It's beginning to look a lot like … Christmas? Yes, over the weekend our campus transitioned into a holiday wonderland. With just three weeks left in the semester, we're celebrating early this year. We're not letting a global pandemic take away our Christmas spirit. Our festivities may be a little different this year, but the reason we celebrate is still the same — our Savior, the Messiah, Jesus has come! Today's update includes a reminder to vote; Global Outreach trips forming; serving our local community; Flu Shot Fridays and free health screenings; clarification on student mailboxes; Operation Christmas Child box-packing; Concerning COVID: Understanding quarantine; and COVID-19 reporting plus sending iCare encouragement notes to students in quarantine or isolation.
COVID-19: Caring Well. Staying Well.
Why does quarantine have to be 14 days, while isolation (when you're sick) is only 10? If you're in quarantine, why not just get tested and be released if you're negative for COVID?
With cooler fall weather upon us, we have moved our all-student chapels from outdoors at the North Field to inside in the Doden Field House. The location may be different, but we are enjoying the same vibrant community as we gather together. We have experienced a drop in positive COVID cases recently, and we are grateful to our campus community for their vigilance and to the Lord for His gracious protection. We have just four weeks left in the semester. Let's finish strong! This week's update includes shining our lights in a darkened world; semester break dates; Concerning COVID: coping with mental health issues during this season; changes to mail pickup; new specialty burgers at Stinger's; and COVID reporting.
As we began this week in Cedarville with much-needed rain, we are continuing to trust in the Lord for His strength as we navigate this fall semester. We are grateful for His protection and for the perseverance of our students, faculty, and staff. Most importantly, we are thankful for the hope of the Gospel and the privilege of educating students for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ, even in the midst of a pandemic! This week's update includes Christ's example of humility and service, chapel attendance groups, flu shots from Cedar Care, clarification on mask protocols, Caring Well Meals volunteers (and a reminder about iCare encouragement notes), and COVID-19 reporting.
Why are mental health concerns such a significant part of this COVID-19 pandemic?
As we move into the second half of the semester (can you believe we're starting Week #9?!), please pray that all of us (students, faculty, and staff) maintain health and strength to finish well. God has been faithful, and we trust Him to continue to provide just what we need. This week's Caring Well update includes: Know Jesus. Know Joy. weekly message; Cedar Care flu shot clinic; Caring Well encouragement notes; chapel for commuters; upgrade to package pickup; and COVID reporting.
Why is Cedarville being so strict about masks and physical distancing when the chance of serious illness for college-age students is so low?
We have reached the halfway point of the semester, and fall has definitely come to Cedarville. We're enjoying cooler, sunny days and the beautiful changing colors of the leaves on campus. We are reminded that the One who controls the seasons is lovingly holding us in His hands. This week's update includes State of the University address which included an exciting announcement, Global Outreach spring and summer trips, sending encouragement to students, watching the fall play on demand from home, defining "close contact" when contact tracing COVID cases, revised spring invoice/payment schedule, and new location for SSC Grab+Go.
For contact tracing, why do we define "close contacts" as anyone who has been within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes within two days before the person developed symptoms?
It's Week #7! We're nearing the halfway point of fall semester! We continue to be grateful for how God is protecting and leading us through this challenging COVID season. Thanks to each of you who is praying! This week we have a full update, including State of the University address this Friday (with an exciting announcement expected), more about the new Caring Well Meals ministry, sending notes of encouragement to students in quarantine or isolation, a new Concerning COVID Q&A, campus guests visiting a class ... virtually, rapid antigen testing available, fall play — COVID style, moving the SSC Grab+Go location, cardboard canoe race, and Caring Well TNT this week.