Campus and Facilities Updates

CSN Campus Services and Facility Updates

Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases remain elevated throughout Nevada. As a result, our campuses and sites continue to operate under restrictions set by Gov. Steve Sisolak laid out in Executive Order 35, which has been extended through February 15. This order includes recommendations for capacity limitations for public and private gatherings, retail, restaurants, and other areas within the community. As Nevadans have been urged to stay home, limit gatherings and to telework to the greatest extent possible. At CSN, we continue working to implement these requirements as the spring 2021 semester begins.  

A current update on the status of CSN activities is as follows.

Academics

Lab courses identified by deans and department chairs that are scheduled on campus and in-person will operate as coordinated through the Office of the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs.  Lecture classes identified on campus will operate at 25 percent of the fire code capacity.  For additional questions, please contact the respective department chair and dean.

Bookstores

All three CSN bookstores will continue to operate services in a remote environment with curbside services as communicated by the Office of Auxiliary Services until further notified.   Follet Bookstore operations staff will remain in the stores throughout the suspension of in-store service but provide curbside service at this time.

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.  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.  

Cashiering Services

Cashiering services are available at all campuses for payment processing for students.  Services are available through Friday, January 22 till 5 p.m. for in-person payments.

Computer Labs

Computer labs at the main campuses will reopen on January 19 and will remain operational during this time, however new capacity limitations will permit only 25 percent of stated occupancy and workstation availability.   Labs will be open between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday for the spring 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 a health questionnaire.

Delivery Services

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)

DWED courses will operate as guided by the course schedule and must adhere to 25 percent capacity of the fire code and 6-feet social distancing at all times. 

Events

All on and off campus events have been suspended  and CSN is not approving external parties or entities on campus at this time, unless recommended by the Campus Provost and approved by the COVID-19 Task Force.     

Facilities

CSN buildings not in use will remain locked down.  Buildings will be accessible based on the course schedule only and are intended for use by CSN faculty, staff and students with classes or approved access only.  Building systems will continue to be maintained to ensure operation continuity.

Food Service Operations

The Starbucks locations at all campuses have been suspended at this time.    

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. 

Libraries

Campus libraries will provide curbside services January 19-28 and resume in person services on February 1 at all three campus libraries.  In person services will be limited to NSHE student, staff and faculty at 25 percent capacity.  Library personnel and staff continue to be available to assist students remotely including online books and articles, online library instruction and online research assistance (chat, email and video conferencing).  For more information on the library services for Spring 2021 please use the CSN Library webpage at  https://library.csn.edu/

The outside library book drops at each campus are open for item returns.

Performing Arts Center

The Horn Auditorium will remain closed until further notice.   

Planetarium

The CSN Planetarium and Gift Shop will remain closed until further notice.

Russell’s Restaurant

Operations at Russell’s Restaurant are not available at this time and is closed at this time. 

Student Services

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.

Student Unions

The Student Unions are 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.

Testing Services

Placement testing activities will be delivered solely in the remote environment until further notice.    

In closing, the CSN campus community must remain diligent in the use of mandatory face-coverings, social distancing requirements, limiting gathering capacity, the use of hand sanitizing and good hygiene practices.  The use of face coverings is required at all times and in all locations on campus both interior and exterior, regardless of social distancing and/or in open areas 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.    

Vaccine

CSN is working in partnership with the UNLV School of Medicine, the Southern Nevada Health District and our NSHE southern Nevada institutions as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to identified groups as prescribed in the Vaccine Program Playbook.  Registration eligibility has begun for healthcare providers, faculty and staff providing services and in clinical the clinical environment; EMS and law enforcement personnel; individuals aged 70+ and faculty, staff and students providing student facing services and those individuals that cannot work in a remote environment. As additional registration eligibility groups are approved updates will be provided by the Office of the President.  Please continue to monitor COVID-19 Vaccine | AtCSN  current information. 

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