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Homecoming safety protocols announced

In Campus update - (COVID-19), News, News & Events by KHarrington

As the Blue Bears plan to come out of hibernation to celebrate homecoming 2021, Livingstone College administration has announced its safety protocols to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Homecoming will take place Oct. 2-9 with a myriad of activities under the theme, “The Awakening,” with the hashtag #hibernationszover. The Livingstone College COVID-19 Task Force proposed the following protocols that were approved by Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr.: All faculty, staff and students have received the COVID-19 vaccine as mandated for in-person instruction and employment for fall 2021. However, as the college seeks to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the entire campus footprint, Livingstone College will require a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of any homecoming event for all faculty, staff and students. To gain entrance onto the campus beginning Oct. 2, all campus guests must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test within the past 72 hours, accompanied with a photo ID. The college understands that some members of the community are vaccinated, however, although minimal, breakthrough transmission can occur among the vaccinated population. The test result can be a printed or digital copy. As an example, anyone planning to attend an event on Oct. 3, should take a COVID-19 PCR test no later than Sept. 30. Extra personnel and officers will be on hand to ensure this protocol is enforced. This protocol is also in effect for events at the college’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, located at 530 Jake …

Protection & Prevention Protocol

In Campus update - (COVID-19) by Donnie ButlerLeave a Comment

The virus spreads between people in a way similar to influenza, via respiratory droplets from coughing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days, but may range from two to fourteen days. Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. There is currently no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment, but research is ongoing. Efforts are aimed at managing symptoms and supportive therapy. Recommended preventive measures include handwashing, maintaining distance from other people (particularly those who are sick), and monitoring and self-isolation for fourteen (14) days for people who suspect they are infected.  As we seek to maintain a healthy Living Learning Community, Livingstone College is adopting the following protocols in response to The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contagion:  I. Protection Protocol  Clean your hands often  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.  Avoid close contact  Avoid close contact with people who are sick  Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.  Take …

Frequently Asked Questions

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CARES Act Emergency Aid Funding (Livingstone College Policy) What is the CARES Act Emergency Fund provided by the federal government? ·        The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which supplies emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. When will CARES Act Funds be available? ·        Livingstone College applied for a federal CARES Act grant and received funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). During the week of May 11, 2020, Livingstone College will begin to distribute grants to students impacted by COVID-19 based on their financial needs. Grant recipients will be notified through their Livingstone College email accounts.  Who is eligible for CARES Act Funds? ·        Students enrolled at least half time as of March 13, 2020 and be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid. The Financial Aid Office will use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to determine your eligibility. Students not deemed eligible on March 13, 2020 are ineligible for the funds. ·        Unfortunately, the DOE does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, students enrolled in distance learning before March 13, 2020, students not meeting satisfactory academic progress, and students not eligible for Federal Student Aid as determined by the DOE. …

Student Onboarding in Residence Halls

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Livingstone is looking forward to receiving Blue Bears on the campus of Livingstone College. We want to provide you with information to make your move-in experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Our priority is keeping students safe and healthy in their residence facility. We will observe the CDC guidelines for physical distancing, face coverings, hand washing, and enhanced cleaning of our facilities, as much as possible and with proper regard to safety. We have developed an onboarding Move-In Plan which consist of the following: September 1-2 Residence assistants and student government leaders. Residence Assistants must move in by 2pm. Student Government Leaders begin move in at 2PM. September 4. All in state New Students (Freshman, transfer, readmit) A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm September 5. All out state New Students (Freshman, transfer, readmit) A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm September 8. All Upper Classmen A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm September 9. All Upper Classmen A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm