July 16, 2020 Weekly Chronicle

Dear CSN Family,

As you know, the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Nevada has officials across the state concerned. That includes us at CSN. We’re monitoring the situation daily, and closely monitoring recommendations from officials at NSHE, the state of Nevada, and health agencies at the local, state and federal level.

To ensure that our CSN family stays safe, we are pausing to review our Return to Campus plans to assess circumstances and monitor trends. This pause for those scheduled to return is a continued measure to keep health and safety at the forefront. CSN continues to move forward in our planning for the fall 2020 semester, but as always, we remain flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances.

All planning throughout the institution incorporates contingencies that address the health and safety of all faculty, staff, students, and our community. CSN continues to monitor Gov. Steve Sisolak’s directives, work with the NSHE and the Southern Nevada Health District, and monitor developments from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CSN does have a limited number of classes that cannot be delivered in a remote environment on our campus during the summer, as well as critical support services for our community, such as the Dental Faculty Practice.

Despite this pause, the readiness of our campuses, centers, and sites continues to be a priority in preparation for the fall 2020 semester and the start of the academic year. We are deploying signage regarding face coverings and social distancing (6-feet distancing and capacity limitations), and installing plexiglass and floor markings throughout service areas.

If after our review we determine that changes to our Return to Campus plans are necessary, we will communicate this to the entire CSN family via the Chronicle, our Town Halls and updates to the President’s Blog.

Stay safe and God bless.

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada

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