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 the 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.
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 emails for these updates, as well as the CMN Facebook page and website.
Last Updated: January 10th, 2022
|Health & Safety|
|Masking indoors||Masks/face coverings are required in all CMN buildings for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
Masks/face coverings are required when meeting with students, faculty, and staff regardless of location.
Masks are available in every facility and classroom on campus.
|Designated contact person for any of the following rows:||If you are a student, please report to Norman Shawanokasic, Retention Director, if you have a positive COVID-19 test, direct exposure to someone who has COVID-19, or if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
[Contact info: Retention Director, 715-799-6226, ext. 3089, email@example.com
If you are a staff or faculty, please report to your supervisor and the COVID-19 Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a positive COVID-19 test, direct exposure to someone who has COVID-19, or if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
|Masking outdoors||Required for unvaccinated individuals.
Optional for vaccinated individuals when 6 feet of social distancing is adhered to.
|Symptom monitoring and diagnostic testing||All students, staff, and faculty should stay home if feeling ill.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, contact the designated person (bold section above) for reporting.
Testing is strongly recommended. If testing is not pursued, then 10 days of isolation (from onset of symptoms) will be warranted.
If a student gets sick while on campus, immediately separate the student from the classroom setting. If a student does not have immediate transportation, (s)he will be placed in the designated area.
For additional information, please view the charts on this page that fit you best.
|Washing hands & hand sanitizer||Restrooms are open to allow for frequent hand washing.
Please continue handwashing for 20 seconds to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Hand sanitizer is available in every facility throughout campus and is visible and required in classroom areas.
Hand sanitizer stations at main entrances.
|Contact tracing||The COVID-19 Coordinator will be in charge of contact tracing. Contact information is above.|
|Physical distancing||Classrooms are reconfigured to allow for social distancing.
Chief of Staff approval is necessary for moving any classroom furniture.
Barriers were installed to create “instructor zones” and “student zones” within classrooms.
|Positive result report||Contact the designated person (bold section above) and your supervisor if you test positive for reporting.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you should isolate for 5 days. If you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow this with five days of strict mask wearing. If symptoms are not improving, continue to isolate.
|Cleaning / Disinfecting||Furniture has been replaced that allows for ease of cleaning and wiping.
Classroom cleaning schedules will remain in place.
A reminder that people should clean their own spaces regularly. Sanitary wipes are available.
|Close contact to COVID-19 positive case||
Individuals who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.
For all those exposed, best practice would also include getting tested for COVID-19 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.Contact the designated person (bold section above) and your supervisor if you test positive for reporting.
|COVID-19 Vaccination||CMN strongly recommends all eligible persons be vaccinated against COVID-19.
CMN acknowledges that some of our community may not be eligible to receive the vaccination due to personal, health, or religious reasons.
|Building access||Public buildings will be open during normal business hours.
Any person obviously appearing ill shall be prohibited from entering any CMN buildings and will be asked to leave immediately.
|academics & the classroom||Campus events and programs|
|Academic trips and/or experiential learning||Academic trips and experiential learning must follow masking and social distancing guidelines.||Admission tours||
Admission tours are available upon request.
An interactive visit is also available.
|Academic service-learning||All classes will be hybrid.
If a student is feeling ill, they will discuss with their instructor on virtual options and coursework. Students must confirm the WebEx ID and password with the instructor so they may attend class from home during quarantine.
|External conferences and events||CMN COVID-19 guidelines apply to these events.|
|Internships||Any internship positions will follow COVID-19 guidelines.||Visitors on campus||If you are a guest, visitor, or vendor, it is preferred to schedule an appointment based on limited accessibility.
Individuals will be required to sign in using a visitors log. At a minimum, the log will track the following information: date, full name, company/organization, and department/person visiting.
|Student-teacher education field placements||All student teachers must follow the COVID-19 protocols of the school in which they are student teaching.||Gatherings and public attendance at campus events||
On-campus gatherings will adhere to all CMN COVID-19 protocols. Larger gatherings will have the option to reserve outside resources.
Community members may attend on-campus events and are required to follow CMN's guidelines for COVID-19 safety precaution.
|offices and campus buildings||food on campus|
|All offices and campus buildings will operate at 100% capacity, with enhanced safety precautions and physical distancing guidelines.||Food on campus||The serving of food is allowed on campuses with the following requirements:
Face-to-face meetings will adhere to all CMN COVID-19 protocols or be held virtually.
Meetings held in classroom spaces must follow the capacity limits of the room.
|Domestic and international travel||work arrangements for college employees|
|CMN sponsored travel||CMN sponsored travel is allowed for vaccinated individuals (e.g. employees, participants, students).
CMN Vehicles - fleet passenger vehicles travel is allowed with the following requirements in addition to normal check out and use procedures:
CMN will allow up to 80 hours of COVID-19 leave for CMN employees for the following situations:
Supervisor approval is required for an employee to telework based on CMN Telecommuting Policy.
If approved, policy requires the Telecommuting Agreement to be submitted to your supervisor.
|Domestic travel||CMN will not monitor personal travel.|
|International travel||Please follow CDC guidelines for international travel.
It is recommended to get tested when arriving back into the United States and before returning to campus.