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COVID-19 Resources

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.



basic precautions



Health & Safety
Masking Masks/face coverings are not required in all CMN buildings for all individuals.   Designated contact person for any of the following rows: If you are a student, please report to our Dean of Student Services, if you have a positive COVID-19 test, direct exposure to someone who has COVID-19, or if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

If you are a staff or faculty, please report to your supervisor and the COVID-19 Coordinator ( if you have a positive COVID-19 test, direct exposure to someone who has COVID-19, or if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
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.
  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.
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
  Contact tracing The COVID-19 Coordinator will be in charge of contact tracing. Contact information is above.
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.
  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.
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.
  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.
      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:
  • No buffet-style food service
  • Food must be served in a way that limits the crowding of individuals

Face-to-face meetings are not currently allowed.

Any meetings must be held virtually.

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:
  • PPE is required in vehicles.
    • Cleaning wipes, Hand sanitizer and Face Masks
  • Driver is responsible for cleaning the vehicle.
    • Vehicle must be wiped down after use - all high touch surfaces wiped down.

CMN will allow up to 80 hours of COVID-19 leave for CMN employees for the following situations: 

  1. An employee with a positive COVID-19 test and requires quarantine. 
  2. An employee who is unable to work due to illness and waiting for COVID-19 test results. 
  3. An employee who cares for a family member who tests positive for COVID-19 or a child under quarantine for exposure or is waiting for the COVID-19 test result. 
  4. An employee who is unable to work because of a family member who is immunocompromised, a family member unable to be vaccinated, or a child who is too young to be vaccinated.
  5. Any other circumstance that is agreed upon by the employee and the supervisor related to COVID-19 impact.
  6. Anything over the initial 80 hours, the employee will need to use personal vacation, or leave without pay (LWOP).
  7. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring appropriate documentation and an adequate plan is in place to cover absences.


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.

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