CWC is currently in phase II
Coronavirus Updates & Resources
Central Wyoming College continues to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The college’s multi-disciplinary Emergency Response Team is meeting regularly to assess the situation and plan for impacts to our campus community. Please know that 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:
- Wyoming State metrics dashboard
- Wyoming Hospital Capacity
- Considerations for US Travel
- Cumulative Cases by County (laboratory-confirmed/probable cases)
If you have additional questions regarding the current status of COVID activity on the Central Wyoming College campus or CWC Outreach centers, please contact the Director of Public Relations Lori Ridgway at 307.855.2103 (office), 307.850.7803 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are sick, please contact your healthcare provider. Wyoming residents with general questions about COVID-19 may send an email to email@example.com.
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
Beginning June 23, 2020, all visitors (where feasible) using any CWC facility, will follow the daily wellness screening and reporting requirements which include filling out a Daily Wellness Screening Form located and visiting a wellness screening station (where feasible) to have their temperature checked. CWC employees and students are required to complete both steps of this process when they come to campus each day. This health screening will assist with early risk identification and mitigation. This will help our staff, community, and students prevent community spread of the virus, and, if the unfortunate happens and someone tests positive for COVID-19, we will be able to quickly assist with contact tracing with this process in place. The screening stations are located at the Health & Science Center Lobby, the Robert A. Peck Center Gallery, CWC Housing, CWC Equine, and the CWC Professional Technical Center. We also have stations at Lander Center Office and Jackson Center Office.
We understand that this situation is causing anxiety for many people. Our counseling team is a great resource for support and assistance.
If you have additional concerns about COVID-19 or our campus response, direct them to Lori Ridgway: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still A Rustler
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remind you that you are part of a family. We are Rustlers. We sustain. We flourish. We thrive. #rustlerfam
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 continues 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 Reopening Plan (Updated October 26, 2020) Building a Stronger, Safer CWC.
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 $289,469 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)
$92,254.00 (as of 10/7/2020)
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.
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)
106 (as of Oct 7, 2020)
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.
Central Wyoming College Quarterly HEERF Quarterly Reporting as of September 30, 2020