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COVID-19 CAMPUS UPDATES & RESOURCES

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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.

Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Central Wyoming College continues to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of May 21, 2021,  Governor Gordon has lifted all restrictions for colleges for masks and social distancing. CWC issued the following statement on May 25, 2021:

CWC will follow CDC guidelines and any county and tribal requirements as follows:

  • There will be no mask requirements at CWC facilities. The CDC recommends masks for those who are not vaccinated. While in a CWC facility that is located in an area where there are mask mandates, employees will wear masks (i.e. CWC Wind River at the Frank B. Wise Building, CWC Jackson)
  • There are no social distancing requirements. The CDC recommends social distancing for those who are not vaccinated. While in a CWC facility that is located in an area where there are social distancing mandates, employees will social distance.

The CWC physical plant will continue its rigorous cleaning and disinfecting schedule. The announcement encouraged all employees to continue to wipe down public surfaces and remain vigilant with regard to washing their hands and staying at home if they felt sick.

The college’s Covid Response Team will continue to monitor the campus for signs of virus activity as well as keeping track of campus personal protective equipment. If there are substantive changes in the metrics or changes in health orders, the campus will be notified immediately.

The college’s Covid  Response Team is meeting regularly to assess the situation and plan for impacts to our campus community. 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 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

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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 continue 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 May 3, 2021) 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.