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CMN Update to COVID-19 Situation

 

Stay Informed about the Coronavirus with These Reliable Sources

 

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus or Coronavirus, the College’s Senior Administration gives the health and safety of all CMN students, staff and faculty highest priority. The best practice is to be informed about prevention and the future of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health are our best resources for updates. You are encouraged to check these links for up-to-date and accurate news, and to watch your CMN e-mail and campus monitors for specific updates with College-specific information.

 

CMN Update to COVID-19 Situation


March 25, 2020 - Message From College of Menominee Nation Interim President Christopher Caldwell

 

March 19, 2020 - The Senior Leadership Team would like to extend our thanks for all that is being done as we all make difficult changes in these unprecedented times. We understand many are making adjustments in their personal lives beyond campus as well. Our priorities remain the health and safety of our campus community and the continued provision of a quality education for our students. Please continue to follow health guidelines and monitor your e-mails for these updates, as well as the CMN Facebook page and website.

 

Online Courses / Limited Access to Campus Buildings / Essential Functions Only

 

Starting Friday, March 20, 2020, both the Keshena and Green Bay/Oneida campuses will have increased restrictions and limited public access to Glenn Miller Hall (GMH) in Keshena, Wisconsin. All other buildings will be closed with essential functions only (see CMN staff table).

 

GMH - Vocational Rehabilitation clients. Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • VR Clients must access GMH from the North Entrance.

GMH - Welcome Center. Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Open to CMN students only. By e-mail or phone call is preferred.

Community Technology Center is closed.

  • Computer access available to CMN students.
  • Computer access for limited public use.
  • Computer access is limited to 9 people at a time.

Other limited services are available via e-mail and telephone.
Green Bay/Oneida Campus: 920-965-0070 or 800-567-2344
Keshena Campus: 715-799-5600 or 800-567-2344, ext.3300

 

CMN Faculty and Staff Directory

http://www.menominee.edu/Faculty_Staff.aspx?id=680

 

CMN Group Specific Information

 

The following tables provide specific updates for each of the groups at College of Menominee Nation.

 

TABLE 1. CMN STUDENTS - CHANGES TO CAMPUS OPERATIONS
Online Courses

All CMN courses have switched to online course delivery as of today, March 16, 2020, and will run through the remainder of the spring semester. If you have questions or comments on this please contact your Instructor and the Dean of Letters and Science, Lucy Fenzl.

 

Please share with students who might not have computer access.

Laptops

Keshena students without computer access at home can contact Darla Asenbrener by phone at 715-799-6226, ext. 3045, to set up an appointment to check out a laptop from inventory. Please bring your student ID at time of pickup.

 

Green Bay/Oneida students without computer access at home can contact Melissa Larson by phone at 920-965-0070, ext. 3223, to set up an appointment to check out a laptop from inventory. Please bring your student ID at time of pickup.

 

Please share with students who might not have computer access.

How to Access CMN E-mail

Your e-mail address is your username - the first six letters of your last name, followed by your first name initial, then an underscore ( _ ), and then the month and date of your birth, followed by @students.menominee.edu.

 

For example, John Smith, born on May 3 would have the following e-mail address: smithj_0503@students.menominee.edu.

 

If you have questions or problems, call the IT Department at 715-799-6226, ext. 4357.

How to Access MyEmpower

Username is your first name initial, then an underscore ( _ ), and then the month and date of your birth.

 

Password is your student ID.

 

MyEmpower will give you access to:

  • Your semester schedule
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Accept financial aid
  • Pay your bill with a credit/debit card or paypal
  • See your end of semester grades
  • Grade report

If you are having problems accessing MyEmpower please e-mail Geraldine Sanapaw or Luis Ortiz

Questions for your SAS

If you have questions for your Student Achievement Specialist we prefer that you call or e-mail that person. We are limiting face to face contact.

 

Melissa Larson - Green Bay/Oneida campus

715-799-6226, ext. 3223

 

Geradette Richmond - Keshena campus

715-799-6226, ext. 3018

 

Carey Wayka - Keshena campus

715-799-6226, ext. 3159

 

TABLE 2. CMN FACULTY - CHANGES TO CAMPUS OPERATIONS
Online Course Needs

Faculty should continue to coordinate with Lucy Fenzl in regards to equipment, internet access, coming to campus, and any other needs associated with the switch to online course delivery.

 

We are focused on supplying students with laptops first. A message was sent this morning from Lucy Fenzl to all Faculty and Adjuncts. Please reply to that message to communicate needs.

 

Provide weekly updates at a minimum.

CMN Campuses

Please review the “CMN Campuses” section under the CMN staff table for further guidance.

Symptoms & Reporting

If you do not feel well or cannot continue with online courses please check with the Dean of Letters and Science at lfenzl@menominee.edu for further guidance.

 

We highly encourage faculty to self-report to their supervisor if they go on personal travel especially to areas with known cases of COVID-19.

 

TABLE 3. CMN STAFF - CHANGES TO CAMPUS OPERATIONS
Work Schedule & Assignments

Essential Functions: Faculty/Instructors, Student Services, Enrollment, Finance, Campus Security and Maintenance, Administrative Services, President’s Office. Limited onsite staffing from these units will occur. To the extent possible telecommuting options will be used.

 

Non-essential Functions: All other employees in other units of the College will work with their supervisors on telecommuting work plans (if applicable), re-assignment, or other options for the next two weeks.

 

CMN Senior Leadership will provide further guidance in the next week.

 

We encourage all efforts to reduce the amount of people on campus.

Please refrain from bringing children to campus.

Pandemic Leave Policy

CMN Leadership has updated the Pandemic leave policy. Although we have not fully implemented it yet we are looking to track employee hours impacted by COVID-19.

 

Finance has developed some options for tracking through our timecard system. Check with your supervisor for specific questions on how to note this. Monitor e-mails for future updates.

 

If you have further questions contact Melinda Cook.

Telecommuting Options

Telework options are being offered to staff that have approved plans and capacity for this option.

 

Supervisors need to send this information to Brian Kowalkowski as soon as possible. Telework plans will be updated weekly.

CMN Campuses

Starting Friday, March 20, 2020, both the Keshena and Green Bay/Oneida campuses will be closed to the general public.The only buildings open will be the Glen Miller Hall (GMH) in Keshena, Wisconsin.

Symptoms & Reporting

If you do not feel well please do not come in to work. Contact your supervisor for further guidance.

 

We highly encourage staff to self-report to their supervisor if they go on personal travel especially to areas with known cases of COVID-19.

 

 

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March 16, 2020 - On behalf of our CMN Senior leadership Team, below is our current information in response to impacts from the COVID-19 situation. This is based on information from tribal, federal, state agencies as well as questions we have received from all of you. The following table provides updates and guidance for each CMN group.

 

Overall we ask that everyone remain calm so we all continue to make sound decisions during these uncertain times. We are here to support you and will continue to focus on your needs to the best of our ability. The best support everyone can provide is to continue to carry on their duties and responsibilities while being mindful of precautionary measures taken to protect your health and the health of others.

 

We continue to follow guidance issued by the Menominee Incident Management Team through the Menominee Nation News website. Please continue to use this site as well as the CMN website and Facebook page.

 

CMN STUDENTS

Online Courses

All CMN courses have switched to online course delivery as of today, March 16, 2020, and will run through the remainder of the spring semester. If you have questions or comments on this please contact your Instructor and the Dean of Letters and Science, Lucy Fenzl.

 

Please share with students who might not have computer access.

Laptops

Keshena students without computer access at home can contact Darla Asenbrener or by phone at 715-799-6226, ext. 3045 to set up an appointment to check out a laptop from inventory. Please bring your student ID.

 

Green Bay/Oneida students without computer access at home can contact Melissa Larson or by phone at 920-965-0070, ext. 3223 to set up an appointment to check out a laptop from inventory. Please bring your student ID.

 

Please share with students who might not have computer access.

How to Access CMN E-mail

Your e-mail address is your username - the first six letters of your last name, followed by your first name initial, then an underscore ( _ ), and then the month and date of your birth, followed by @students.menominee.edu.

 

For example, John Smith, born on May 3 would have the following e-mail address: smithj_0503@students.menominee.edu.

 

If you have questions or problems, call the IT Department at 715-799-6226, ext. 4357.

How to Access MyEmpower

Username is your first name initial, then an underscore ( _ ), and then the month and date of your birth.

 

Password is your student ID.

 

MyEmpower will give you access to:

  • Your semester schedule
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Accept financial aid
  • Pay your bill with a credit/debit card or paypal
  • See your end of semester grades
  • Grade report

If you are having problems accessing MyEmpower please e-mail Geraldine Sanapaw or Luis Ortiz.

Questions for your SAS

If you have questions for your Student Achievement Specialist we prefer that you call or e-mail them. We are trying to limit face to face contact.

 

Melissa Larson - Green Bay/Oneida campus
715-799-6226, ext. 3223

 

Geradette Richmond - Keshena campus
715-799-6226, ext. 3018

 

Carey Wayka - Keshena campus
715-799-6226, ext. 3159

Graduation

We have not made a decision about how and when to celebrate Spring Commencement 2020. The new CDC and state guidance and the spread of the pandemic will certainly affect our planning. It is our intention to make this decision at least 30 days before the current Commencement date.

 

The breakfast with President event is canceled for the Spring 2020 semester.

Leave of Absence (LOA)

If a student is requesting a leave of absence for COVID-19 related to concerns or limitations, they are required to do so in writing. This can be completed by e-mail to Geraldine Sanapaw or Denise Madosh. A student will have 180 days from the date of notification to return to classes or CMN will perform the Return to Title IV funds calculation based on the last date of attendance (LOA ) the absence began.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will continue to process student financial aid on a daily basis. Awards will continue to be posted on Friday and refund checks will be mailed as soon as possible. Please do not plan to pick up your refund check as it will be mailed. Attendance will be monitored and assessed for Session 3.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Financial Aid directly at financialaid@menominee.edu or visit Financial Aid.

Symptoms & Reporting

If you do not feel well or cannot continue with online courses please check with the Registrar at gsanapaw@menominee.edu for other accommodations.

 

We highly encourage students to self-report to the Registrar if they go on personal travel especially to areas with known cases of COVID-19.

CMN FACULTY

Online Course Needs

Faculty should continue to coordinate with Lucy Fenzl in regards to equipment, internet access, coming to campus, and any other needs associated with the switch to online course delivery.

 

We are focused on supplying students with laptops first. A message was sent this morning from Lucy Fenzl to all Faculty and Adjuncts. Please reply to that message to communicate needs.

CMN Campuses Please review the “CMN Campuses” section under the CMN staff table for further guidance.

Symptoms & Reporting

If you do not feel well or cannot continue with online courses please check with the Dean of Letters and Science at lfenzl@menominee.edu for further guidance.

 

We highly encourage faculty to self-report to their supervisor if they go on personal travel especially to areas with known cases of COVID-19.

CMN STAFF

Work Schedule

All CMN staff should continue to report as scheduled. Check with your supervisor for further guidance and updates.

Pandemic Leave Policy

Our team continues to update an existing Pandemic Leave policy in line with recent determinations by the federal government.

 

If you have further questions contact Melinda Cook.

Telework Options

All supervisors will check with their staff to determine whether telework is an option, as well as alternating schedules to reduce the number of people in one place at the same time. Check for laptop and internet needs for those that might telework. If staff cannot telework we need to know that as well. Supervisors please send this information to Brian Kowalkowski as soon as possible, preferably by the end of today (March 16).

CMN Campuses

We continue to plan for both campuses, but due to the different nature of each (urban/rural) we are working on separate plans in response to any further guidance and/or restrictions from tribal, federal, and state authorities. We will notify staff about what this means as we receive more information.

 

  • Campus Support is continuing with an increased cleaning schedule. We ask all faculty and staff to be mindful of their areas and wipe them down regularly. In addition Housekeeping is coming through with a deep cleaning of offices and common areas. Check with Melinda Cook for further details.
  • All airline travel, non-essential travel, and travel to “hot spot areas” is restricted effective March 11, 2020. Exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis, but require review and clearance through the President’s Office.
  • Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. All staff will continue to report.
  • The Community Technology Center (CTC) is closed.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients will enter the north entrance of Glen Miller Hall and sign in with VR staff.
  • All scheduled events are cancelled or closed until further notice.
  • All potlucks and sharing of food at meetings is prohibited until further notice.
  • All campus meetings that included off site partners coming to campus will be cancelled or converted to online meetings.

Symptoms & Reporting

If you do not feel well please do not come in to work. Contact your supervisor for further guidance.

 

We highly encourage staff to self-report to their supervisor if they go on personal travel especially to areas with known cases of COVID-19.

 

 

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CMN Update to COVID-19 Situation


March 13, 2020 - College of Menominee Nation (CMN) administration continues to monitor the situation related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We met this morning to review updates from tribal, federal, and state authorities, and to assess impacts on our College operations. The following decisions focus on the health and safety of our campus community and campus visitors. This document is fluid and will continue to change as new information is received.

 

CMN Administrative Decisions:

  • All CMN staff will continue to report as scheduled.
  • All CMN staff and faculty should work with their direct supervisor if accommodations are needed.
  • We will offer Online course delivery starting March 16-20, 2020. We anticipate online classrooms running after spring break until further notice.
  • Spring Break runs from March 23-27, 2020.
  • Campus Support is continuing with an increased cleaning schedule. We ask all faculty and staff to be mindful of their areas and wipe them down regularly. In addition, next week we are asking for volunteers to assist Housekeeping with a deep cleaning of common areas on campus. Check with Melinda Cook for further details.
  • CMN administration is updating its Pandemic Leave Policy.
  • All airline travel, non-essential travel, and travel to hot areas is restricted effective March 11, 2020. Exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis, but require review and clearance through the President’s Office.
  • Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. All staff will continue to report.
  • The Community Technology Center (CTC) will only be open to the public for essential services. Essential services are considered:
    - Filing for Unemployment Insurance
    - Computer access to complete necessary school work or work for employment
    - UMOS Clients must enter the front door and sign in.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients will enter the north entrance of Glen Miller Hall and sign in with VR staff.
  • All scheduled events are cancelled or closed until further notice.
  • All potlucks and sharing of food at meetings is prohibited until further notice.
  • Staff should self-report to their supervisor if they go on personal travel until further notice.
  • Students should self-report to the Registrar if they go on personal travel until further notice.
  • Faculty should self-report to their supervisor if they go on personal travel until further notice.

 

General considerations (students, faculty, staff, and visitors)

 

All of the measures listed are being taken to minimize the risk of exposing staff and community to the COVID-19 virus and other illnesses that can compromise the immune system and lead to susceptibility. Because of this, we strongly discourage any person who exhibit the following symptoms from utilizing College of Menominee Nation (CMN) facilities at both the Keshena and Green Bay campus:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

In addition, we ask you to review and follow precautionary measures suggested by reputable sources:

  • Center for Disease Control ( CDC ).
  • Joint Press release Shawano-Menominee County, March, 9 2020.

Notify campus visitors about these strategies. Ensure that visitors sign in on campus.

Stay home if you are sick.

 

 

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March 11, 2020 - College of Menominee Nation (CMN) administration is continuing to monitor and update plans in response to the current spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our primary concern is the health and safety of our campus community and campus visitors. Because of the rapidly evolving nature of this situation CMN Administration has prepared a short update on current actions, decisions, and strategies. We will continue to monitor and provide further updates in the days ahead. Watch your e-mails and the CMN website and Facebook page for up to date reports. If you have questions please check with your Dean or Director for further guidance.

 

CMN Administrative Decisions

  • Campus Support has implemented an increased cleaning schedule for all high traffic areas on campus.
  • CMN administration is updating the Pandemic Leave Policy should the need arise.
  • All international and inter-state travel sponsored or coordinated through CMN is cancelled effective March 11, 2020.
  • All staff who regularly travel for day trips should continue to do so. However, check in with your Dean or Director for further guidance.
  • We are monitoring the situation in connection to larger events that we may be hosting in the near future. As we receive more information we will provide updates. In the meantime, if you have any event planned on campus check in with your Dean or Director for further guidance.

General considerations (students, faculty, staff, and visitors)

  • Follow precautionary measures suggested by reputable sources:
    - Center for Disease Control (CDC ).
    - Joint Press release Shawano-Menominee County, March, 9 2020.
  • Notify campus visitors about these strategies. Ensure that visitors sign in on campus.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Students

  • We anticipate face-to-face classroom sessions will continue to be offered. However, we will continue to monitor and update this strategy as issues might change.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Notify your instructor according to classroom policy.

Faculty

  • Administration is working with the Faculty on preparing online or blended options for classroom offerings should the need arise.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Staff

  • All staff will continue to report according to their regular work schedule. Check with your Dean or Director for further guidance.
  • We are looking at options for working remotely should the need arise. Check in with your Dean or Director for further guidance.

We appreciate everyone’s assistance in taking care of each other and our community.