Current Chanute Campus Level:  Level Four
Current Ottawa Campus Level:  Level Four
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Summer and Fall 2021 Guide for Neosho Panthers


Chanute Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/chanutecontacts.aspx
Ottawa Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/ottawacontacts.aspx


Students and employees are asked to continue to pay attention to email and notifications for updates.

 

COVID Protocol FAQs

Updated 05-17-2021

 

  • Do I have to wear a mask on campus?
    • No, masks are recommended but not required.  This is both for indoors and outdoors. Those who are not vaccinated may wish to continue to wear a mask. 
  • Masks with Valves?
    • Per CDC guidelines, masks with breathable valves are not recommended.
  • Is social distancing still required on campus?
    • Social distancing is recommended where possible, but not required. This is both for indoors and outdoors.  Those who are not vaccinated may wish to continue to practice social distancing.
  • Will I be asked to self-isolate after exposure to COVID-19 if I am fully vaccinated?
    • If you are exposed to a known positive and are considered fully vaccinated, you are exempt from self-isolating for 6 months. Your exemption period begins when you are considered fully vaccinated, which is typically two weeks after your final vaccination shot. If you have any questions about your specific scenario, please submit a COVID reporting form.
  • When can I return to campus after self-isolating or testing positive?
    • General guidelines are provided by KDHE, however work with your local health department to determine this answer for you.
  • Under what conditions will I be self-isolated?
    • General guidelines are provided by KDHE, however work with your local health department to determine this answer for you.
  • Where can I self-isolate?
    • If you are a resident hall student, we prefer that you self-isolate at home, however for those unable to do so, special accommodations may be arranged for you on campus.
  • What does asymptomatic mean?
    • This means “without symptoms”.  With COVID, it is possible to test positive and spread the infection to others without having active symptoms.
  • How does COVID spread?
    • Per CDC information, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks (CDC).  Please refer to CDC’s website for more information.
  • What if I test positive or know someone who has tested positive?
  • Where can I Zoom for class?
    • On the Chanute campus, you can access a computer in the Reading Room of the Chapel.  These computers have webcams, headsets, and microphones for student use.  In addition, the front desk in the CLC has headsets available for checkout for use with a personal device.
    • On the Ottawa campus, there are designated computers in The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC). These computers have webcams, headsets, and microphones for student use.  In addition, the front desk in the TLC has headsets available for checkout for use with a personal device.
  • Can we go home for the weekend or travel out of town?
    • The college has no restrictions on student’s personal travel.  Some college programs or activities may have specific restrictions.
  • How do I get tested?
    • Contact your local health provider or county health department for information associated with testing. 
  • If I am notified during a face-to-face class that I need to self-isolate, what do I do?
    • Please leave class immediately with minimal disruption and contact your instructor electronically as soon as possible with the dates of your self-isolation.
  • If I have recovered from COVID-19 do I have to self-isolate if I am exposed again?
    • Follow the recommendations of your health provider and/or county health official.  Per KDHE guidelines, the college is not requiring self-isolation for those who are within six months of recovering from COVID-19 or from being fully vaccinated.
  • If I have recovered from COVID-19 or have been fully vaccinated, do I have to participate in random COVID testing in the residence halls?
    • If you are within six months of recovering from COVID-19 or being fully vaccinated, you will not be selected to participate in random COVID testing.
  • Can I eat around other people or in public areas?
    • This is up to your discretion.  Having your mask off while eating increases the chance of exposure to the Coronavirus.  If you are not vaccinated, you may consider avoiding others while eating. 

 

If you have questions that you’d like to see answered here, please submit them to COVID19@neosho.edu.