Cold prompts additional campus shifts on Feb. 16

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Cold prompts additional campus shifts on Feb. 16

Thermostats to be set back in classroom, office buildings; employees asked to work from home if possible
Jordan Opp | For University Communication

Due to the extreme cold temperatures and to curtail strain on the City of Lincoln power grid, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is taking additional weather-related measures on Feb. 16.

As announced previously, no in-person classes are being held Feb. 16. All remote and online courses will proceed as scheduled. Students should check Canvas for updates.

In addition, university employees are asked to work from home if possible as heating will be reduced to 55 degrees in office and classroom buildings starting the evening of Feb. 15. Employees who do not normally work remotely should contact their supervisor to discuss options.

Residence halls, the Nebraska Unions and dining halls will not be impacted by the heating reduction. The University Libraries, Lied Center for Performing, Sheldon Museum of Art, Morrill Hall and the International Quilt Museum will be closed.

On Feb. 16, the university’s saliva-based COVID-19 testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the north entrances of the Nebraska Union and Nebraska East Union. All outdoor, saliva-based testing collection sites will be closed.

Testing for individuals who are symptomatic or suspect exposure to the COVID-19 virus will be available at the TestNebraska site (located on 17th Street, between Vine and R streets) from 3 to 6 p.m. and, by appointment only, at the University Health Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other operations, including student services, sporting events, performances and intercampus transportation may be affected. Parking and Transit Services will not be ticketing in campus parking lots.

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