January 13 Update: Personal Wellness Checks, Monday Contract Meals, COVID Testing, and More

January 13, 2021 |

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.  (Isaiah 40:31)

Campus is still quiet, but we’re looking forward to when that will soon change as students return starting Sunday. Please pray with us for safe travels as our students make their way to campus and for the continued health and safety of our campus community throughout the semester.

Today’s update includes:

  • Performing personal wellness checks before coming to campus
  • Dining Hall open, meals included in semester contract, on Monday, January 18
  • Expanded COVID testing
  • Caring well reminders for our community
  • What to pack as you come to campus
  • Purchasing textbooks
  • How to contact us with questions

Personal Wellness Checks – As we prepare for spring semester, please be sure to conduct a personal wellness check before leaving home. If you exhibit any COVID-19 related symptoms, contact your physician. Please do not come to campus if you are experiencing symptoms or are under a quarantine order. Email registrar@cedarville.edu to make arrangements for your delayed return, and contact University Medical Services at 937-766-7862 so they can assist with any health concerns. We will be glad to work with you!

Monday, January 18, Meals – We heard you, Cedarville family, and we are happy to make changes that better serve our students! Spring semester contract meals will now start at breakfast on Monday, January 18. Students who arrive on campus early will be able to eat in the dining hall for breakfast and lunch as part of their meal plan; there will be no additional cost. Caring Well Meals delivery will start with Monday’s lunch, if there is a need.

Expanded COVID Testing – With greater access to testing now available, we are expanding our testing capacity to better serve our students in quarantine. University Medical Services will continue to coordinate all testing but we are opening new space, we have added additional staffing, and we have increased availability of rapid test kits to facilitate earlier release from quarantine with a negative test following CDC guidelines. COVID-19 testing on campus for quarantined students will be offered free of charge.

Caring Well Reminders for Our Community – As we seek to care well for others and be a good testimony in our community, be sure to wear your mask in any indoor venue as well as outdoors if you can’t keep a 6-foot distance. Also, at this time, Ohio is still under a 10 p.m. curfew. This does not apply on-campus or to working, picking up food, or buying necessary supplies off-campus. You can learn more about Ohio’s mask mandate and curfew online.

What to Bring to Campus – As you are finalizing your packing (or just getting started!), be sure to include your thermometer and masks. You can find a complete list of what to bring online.

Purchasing Textbooks From the Bookstore – Be sure to order your textbooks online before you arrive on campus. We will continue to observe the University Bookstore procedures that were adapted for fall, following COVID-19 protocols and allowing for physical distancing and safer shopping for everyone. All textbook pickup, purchase, and return transactions will be conducted outside of the physical store in surrounding hallways. Visit the bookstore’s website for complete information on purchasing textbooks and other merchandise this spring.

Getting Answers to Your Questions – If  you have questions about our Caring Well. Staying Well. plan as we go through the semester, here’s how to reach us:

  • Email caringwell@cedarville.edu
  • Use the Contact Us form at cedarville.edu/caringwell

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2 Comments

  • Dena Beeler says:

    I am concerned as a parent of two students at CU, about security and will it be tightened or vigilante during the time of the Inauguration? Around campus etc .


    • Sarah says:

      Thank you for writing! Our campus security team works closely with area law enforcement officials at multiple levels to stay abreast of and prepare appropriately for any potential threats that could affect Cedarville’s campus. This would include closely monitoring activities surrounding the inauguration and any state protests that could have a potential impact on our students. Although we are not suspecting a situation in our area, we will keep the campus community informed through our emergency notification system and other means should any concerns arise.