February 16 Update | Free Testing for Fac/Staff, Emergency Notifications, and Town Hall Recording

February 16, 2021 |

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! (Psalm 113:3)

What a fun start to our week! On Monday, despite the weather and with COVID precautions in place, we welcomed more than 300 guests to campus for CU Monday, our first major admissions visit event in a year! We are grateful to God for each of the prospective students and parents who visited and pray that God continues to direct their college decision process. And, today was our first snow day in quite some time! We hope you had a chance to get out and enjoy the snow … and the sunshine!

This week’s update includes:

  • Free COVID-19 testing for faculty and staff
  • Emergency notifications
  • “Understanding the Virus and Vaccine” town hall recording available
  • Outstanding track & field performances (but no spectators)
  • Online scheduling at Cedar Care Village Pharmacy
  • Ohio’s COVID curfew canceled
  • COVID-19 reporting

COVID Testing for Fac/Staff –The UMS Testing Center is now available for free asymptomatic COVID testing for Cedarville University faculty and staff. To qualify for free testing, faculty and staff must not be exhibiting symptoms and must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Quarantine release at or near day seven
  • Documentation needed for travel
  • Required to participate in academic programs or other work-related testing needs

To schedule a test, call University Medical Services at 937-766-7862. UMS symptomatic testing capacity remains reserved for student care.

Emergency Notifications – Faculty, staff, and students, have you been receiving the recent notifications related to weather delays and closures? Be sure your contact information is updated in the University’s Emergency Notification System.

COVID Town Hall – More than 3,000 individuals have viewed last week’s “COVID 19: Understanding the Virus and Vaccine” town hall with Dr. Zach Jenkins and Dr. Misti Grimson, which provided practical answers and helpful insight to common questions and concerns. A recording is available if you’d like to view the town hall at your convenience.

Upcoming Indoor Track & Field Meet – Unfortunately, there will be no spectators at the G-MAC Indoor Track & Field Championship meet later this month here on campus, but the lack of spectators isn’t diminishing the great performances of our student-athletes this season. In case you missed it, we had two recent noteworthy performances in both men’s and women’s indoor track & field. Senior pole vaulter Tommy Ansiel  cleared 17′ 2.75″, taking first place at the Tiffin Invitational last weekend. And freshman high jumper Lyssi Snouffer set a new school record with a jump of 5′ 7.5″, also taking first place at Tiffin. Congratulations, Tommy and Lyssi!

Online Scheduling at Cedar Care – Cedar Care Village Pharmacy is now offering online scheduling for COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. For more information about testing services and current and future vaccination options, please contact the pharmacy at 937-766-2273. As a reminder, Cedar Care has discounted rapid COVID tests for Cedarville residents and University employees to $25.

Ohio’s COVID Curfew Canceled – The governor announced the end to Ohio’s curfew last week due to declining hospitalizations. Restaurants and bowling alleys, as examples, have now resumed their regular late-night closing times.

COVID-19 Reporting – You can always access the current count of residential undergraduate or graduate students who are in isolation due to a lab-confirmed positive test on our COVID-19 reporting dashboard. We are thankful for God’s continued protection of our students, faculty, and staff.

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