Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Nevada State College

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This website will be updated regularly with information from Nevada State College regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

To view confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been reported to Nevada State College, please click here.

STATE SAFE APP

State Safe is the official safety app of Nevada State College. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to many resources.

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Situation Status

September 4, 2020

Within the past 24 hours, NSC has been informed that a member of the campus community has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was last on campus in the evening on September 1 in the Kasner Academic Building to attend a hybrid class session and has not returned to campus since.

September 3, 2020

As we approach Labor Day, I am reaching out to affirm the college’s commitment to staying One of the Safest College’s in America. This weekend, do your part by continuing to physically social distance, wear a face covering, and avoid large gatherings. Additionally, I encourage you to participate…

July 30, 2020

Status Update Regarding the Campus Commuter On March 18 we announced the suspension of the Campus Commuter shuttle service in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As planning for the Fall 2020 semester continues, we want to keep our students, faculty, and community partners apprised of the status

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)

To read the latest updates on COVID-19 by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), please visit their website.

Southern Nevada Health District

To read the latest updates on COVID-19 by the Southern Nevada Health District, please visit their website.

State of Nevada

To read the latest updates on COVID-19 by the State of Nevada, please visit their website.

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Preventions & Precautions

Personal Health

The Health District continues to remind the public to take steps to protect themselves and others, including those most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. This includes older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.

• Stay home when you are sick.
• Put distance between yourself and others. Keep at least 6 feet between you and other people. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid shaking hands.
• Do not go to the emergency department unless it is essential. Emergency departments need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
o If you have a mild cough, fever, or other respiratory symptoms, contact your doctor first.
• Practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
o Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
o Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Stay informed. The COVID-19 situation is changing frequently. Up-to-date information is available on the Health District website at southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Campus Environment

Added Cleaning

Facilities staff has increased cleaning frequency and intensity on the most vulnerable spaces and surfaces, including restrooms, conference rooms, and public spaces. Sanitization continues on regular touch points, such as on handrails, building entrances, and elevators. Hand sanitizing dispensers have been installed at entrances of each building and in all highly populated areas. Building ventilation systems have been adjusted to maximize the amount of outside air and continuously “flush” the building’s air.

If there are specific areas that you notice or desire to have cleaned, please call Facilities at (702) 992-2200 or submit requests and questions by e-mail to facilities@nsc.edu.

Shuttle Services

The Campus Commuter, and Scorpion Shuttle service will suspend operations until further notice.

Campus Events

The CDC made the recommendation that “for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more” in the United States. Therefore, all events and tabling scheduled to be held now through the end of the semester have been suspended.

Commencement

The commencement ceremony previously scheduled for August 18, 2020 has been postponed. We look forward to honoring our graduates at a traditional in-person commencement ceremony when it is safe to do so. We will be updating www.nsc.edu/commencement regularly. Please check the site for updates.

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Health Resources

Students — CARE Team

The CARE Team is committed to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment at Nevada State College by addressing the physical and psychological issues that impact students, faculty and staff in the pursuit of the educational process. If you need support/guidance, contact the Case Manager, Laura Hinojosa at (702) 992-2514.

Faculty/Staff 

For NSC employees, LifeWorks is available for counseling services. Employees can schedule an appointment by calling (888) 732-9020. You can find more information about their services at LifeWorks.com.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an informational website that can help answer frequently asked questions, such as what are the symptoms, prevention and treatment, and travel restrictions. It also includes situation updates and information for communities, schools, businesses, and health care professionals.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Internet Access

As we transition to remote learning, access to a reliable internet connection is crucial.  Here are several links to companies who are providing broadband internet access for free or small fees for students:

FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot spots.

AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families

Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers but following the FCC agreement.

Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020 will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers.

Cox Communications

Clark County Library District

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FAQs

All employees including part-time and student workers remain in paid status and will be assigned telecommuting responsibilities or paid administrative leave as appropriate.

All employees including part-time and student workers remain in paid status and will be assigned telecommuting responsibilities or paid administrative leave as appropriate. Employees and supervisors should reference the Emergency Telecommute Work Requirement document. Additionally and unless otherwise directed by your supervisor, employees should remain at home, and should contact their supervisor via phone or email to identify and discuss work plans and telecommute expectations.

Students should contact the appropriate department in the School of Education, School of Nursing, or School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

At this time, the Nevada State College food pantry is closed and is not able to accept donations until further notice. Please refer to our Community Resources link for available resources.

At this time, the Nevada State College food pantry is closed and is not able to accept donations until further notice.

“Remote Learning” is defined as an educational experience that occurs when the instructor and the students are not meeting in the same physical space. Online classes are the most common example of remote learning, but the phrase can also include educational experiences where students are learning and interacting via video, electronic correspondence, telephone, or other means of communication.

No, we will not drop you out of classes for a past due installment plan. Please email us at cashier.office@nsc.edu so we can discuss options.

At this time, the VA has advised us not to make any changes to certifications for the current term. We are awaiting further guidance about whether benefits will be affected

If you are at elevated risk for COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC) or have a family member at home who has an elevated risk, you should put together an all online course schedule for fall 2020. However, if you absolutely need a hybrid course to progress through your major, or for graduation, you can complete this form by August 1st to request a fully online exception for your hybrid classes. Where possible, we will try to offer you alternatives to courses with an in-person component. However, we will not be able to offer this option for all classes.

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CONTACT

Nevada State College

Our students, faculty, and staff are important to us. The Office of the President is available to answer any questions or concerns. Please call (702) 992-2000.

Southern Nevada Health District

The Health District has activated its information line to assist the public in getting their questions answered about the COVID-19. The public can call (702) 759-INFO (4636) for more information.

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