STUDENT COVID TEST REPORTING FORM

If you are a student who who has tested positive for COVID, has been tested and awaiting results due to COVID symptoms or close contact, or has been in close contact with a COVID positive person Please use the link below to fill out the Google form. (Must use Nicholls email address.)

Return to School Self-Certification FORM

FACULTY/STAFF COVID TEST REPORTING FORM

If you are a faculty/staff who  has tested positive for COVID, has been tested and awaiting results due to COVID symptoms or close contact, or has been in close contact with a COVID positive person Please use the link below to fill out the form.

UPDATE 5/28/21 - Changes in Nicholls Masking Requirements

On May 25, Governor John Bel Edwards updated Louisiana’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Proclamation. A main point in the proclamation is further changes to masking requirements.
 
As such, please note the updated face covering guidance for the Nicholls community:
  • If you have been fully vaccinated, you are no longer required to wear a face covering indoors or outdoors.
  • If you have not been fully vaccinated, you are still expected to wear a face covering indoors. 
 
Per recent CDC Public Health Recommendations, “currently authorized vaccines in the United States are highly effective at protecting people against symptomatic and severe COVID-19.” If you have conditions that you believe might prevent you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please talk to your healthcare provider. See also CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Underlying Medical Conditions and COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Allergies.
 
Our highest priority remains the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and communities at large. Changing local and state conditions may require immediate implementation of mitigation strategies. 
 
Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus. Notify your supervisor or instructor. It is also critical to the health and wellness of the campus community that we self-report any exposure to COVID-19. 
 
Going back to August 2020, we’ve aspired “to provide the best possible experience, in the safest possible conditions.” The surest way to finish the fight against COVID and return to pre-pandemic conditions is to get vaccinated. #sleevesup!

As for what the summer will look like, we will immediately begin implementing the new orders of Governor John Bel Edwards, found HERE . This will eliminate a number of COVID-19 processes and procedures on our campus. Beginning today we will be operating under the following:

Facilities:

  • Face coverings are still required in all campus buildings and in all classrooms, as per the Governor’s order for higher education institutions.

  • Faculty, staff and students are no longer required to check in at designated locations.

  • Identification bands will no longer be required to enter campus buildings.

  • Entrances to buildings will be available for daily ingress as they were pre COVID-19.

  • Interior halls, doorways, stairs and elevators will no longer require directional routes.

  • Classrooms will now accommodate 100 percent occupancy as allowed by Fire Safety Code as they were pre COVID-19.

  • Any plexiglass barriers may be removed from offices upon request. 

  • All plexiglass will be removed from classrooms (any faculty member can request plexiglass be placed in a classroom via a departmental work order).

Indoors

(Indoor mask mandate still remains in place for higher education, per Governor’s order):

  • Indoor events at which all attendees and participants are required to wear face coverings for the entirety of the event, 100 percent capacity is permitted.

Outdoors:

  • Face covering will no longer be required outdoors on campus including all outdoor events. 

COVID-19 is not done with us. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus. Notify your supervisor or instructor. It is also critical to the health and wellness of the campus community that we self-report any exposure to COVID-19. The surest way to finish the fight against COVID and return to pre-pandemic conditions is to get vaccinated. Anyone who received a first round vaccination in Stopher Gym on Wednesday, April 28 is due for the second dose on Wednesday, May 19. If you have not received your confirmation email, your appointment time will be the same as your first dose. For those who have not received the vaccine and would like to, the Johnson & Johnson shot will also be offered on Wednesday. Visit HERE to sign up. #sleevesup!

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COVID-19 Testing consent form

RETURN TO CAMPUS ONE-SHEET

STUDENT FORMS

HELPFUL LINKS

Everyone Should:

 

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
 

Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
    • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
 

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common will work.
 

Monitor Your Health Daily

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

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:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

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