On Sunday, November 22, Gov. Steve Sisolak set forth the guidelines provided under Executive Order 35, Statewide Pause due to the continued COVID-19 transmission rates and increasing positive cases, imposing increased restrictions to those established during Stay At-Home 2.0. Directive 35 includes capacity limitations for public and private gatherings, retail, restaurants, and other areas within the community. This directive is in effect from November 24 at 12:01am until December 15, unless otherwise stated. As Nevadans have been urged to stay home, limit gatherings and to telework to the greatest extent possible, CSN continues to work to implement these new requirements as the fall 2020 semester comes to a close.
A current update on the status of CSN activities is as follows.
As you know, in mid-November all on-ground courses that could be moved online were transitioned into the remote environment through the end of the semester and in some cases for a two-week period. Lab courses identified by deans and department chairs that have remained in-person will continue without change through the completion of the semester. Lecture classes identified on campus will be reduced to 25% of the fire code capacity. These changes are being implemented by the deans and departments. 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 suspension of in-store service, but only to attending to necessary 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 – 1pm
• Henderson Campus: Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – 3pm
• North Las Vegas: Monday and Tuesday 10am – 12pm
Computer labs at the main campuses will remain operational during this time with revised hours, however new capacity limitations will permit only 25% of stated occupancy and workstation availability. Labs will be open between 9 am – 6 pm through completion of the fall semester and then will close until the spring 2021 semester.
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.
Division of Workforce & Economic Development (DWED)
All DWED courses that have not been transitioned to the remote environment must adhere to 25% capacity of the fire code and 6-feet social distancing must be maintained at all times.
All on and off campus events have been cancelled through the end of the calendar year 2020.
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 have been suspended for the remainder of calendar year.
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/
The outside library bookdrop at each campus will be open for item returns.
Performing Arts Center
The Horn Auditorium will remain closed until further notice.
The CSN Planetarium and Gift Shop will remain closed until further notice.
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.
Placement testing activities will be delivered solely in the remote environment until further notice.
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. Increased requirements on the use of face coverings are required and include the use at all times and in all locations on campus both interior and exterior, regardless of social distancing and/or by yourself. 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 new information is known and operational changes are required, we will keep you apprised.