We are dedicated to providing you information about Coronavirus, prevention measures you can take, and precautions that we are taking here at Nicholls State University. We encourage you to seek reliable information. Current updates are available from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

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:

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:

Powell Hall – entrance near Dean’s office facing the Quad
White Hall – entrance near Dean’s office facing the Quad
Peltier Hall – middle doors on Madewood Dr. across from St. Thomas Aquinas Center
Talbot Hall – Side entrance nearest the tennis courts
College of Education & Behavioral Sciences Building – main doors facing the Quad
College of Sciences & Technology Building – doors from main lobby – both sides (Quad and Madewood)
Ayo Hall – main entrance on side of building facing stadium

Student Residents:
Student residents will use check-in stations set up in the residence hall and be cleared prior to leaving the residence hall complex.

Employees:
Employees will continue to report to their offices and work locations using the same protocols and procedures currently in place.

Phased Plan for return to campus:

Phase 1 (May 4)

Telework for non-essential₁ employees should be strongly encouraged if not mandated. If employees need to return to work it should be done in phases with appropriate social distancing 2 protocols and common areas should be closed. In-person classes and labs should be restricted to 10 or fewer including instructors, with strict adherence to social distancing guidelines. Students, faculty, and staff shall wear masks in the classroom₂. Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors shall comply with posted university regulations in common areas and other shared spaces on campus. Special accommodations shall be implemented for students, faculty, and staff who are members of a vulnerable population or are required to routinely be in the presence of a member of a vulnerable population.

Phase 2 (May 18)

Telework should remain an option for non-essential employees. If employees need to return to work it should be done in phases with appropriate social distancing protocols and common areas should be closed. In-person classes and labs should be restricted to 50 percent of the fire marshal’s max occupancy, with strict adherence to social distancing guidelines.

Students, faculty, and staff shall wear masks in the classroom₂. Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors shall comply with posted university regulations in common areas and other shared spaces on campus. Special accommodations shall be implemented for students, faculty, and staff who are members of a vulnerable population or are required to routinely be in the presence of a member of a vulnerable population.

Phase 3 (May 26)

University operations should be near pre-pandemic operations with distancing and occupancy provisions in place based on the recommendations of the CDC, the Louisiana Department of Health and other public health officials. Students, faculty, and staff shall wear masks in the classroom₂. Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors shall comply with posted university regulations in common areas and other shared spaces on campus.

The university should remain flexible should a need arise to return to Phase 1, Phase 2, or Stay at Home. Special accommodations shall be implemented for students, faculty, and staff who are members of a vulnerable population or are required to routinely be in the presence of a member of a vulnerable population. 3 ₁ Non-essential means those employees whose physical presence is not required during an emergency. An employee’s classification as essential/non-essential may vary in accordance with the type of emergency or the stage of emergency response. **Controlled laboratory environments may be excepted.


Phase 4 (June 1)

Summer School begins.

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HELPFUL LINKS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Avoid eating or drinking after others.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  6. Stay home when you are sick.
  7. Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  8. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  9. Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  10. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  11. 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).

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