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HEALTH & SAFETY

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FOR THE PUBLIC :

Louisiana National Guard (LANG) COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine during August 2021

WHEN: Monday – Thursday
TIMES: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Shaver Gym *NEW LOCATION* CLICK HERE FOR MAP

  • PCR testing for all
  • Rapid test for those with symptoms
  • Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines available

The LANG clinic is FREE open to the public.

FOR NICHOLLS EMPLOYEES & STUDENTS ONLY:

Additionally, rapid COVID tests will be administered in University Health Services during normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All tests in University Health Services will be administered by appointment only. Call 985-493-2600 to schedule a test appointment.

FILL OUT THIS FORM BEFORE RETURNING TO CLASS OR WORK

The Following is from the CDC.gov. For more info, click here.

Ending isolation for people who had COVID-19 and had symptoms

If you had COVID-19 and had symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days. To calculate your 5-day isolation period, day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed. You can leave isolation after 5 full days.

  • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​).
  • You should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of your 5-day isolation period. If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for a full 10 days. Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days.
  • If you continue to have fever or your other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end your isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved. Continue to wear a well-fitting mask. Contact your healthcare provider if you have questions.
  • Do not travel during your 5-day isolation period. After you end isolation, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your first day of symptoms. If you must travel on days 6-10, wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask, such as restaurants and some gyms, and avoid eating around others at home and at work until a full 10 days after your first day of symptoms.

If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen test1 towards the end of the 5-day isolation period. Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation). If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10. If your test result is negative,  you can end isolation, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10. Follow additional recommendations for masking and restricting travel as described above.

1As noted in the labeling for authorized over-the counter antigen testsexternal icon: Negative results should be treated as presumptive. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions. To improve results, antigen tests should be used twice over a three-day period with at least 24 hours and no more than 48 hours between tests.

Note that these recommendations on ending isolation do not apply to people with severe COVID-19 or with weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). See section below for recommendations for when to end isolation for these groups.

STUDENTS – FILL OUT THIS REPORTING FORM.

FACULTY / STAFF – FILL OUT THIS REPORTING FORM.

The following information is from CDC.gov. Click here for more information.

Who should quarantine?

If you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are in one of the following groups:

  • You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  • You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
  • You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

Who should NOT quarantine?

If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are in one of the following groups, you do not need to quarantine.

You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0). Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate from other people and follow recommendations in the Isolation section below. If you tested positive for COVID-19 with a viral test within the previous 90 days and subsequently recovered and remain without COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to quarantine or get tested after close contact. You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0).

Yes. Students must bring their own mask. We must help protect ourselves and the community by wearing our masks in public spaces around campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend cloth face coverings as a way to slow the spread of the virus by decreasing the chance that individuals infected with the virus spread it to others.

You will be required to wear a mask when in buildings, bathrooms, classrooms and hallways. Masks are also required for walking across campus. The only time it is acceptable to remove your mask is when you are in your office, office suite or dorm room.

*NOTE: University Health Services are only available to Nicholls employees and students. If you are a member of the general public contact your healthcare provider or find a vaccine or testing center here.

We are providing both in-office and telehealth services.  Please be aware that we have limited our in-person hours. We will be in the office Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..

Our doors will remain locked, so please call us at 985.493.2600 (leave a voicemail if no answer), or contact us via email at healthservices@nicholls.edu, to screen and/or schedule an appointment.  Masks will be required for all in-person appointments.  We may be responding through email or phone calls that may appear from an unknown number. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Health Services Webite

The University Counseling Center is still available to students, faculty and staff. We are offering both in-person and teletherapy appointments. For a teletherapy appointment, all you need is a webcam and internet to participate. Leave a message on our phone line at 985.448.4080 or send an email to counseling@nicholls.edu. Someone will contact you during normal business hours to help you get set-up for an appointment. The center is operating in its normal hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Counseling Center Website

VACCINES

The vaccines were evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their independent advisory board, which after very careful analysis and review deemed them safe and effective. Prior to the FDA’s review, the vaccines underwent the most rigorous level of clinical trial testing, which is the gold standard for evaluating the safety and efficacy of vaccines in people.

See Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines for additional information.

Current scientific evidence suggests that the vaccines provide a significant degree of protection against all variants, including minimizing the risk of serious outcomes such as hospitalization.

If you only received one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, it is critical to get the second dose to be optimally protected; in particular, a single dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines does not fully protect against the delta variant.

If you are not vaccinated but you have been infected with COVID-19 previously, you definitely need to be vaccinated, especially because natural immunity may not protect you against some of these variants. Most recently more than 99% of COVID-related deaths in this country have occurred in the unvaccinated.

Learn more about COVID-19 variants

 

Spread

The Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.

Severe Illness

More data are needed to know if Omicron infections, and especially reinfections and breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated, cause more severe illness or death than infection with other variants.

Vaccines

Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to infection with the Omicron variant. However, breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated are likely to occur. With other variants, like Delta, vaccines have remained effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. The recent emergence of Omicron further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and boosters.

Treatments

Scientists are working to determine how well existing treatments for COVID-19 work. Based on the changed genetic make-up of Omicron, some treatments are likely to remain effective while others may be less effective.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Vaccines

All currently approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and reduce your risk of severe illness. Vaccination can reduce the spread of disease, which helps protect those who get vaccinated and the people around them.

Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.
  • Scientists are currently investigating Omicron, including how protected fully vaccinated people will be against infection, hospitalization, and death.
  • CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older protect themselves from COVID-19 by getting fully vaccinated.
  • CDC recommends that everyone ages 16 years and older get a booster shot after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series.  You are eligible for a booster at 5 months after completing Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, 6 months after completing Moderna primary series, and 2 months after the initial J&J/Janssen vaccine. Individuals ages 16-17 are only eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The above information was taken from CDC.gov.

Learn more about how the vaccines work

Immunity conferred by infection is much more variable than that conferred by vaccination, particularly if your infection was asymptomatic or mild. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again.

It has also become clear that if you were previously infected and then get vaccinated you will have a tremendous immune response that is predicted to be highly protective and long-lasting.

The vaccines were tested in 40,000 people and now more than 400 million doses have been given. Emergency use authorization (EUA) of the vaccines does not equate to being experimental. EUA status was obtained after two months of safety data; full licensure requires six months of safety data.

After 400 million doses have been administered, the safety profile of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines look very good. It’s important to note that both Pfizer and Moderna are now applying for full licensure and it is fully expected that both of these will receive it.

 

Learn more about how the vaccines were developed

COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes 2 weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. That means it is possible a person could still get COVID-19 before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to build protection. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, or 2 weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

STUDENTS

All Nicholls students will need to have received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine shot or have submitted written dissent by Oct. 25 to complete Spring 2022 registration. As of 10/02/21, 56 percent of students have received at least their first COVID-19 shot. I strongly encourage all students to do this as soon as possible to avoid any disruption in registering for spring classes. The COVID-19 vaccine is now on the schedule of required immunizations for all college students at Louisiana’s four-year public institutions. 

Students already vaccinated in Louisiana against COVID-19 do not need to provide proof of vaccination, as the information is stored in a statewide database (LINKS – Immunization Information System) as part of your permanent immunization record. However, students vaccinated within 2 weeks of the October 25 deadline should also upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the UHS patient portal to ensure we have you on record. 

If you still wish to provide a written dissent, or you have a medical contraindication for the vaccine, you must complete one of the forms below:
Students 18 years old and older, CLICK HERE.
Students younger than 18 years old, CLICK HERE.

The Louisiana National Guard is offering the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday in the Leaders Suite behind the Student Union. 

Newly vaccinated students, faculty and staff are eligible for a $100 gift card through the Louisiana Department of Health. Visit Shotfor100.com for details. There are also weekly drawings in the Nicholls Shot at Normal to award prizes to students who have protected themselves and the community by getting the vaccine. Visit www.nicholls.edu/covid-19/ to enter today. 

STUDENTS, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM

Who should quarantine?

If you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are in one of the following groups:

  • You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  • You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
  • You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

Who should NOT quarantine?

If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are in one of the following groups, you do not need to quarantine.

You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0). Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate from other people and follow recommendations in the Isolation section below. If you tested positive for COVID-19 with a viral test within the previous 90 days and subsequently recovered and remain without COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to quarantine or get tested after close contact. You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0).

Yes, students must bring their own mask. We must help protect ourselves and the community by wearing our masks in public spaces around campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend cloth face coverings as a way to slow the spread of the virus by decreasing the chance that individuals infected with the virus spread it to others.

You will be required to wear a mask when in buildings, bathrooms, classrooms and hallways. Masks are also required for walking across campus.

FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES, CLICK HERE.

Self-isolate at home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and follow the directions of your healthcare provider. If you are experiencing symptoms or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, contact your healthcare provider to see if you should be tested. Nicholls is dedicated to providing a safe place to work and learn, so we are requiring anyone meeting these criteria to self-isolate until you are cleared from your healthcare provider.

FILL OUT THIS FORM if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Close Contact

Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). Learn more about close contact, including exceptions to the definition for K-12 schools.

If you are experiencing symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider and self-isolate in your home. The CDC provides these guidelines to follow if you are sick.

Who does not need to quarantine

If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are in one of the following groups, you do not need to quarantine.

You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0). Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate from other people and follow recommendations in the Isolation section below. If you tested positive for COVID-19 with a viral test within the previous 90 days and subsequently recovered and remain without COVID-19 symptoms, you do not need to quarantine or get tested after close contact. You should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0).

Who should quarantine?

If you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are in one of the following groups:

  • You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  • You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
  • You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

Events and how they will look will be determined by state and university policies just like all RSOs. Groups will be mindful of social distancing and room capacities and hold events accordingly, including our formal recruitments.

Monitor your email and social media channels to stay up to date on events.

  • ALL students and members (whether you are fully vaccinated or not) are required to wear a facemask while moving through the building. Members may remove their mask while actively working out.
  • Towels are required to workout. Students and members must provide their own towel and carry it with them at all times.
  • Guest passes are currently not being sold.

 

Yes. All decisions about spring programming, activities and Intramural leagues will be guided by the university, state and CDC guidelines at the start of the fall semester. All class offering and activities will be evaluated as to whether they can happen and meet all of the safety guidelines. If a class or activity can be hosted safely and maintain all health and safety guidelines, we will continue to offer those opportunities. It is a possibility that some classes, activities and sports may not be able to happen based on health and safety guidelines in place.

Yes, the majority of courses will be able to offer accommodation to students in need. Unfortunately, it is not known at this time if 100 percent of courses will be offered online to students needing accommodation. Students seeking accommodation should go through Student Access (https://www.nicholls.edu/student-access-center/) with documentation from their healthcare provider showing they are immune compromised and in need of accommodations. Student Access will work with deans and department heads to provide accommodation for the student.

IN THE CLASSROOM

Students in need of tech support can email: itsupport@nicholls.edu

Faculty/Staff in need of tech support help can email: helpdesk@nicholls.edu

 

CALL OR TEXT FOR SUPPORT

IT will use the following phone number to take calls or texts for support in technology in classrooms for the first few weeks of the semester.

(985) 387-5716‬

 
The number will be monitored from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
We are asking for the following information on each request.
Building, Room #, Faculty Name, and a brief description of the issue.
 
Please note that we will make absolute best efforts to respond as quickly as possible to all support requests for classroom technology issues.  We ask for patience in the event that we can not respond immediately.  In a normal semester, we are not fully staffed with student workers until a few weeks into the semester.  Due to the current situation, we are understaffed in student employees in comparison to the start of a normal semester. 

You are safe to continue class. Unless the student or instructor who tested positive was in close contact, defined by the CDC as someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes), the CDC guidelines do not consider you exposed. You would not need to isolate or seek medical attention unless you become symptomatic.

STUDENT HOUSING

If you test positive and live on campus, contact University Health Services at 985-493-2600. They will help guide you on the steps to take from there. Students should NOT return to your in-person classes. Students testing positive with COVID-19 may need to be moved to temporary housing locations.

The following information is from CDC.gov. For more info, click here.

Isolation

Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, or wear a well-fitting mask when they need to be around others. People in isolation should stay in a specific “sick room” or area and use a separate bathroom if available. Everyone who has presumed or confirmed COVID-19 should stay home and isolate from other people for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date of the day of the positive viral test for asymptomatic persons). They should wear a mask when around others at home and in public for an additional 5 days. People who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 need to isolate regardless of their vaccination status. This includes:

  • People who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
  • People with symptoms of COVID-19, including people who are awaiting test results or have not been tested. People with symptoms should isolate even if they do not know if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

What to do for isolation

  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
  • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask when you need to be around other people.

Learn more about what to do if you are sick and how to notify your contacts.

Ending isolation for people who had COVID-19 and had symptoms

If you had COVID-19 and had symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days. To calculate your 5-day isolation period, day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed. You can leave isolation after 5 full days.

  • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​).
  • You should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of your 5-day isolation period. If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for a full 10 days. Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days.
  • If you continue to have fever or your other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end your isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved. Continue to wear a well-fitting mask. Contact your healthcare provider if you have questions.
  • Do not travel during your 5-day isolation period. After you end isolation, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your first day of symptoms. If you must travel on days 6-10, wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask, such as restaurants and some gyms, and avoid eating around others at home and at work until a full 10 days after your first day of symptoms.

If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen test1 towards the end of the 5-day isolation period. Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation). If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10. If your test result is negative,  you can end isolation, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10. Follow additional recommendations for masking and restricting travel as described above.

1As noted in the labeling for authorized over-the counter antigen testsexternal icon: Negative results should be treated as presumptive. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions. To improve results, antigen tests should be used twice over a three-day period with at least 24 hours and no more than 48 hours between tests.

Note that these recommendations on ending isolation do not apply to people with severe COVID-19 or with weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). See section below for recommendations for when to end isolation for these groups.

Ending isolation for people who tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms

If you test positive for COVID-19 and never develop symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the day of your positive viral test (based on the date you were tested) and day 1 is the first full day after the specimen was collected for your positive test. You can leave isolation after 5 full days.

  • If you continue to have no symptoms, you can end isolation after at least 5 days.
  • You should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10 (day 6 through day 10). If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for 10 days. Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days.
  • If you develop symptoms after testing positive, your 5-day isolation period should start over. Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Follow the recommendations above for ending isolation for people who had COVID-19 and had symptoms.
  • Do not travel during your 5-day isolation period. After you end isolation, avoid travel until 10 days after the day of your positive test. If you must travel on days 6-10, wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days after your positive test.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask, such as restaurants and some gyms, and avoid eating around others at home and at work until 10 days after the day of your positive test.

If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen test1 towards the end of the 5-day isolation period. If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10. If your test result is negative, you can end isolation, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10. Follow additional recommendations for masking and restricting travel described above.

1As noted in the labeling for authorized over-the counter antigen testsexternal icon: Negative results should be treated as presumptive. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions. To improve results, antigen tests should be used twice over a three-day period with at least 24 hours and no more than 48 hours between tests.

Ending isolation for people who were severely ill with COVID-19 or have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised)

People who are severely ill with COVID-19 (including those who were hospitalized or required intensive care or ventilation support) and people with compromised immune systems might need to isolate at home longer. They may also require testing with a viral test to determine when they can be around others. CDC recommends an isolation period of at least 10 and up to 20 days for people who were severely ill with COVID-19 and for people with weakened immune systems. Consult with your healthcare provider about when you can resume being around other people.

People who are immunocompromised should talk to their healthcare provider about the potential for reduced immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines and the need to continue to follow current prevention measures  (including wearing a well-fitting mask, staying 6 feet apart from others they don’t live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces) to protect themselves against COVID-19 until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider. Close contacts of immunocompromised people – including household members – should also be encouraged to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses to help protect these people.

 

The dining hall and Chick-fil-A are open. Masks are required for dine-in at Galliano Hall and Chick-fil-A. 

Monday through Friday, the dining hall’s hours are:

  • Breakfast: 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 

  • Brunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A is open 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 

Yes, you will be required to wear a mask when going through the line at Galliano Hall or moving to your seat. Seats are arranged to accommodate social distancing, and you can take your mask off to eat. But you must put your mask back on when you leave your table.

HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? ASK HERE!

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.

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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