This information is required by the Department of Education since CSC has received CARES Act funds:
- An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
- Total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
$156,380.99 as of 05/18/2020
- The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The number of students in Spring enrollment report (excluding Prison and Concurrent) = 1334. Remember this is only an estimate.
- The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
257 as of 05/18/2020
- The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
CARES ACT STUDENT ELIGIBILITY RULES: Formula: Base funding $350 + remainder based on Credit hours.
- Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
- March 27, 2020, CSC will be closing residential housing. We expect all students that are currently residing in residential housing to vacate campus by April 3, 2020 with the intent to have all students out of residential housing by noon on April 10, 2020. This is a difficult decision, but necessary to protect the health of our campus community. An appointment will be required to move out more specific information concerning move-out will be emailed directly to the student’s Connors email. We understand this decision will create an extreme hardship on some students and we are committed to assisting them. To schedule an appointment please follow the link below to complete the housing form.
- March 25, 2020, Oklahoma State Department of Education approved an order that implements a Distance Learning Plan to complete the 2019-20 school year for Oklahoma students without reopening school buildings. The approval comes as numbers grow for positive COVID-19 cases in the state.
- March 24, 2020, Governor Kevin Stitt addressed all Oklahomans during a press conference. The amended Executive Order provides for the following statewide measures: 1) Issues a statewide “Safer at Home” order for adults over the age of 65 and vulnerable individuals with serious underlying medical conditions. 2) Limits gatherings to no more than 10 people. 3) Prohibits visitations to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. 4) Postpones all elective surgeries, minor medical procedures and non-emergency dental procedures until April 7, 2020. The amended Executive Order provides for the following measures in counties with community spread: 1) Requires restaurants in Oklahoma counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to provide take-out and delivery options only and closes all bars in those counties. 2) Closes all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector, such as gyms, salons, massage parlors and movie theaters, where counties have community spread effective March 25 at 11:59PM through April 15.
- March 22, 2020, Governor Kevin Stitt addressed all Oklahomans during a press conference. He signed an executive order allowing OSU and OU to begin testing for COVID-19, helped get nurses back on the job quickly by reducing red-tape around licensing, restricted two drugs as possible treatments. Four mobile testing sites will also be running around the state along with donation sites. https://ktul.com/news/local/gov-stitt-provides-update-on-covid-19-outbreak-in-oklahoma
- March 11, 2020, the World Health organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The virus has been found in 146 countries and territories with nearly 165,000 confirmed cases and 6,500 deaths. https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd
- March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 out break in the United States. https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-declaring-national-emergency-concerning-novel-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreak/
- March 15, 2020, Governor Stitt declared a state of emergency across Oklahoma in response to COVID-19. http://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/executive/1913.pdf
- The CDC has provided updated guidance to control the spread of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fsummary.html
- The State Board of Education voted unanimously to enact a mandatory, statewide closure through April 6 and emphasized school leaders should prepare for long term closures.
Upcoming Events and Schedule
- The College will transition all face-to-face course to a distance learning format for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- All College buildings on the Muskogee and Warner campuses are closed to the general public until further notice.
- Students who work on campus should contact their supervisor to discuss work schedules.
- Commencement has been postponed.
- Residential housing will be closed. We expect all students that are currently in residential housing to vacate campus by April 3, 2020 with the intent to have all students out of residential housing by noon on April 10, 2020.
- All College-related events scheduled for the Spring 2020 semester have been canceled.
- Effective immediately, all non-essential college-sponsored domestic air travel is suspended until further notice.
- Effective immediately, all out-of-state travel for college business or academic purposes is suspended until further notice, unless such travel is essential to the College. (Prior administrative approval required.)
- There are no current restrictions on in-state college travel.
We ask that you take extra precautions to protect your health including frequent handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, avoiding sharing utensils or drinks, avoiding contact with sick people, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth and maintain good sleep and dietary habits. We encourage you to check the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites to find updated guidance. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, you should remain home, notify your supervisor or instructors, and not report to work or class.
What to do if you experience COVID-19 symptoms
The Oklahoma State Department of Health encourages anyone who returns from an area with travel restrictions, or anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, to self-quarantine for 14 days and report any concerning symptoms to a health care provider or call the OSDH Call Center at 877-215-8336. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.
We will continue to provide updates as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience as decisions regarding this matter are made. The situation is being monitored. If any changes are to take place, employees and students will be notified via email as soon as any decisions occur. Thank you for helping prepare for changes in operations.