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CSI Coronavirus and CARES Act Information CLOSE ALERT

Frequently Asked Questions

Are CSI classes online?
CSI classes are being held in online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats. Campus health is continually being monitored and adjustments will be made in accordance with CDC guidelines where necessary.
Can I come to campus?

Yes, all CSI offices on the main campus and at our off-campus centers are open and we are willing to assist you in any way we can. If you are uncomfortable meeting in person, all offices are accessible by email and phone. Outdoor activities like walking, jogging, etc. are also allowed on campus as long as social distancing protocols are maintained. 

Can I schedule an event on the CSI campus?
Events are being scheduled on campus. COVID-19 safety plans are required at the time of scheduling.  Contact our Event Coordinator for more information at KJones16@csi.edu
Are CSI Child Care facilities open?
CSI Child Care facilities are open.
Are the CSI dorms open?

Residential students can live on campus in Eagle Hall. Isolation space for exposed or infected students has been designated. Based on guidance from the South-Central Public Health District, students may be required to undergo COVID-19 testing while living on campus if public health circumstances warrant. Students are expected to wear facial coverings on campus where social distancing is not feasible (except in their sleeping rooms) and are encouraged to follow state guidelines while off-campus. Find more information about student housing at https://quondam.csi.edu/housing/.

Is the CSI Student Recreation Center open?
Yes, the Student Rec Center is open.  Please visit https://www.csi.edu/recreation-center/default.aspx for more information about hours and COVID-19 precautions and restrictions.
What actions are being taken at CSI to prevent any potential spread of the coronavirus?

COVID-19 is most likely transmitted through droplets in the air.  Surface transmission is unlikely but the college is taking measures to prevent both transmission pathways as a matter of extra precaution. 

Behavioral Guidelines 

  • All visitors on campus must wear facial coverings where appropriate distancing is not possible
  • Signs are posted in each building encouraging people to stay home if they are ill, to practice good hygiene, and to maintain distance from others  

Hygiene  

  • Several hundred hand sanitizer stations are positioned throughout campus 
  • All restrooms have warm water, soap, and disposable towels for hand washing 
  • Trash receptacles in restrooms and public areas are emptied daily 

 CustodialPractices 

  • The College uses hospital-grade, hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning chemicals that are effective against viruses
  • Common areas such as classrooms, computer labs, and restrooms are sanitized daily  
  • Faculty may obtain disinfecting wipes from the office specialists in each building to clean between classes if needed

 Ventilation 

  • Ventilation systems have been adjusted to bring in more outside air and increase the number of air changes per hour inside buildings
  • Ventilation systems begin operating several hours before classes begin
  • Air filters have been upgraded to types that will capture 80%-90% of particles in the air

 Microbial Reduction Systems  

  • The college has purchased Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) devices to be installed in classrooms.  DHP destroys viruses in the air and on surfaces, but is harmless for humans
What should I do if I believe that I might have COVID-19 or may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19?

If you come into contact with an individual who is sick you should self-monitor for up to 14 days. If you come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, self-isolate for 14 days and contact your instructor to make them aware of your situation. If you test positive for COVID-19, self-quarantine for 14 days. Again, make your instructor aware of your situation.

What will the College do if someone at CSI tests positive for COVID-19?

The College continues to closely monitor the situation in collaboration with the South Central Public Health District. Updated information regarding confirmed cases on campus can be found on the CSI COVID-19 Dashboard at this link: https://www.csi.edu/coronavirus/dashboard.aspx

What do I do if I or someone I know has been discriminated against as a result of this situation?
Discrimination is not tolerated at CSI. Emotional support is available to students at the CSI Counseling Services at 208-732-6260. After-hours assistance is available from CSI Campus Safety at 208-732-6605. Faculty and Staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800-726-0003. If you wish to formally report an incident, please use CSI’s Report a Concern Form.
Is food service available on campus?

Dining Services are open. Indoor seating areas have been reduced to promote social distancing. Visit https://csi.sodexomyway.com/# for more information.

Are athletic competitions being held?

CSI’s Cross Country and Rodeo teams are both competing during fall 2020. All other athletic competition is being planned for spring 2021.