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Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Update: February 23, 2022

CWC Staff and Students: The COVID Response Team (CRT) met this morning and reviewed the trends in COVID virus activity in our communities as well as CWC's internal COVID data associated with staff and students. This data review shows that:

  • COVID virus activity has significantly dropped in all the communities CWC serves, and
  • CWC's positive COVID cases have remained low since the start of the spring semester.

In addition, CWC currently has ZERO positive test results reported by our staff and students. While we can't realistically expect our positive cases to remain at zero, our trends have demonstrated very low virus transmission on our main campus and in our outreach facilities for several weeks.

Therefore, effective immediately, CWC is removing the indoor mask mandate for all students and staff. Mask use is encouraged indoors and masks will remain available at the entrances of all CWC's buildings for those who wish to wear them.

The college is aware that this change in mask requirements will impact individuals who are at risk medically. Students with health concerns and wish to explore options should contact the college Disabilities Coordinator. Staff with health concerns should contact the Human Resources department.


 

The CWC physical plant will continue its rigorous cleaning and disinfecting schedule. The announcement encourages 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 keep 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.

 

The CDC has changed their guidance on the length of quarantine and isolation; CWC will follow this guidance for all staff and students who are exposed or who test positive for COVID-19 effective now:

Quarantine: The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who had COVID-19. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up to date on COVID vaccinations:

  • Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 full days
  • Get tested at least 5 days after you last had contact with someone with COVID-19
  • After your quarantine, watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had contact with someone with COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to isolate until you have your test results. 
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others and in public.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and ARE up to date on COVID vaccinations or if you had COVID-19 within the past 90 days:

  • You do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms
  • Get tested at least 5 days after you last had contact with someone with COVID-19
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had contact with someone with COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to isolate until you have your test results.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others and in public.

Isolation: Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected. If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days. 

If you tested positive or COVID-19 or have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status: 

  • Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate yourself from others in your home. Wear a well-fitting mask if you must be around others in your home
  • If you had symptoms, end isolation after 5 full days IF you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and your symptoms are improving
  • If you did not have symptoms, end isolation after at least 5 full days after your positive test
  • If you were severely ill with COVID-19, you should isolate for at least 10 days; consult with your healthcare provider before ending isolation 
  • After ending isolation, wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others and in public.

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 Fall 2021 (Updated August 6, 2021) Building a Stronger, Safer CWC.

CWC COVID OPERATIONS PLAN



CARES Act HEERF Reporting

As a HEERF participating institution, the following information is provided by Central Wyoming College in accordance with the reporting requirements list.

 CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for 01/01/21/to 03/31/21 (Retroactive Report)

  • Central Wyoming College acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA(a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for For 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • Central Wyoming College acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the ARP(a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • Central Wyoming College acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the ARP(a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

 


 

 HEERF I Acknowledgment:

Central Wyoming College acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement with 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.

 

CARES Act Reporting for  HEERF I,II and III for 01/01/22 to 03/31/22

  • Central Wyoming College's allocation is  $1,786,631

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for 01/01/21/to 03/31/21 (Retroactive Report)

  • Central Wyoming College’s allocation is $289,469.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for For 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • Central Wyoming College's allocation is $289,469

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • Central Wyoming College’s allocation is $1,207,693

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III 10/01/21-12/21/21

  • Central Wyoming College allocation is $1,786,631

 


 

HEERF I:  Central Wyoming College’s allocation is $1,786,631.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 01/01/22 to 03/31/22:: 

  • $459,750

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 10/01/21 to 12/31/21: 

  • $733,500

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 07/01/21 to 09/30/21

  • $67,450

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for 01/01/21/to 03/31/21 (Retroactive Report)

  • $234,707

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for For 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • $0

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • $0

 

HEERF I:  10/01/21 to 12/31/21:  $733,500

Estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA(a)(1) program.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 01/01/22 to 03/31/22:

  • 404 students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 10/01/21 to 12/31/21:

  • 994 students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 07/01/21 to 09/30/21

  • 169 students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for 01/01/21/to 03/31/21 (Retroactive Report)

  • 503 students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for For 04/1/21 to 06/30/21

  • 503 Students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • 503 Students

 

HEERF I:  

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.

10/01/21 to 12/31/21:  994

Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSAA(a)(1) program.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 01/01/22 to 03/31/22:

  • 404

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 10/01/21 to 12/31/21:

  • 994

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 07/01/21 to 09/30/21

  • 169 students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for 01/01/21/to 03/31/21 (Retroactive Report)

  • 503 Students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for For 04/1/21 to 06/30/21

  • 0 Students

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • 0 Students

HEERF I: Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

10/01/21 to 12/31/21:  994

 

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 01/01/22 to 03/31/22:

  • For this round of funding, students did not have to be eligible for Title IV aid to receive assistance.  CWC allocated this round of funding based on a few things:  A student had to be enrolled in at least 1 credit and a formula was utilized that based their award on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and greatest unmet need.  There were three tiers of funding, $1,250, $1,000, and $500.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 07/01/21 to 09/30/21

  • Emergency financial aid grants can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. A student does not have to be eligible for Title IV aid to receive this assistance. CWC allocated this funding based on a few things: A student had to be enrolled for at least 3 credits and the Expected Family Contribution. If the EFC was 0, they received $1,000, between 1-1999, they received $700, between 2000-5999, they received $500 and between 6000-9999, they received $350. EFC of $10,000 and above did not receive an allocation.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for 01/01/21/to 03/31/21 (Retroactive Report)

  • Emergency financial aid grants can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. A student does not have to be eligible for Title IV aid to receive this assistance.  CWC allocated this funding based on a few things:  A student had to be enrolled for at least 3 credits and the Expected Family Contribution.  If the EFC was 0, they received $1,000, between 1-1999, they received $700, between 2000-5999, they received $500 and between 6000-9999, they received $350.  EFC of $10,000 and above did not receive an allocation.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for For 04/01/21 to 6/30/21

  • Emergency financial aid grants can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. A student does not have to be eligible for Title IV aid to receive this assistance.  CWC allocated this funding based on a few things:  A student had to be enrolled for at least 3 credits and the Expected Family Contribution.  If the EFC was 0, they received $1,000, between 1-1999, they received $700, between 2000-5999, they received $500 and between 6000-9999, they received $350.  EFC of $10,000 and above did not receive an allocation.  We did not allocate any money during this quarter.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • 0

 

HEERF I:  

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 the U.S. Department of Education guidance.  In addition to name, student ID, and contact information, the form asked students to confirm their need was related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 (technology, transportation, internet, etc.)  Applicants provided a brief description of their circumstances and details about their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

10/01/21 to 12/31/21:  
For this round of funding, students did not have to be eligible for Title IV aid to receive assistance.  CWC allocated this round of funding based on a few things:  A student had to be enrolled in at least 1 credit and a formula was utilized that based their award on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and greatest unmet need.  There were three tiers of funding, $1,250, $1,000, and $500.

 

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II & III (ARP) for 01/01/22 to 03/31/22:

  • Information was conveyed to students via email about the allocation process.  Also, information was conveyed that the funds would be distributed through the same channels as their federal financial aid, and the allocation they were to receive was based on their EFC and unmet need.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 07/01/21 to 09/30/21

  • Information was conveyed to students about the allocation process. Also, it was conveyed that the funding was distributed through the same channels as federal financial aid; and that to be eligible for these funds, students had to be currently enrolled in at least 3 credits and have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $10,000.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for 1/1/21/to 3/31/21 (Retroactive Report)

  • Information was conveyed to students about the allocation process. Also, it was conveyed that the funding was distributed through the same channels as federal financial aid; and that to be eligible for these funds, students had to be currently enrolled in at least 3 credits and have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $10,000.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) for For 4/1/21 to 6/30/21

  • Information was conveyed to students about the allocation process. Also, it was conveyed that the funding was distributed through the same channels as federal financial aid; and that to be eligible for these funds, students had to be currently enrolled in at least 3 credits and have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $10,000.   We did not allocate any money during this quarter.

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF III (ARP) for 04/01/21 to 06/30/21

  • The institution has not decided on an allocation process yet for the Fall semester.

 

HEERF I: 

Information was conveyed to students via email about the allocation process.  Also, information was conveyed that the funds would be distributed through the same channels as their federal financial aid, and the allocation they were to receive was based on their EFC and unmet need.