Coronavirus Information Updates

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Coronavirus Information

This page is established to provide a central resource for the Vanguard Community as our primary concern is to protect the ongoing health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.  You will find information updates on the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as well as other links, resources and useful FAQs.
 
 
ASU System COVID Self-Reporting Form

Click here to report if you have been tested for COVID-19, have been in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person, or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Once you complete this form, you will be contacted by a contact tracer with the NYIT College of Medicine at ASU in Jonesboro. Please isolate immediately and wait for instructions from NYITCOM. If you are advised to continue to isolate, the Director of Student Life will inform your instructors.

COVID Referral Form

Click here if you are referring an individual who is exhibiting symptoms.

Once you complete this form, the referred individual will be contacted by either the offices of Human Resources or Student Life. After an initial inquiry, next steps will be determined. Please know, referring an individual does not automatically place the individual in quarantine.

                                                           ASUB Classroom Protocols

ASUB Services List provides for quick contact for on-campus or virtual services

ASU-Beebe CARES Act Funding Report

CDC Coronavirus Information HUB

                  

ASU-Beebe Update 37 - ASUB Academic Program and Learning Space Protocols for Summer - Fall 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 36 - Coronavirus Protocols for Employees - June 10, 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 35 - Vanguard Community Encouraged to Get Vaccine Now That Access is Open to all Adults

ASU-Beebe Update 34 - HEERF-2 Student Grant Awards Distribution Set for Week of April 5th

ASU-Beebe Update 33 - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Available On-campus through May 6, 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 32 - Continued Requirement for Wearing Face Covering on ASU-Beebe Campuses

ASU-Beebe Update 31 - Student Vaccination Clinic for Group 1-C Eligible

ASU-Beebe Update 30 - Update Status on Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grants - Round 2

ASU-Beebe Update 29 - ASUB Extends Meeting Space Restrictions to June 1, 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 28 - Classroom Protocols for Spring 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 27 - ASU-Beebe Moving to Remote Learning after Nov. 20;  All Campuses to Remain Open for Services

ASU-Beebe Update 26 - Vanguard Community Encouraged to Continue Following COVID Protocols Off-Campus

ASU-Beebe Update 25 - ASUB Extends Meeting Space Restrictions to February 2021

ASU-Beebe Update 24 - ADH Reporting for Education Institutions

ASU-Beebe Update 23 - Protocol Reminder for Fall 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 22 - Classroom Protocols for Fall 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 21 - Changes to Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

ASU-Beebe Update 20 - Protocol Regarding Venues, Gatherings, & Facility Use on ASU-Beebe Campuses

ASU-Beebe Update 19 - ASU-Beebe Return to Fall Classes, Open Registration Dates, Campus Tours Resume July 1

ASU-Beebe Update 18 - Faculty Update on Fall 2020 Class Instructional Planning

--Faculty Canvas Course Checklist for Fall 2020 Class Preparation

ASU-Beebe Update 17 - Summer Term II - All Classes Transitioning to Online or Internet Assisted

ASU-Beebe Update 16 - Fall 2020 Semester to Return to In-Person Classes on Campus

ASU-Beebe Update 15 - CARES Act - Funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants

ASU-Beebe Update 14 - Summer Semester Class Changes - April 14th

ASU-Beebe Update 13 - Guidance for Final Exams for Spring 2020 terms - April 7th

ASU-Beebe Update 12 - AMI for Remainder of Spring 2020 Semester - April 5th

ASU-Beebe Update 11 - Clery Notification of COVID-19 Case - April 4th

ASU-Beebe Update 10 - Alternative Methods of Instruction Extended to April 17th

ASU-Beebe Update 9 - Spring Break Update- All Services Moving Remotely Thru March 27

ASU-Beebe Update 8 - All Non-Essential Employees Work Remotely - March 19,2020

ASU-Beebe Update 7 - Heber Campus Only - March 16, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 6 - Meeting Space Cancellation - March 15, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 5 - Detail on Campus Status, Spring Break and Learning Support - March 15, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 4 - All ASU-Beebe Campuses Moving to AMI/Remote Instruction - March 15, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 3 - Establishment of Coronavirus Information Resources - March 13, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 2 - Vanguard Health Professions - Clinical Rotations Suspended - March 12, 2020

ASU-Beebe Update 1 - Vanguard Travel Information Update - March 12, 2020

ASU-Beebe: Message Regarding Precautions for Coronavirus - March 2, 2020

 

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Follow the BIG-4

Wear a Facial Covering as you feel necessary based on your condition or comfort level.

Wash Hands Frequently or Use a Hand Sanitizer if you are interacting in a high-touch high-traffic facility or event.

Practice Social Distancing as a courtesy to those you may not know are/are not vaccinated.

Stay home if you have symptoms or feel sick or feverish.

 

ASU-Beebe encourages all employees to continue to follow the latest Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance as it pertains to each individual, and to get vaccinated unless specifically directed by your health care provider to do otherwise.

a. CDC When You've Been Fully Vaccinated

b. Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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Campus meeting update

Individuals seeking to reserve a space on our campuses or plan an event must contact the Office of Student Life directly (event@asub.edu or 501-882-4491) to discuss arrangements and facility needs. 

Restriction of External Events
All external (non-college) event requests (i.e., meetings, gatherings, activities and facility) with estimated attendance of 15 or more attendees on all ASU-Beebe campuses are restricted until at least September 1, 2021. No facility request shall be approved before this date. Based on circumstances related to public safety and available resources, ASU-Beebe may determine it necessary to extend this moratorium on external events beyond the above referenced date. 

Internal College Events

All internal offices/ departments/ programs of ASU-Beebe are required to submit event requests (i.e., meetings, gatherings, activities and facility), for on all ASU-Beebe campuses to the Office of Student Life for review and approval by using the “Room and Event Request Form” located on the Campus Event Calendar page of the ASU-Beebe website, https://www.asub.edu/asubcalendar/. 

Internal campus meetings and events with estimated attendance of 50 or more attendees must submit a “Social Distance Plan” to the Office of Student Life in order to reserve space on our campuses. 

The college’s food service provider, Great Western Dining, Inc., will continue food service and catering during this period. Meeting coordinators can contact Food Service Director Tim Brenner directly (tlbrenner@asub.edu or 501.882.4430) to make catering arrangements for on-campus (events after March 30, 2020) and off campus sites. 

Any additional specific advisories about campus facilities will be posed to this ASU-Beebe Coronavirus Information page. 

 

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General Information on Corona Virus (COVID-19)

 FAQs for Campus Operations

ASU-Beebe classes will be delivered using a blended system of class types including face-to-face, via Zoom, fully online and a hybrid-zoom format.

FAQs for Student Support

To accommodate students and continue to provide learning support, the Abington Library, McKay Student Center's Learning Center and Computer Lab, and State Hall on the Beebe campus, and the Advising and Learning Centers on all campuses will remain open during regular business hours.  All campus and learning space protocols must be adhered to in all locations.
A variety of student services also continue to be available and provided remotely.  To see a contact list for remote services check out our Remote Services link at the top of this page.  

FAQs for Mask Use in College Facilities

ASU-Beebe supports social distancing, and masks are welcomed on our campuses. In all cases, employees will respect and comply with any employee, student, or guest’s request for social distancing.

FAQs for IT Support to Alternative Instruction Methods/ Remote Learning

The ASU-Beebe Information Technology Department will continue with normal operations and remain diligent in ensuring that all students have the technological resources that they need.

 Should additional ITS assistance be needed, please contact the ITS Helpdesk by email at helpdesk@asub.edu or via phone at
501-882-8999.

Add Text Notification to Canvass - Some students may not have access to internet at all times due to where they live, so adding a text notification to Canvas is a good option to keep you informed when instructors post new material, or there are announcements regarding course assignments.  Here is a How-To guide for setting up text message notifications for your Canvas courses. 

FAQs for Travel 

Things to consider before travel:

Is COVID-19 spreading where you’re going?

Will you or your travel companion(s) be in close contact with others during your trip?

Are you or your travel companion(s) at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19?

Do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, in case you get exposed to, or are sick with, COVID-19? 

Do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition?

Is COVID-19 spreading where you live? 

FAQs for Out-of-State Travel

Most of us will not travel to known "hot spot" areas, students, faculty, and staff should take into consideration potential impacts of any travel and take appropriate precautions to limit their potential exposure to the coronavirus. 

 

 

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