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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Response

COVID FAQs

Updated January 22, 2024

 

Do I have to wear a mask on campus?

Warren Wilson College has a mask-optional policy for students, employees, and campus visitors. The College is mask-friendly for those who choose to wear them.

I have tested positive for COVID 19, who do I contact?

Students, please contact the Health Center at healthcenter@warren-wilson.edu

Employees, please contact your healthcare provider and work with your supervisor to determine remote work possibilities if you’re able. Request sick time as appropriate, and review the flow chart below if you need clarification. If you still have questions, reach out to Human Resources at humres@warren-wilson.edu.

I am experiencing symptoms, where can I get tested on campus?

Students may get tested at the Health Center. You may also obtain a test from Student Life. Students, do not go to class, please contact the Health Center at healthcenter@warren-wilson.edu and get tested.

Employees, please work with your health care provider, follow their recommendations and communicate with your supervisor.

I have tested positive, who did I expose?

Anyone you were around (less than six feet away) without a mask for a total of 15 minutes or more, over a 24- hour period is considered an exposure. For example, three individual five-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes. Each individual is responsible for contacting those they may have exposed.

I was exposed to someone with COVID-19, what do I need to do?

If you do not have symptoms:

• You do not have to quarantine.

• Wear a well-fitting face mask on campus when you are around others for 10 full days after exposure. (Day 0 is the day you were exposed to COVID-19. Day 1 starts on the first day after exposure to COVID-19.)

If you have symptoms or symptoms develop:

Quarantine immediately and get tested. If you develop symptoms:

• Students, please contact the Health Center at healthcenter@warren-wilson.edu

• Employees, please contact your supervisor to determine remote work possibilities if you’re able. Request sick time as appropriate, and review the flow chart below if you need clarification. If you still have questions, reach out to Human Resources at humres@warren-wilson.edu.

** Students may use the 24/7 virtual health center by going to: www.timelycare.com/wwc ** For more information pertaining to covid, you may visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

 

 

Mask-Optional

Warren Wilson College has a mask-optional policy for students, employees, and campus visitors. The College is mask-friendly for those who choose to wear them.

 

COVID-19 Notification

If you are a student who tests positive for COVID or are experiencing symptoms, please contact the Health Center at healthcenter@warren-wilson.edu.

If you are an employee who tests positive for COVID or are experiencing symptoms, please contact Human Resources at humres@warren-wilson.edu.

 

Exposure

Who did I expose? Anyone you were around (less than six feet away) without a mask for a total of 15 minutes or more, over a 24-hour period is considered an exposure. For example, three individual five-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes. Each individual is responsible for contacting those that may have been exposed.

CARES Act HEERF Updates

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for all HEERF I, II, and III Grant Funds (Updated July 7, 2022)

HEERF III (Institutional Portion) report for the quarter ending 03/31/2022 (Updated April 4, 2022)

 

HEERF III (Institutional Portion) Report ending 12/31/2021  (Updated January 7, 2022)

 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (HEERFII) Funds for Students

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, (ARP) (HEERFIII) Funds for Students FAQ (April 2022)

American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) 9/30/21 Report Student Portion

heerf-quarterly -reporting 9/30/21 HEERF III Institutional portion

Update: the 9/30/21 narrative still reflects the current status of the student portion as of 12/31/21 and 3/31/22

 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (HEERFII) Funds for Students

CRRSAA HERFF II for Students Announcement FAQ

HEERF II Report for Quarter Ending 3/31/21

HEERF II Report for Quarter Ending 6/30/21

 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (HEERFII) Funds for Students

April 14, 2021

Click Here for a FAQ document about the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (CRRSAA HEERFII) funds for students.

UPDATE October 23, 2020:

Click here for a report depicting the utilization of the institutional portion of the CARES Act.

FINAL UPDATE July 2, 2020:

As of 5/28/2020, the college has disbursed, in its entirety, the $388,269 student portion of the CARES Act Higher Educational Relief Fund to 535 eligible students.

 

CARES Act Higher Education Relief Fund for Students – Public Announcement and FAQs, May 21

About CARES Act Funding

The recently enacted federal CARES Act HEERF has provided federal funding to educational institutions to distribute for emergency student grants.  The purpose of the student grants is to provide financial assistance to students for expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Was Warren Wilson College included in this Funding Allocation Under the CARES Act?

Yes, in April, President Morton received notification and information about the CARES Act HEERF funding from the Secretary of Education.  Soon after, authorized personnel signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form to the Department of Education as required to receive the funding specifically for Warren Wilson College.  In that certification, the college agreed to appropriately spend the $388,269, representative of the 50% student allocation received under Section 18004 (a)(1) of the CARES Act, to provide emergency grants to our students.  In addition, the college must certify that they have continued to pay all eligible employees and contractors during the period of disruptions or closures to the greatest extent practicable.  We have also complied with this stipulation to the greatest extent practicable.

What Kinds of Expenses are these CARES Act HEERF Student Grants to cover?

Examples of expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the impact of the coronavirus are food, housing, course materials, technology needs, health care, or childcare.

What are the Eligibility Criteria for the CARES Act HEERF Student Grants?

Students who meet all criteria below are eligible for the CARES Act HEERF student grants:

  1. Working towards an undergraduate degree at Warren Wilson College
  2. Actively enrolled as of March 13, 2020, in the Spring 2020 semester, in at least one in-person course, even if that course moved to an online format due to the coronavirus pandemic
  3. Have a valid 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Warren Wilson College Financial Aid Office

Per the US Department of Education, international students and undocumented students are not currently eligible to receive CARES Act HEERF student grants.

How Much Will I Receive?

Warren Wilson College elected to equitably serve those considered eligible to receive the funding stipulated above.  We have simply divided the total funds received by the total number of those eligible from above.  The total number of those eligible is 535 students.  Dividing our funding level of $388,269 by 535 computes to allow for $725.74  per eligible student.

Are there any actions required of those eligible?

Eligible students do not need to take any action to receive these grant funds.

When will I receive these funds if I am eligible?

Our goal is to process these grants by the end of May 2020.

How will I receive these funds if I am eligible?

All eligible students will receive a check mailed to their address on file.  If you recently completed the room and board refund form, then we will utilize those addresses.  Since this program is focused specifically on student emergency grants, the checks will be made payable to the student only and to the address on file. In order to keep the grant program processes flowing efficiently, we are unable to accommodate special requests at this time due to the heavy volume of inquiries we are experiencing in the financial services area.

What if I currently owe tuition or other expenses to Warren Wilson College?

The full amount of the CARES Act HEERF student grants will be given directly to eligible students and will not pay any outstanding balances due to the College.  Any outstanding balances due to Warren Wilson College remain the responsibility of the student.

If I am eligible for the CARES Act HEERF student grant, is it taxable? 

No.  Emergency student grants under the CARES Act HEERF are qualified disaster relief payments per the US Internal Revenue Code and are deemed not taxable.

If I am eligible, will I need to repay this CARES Act HEERF student grant?

No, this one-time grant received under the CARES Act HEERF funding does not need to be repaid.

Has the college distributed any CARES Act HEERF student grants as of 5/22/2020?

No.  As our process stipulates above, our goal is to distribute these funds by the end of May 2020.

This Question and Answer format serves to comply with Warren Wilson College’s Department of Educations required 30-day reporting requirement as of 5/22/20.