Campus Response to COVID-19

Criswell College Response to COVID-19

(Updated January 10, 2022)


Those who have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home and do not come onto campus. Seek medical counsel if needed.
  • If you are an employee, notify your supervisor and HR. If you are a student, notify the Director of Student Services and your professors and seek accommodations to participate remotely.
  • Isolate for at least 5 full days after the date of your positive test. The date of your positive test is Day 0. After 5 full days of isolation (if you do not have symptoms), you may return to campus; wear a well-fitting mask around others until day 10.
  • Closely monitor your health and seek medical counsel as needed. If COVID-like symptoms appear at any point after the day you were tested, follow the instructions below.


Those who have COVID-like symptoms
(e.g. fever of 100.4°F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, etc.):

  • Stay home and do not come onto campus. Seek medical counsel as needed.
  • If you are an employee, notify your supervisor and HR. If you are a student, notify the Director of Student Services and your professors and seek accommodations to participate remotely.
  • Isolate for at least 5 full days. Your first day of symptom onset is Day 0. You can return to campus after the 5 full days of isolation if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of medications) and your other symptoms have diminished. When you return to campus, wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days after the end of your isolation period.
  • Consider getting tested at the end of the 5-day isolation period if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of medications) and your other symptoms have diminished. If you receive a positive test, continue to isolate until day 10. If you receive a negative test, you can come on campus; wear a well-fitting mask around others on campus until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (Day 10).


Those who have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19:

  • Exposure occurs when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
  • You may come on campus and wear a high-quality mask for 10 days from your close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
  • Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you receive a positive test, follow the instructions above. If you receive a negative test, you can come on campus; wear a well-fitting mask around others on campus until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (Day 10).
  • Closely monitor your health and seek medical counsel as needed. If COVID-like symptoms appear (regardless of your test results), follow the instructions above.


Additional Information & Guidelines:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

 

CRRSAA and CARES Act

Criswell College is participating in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)2021: and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) 2021 student grant programs and with the U.S Department of Education to provide assistance for students during the pandemic. In an effort to align the institution with the CRRSAA requirements, Criswell has accomplished the following:

CRRSSA:

  • Criswell College signed and returned the certification and agreement form to grants.gov. Criswell College has used the applicable amount of funds designated of the emergency funds to direct financial aid grants to directly to the students.
  • Criswell College received $76,294 from the Department of Education pursuant to the college’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • Criswell College has disbursed the entire $76,294 directly to students and funded an additional $1,006 from the Institutional funds (from CRRSAA) for a total of $77,300 in April 2021.
  • Criswell College has approximately 119 students that are eligible to participate in programs under Title IV of the Education Act of 1965.
  • Criswell College awarded the CRRSAA funds to 119 students.
  • Criswell College identified the population of Title IV eligible students. The College awarded additional amounts for those students demonstrating exceptional need. This population was used in conjunction with the factors of exceptional need, student’s enrollment status (full-time, ¾ time, ½ time, less than ½ time). The College assigned award amounts according to each student’s enrollment status (with additional amounts for exceptional need). Graduate and Undergraduate students were identified and awarded according to their enrollment status for their degree level.

ARP:

  • Criswell College signed and returned the certification and agreement form to grants.gov. Criswell College has used use the applicable amount of funds designated of the emergency funds to direct financial aid grants to directly to the students.
  • Criswell College received $252,504 from the Department of Education pursuant to the college’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • Criswell College has disbursed the entire $252,504 directly to students and funded an additional $12,496 from the Institutional funds (from ARP) for a total of $265,000 in July of 2021.
  • Criswell College has approximately 252 students that are eligible to participate in programs under Title IV of the Education Act of 1965 who had been enrolled through the period of the pandemic.
  • Criswell College awarded the ARP funds to 252 students.
  • Criswell College identified the population of Title IV eligible students. The College awarded additional amounts for those students demonstrating exceptional need. This population was used in conjunction with the factors of exceptional need, student’s enrollment status (full-time, ¾ time, ½ time, less than ½ time). The College assigned award amounts according to each student’s enrollment status (with additional amounts for exceptional need). Graduate and Undergraduate students were identified and awarded according to their enrollment status for their degree level.

Please click this link for instructions on how to apply for CARES Act funds. 

EFA CARES Act Letter

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) Letter

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) Letter

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund IV (HEERF IV) Letter

Please click this link to review the CARES Act budget and expense report for the 2020 3rd Quarter.

CARES Act budget and expense report for 2020 4th Quarter.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 1st  quarter of 2021.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 2nd  quarter of 2021.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 3rd quarter of 2021.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 4th quarter of 2021.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 1st quarter of 2022.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 2nd quarter of 2022.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 3rd quarter of 2022.

HEERF I II III reporting for the 4th quarter of 2022.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.