ASU Inclement Weather Plan continues through Friday

Based on current conditions and forecasts, Arkansas State University will remain in remote learning and working mode through Friday, Feb. 19.

Employee second vaccination clinics are rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 20 and moved to Centennial Hall in the Reng Student Union.

Facilities Management personnel are working on campus to mitigate accumulations of snow, but on-campus students are reminded they need to be careful when walking between buildings.

Essential services for students living on campus remain operational, with Dining Services utilizing brunch hours at Acansa Dining Hall. Limited food court stations in Reng Student Union will also be open each day during brunch hours.

The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open each day under inclement weather hours to assist students. The Red W.O.L.F. Center is closed.

All on-campus classes remain in remote course delivery for the rest of this week. Instructors are asked to reach out to their students as soon as practical to let them know how the learning material will be delivered.

Non-essential staff members and offices are encouraged to continue telework.

Due to the significant winter weather, both Moderna vaccine clinics for employees set for Tuesday are rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 20, in Centennial Hall at the Reng Student Union.

The Woodsprings Pharmacy clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while the Daily Dose Pharmacy clinic will be from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Employees should receive an email to reschedule their appointment from Woodsprings Pharmacy or from Lori Winn on behalf of Daily Dose.

Employees can utilize the Union parking deck, but avoid the 24-hour reserved spots. The entrance into the Union near Centennial Hall is located on the second floor of the parking deck.

Commodity distribution

The commodity distribution for Greene County has been scheduled for Wednesday February 24, from 9 a.m. until noon or until food supplies are gone. The Commodity Distribution will be held at the Paragould Community Center 3404 Linwood Drive, Parking Lot B and C. This will be a Drive-Thru Distribution.

According to Keith Livesay, USDA Coordinator for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, persons receiving the USDA food must reside in Greene County. Recipients must also meet the income guidelines that have been set for the emergency food assistance program.

At the time of the distribution, information cards will be filled out for all recipients. Recipients will need to provide the following information: name, address, family size and combined monthly income of the household. An appropriate form of identification such as driver’s license, social security card or picture identification card must be shown at this time also. Recipients who are unable to carry the food they receive should bring someone to assist them.

Recipients will only be allowed to pick up commodity foods for themselves and one additional household. To pick up food items for a shut-in, elderly person or other qualified household, the person picking up the food for another household must have signed Authorization Slip with all information on it from the person he or she is picking up for. The note must also contain the name, address, family size and combined monthly income of the person receiving the food. Case workers picking up for larger groups must make prior arrangements with the USDA Coordinator.

Commodity foods are distributed on a first come, first served basis. The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas and the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion or national origin. Bi-lingual translators are not available on site. For more information about the distribution of commodity foods, questions concerning eligibility for this program or to volunteer to work, contact Keith Livesay at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas by calling (870) 932-3663.

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