We are dedicated to returning to campus in the safest way possible, providing the college experience you deserve while keeping the safety and health of everyone in mind. The precautions we are taking here at Nicholls State University are in place for the wellbeing of our entire campus community. We encourage you to practice them for your own health and out of respect for others. Visit this page frequently, as information will be updated regularly.
Nicholls Return to Campus Plan Fall 2020
Though we know the fall semester will be different from what we are accustomed to, we are ready to reopen for on-campus instruction this fall. As we return to traditional on-campus operations, we want to assure the Nicholls community that safety is paramount. We will follow all CDC and state safety guidance, and will do everything possible to protect the health of our students, faculty and staff.
Any updates and modifications to fall semester will be communicated on this site in the coming weeks. Check back frequently as information is subject to change if the public health and safety situation changes.
DAILY SYMPTOM CHECKING
All persons arriving on campus will be asked a short series of health questions and issued either a wristband or sticker noting they have passed the questionnaire and may enter campus. Anyone on campus without the appropriate wristband or sticker will be asked to report to a checkpoint to continue their visit.
Students are asked to report to the academic hall where their first class of the day is located. Checkpoints and directions are set in each hall as noted below:
|Building||# of Check-in Stations||Comments|
|Ayo Hall||2||1- entrance facing parking lot, 1 – entrance facing Madewood|
|Barker Hall||1||main entrance|
|Sciences and Technology||2||1 – entrance facing quadrangle, 1 – entrance facing Madewood|
|Bollinger Student Union||2||1- main entrance facing Ellendale Dr, 1- entrance facing Leighton|
|Brady Residential Complex||1||main entrance|
|Callais Recreation Center||1||main entrance|
|Calecas Hall||1||main entrance|
|Candies Hall||1||entrance next to Elkins|
|CJFCI – Ledet Building||1||main entrance|
|Ballroom||1||entrance facing Leighton|
|Elkins Hall||1||main entrance|
|Ellender Hall||1||main entrance|
|Ellender Library||1||main entrance|
|Galliana Dining Hall||1||main entrance|
|Gouaux Hall||1||main entrance|
|Maintenance Building||1||main entrance|
|Millet Hall||1||main entrance|
|Peltier Hall||4||2- entrance facing quadrangle, 2- entrance facing Madewood|
|Education and Behavioral Sciences||1||main entrance|
|Powell Hall||1||entrance facing Acadia Dr|
|Scholar’s Hall||1||main entrance|
|Shaver Gym||2||1- entrance facing Acadia Drive, 1- entrance facing quadrangle|
|Talbot Hall||1||main entrance|
|White Hall||1||entrance facing quadrangle|
|Zeringue Hall||1||main entrance|
Student residents will use check-in stations set up in the residence hall and be cleared prior to leaving the residence hall complex.
Employees will continue to report to their offices and work locations using the same protocols and procedures currently in place.
See what we’ve been doing around campus to make your return to campus safe.
ARRIVING ON CAMPUS
FACE COVERINGS & PERSONAL HYGIENE:
Students, faculty and staff will be required to wear face coverings and comply with the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing. Unless closer proximity is allowed by physical barriers such as plexiglass, you must maintain six-feet of separation for any contact lasting longer than 15 minutes. This applies to classrooms, labs, dining halls, lounges, gyms and other public spaces on campus. This guidance is subject to change as public health conditions evolve.
The Louisiana Department of Health recommends COVID-19 testing for any patients who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, contact your primary care physician for guidance.
- Coastal Urgent Care of Thibodaux – Thibodaux
- Teche Action Clinic – Thibodaux
- Thibodaux Regional Health System with a doctor’s referral – Thibodaux
- St. Charles Catholic Church (while supplies last and they ask you bring your ID and insurance)
- Lafourche Urgent Care – Raceland
- Total Urgent Care – Cut-Off (register on mytotalurgentcare.com)
- Total Urgent Care – Galliano
- Lady of the Sea – Larose
- Lady of the Sea – Cut-Off
- Coastal Urgent Care – Houma
- Ochsner Urgent Care – Houma
- Start Community Health Center – Houma
- Teche Action Clinic – Houma
- Teche Action Clinic – Dulac
- Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma with a physician’s order.
For more information, visit ldh.la.gov
Quarantine & isolation
If a student, faculty and staff member are experiencing symptoms, tested positive or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 should quarantine or self-isolate in their residences.
Our top priority has been keeping our buildings and public spaces cleaned and cared for. This includes high-touch surfaces, such as handrails, tables, faucets, doorknobs and other surfaces.
We also ask that you ensure your living and office spaces are disinfected to better protect yourself and the community.
CDC guidelines for disinfecting personal living and office spaces include:
- Using soap and water or appropriate cleaners for surface areas.
- Wearing disposable gloves when disinfecting.
- When cleaning and disinfecting electronics, follow the manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting.
- If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.
- Avoid getting moisture into USB ports, headphone jacks, and other openings.
For disinfection, use products recommended by the EPA.
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RETURN TO CAMPUS ONE-SHEET
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid eating or drinking after others.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
DAILY REGION 3
Watch for Symptoms!
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported—ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell