Oct. 12 COVID-19 Update

Screening stations adjusted beginning today | All in-person gatherings require approval; information sessions planned | Limited inter-hall visitation approved | On-campus flu vaccines continue through Friday | Omaha extends mask mandate | COVID-19 Testing Center remains open

Screening Stations Adjusted Beginning Today

The locations and hours for the general-campus Temperature Check-In/Screening Stations are being adjusted beginning today for the remainder of the semester. Screening stations are available at:

  • Hixson-Lied Science Building atrium; M-F, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (no change)
  • Skutt Student Center, ground-level information desk, 7 days a week, normal building hours
  • Harper Center front desk, 7 days a week, normal building hours

Please note, the northeast entrance of the Kiewit Fitness Center and the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library atrium will no longer serve as screening stations.

All In-Person Gatherings Require Approval, Information Sessions Planned

All in-person gatherings of any size, on or off campus, must be reviewed by the Event Review Task Group and approved by the COVID-19 Strategy and Implementation Team. Creighton University students, faculty and staff planning an event must complete a “COVID-19 Event Risk Matrix” and submit their event request through CUinvolved. Learn more about the process.

The Events Review Task Group will offer several information meetings over Zoom to discuss considerations for planning events and to highlight the event review and approval process. Dates and times for these information sessions are listed below:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 3:30-4:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 – 3:30-4:20 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 19 – 3:30-4:20 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21 – 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Preregistration to receive the Zoom session link and password is required at https://blueq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2sDmTJ2m4XJCP3L.

Limited Inter-Hall Visitation Approved

While conditions do not allow for commencement of Phase Two as described in the Caring for Our Creighton Community guide to reopening, the residential community has been approved for limited inter-hall visitation.

Residential students are now permitted to host guests who reside in other residence halls on Creighton’s campus from 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Only one guest at a time will be permitted, per resident. Learn more.

On-Campus Flu Vaccines Continue Through Friday

Free flu vaccines will continue to be offered at campus locations through Friday, Oct. 16.

Flu vaccinations will be available today through Friday in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. Extended hours of operation will be offered today, from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and the rest of the week will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Vinardi Center (Old Gym), second-floor pharmacy lab, will serve as an additional flu vaccination site on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

No registration is required, but be sure to bring your Creighton ID.

Flu vaccines received at other locations must be uploaded to the Birdhouse. All faculty, staff and students are required to receive a flu vaccine by Nov. 1. Learn more.

Omaha Extends Mask Mandate

Omaha has extended its mask mandate to Nov. 24. A letter from Creighton University in support of the extension was shared with the Omaha City Council. The Omaha Chamber of Commerce, public school officials and local health professionals also supported the extension, which requires people to wear face coverings in indoor spaces.

COVID-19 Testing Center Remains Open

Creighton’s COVID-19 Testing Center is open daily, Monday-Friday, inside the Kiewit Fitness Center. Operational hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The Testing Center is also used for surveillance testing. On-premises and reduced on-premises employees are encouraged to complete this form to opt into the COVID-19 testing pool. Surveillance and walk-in testing both require preregistration.