Care & Accountability
Resources to Help Orient Students to Updated College Protocols
Introductory Course Statement
This document was created in partnership with faculty members to introduce new College protocols prior to students arriving for the first day of class. See this Word document.
- add in Blackboard as an assignment or announcement, or
- email as a part of a welcome message to students prior to the start of the first meeting.
Students visiting in-person facilitates must complete the online health assessments no more than 2 hours prior to each visit. The assessment will ask students to check their temperature and overall wellness before reporting to College-sponsored facilities.
Facial coverings are required for all persons presenting on College property or as a part of a requirement for a course/program. Students who need support complying with requirements can contact representatives from the COVID Student Support Team.
- Student Facial Covering Support Form
- Each class will be equipped with a supply box of extra masks and cleaning supplies.
Student support services
Student support services will be available in person and virtually. To accommodate spacing limitations appointments are strongly recommended. Additionally, to assist with general questions, there is a chat feature on the website to speak with College representatives.
FERPA permits an educational agency or institution to disclose, without consent, personally identifiable information from students’ education records only to school officials within the educational agency or institution that the educational agency or institution has determined to have legitimate educational interests in the information. Generally, a school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill their professional responsibility. Further, the 2008 joint guidance from HIPAA and FERPA provide additional instruction that reflects that medical records maintained by the College are governed by FERPA as opposed to HIPAA, which governs medical professionals.
Online form to report health concerns
Faculty and staff are asked to report health-related concerns for students as soon as possible. Faculty should report all instances of COVID-related health concerns to the COVID Student Support Team, even if it is assumed that the student will submit the information on their behalf.
- Please remember that email is considered a public record. Thus, if you are sending an email, please do not send medical records. You may also use the student’s ID number in place of the name.
- The online form has been developed to allow for the secure submission of information. This form does not create a public record so names and details may be added: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ColumbusStateCC&layout_id=17
- Template email response for COVID disclosure
- Template letter from CSST to potentially exposed student
- Guide for Addressing Someone with Health Concerns
- Guide for Facial Covering Compliance
- COVID-19 Student Guide
- Return to Campus Resources for Students