many of the regulations are now listed only for guidance. However, things on campus will not change and CSC plans to maintain its current procedures for the remainder of this semester. Masks and social distancing are still required on campus.
  • Please download and use the Campus Clear app when you’re starting your day. CampusClear is a free app available to college students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments and the information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. The coordination with Brenda must be at least four weeks prior to your event. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • If students have experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19, they may complete a Special Circumstance Request Form available online at the START web page. There are also funds available from the Chadron State Foundation, but the Foundation will use the Special Circumstance Report Form. If students need to apply for unemployment pay, they should contact Human Resources.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

We hope the semester is going well for you and that you are doing your best to keep yourself and others healthy. Let’s continue to work together and Protect the Nest.

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

This is the weekly email from the COVID-19 Implementation Team. As you may know, Dawes County has entered into Phase IV of the state’s Directed Health Measures. This transition means that some previous restrictions have lessened throughout the state and many of the regulations are now listed only for guidance. However, things on campus will not change and CSC plans to maintain its current procedures for the remainder of this semester. This means that masks and social distancing are still required on campus.

Updates include:

  • Please download and use the Campus Clear app when you’re starting your day. CampusClear is a free app available to college students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments and the information will help Chadron State College contain any potential spread of COVID-19. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • If students have experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19, they may complete a Special Circumstance Request Form available online at the START web page. There are also funds available from the Chadron State Foundation, but the Foundation will use the Special Circumstance Report Form. If students need to apply for unemployment pay, they should contact Human Resources.
  • As of this morning (Sept. 14), there are two active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

We hope the semester is going well for you and that you are doing your best to keep yourself and others healthy. Let’s continue to work together and Protect the Nest.

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

We are a few weeks into the semester and the COVID-19 Implementation Team appreciates how everyone on campus is doing their best to Protect the Nest. Keep up the effort! As we head into the extended weekend and celebrate the Labor Day holiday, please continue to practice safe social distancing, wear a mask, and of course, wash your hands. Let’s do everything we can to keep our campus and community healthy.

Because of Labor Day, we are sending the update email today. Additional information is below.

Updates include:

  • Please download and use the Campus Clear app when you’re starting your day. CampusClear is a free app available to college students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.
  • Students, as a reminder, the Cafeteria will be open every day throughout the fall semester.
  • If you are planning an event in a space that has a capacity of 500 or more people, email Brenda Barry-Schommer. She will contact the Panhandle Public Health District and serve as the secondary contact for the event on campus. Once a form is completed, PPHD will approve or disapprove the event.
  • As of this morning (Sept. 4), there are six active cases of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

We hope the semester is going well for you and that you are doing your best to keep yourself and others healthy. Let’s continue to work together and Protect the Nest.

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

The first few week of classes are behind us and the COVID-19 Implementation Team thanks all of you who have taken the Protect the Nest pledge. We hope you are enjoying your time on campus and in your classes. We truly appreciate your efforts thus far. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and follow the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Updates include:

  • Please download and use the Campus Clear app when you’re starting your day. CampusClear is a free app available to college students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.
  • As a reminder, sanitizing wipes should only be used to wipe down computer equipment in labs or common spaces. The supply is limited.
  • As of this morning (Aug. 31), there are six active cases of students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • Personal hand sanitizer for employees will be distributed to the mailrooms of each building. Please pick up your bottle from there.
  • Please be aware that Dawes County is still under Phase 3 of the directed health measures (DHMs) from the Governor’s Office until Sept. 13. A total of 66 counties are in Phase 3 and all of them will move to Phase 4 on Sept. 14 unless hospitalizations change. According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, “Phase 4 DHMs move DHM restrictions on restaurants, bars, churches, child care centers, and other businesses to guidance, and allow outdoor venues to operate at full capacity. Arenas and event centers may operate at 75% capacity, though organizers of events of 500 or more people must still receive local health department approval prior to reopening.”

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

We hope the semester is going well for you and that you are doing your best to keep yourself and others healthy. Let’s continue to work together and Protect the Nest.

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

August 24, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

August 24, 2020

The first week of classes are behind us and the COVID-19 Implementation Team thanks all of you who have taken the Protect the Nest pledge. We hope you are all enjoying your time on campus and in your classes.

As President Rhine wrote to campus last week, we must continue to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. If we wear our masks around other people, practice social distancing and remove activities outside of school where we can’t be more than six feet apart, and effectively wash our hands, we have a good chance to maintain an environment that is conducive to face-to-face instruction and safe for students and employees.

For those of you who are new to campus, the COVID-19 Implementation Team sends an email each Monday with pertinent information to the college’s preparation and response to the ongoing pandemic. If you have any questions about the information presented in these emails or you seek further clarification, please email the Implementation Team.

Other updates include:

  • To date, Chadron State College has received 46 microphones for faculty use. Microphones have been dispersed to each dean. Please contact your dean for additional information.
  • Students, thank you for helping us keep our campus clean. For the remainder of this semester, please continue to clean the space you will occupy when you begin each class.
  • Students, as a reminder, please work with Vice President Jon Hansen for any COVID-19 related academic issues. This includes being told by Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) that you must quarantine or isolate, or being told by PPHD you are clear to return to classes following quarantine or isolation. Use the COVID-19 Reporting Form, email or call Vice President Hansen at 308-432-6231.
  • As of this morning (Aug. 24), there are 10 active cases of students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. CSC Cases will show the number of positive cases and recoveries for individuals associated with the college. That web page will be updated regularly and serve as the college’s official register of positive cases.
  • CampusClear is a free app available to college and university students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. All CSC students and employees are encouraged to download the app and take the self-assessment prior to starting their day on campus. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

Thank you for all your efforts. Please continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community, be mindful of your health and the health of others, and follow the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

August 17, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

August 17, 2020

Happy first day of classes! The COVID-19 Implementation Team hopes that you have had a great opening day. Let’s continue to keep campus safe and healthy by working together to Protect the Nest. That’s why we encourage all of you to continue practicing the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands several times daily
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re with another person
  • Watch your distance whenever you’re outside your personal space

For those of you who are new to campus, the COVID-19 Implementation Team sends an email each Monday with pertinent information to the college’s preparation and response to the ongoing pandemic. If you have any questions about the information presented in these emails or you seek further clarification, please email the Implementation Team.

Chadron State College will not communicate details about individual positive cases of students or employees. All individuals associated with CSC who test positive will be isolated in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, body chills, headache, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea should immediately contact their health care provider or the school nurse and seek free testing through TestNebraska.

Other updates include:

As we all work together to navigate this pandemic, it is important we speak the same language on campus. Here are some common terms you will hear this semester and their definitions.

  • Close contact: A person who is less than six-feet away for 15 minutes or more with a person who tests positive for COVID-19. People considered a close contact in the disease investigation will be told by health officials to self-quarantine for 14 days and to get tested if they experience symptoms. Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) will initiate contact with anyone determined to have been a close contact with a positive individual.
  • Contact of a contact: A person who is a contact of a person considered as a close contact. People considered a contact of a contact are not required to self-quarantine, but should continue all the important precautions of staying six feet away from others, wearing a mask, monitoring for symptoms, and frequent handwashing or sanitizing.
  • Self-quarantine: A person who is confirmed as a close contact and must stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days since the last exposure to prevent the spread. If symptoms appear, get tested.
  • Self-isolate: A person who tests positive with COVID-19 and must stay home and away from others for at least 10 days from when symptoms first appeared, at least three full days with no fever, and all other symptoms have improved.

Not abiding by self-quarantine or self-isolation requirements by health officials is enforceable as a misdemeanor offense per the Governor’s Directed Health Measure.

Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) recently released some guidelines when it comes to schools reopening. You’ll see them below, but simply put, please wear a mask whenever you are around others.

  • When a masked person tests positive and those exposed are wearing masks, the COVID positive person will isolate, and the close contacts will self-monitor.
  • When an unmasked person tests positive and those exposed are wearing masks, the COVID positive person will isolate, and the close contacts will quarantine.
  • When a masked person tests positive and some exposed are not wearing masks, the COVID positive person will isolate, and the close contacts with masks on will self-monitor, and the close contacts not wearing masks will quarantine.
  • When a masked person tests positive and those exposed are not wearing masks, the COVID positive person will isolate, and the close contacts will quarantine.

CampusClear is a free app available to college and university students and employees to conduct daily COVID-19 health assessments. All CSC students and employees will be strongly encouraged to download the app and take the simple self-assessment prior to starting their day on the CSC campus. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For those without access to a mobile device, the web app can be used.

Helpful links:

Any information or questions concerning COVID-19 as it relates to your employment or leave time, contact Human Resources.

As President Rhine has said, let’s all work together to make this semester one to remember for reasons other than COVID-19. Continue to be good stewards on campus and in the community and be mindful of your health and the health of others.

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

August 10, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

August 10, 2020

Last week, President Rhine and the Implementation Team hosted coordination meetings with Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) and the Chadron Medical Clinic. These groups will continue to meet to ensure that PPHD, CSC, and the clinic are working together to protect the campus and community.
Other updates include:

  • CSC received more personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies from the State of Nebraska this week, including masks, gloves, and COVID-19 test kits.
  • Cloth masks and face shields have been distributed to the academic deans so they can be given to faculty when they return to campus. If students are enrolled in labs, they will receive face shields the first day of class. As a reminder, staff can receive cloth masks from Human Resources and Deans will distribute cloth masks to faculty. All residential students will receive two cloth masks during move-in. All off-campus students can pick up two cloth masks at the Student Activities counter in the Student Center beginning Monday, Aug. 17.
  • The campus Face Covering Policy has been adjusted. Face coverings are required in all public areas of campus buildings and outdoor areas when social distancing is not possible.
  • Entry and exit doors for all campus facilities are in place. Please use the appropriate doors to enter and exit buildings. An online map showing building entries and exits is located at the COVID-19 resource web pages for Students and Employees.
  • CSC is prepared to launch the #CampusClear mobile application for daily self-health assessments for students and employees. Information Technology has identified a problem with the app and is waiting for the correction before formal communication and instructions are issued. Please watch campus e-mail for notification of availability.
  • The Implementation Team continues to complete work on accommodation requests and barriers for high traffic point of service areas.
  • Disposable masks will be placed in all classrooms for use if a student or faculty member comes to class without a face covering. Cleaning supplies will also be placed in all classrooms for use before and after each class session. Disposable masks will also be located with Office Assistants across campus.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are being installed throughout campus buildings and in each classroom. Additionally, every student and employee will receive an individual size bottle of hand sanitizer.
  • Employees who need PPE items can submit requests through their dean or building manager by completing a form. The PPE order form is located at the COVID-19 site under Employee Resources. The dean or building manager will then create a work order and attach the PPE order form to it. The COVID-19 Team will evaluate the request and identify funding and Maintenance will fulfill the request, if it is approved. Additionally, all other requests for COVID-19 related supplies or expenses need to be coordinated by the Implementation Team. For questions or more information, email the Implementation Team.

Let’s work together to Protect the Nest. One of the easiest ways to do that is remembering the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask
  • Watch your distance

Sincerely,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

Although a message was not sent last week, be confident the COVID-19 Implementation Team was still preparing campus for when classes begin Aug. 17. Last week, President Rhine and the Implementation Team hosted coordination meetings with Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) and the Chadron Medical Clinic. These groups will continue to meet to ensure that PPHD, CSC, and the clinic are working together to protect the campus and community.

Other updates include:

  • CSC received personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies from the State of Nebraska last week, including hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and infrared thermometers.
  • Cloth masks and face shields will be distributed to the academic deans this week so they can be given to faculty when they return to campus. If students are enrolled in labs, they will receive face shields the first day of class. As a reminder, all employees can receive cloth masks from Human Resources. All residential students will receive two cloth masks during move-in. All off-campus students can pick up two cloth masks at the Student Activities counter in the Student Center beginning Aug. 17.
  • Entry and exit doors for all campus facilities are in place. Please use the appropriate doors to enter and exit buildings. An online map showing building entries and exits is located at the COVID-19 resource web pages for Students and Employees.
  • CSC has finalized an agreement with Ivy.ai to use the #CampusClear mobile application for daily self-health assessments for students and employees. Information Technology is working on the app’s configuration and plans to launch the program with instructions Monday, Aug. 10. The app is available to download, however, it is currently in a testing mode. The app has been developed in collaboration with Creighton University, Ivy.ai, and Stony Brook University, and is available to higher education institutions free of charge.
  • The Implementation Team continues to complete work on accommodation requests and barriers for high traffic point of service areas.
  • Disposable masks will be placed in all classrooms for use if a student or faculty member comes to class without a face covering. Cleaning supplies will also be placed in all classrooms for use before and after each class session. Disposable masks will also be located with Office Assistants across campus.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are being installed throughout campus buildings and in each classroom. Additionally, every student and employee will receive an individual size bottle of hand sanitizer
  • Let’s work together to Protect the Nest. One of the easiest ways to do that is remembering the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask
  • Watch your distance

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

As you all know, classes for the fall semester begin in just four weeks. While it is certainly an exciting time, the COVID-19 Implementation Team assures you that Chadron State College is continuing its preparations for all of us to have a safe and healthy start to the semester.

The COVID-19 web page is a great source to find information from CSC related to the pandemic. College Relations recently developed interior informational signs for campus, including How to Wear a Face Covering, COVID-19 Symptoms, and others. College Relations also created directional and exterior signs, which will be placed later this week. All signs can be downloaded from the COVID-19 web page and you are encouraged to use them with approval from your building manager. If you need signs that are different from the approved files, please contact Brenda Barry-Schommer.

When placing the signs, please follow these suggestions:

  • Before hanging interior signs, get permission from your building’s manager.
  • All non-standard signs concerning COVID-19 must be removed to avoid confusion. Please do not make your own signs.
  • All signs should be hung at an appropriate height and placed in visible areas.

Other information:

The COVID-19 Implementation Team continues to evaluate the college’s personal protective equipment (PPE) needs. CSC received a shipment of face shields for faculty, lab classes, and other identified areas last week. CSC also received notification that the State of Nebraska has committed to filling a large portion of other PPE needs. The items from the state will arrive this week.

The Implementation Team is evaluating additional barrier needs for locations across campus. These barriers will be installed as materials are available. Locations in the EagleCard office in the Student Center, the King Library, and the IT Help Desk, were evaluated last week and work on those barriers has begun.

The Implementation Team made progress on the selection of a COVID-19 screening mobile application this week. More information will be announced soon.

Let’s work together to Protect the Nest. One of the easiest ways to do that is remembering the three W’s:

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask
  • Watch your distance

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team continues to prepare for the beginning of classes on August 17 by evaluating information and guidance from Panhandle Public Health District, the Nebraska State College System Office, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You may have noticed the campus COVID-19 web page has undergone some changes. These navigation and content updates were done in an effort to make the site’s information easier to access. New sections, specific to students and employees, were also created. In the future, the site will also feature downloadable flyers and graphics for use on campus.

The Implementation Team continues to evaluate the college’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs. CSC received a shipment of face shields for faculty, lab classes, and other identified areas this week. CSC also received notification that the State of Nebraska has committed to supplying a large portion of other PPE needs. The coordination for receiving those supplies is underway.

Other information items include:

  • Progress was made on the selection process for a COVID-19 screening mobile applications this week. Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks.
  • The Implementation Team is coordinating with Building Managers to identify traffic flow requirements in each building on campus. Brenda Barry-Schommer has met with all Building Managers and the Implementation Team has set a goal of July 31 for completing directional and informational signage.
  • The Implementation Team is collaborating with Human Resources to evaluate barrier protection needs for high traffic point of service locations across campus.
  • All requests for accommodations received by HR to date have been completed. HR will continue to complete those work orders as they are received. If you have questions, please contact HR at 308-432-6224.

Let’s work together to Protect the Nest. One of the easiest ways to do that is remembering the three W’s: Wash your hands, Wear a mask, and Watch your distance.

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

The COVID-19 Implementation Team continues to prepare campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Last week, the Implementation Team published a Face Covering Policy and Health Response Protocol. We have revised the Face Covering Policy regarding requirements for labs and other classroom spaces and activities where students and employees will be in close contact. Face shields and masks are required for these courses and activities.

The Implementation Team has made progress with a number of items that will help keep our campus safe.

  • The COVID-19 web page now features navigational links intended for information specific to Students and Employees. Additional information will be published on the page, as it is available.
  • CSC continues to evaluate our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs. The college recently received a shipment of cloth masks for students and employees. Employees can claim their two masks at Human Resources in Sparks Hall. Students will receive their masks through other methods. Returning students living on campus will receive their masks at check-in, and returning off-campus students will receive their masks at an information desk in the Student Center. New students will receive their masks at check-in.
  • All requests for accommodation received by Human Resources to date have been completed. CSC will continue to complete those work orders as they are received.
  • The Implementation Team is evaluating COVID-19 screening applications and will report the outcome in the future.
  • The Implementation Team is coordinating with building managers to identify traffic flow recommendations.
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jim Powell and the Education Department are coordinating with CSC’s K-12 partners to identify any needs for students participating in courses where CSC teaching Candidates will be placed in K-12 settings.
  • For concerns or questions related to COVID-19, please email the Implementation Team.

Finally, please remember the three W’s: Wash your hands, Wear a mask, and Watch your distance. Those, combined with the items above will help us ensure a safe campus for everyone.

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

CAMPUS UPDATE – FROM COVID TEAM

Dear Campus,

As you are aware, Chadron State College is planning a return to campus in August, and bringing our community of students and employees together again. CSC’s COVID-19 Implementation Team and the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ Faculty Listening Group are making great progress toward a safe return to campus. That return is consistent with what many other colleges in Nebraska and around the country are planning. Our plan is contingent on the current health situations in our local area and our ability to prevent the spread of disease on campus. In order to manage this pandemic, we are following CDC and NSCS guidelines, as well as the Nebraska Governor’s Directed Health Measures. Mitigation efforts are most successful when practiced consistently by all members of the community. The COVID-19 Implementation Team’s plan includes:

Our plan is to keep this campus and its students and employees as safe and healthy as possible. It is imperative we all work together as Eagles and “Protect the Nest.” We will continue to evaluate new options as they become available and are supported by research and organizations like the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the CDC. The health and safety of our students and employees is our top priority. Please continue to follow President Rhine’s recommendations for regular screenings on yourself before you come to campus and take a personal health assessment at Test Nebraska, if you have not already done so.

As we return to campus in August, we should all be aware of the anxiety this period of uncertainty brings, and we know you will come together with compassion, creativity, flexibility and a willingness to care for and collaborate with each other and with our students. More information will be communicated weekly about self-quarantine and isolation for students who may be exposed or test positive for COVID-19, as well as protocols for face coverings, physical distancing, and limited-density activities will be communicated. In the meantime, thank you for all you are doing in these challenging times. We are honored to be working with colleagues and serving students who are deeply committed to building and sustaining a caring and safe learning community.

Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Implementation Team