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Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Central Wyoming College continues to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  While the college cannot eliminate the risk of exposure or transmission of COVID-19, we are committed to implementing practices and behaviors that mitigate the risk of illness. The college’s Covid Response Team meets regularly to assess COVID-19 data and continues to monitor the campus for signs of virus activity. The CWC Covid Response Team issued the following statement on November 10, 2021:

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

  • Effective November 12, 2021 through January 12, 2022:


    MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN THE FOLLOWING SPACES:

    • Classrooms
    • All Learning Labs
    • Conference Rooms
    • Food Ordering Stations

    • MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED IN THE FOLLOWING SPACES:

    • Rustler Central
    • Rustler Gymnasium
    • Robert A. Peck Theater
    • Library
    • Public Meeting Spaces

      REQUIRED: As of November 12, 2021, the face mask requirement for all indoor conference rooms and instructional spaces including, classrooms, learning labs, studios, and any other indoor space where faculty, students, and staff gather in close proximity, is in place until January 12, 2022. 

      RECOMMENDED: Face coverings are strongly recommended for all other areas where social distancing cannot occur, regardless of vaccination status. These spaces include the gymnasium, Rustler Central, the library, public meeting spaces*, and the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater.
      *Public meeting spaces are defined as spaces, such as ITECC 116 and 125, where members of the community are attending non-college-sponsored events or meetings. 

      While the college cannot eliminate the risk of exposure or transmission of COVID-19, we are committed to implementing practices and behaviors that mitigate the risk of illness. The college’s Covid Response Team meets regularly to assess COVID-19 data and continues to monitor the campus for signs of virus activity. Our goal is to remain open with in-person courses and commencement. Staying open and in-person is what is best for our students’ overall educational experience and wellbeing. We want to stay on campus together; please help us do everything we can to achieve this goal. 

      Remember: Exposure to COVID-19 has inherent risks. Wearing a mask helps protect others around you. Masks act as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the face-covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. Masks should be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Marketing and facilities are placing signage and masks at exterior entrances to our facilities. This transition is going to take patience, especially with folks from our community who have not had prior notice of this change when they come to our campus. 

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

  • 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


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 Reporting for HEERF I (This allocation is expended)

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

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.

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

$289,469

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 Students

 

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

503 Students

 

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.

 

 

 

Guidance was given in the application itself conveying that it was for access to CARES Act federal stimulus funding, which was made available to help college students with costs directly related to the disruption of college operations. 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, eligible for Title IV federal financial aid, and have been in one face to face class before Spring Break (specific guidance at the time).

 

CARES Act Reporting for HEERF II (CRRSAA) and HEERF III (ARP)

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.

 

 

 

 

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 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

 

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 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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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.