June 12, 2020 - Nevada State College
06.12.20 | Coronavirus

June 12, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

We have been notified that our campus reopening plan has been reviewed by the NSHE Task Force and approved by the Chancellor. Attached please find the finalized campus plans for phased reopening, as well as an updated Returning to the Workplace Guide, and a form for high-risk employees to request to remain working remotely. Employees should continue to work with their supervisor and HR regarding specific questions on the phased-in return.

Additionally, as part of the campus reopening process, all current employees and new hires are required to complete a COVID-19 prevention training before returning to campus.  The training course, which takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete, covers several topics related to ensuring a safe return to campus work.  We hope you find this training useful and informative. 

The COVID-19 training is located in Canvas and employees should utilize the following steps to access the course:

Step 1:  Click here for a direct link to the Canvas login.  You will need to enter your campus computer login credentials.

Step 2: Click on the Course icon located on the right-hand side of the page and select “NSC COVID-19 Prevention Training”.

Step 3: You will be brought to the training home screen and will be provided with information for starting the course.

Please note that upon completion of the training, you must provide your certificate of completion to your supervisor with a copy sent to NHR@nsc.edu.

In general, Director level and above, and necessary administrative support staff, will begin returning to work June 15. I have also authorized faculty to return to their offices if needed on and after June 15 without requiring separate permission.  Other employees will start returning to work, as needed, on a phased-in basis in July and August.

In addition to the training certification, employees will be required to perform a health self-assessment each morning and email their supervisor that the assessment has been completed before coming to the workplace. For faculty coming to campus, you should email your department chair or Dean unless otherwise directed by your Dean or supervisor who may delegate the receipt of such emails to other administrative staff. Also, please keep in mind that facial coverings are required to be worn in all interior common areas and exterior spaces where six-feet social distancing cannot be maintained.

Finally, the Governor has announced a proposal to implement a one day a month furlough for all state employees including our classified employees commencing July 1. This mirrors the Board of Regents proposal for NSHE professional staff and faculty. Although this does not yet appear to be a final action, I am attaching the Governor’s statement for your reference.

I want to thank everyone for their patience and vigilance during these difficult times. I look forward to seeing you from a distance very soon!

Be Bold. Be Great. Be State.

Bart Patterson

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