MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY Because some of our students, especially in rural areas, have no W-fi access, Louisiana College is asking for churches to make Wi-fi available to such students. If necessary, the student(s) would remain outside of church buildings when accessing the Wi-fi as a guest on the system. If you are willing to provide this access, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisiana College updates COVID-19 response
Posted March 17, 2020
PINEVILLE, La. (澳门威尼人appNews)—Based on advisories from local, state, and federal health officials, Louisiana College administrators have updated responses to the coronavirus COVID-19.
All public events previously scheduled for the current semester have been postponed.
The May 9 Commencement services are rescheduled for August 8 and will be held in Guinn Auditorium: one at 10 a.m. for undergraduate students and the other at 2 p.m. for graduate students. Both services will be livestreamed.
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澳门威尼人app’s Online Writing Center remains available.
All 澳门威尼人app employees will vacate the campus during Spring Break.
For employees whose supervisors determine are able to work remotely, telecommuting will begin March 30.
Louisiana Athletic Club is closed for two weeks and will reassess after two weeks transpire.
“All of our existing plans remain tentative given the fluidity of our national health situation and the decisions made at the local, state, and federal levels,” Brewer said. “We remain vigilant in our efforts to protect the Louisiana College family as we continue to seek the best course of action through flexibility, compassion, and prayer.”
TO: Louisiana College Residential Students FROM: Ms. Hannah Nyman, Director of Residential Life DATE: March 16, 2020 SUBJECT: Housing
(After reading this memo, be sure to complete the HOUSING SURVEY at the button that immediately follows this memo.)
Louisiana College administration has suspended in-person classes March 16 – March 20 and has rescheduled Spring Break for March 23 – March 27 in response to concerns regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19.
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We trust that you will follow all the advice from state and federal health officials, as we strongly suggest that you limit your travel and avoid known areas hardest hit by COVID-19.
To help clarify what Louisiana College is doing, please read the following info:
- The College will operate within its normal business hours next week.
- Spring Break will be March 23-27; Campus Offices will be closed.
- Classes migrate to 100% Online March 30.
- The Residence Halls remain open.
You will need to choose if
No non-residential students, or current residential students who move home during this time, may visit your residential space. Should our campus have a confirmed case of COVID-19, we will employ measures including quarantining.
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All students who were on campus Friday, March 14 and completed the previous form regarding your plans MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY AT THE LINK BELOW because dates and requirements have changed.
But you MUST do so during regular business hours if possible and you MUST NOTIFYHannah.Nyman@lacollege.edu with the time you plan to return.
Please understand that this situation is fluid, and Louisiana College reserves the right and has the responsibility to adjust responses and actions according to state and federal mandates and/or according to our best judgement.
When you complete the survey, click SUBMIT. Your answers will be recorded and the form will be sent to appropriate personnel.
Louisiana College suspends classes; reschedules Spring break (posted March 13, 2020)
PINEVILLE, La. (澳门威尼人appNews)—Louisiana College administration will suspend in-person classes March 16 – March 20 and will observe Spring break the week of March 23 – March 27 in response to concerns regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19.
“These precautionary steps come from an abundance of caution and our concern regarding the health, well-being, and safety of our Louisiana College family,” said Louisiana College President Dr. Rick Brewer. “A two-week break gives our President’s Leadership Team ample time to consider inter-related campus logistics.
Current online classes will continue.
“Our hope is to return to face-to-face classes on April 20, but that is not a fixed decision,” Brewer said.
The College’s highly promoted Preview Day that was set for March 21 has been postponed to April 18.
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Louisiana College Athletics is suspended until further notice.
“At such a time as this, our entire Louisiana College family must recognize the flexibility and sacrifice required as we all help each other in these days,” Brewer said.
Louisiana College prepared for possible illness
by Norm Miller
PINEVILLE, La. (澳门威尼人appNews)—Louisiana College administrators implemented proactive and reactive measures March 3 in anticipation of a possible outbreak of the Corona Virus on campus.
The President’s Leadership Team and Louisiana College’s Academic Council are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared to launch the College’s Continuity of Operations Plan that facilitates the bulk of academic work to be completed online should the need arise to discontinue face-to-face classroom instruction.
David Holcombe, MD, MSA, is the Regional Administrator and Medical Director for the Office of Public Health for our state. He will address the entire Louisiana College family on campus at his earliest convenience.
All campus residents have been advised to wash their hands often, and Louisiana College will soon have bottles of hand sanitizer in every classroom to augment the hand sanitizing stations strategically located on campus.
Louisiana College’s Health Center notes that only a few cases of the common cold have been reported, and persons with such symptoms are immediately advised to visit an urgent care clinic or their personal doctor.
In a statement released by Louisiana College’s food service vendor, Sodexo stated:
The health and safety of Sodexo employees and consumers is our utmost priority.
Sodexo reinforced our existing rules for food safety, personal hygiene and infection control which will minimise the risk of this, or any other virus, spreading. Sodexo is also restricting all non-essential international business travel until further notice. This action is being taken as a precaution.
Local teams have been proactively managing the response with our clients since the outbreak was first announced, ensuring business continuity and the safety of the teams and consumers in the various geographies where we operate.
As the situation is an evolving one, Sodexo teams are adhering to guidelines of health advisories and local authorities and will continue to closely monitor the situation.
Locally, Sodexo has assured Louisiana College administration that a two-week supply of food will be maintained in the unlikely event of a quarantine situation. Relative to this, Louisiana College has a Continuing Operations Plan that utilizes technology to continue all classes online if necessary.
Storer Services provides maintenance and janitorial services to Louisiana College. Storer has advised Louisiana College administration of the steps underway regarding COVID-19:
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- Doors, door knobs, and handles - Light switches - All bathroom surfaces - Desks and table surfaces - Chair frames - Counters and ledges - Drinking fountains
Our staff has been trained on the proper usage and application of this product and will address these areas daily.