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COVID-19 Resource Page

Nebraska Methodist College, in conjunction with Nebraska Methodist Health System, is actively monitoring the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and has made institutional changes in order to prioritize the health and well-being of our community.

We encourage all community members to stay informed by utilizing the resources on this page, and please reach out if you need assistance during these difficult times.

We encourage community members to share any questions and concerns they have related to NMC's COVID-19 pandemic response with any member of the College's Leadership Team or through our Compliments, Concerns & Comments reporting link.

NMC COVID-19 Dashboard

NMC maintains this data to keep our college community informed about the number of COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff who are on our campus. This information only includes positive cases that the college has been made aware of through NMC’s self-reporting guidelines. NMC’s fall on campus enrollment is 810 students and has 152 full- and part-time faculty and staff. 

Confidentiality laws prohibit NMC from disclosing any identifying information about affected individuals. Students who test positive are required to be isolated, and anyone believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine.  Employees who test positive or at risk for exposure should follow instructions from Employee Health.

1

New cases reported to Campus Health as of the week ending October 8, 2021.

179

Total reported cases since March 2020

Student Resources

Campus Health

Policies & FAQs

Office of Student Engagement

We are here for you. Please see the following resources to see how we can help:

Financial Aid Office

If you are experiencing financial hardship, the Financial Aid team is here to help. Click here to contact a Financial Aid counselor.

Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding

CARES Act (HEERF I)

On March 27, 2020, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The CARES Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). A portion of HEERF funds must go directly to eligible students in the form of emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis (“HEERF Student Share Grant Funds”).  The following information is provided by NMC as information on eligibility and how to receive these funds as well as required by the Department of Education (“ED”) in order to comply with the reporting requirements under the CARES Act. 

Emergency Grants to Students:

Institutional Funds Reporting:

CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II)

NMC has received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), enacted on December 27, 2020. The new law has some similarities and important differences from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116–136) enacted on March 27, 2020. We will use the student portion of the funds and some of the institution portion of the funds to provide direct emergency aid to students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.

**UPDATE: As of 4/26/21, all HEERF-II funds are now exhausted and the application for these relief funds is now closed. Please see Dr. Carlson's announcement above for more information.**

Emergency Grants to Students:

Institutional Funds Reporting:

American Rescue Plan (HEERF III)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.

**Note: There will not be any HEERF III student emergency funding disbursements during the week of August 16 - 20 and August 23 - 27.  Any applications received for funding will be processed the week of August 30 with disbursements by Friday, September 3.

Emergency Grants to Students:

Institutional Funds Reporting:

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (www.getemergencybroadband.org) on May 12, 2021, that aims to provide subsidies for students struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic. The program will allow eligible households — which include those with a Pell Grant recipient or that have experienced significant income loss since February 2020 — to receive substantially subsidized broadband service ($50 monthly subsidy for most, $75 monthly subsidy for those on tribal lands) and devices ($100 one-time subsidy for a device). The agency is urging students to familiarize themselves with the registration process and work through the FCC verification process.  Here’s a listing additional criteria:  Do I Qualify? - EBBP (getemergencybroadband.org).

External Resources

Want to learn more about COVID-19? Below are local and national links to keep you informed.

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