On Tuesday, November 10, Gov. Steve Sisolak outlined the Stay at Home 2.0 for Nevada as a result of current transmission rates of the coronavirus which in our community, state and across the country have seen increasing positive cases. As Nevadans have been urged to stay home, limit gatherings and to telework to the greatest extent possible, CSN has transitioned classes that could be remote as well as services and staff, effective Friday, November 13 through at least November 30 or until otherwise notified. As we near the end of the semester, CSN recognizes that a select number of classes and services must remain in person to support students first. The following update on status of activities is provided.
In consultation with Vice President for Academic Affairs Margo Martin, deans and department chairs, CSN has transitioned on-ground courses that could be moved into the remote environment. Courses with hands-on laboratory instruction will remain in person. Communication to students regarding classes transitioned to remote will be communicated by their respective faculty. For additional questions, please contact the respective department chair and dean.
All three CSN bookstores will suspend in-store service through at least November 30. During this time, textbook, learning material, and supply orders can be placed via the web-based storefronts and items will be shipped to a home address. Textbook buybacks will also be performed online through an e-service provided by Follet. Follet staff will remain in the stores throughout the closure attending to end-of-semester tasks. Curbside service will not be provided during the closure.
Signage has been placed on doors of each bookstore and the bookstore websites have been updated.
Campus Child Care/Early Childhood Lab
Deemed an essential service, the CSN Child Care Centers will continue operations at this time. Contingency planning continues with families should additional measures be necessary. For additional information please contact the Early Childhood Lab School at 702-651-4004.
Campus Life/Coyote Cupboards
Coyote Cupboard Services will continue on an appointment basis and by curbside pick-up on the following campus schedule.
• Charleston Campus: Wednesday 11am – 1 pm
• Henderson Campus: Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
• North Las Vegas: Monday and Tuesday 10 am – noon
Computer labs at the main campuses will remain operational during this time with revised hours. Labs will be open between 9 am – 6 pm.
Dental Faculty Practice (DFP)
The DFP will continue essential services on an appointment basis. Patients will continue to be required to complete temperature checks and health questionnaire.
Receiving and Mail Services will continue delivery of essential mail and orders. Courier service between the campuses is suspended.
As final academic schedules are completed during this time any buildings not in use will be locked down. Building systems will continue to be maintained to ensure operation continuity.
Food Service Operations
The Starbucks locations at North Las Vegas and West Charleston campuses will suspend service for the remainder of calendar year beginning close of business November 12 (the Henderson campus location was shut down last week).
Signage has been posted in the student unions informing customers of the closures. The Boost Mobile food ordering application has been updated to reflect the closures.
Campus libraries will provide services in a remote environment during this time. Library personnel and staff are available to assist students for more information please use the CSN Library webpage at https://library.csn.edu/
Performing Arts Center
The Horn Auditorium will remain closed through at least November 30.
The CSN Planetarium and Gift Shop will remain closed at this time.
Operations at Russell’s Restaurant have been completed for the fall 2020 semester and will be closed at this time.
Services will continue to be provided remotely. Identified individuals will remain on campus for critical select time-sensitive services including financial aid processing and admission/registrar requirements.
The Student Unions will be closed for operations and services. As noted above, food vendor Culinart has discontinued operations through the end of the calendar year and Coyote Cupboards will be available on an appointment basis and curbside pick-up. Staff will perform final action items (e.g. equipment cleaning, cancelling orders, managing inventories, etc.) the week of 11/16 – 11/20 in preparation for a prolonged closure.
Placement testing activities will be delivered solely in the remote environment through November 30 and may be subject to change. On campus testing will not be available through November 30.
In closing, the CSN campus community has been diligent in the use of mandatory face-coverings, social distancing requirements, limiting gathering capacity, the use of hand sanitizing and good hygiene has been reinforced by of faculty, staff and students. We ask that you continue to be diligent in these COVID-19 mitigation efforts not only at CSN but also in your home and outside experiences.
We recognize that these are challenging times, the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff, visitors and the community is our paramount priority. All planning at CSN has included contingency plans should the need arise to transition to remote activities. As more information is known, additional information is available and prior to November 30th we will notify you of updates and/or changes to operations.