Return to Campus Update

Dear CSN Family,

As you are aware, there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in Nevada over these last several weeks, leading Gov. Steve Sisolak to extend the state’s Phase 2 reopening plan through the end of July. As a result, CSN will re-evaluate the return to campus for those individuals or work groups identified for return to the workplace, either full-time or on an intermittent basis. Support units and functions scheduled to return prior to July 31 will be evaluated and may be delayed until further notice.

Academic classes associated with summer session 2 scheduled to be on campus will continue.   Faculty and students within these sections will be required to wear face coverings at all times on campus, unless on a break period and eating. Additional safety precautions include social distancing of at least six feet, section sizes not greater than 50 percent of the room’s fire code limit, and strictly limiting gatherings to no more than 50 people in a given space.

Your health and safety are paramount. We consider the well-being of our faculty, staff, students and community one of the highest guiding principles of all activities within the college. Since the coronavirus was first diagnosed in Nevada, decision making and actions have been guided by science and data from our federal, state, and local governments and consistent with guidance from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health authorities.

During this time, all faculty, staff, students and visitors will complete a self-health assessment questionnaire daily as part of campus entrance requirements. This includes screening for virus symptoms, noting possible exposure to an individual identified with the coronavirus or who is quarantined, and not being directed to self-quarantine. Students enrolled in allied health or EMS courses will continue to be required to have temperature checks on site.  

Faculty, staff, and students will report any possible exposure or positive results through our confidential reporting portal at Faculty or staff will be contacted by Human Resources for further guidance and information. Students will be contacted by our Director of Environment, Health and Safety for further guidance. Receipt of this information is necessary to ensuring the health and wellness of all of our CSN family. The college takes steps to ensure:

  • Protocols consistent with Southern Nevada Health District reporting (for contact tracing) are addressed;
  • Campus facilities, if accessed, are closed and property disinfected; and
  • Reporting requirements consistent with the Department of Education, Clery Act are reviewed.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our on-campus Crisis Team members Patty Charlton, Bill Dial or Carey Sedlacek.

Thank you for your continued efforts to stay Vegas strong and CSN proud.

Stay safe and God bless.

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada

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