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COVID-19 CAMPUS UPDATES & RESOURCES

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CWC Virtual Services

A list of virtual & by appointment services. For assistance, call Rustler Central at 307-855-2115. CWC Virtual Services
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COVID Operations Plan

View our Guidelines for College Operations during COVID-19 CWC COVID Operations Plan
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CWC is currently in phase II

Remote work combined with carefully considered on-campus work. (see altered Spring 2021 schedule in the accordion below)

Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Central Wyoming College continues to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The college’s multi-disciplinary Emergency Response Team is meeting regularly to assess the situation and plan for impacts to our campus community. Please know that our top priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

 

It is extremely important that parents, students, employees, and community members stay informed with up-to-date information on the COVID-19 virus activity in their county and community. As Central Wyoming College students are actively involved members in our communities, we believe that the statistics of the County Public Health offices, which are updated weekdays at 3 pm and weekend/holidays at 9 am, is the most official and accurate information available. 

This information can be accessed at the following link https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/

Which contains the following information:

If you have additional questions regarding the current status of COVID activity on the Central Wyoming College campus or CWC Outreach centers, please contact the Director of Public Relations Lori Ridgway at 307.855.2103 (office), 307.850.7803 (cell) or email lori@cwc.edu.

If you are sick, please contact your healthcare provider. Wyoming residents with general questions about COVID-19 may send an email to wdh.covid19@wyo.gov.

Non-medical COVID-19 information is available by calling 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138.

To learn more about the State of Wyoming COVID-19 Resources visit State of Wyoming COVID-19

What to do if you test positive via the Wyoming Department of Health

When to Start and End Quarantine Worksheet via the Wyoming Department of Health

*You will need to quarantine if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 through close contact.

When to Start and End Isolation Worksheet via the Wyoming Department of Health

*You will need to isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

CWC is currently in Phase I

For assistance, call Rustler Central at 307-855-2115

Essential Services: Appointment Only

Student Services: Virtual

The Library: Virtual

The library is currently closed for all in-house use.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm

Librarians are available for remote services via email or phone. If you need help with a research paper, you can schedule a Zoom session with a librarian.

CURBSIDE PICKUP HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

The Library is offering curbside pick-up at Circle Dr. for students who need books, laptops, or hotspots. Please call or email a librarian to schedule a curbside pickup during these hours.

The Library will be offering curbside returns at Circle Dr. on December 14th-18th. All laptops and hotspots must be returned by curbside return, please call or email a librarian to schedule your curbside return. Books may be returned to the book drop box outside of Main Hall, by the fountain.

Monday, December 14th - Thursday, December 17th 9am-4pm

Friday, December 18th 10am-2pm

*The Library will be closed November 25th-29th for the holiday weekend. We will not be offering curbside pickup on November 24th.

**The Library will be closed December 19th-January 3rd for winter break.

 

Business Office Hours & Procedures:

  • The cashier's office and accounts receivable office will be open on campus on  Thursdays.
  • The student electronic disbursements will be processed as usual.
  • Student checks will be processed with the accounts payable check run usually once a week.

*If you have additional concerns about COVID-19 or our campus response, contact the Emergency Response Team at ert@cwc.edu.

To successfully balance the priorities of student/employee/community health with student learning and success CWC's Spring semester will begin remotely with testing required for specific groups. Please see the chart below for details. Because this is an evolving situation, it is essential for students to continue to check CWC student email over the break in order to be aware of any changes.

 

DateEventStudent AthletesHousing StudentsCOVID Testing Requirements
1/4/21 Housing opens for athletes Check-in to housing N/A Required to provide a negative test upon arrival and then tested weekly (athletes and coaches.)*
1/5/21 Rustler Central/TRiO open for in-person service N/A N/A Employees with high student contact required to provide a negative test upon arrival* Students - health screening stations
1/5/21 CWC campus transitions to Phase II N/A N/A Employees with high student contact required to provide a negative test upon arrival*
1/8/21 Cashier and business office N/A N/A Employees with high student contact required to provide a negative test upon arrival* Students - health screening stations
1/9/21 Housing opens for students N/A Students may choose to return on 1/25/20 if classes are remote. Housing students are required to provide a negative test upon arrival and then tested weekly.*
1/11/21 Classes begin - REMOTE LEARNING N/A N/A N/A
1/19/21 Select Classes (TBA) begin face-to-face campus learning N/A N/A Non-housing students & faculty attending face-to-face classes to provide a negative test to attend class.*
1/25/21 On-site instruction begins for courses intended to be face-to-face N/A N/A Health screening stations procedure
 

 *If previously tested positive in prior 3 months (CDC recommendation) provide positive test and dates of quarantine. No current symptoms/illness.

**The COVID Response Team will continue to assess data for the implementation of this item.

     

Monday, January 11 Spring Classes Begin
Monday, January 18 MLK/Equality Day (College Closed)
Monday, February 15 President's Day (College Closed)
Friday, March 12 Spring Break Holiday (College Closed)
Tuesday, March 23 Early Registration (No Classes)
Friday, April 2 Spring Holiday--Easter Friday (College Closed)
Thursday, April 29 Classes End
Friday, April 30 Commencement
Tuesday, May 4 Grades are Due

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Guiding Principles

The primary goal for Central Wyoming College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue the institution’s vital mission of education while protecting the health of students, staff, and the public. CWC’s plans will also be aligned and consistent with local orders and guidelines from the State of Wyoming, Fremont and Teton Counties, and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

CWC’s plans will also follow recommendations from the federal government (Opening Guidelines) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, and our policies and plans will be updated as appropriate, and as more information becomes available.

A printable version of CWC's Reopening Plan is available at the following link, CWC COVID Operations Plan (Updated November 12, 2020) Building a Stronger, Safer CWC.

CWC COVID OPERATIONS PLAN



HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) REPORTING

As a HEERF participating institution, the following information is provided by Central Wyoming College in accordance with the reporting requirements list.

An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

CWC signed and submitted through Grants.gov to the U.S. Department of Education the agreement documents certifying that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

CWC received $578,938 to distribute as emergency grants to students.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

$46,011 (as of May 7, 2020)
$54,788.51 (as of June 7, 2020)
$55,088.51 (as of July 7, 2020)

$90,254.00 (as of 10/7/2020)

$52,572 (10/1/2020 - 12/31/2020) 

$382,350 (01/01/21-03/31/21)

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

503

 

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

55 (as of May 7, 2020)
62 (as of June 7, 2020)
63 (as of July 7, 2020) 

90 (as of Oct 7, 2020)

63 (10/1/2020 - 12/31/2020)

503 (01/01/21-03/31/21)

 

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

CWC created an application for students to request CARES Act aid. It was distributed to students deemed likely to be eligible according to U.S. Department of Education guidance. In addition to name, student ID, and contact information, the form asks students to confirm their need is related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 (technology, transportation, internet, etc.). Applicants provide a brief description of their circumstances and details about their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. All requests from eligible students for funding to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations are approved until funding is exhausted. 


Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.


None beyond the application, which clarifies that it is "for access to CARES Act federal stimulus funding, which has been made available to help college students with costs directly related to the disruption of college operations;" that the funding will be distributed through the same channels as federal financial aid; and that to be eligible for these funds, students must be currently enrolled, eligible for Title IV federal financial aid, and have been in at least one face to face class before Spring Break.