Do you have access to reliable computer and internet? A Survey for Current Students

Thank you for your patience, questions, and for practicing social distancing in this uncertain time. We are working hard to put measures in place to ensure your health and safety as we prepare for classes to resume on March 30th, 2020. Please use this extended Spring Break to practice social distancing, good hygiene and hand-washing, relaxation and rejuvenation, and to prepare for continuing your classes online or remotely for the remainder of the semester.

To best serve you, we need to learn more about your technology needs. Please read  in full and complete the requested survey.

Do you have access to reliable computer and internet?

Your advisors, faculty, and support staff will begin to reach out to you via phone, email, and D2L Brightspace to answer questions and help ensure you are best prepared to successfully continue the semester online or remotely.

  • As you prepare to venture with us into the rest of the Spring semester, we understand that moving to an alternative delivery environment is completely new for some, and the transition can be challenging and anxiety inducing.  Technology and Learning Resources (TLR) is providing virtual, “drop-in” service for all technical support questions. Please refer to the ‘Student Technology & Help Resources’ tab on our  www.riverland.edu/healthupdate page to access these resources and services.
  • We are also requesting that you complete the COVID-19 Online Access Survey to help us determine what computer and internet access, if any, you currently have and what we will need to consider in our adjustments to moving classes to an online format.

Your safety and health is of utmost importance to us.  Remember, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it’s important that all of us take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Stay home
  • Cover your cough
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Living through pandemic such as COVID-19 can be extremely stressful. Dealing with the threat of COVID-19 is upsetting because it is outside the range of a normal day to day experience. You may feel anxiety, or fear for yourself and your loved ones becoming exposed to the virus. At the same time, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the constant, rapidly changing, and often conflicting information provided by the media regarding the growing danger of COVID-19. While it is critical during this time to take care of your physical health, you also need to pay attention to your emotional health. Print this PDF and review it to help you recognize the stress and provider resources to assist you. Being informed by reputable sources can help you realize that there are so many people working to protect you. Consult directly with our counselors or advisors for other resources.

Our campus has restricted access right now for the safety of our staff, faculty and students. However, our staff and faculty are available to provide assistance and student services remotely. For any questions, please call the main phone call center number 507-433-0600 and check the www.riverland.edu/healthupdate page regularly.

Hang in there! We will get through this together! We are here to support you.

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