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COVID-19 Update for Summer 2021

COVID-19 Update for Summer 2021

Effective June, 1, 2021:

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) continues to work collaboratively with local, county, state, and federal authorities to ensure that all higher education students, faculty, employees, and visitors receive the best available information and practices regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the health of the entire public higher education community.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has adopted the CDC’s guidance with regard to mask wearing and social distancing. Based on these guidelines, Wongu University’s Academic building institutes the following Safety Protocols. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Nevada have set up informational websites that can help answer frequently asked questions, such as what are the symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Nevada – https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

SAFETY PROTOCOLS 

  1. Physical Distancing
    • Clark County guidelines state that for fully vaccinated students and faculty, social distancing requirements are no longer in effect. Restrictions on capacity requirements are no longer in effect. 
  2. Faculty/Student/Staff Pre-Screening
    • Temperature screening and symptom screening are no longer in effect. 
  3. Take reasonable precaution– Stay Home When Sick
    • Wongu University faculty, staff & students must check for any signs of illness before reporting to class/work each day and notify their supervisor/instructor if they become ill.
    • Wongu University faculty, staff and students that develop symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should immediately proceed home.
    • In a circumstance where a student or staff of Wongu University was in close or direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19:
      • The individual must report the incident to their instructor or supervisor, whichever is applicable.
      • The individual must self-monitor for 14 days, and:
    • Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 may not physically participate in classroom activities until cleared by a medical professional.
  4. Respiratory Hygiene & Cough Etiquette
    • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with disposable tissues.
    • Immediately dispose of used tissues properly. 
    • Perform hand hygiene after contact with respiratory secretions (eg. after coughing or sneezing).
    • Use of water fountains will be discontinued until further notice. Please use the water dispenser found in the Student Lounge.
  5. Personal Hygiene & Attire for Practical Instruction
    • WUOM students and faculty should present a clean and neat appearance.
    • Fingernails must be clean and short (no longer than the fingertips) and smooth so as not to compromise the integrity of the gloves.
    • The wearing of jewelry is not recommended if it makes donning gloves more difficult or compromises the fit and integrity of the glove.
  6. Hand Hygiene
    • Hand hygiene remains the single most effective method of reducing the risk of the transmission of disease.
    • All persons entering the Wongu University building must carry out hand hygiene upon arrival. 
  7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Mask
      • In consideration of recent updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Sisolak, Nevada Health Response and Nevada OSHA, students, employees, and members of the public, who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are no longer required to wear a mask or face covering inside the university building.
      • Students, employees, and members of the public, who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are still required to wear a mask or a face covering while inside the university buildings.
      • Any individual who is not fully vaccinated who enters the university building without a mask or face covering may acquire a mask at the front desk.
    • Gloves
      • Hand hygiene must be performed before donning gloves.
      • Inspect gloves for holes, rips, or tears before putting them on.
      • Best practice is to wear non-sterile medical gloves for all procedures involving direct contact with others.
      • Remove gloves after finishing the classroom activities, before leaving the classroom.
      • Dispose gloves properly in designated trash bins.
  8. Vaccine
    • With a return to Wongu campus set for July 5, 2021, Wongu encourages faculty, students and staff to become familiar with the vaccine information at: www.immunizenevada.org.
  9. What to Do If You Become Ill
    • If you experience fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, stay home and contact a healthcare provider for guidance—do not go to a healthcare facility before you have called your primary care physician or a hospital emergency room for instructions.
  10. Upon returning to the campus, faculty, students, and staff must sign and submit the Covid-19 Risk Acknowledgement form to the Registrar’s Office. The form is available at the front desk. 

For further information contact:

Wongu University: Joshua Lorenzana email: [email protected] / telephone: 702.463.2122

Wongu Health Center: Email: [email protected] / telephone: 702.825.1280