College of Dental Medicine – AEODO/MBA
UPDATE – MARCH 16, 2020, 2:30 PM PDT
The health and safety of the Roseman University campus communities is our first priority. Based on updated guidelines by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the public health agencies in Nevada and Utah, Roseman University will be temporarily closing its campuses in Henderson and Summerlin (Las Vegas), Nevada and South Jordan, Utah to non-essential employees and the public, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Operations of the University will continue, including curricular activities such as research and some didactics via the online platforms. However, all non-essential employees will work from home or remain on-call via phone and/or email. The Program Director will be communicating directly to faculty, staff, and residents regarding their status and instructions. Class-specific schedule modifications will be sent to ensure curricular activities continue. It is very important that each of you check your email multiple times daily to make sure ongoing curricular activities and assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner.
Roseman University College of Dental Medicine dental and orthodontic clinics will close, except for emergency care or for certain cases as determined by the Program Director and on-call clinical faculty. The clinic front desk will remain open during normal business hours and all clinical patient-related questions will be directed to the on-call service. Further instructions will be sent to all residents on their clinic on-call rotation schedule and expectations to ensure effective emergent patient care is delivered in a timely manner.
All campus events, including commencement ceremony, and graduation banquet have been canceled. The “State of the University” address will be postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date and time.
Employee/resident travel between campuses in Nevada and Utah is suspended. The University strongly discourages any personal domestic or international travel. If any of you traveled for any reason, the Program Director must be notified.
During the closure, Roseman University’s Facilities Office will be disinfecting the campus buildings. Employees/residents are asked to clear their desktops to assist the cleaning process.
All COVID-19 situation accommodations are temporary. Everything related to national and local government and Roseman University’s response is necessarily fluid. Roseman University Administration is continually monitoring the situation and will convene on April 17, 2020, to reevaluate. A return to normal operations will be determined at the earliest safe date. Updates will be communicated to employees via email, Roseman’s Emergency Alert System, and online at roseman.edu/coronavirus.
ANNOUNCEMENT – MARCH 13, 2020, 6:00PM
Like many universities in Nevada, Utah, and throughout the nation, Roseman University of Health Sciences has been closely monitoring the changing landscape associated with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
While the University will transition on Monday, March 16 to online delivery of didactic curriculum in the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing and Dental Medicine’s DMD program, due to the smaller class size and clinical responsibilities of the AEODO/MBA Residency Program, a combination of on-campus and online curriculum delivery will be offered at the Program Director’s discretion.
Some modifications of the didactic curriculum may occur in the program in the coming weeks. Any changes will be communicated to all residents.
In the meantime, the health and safety of AEODO/MBA residents is a priority for Roseman University College of Dental Medicine. We will continue to take appropriate precautions, including enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, patient intake screenings to mitigate sick individuals from entering the clinic, and exercising appropriate social distancing while in the clinic and classrooms.
If you fall into one of the following at-risk categories, contact the Program Director to discuss appropriate accommodations:
- Aged 60 or over.
- Have an underlining health condition, including but not limited to, heart disease, immunodeficiency disorders, diabetes, or on currently on affected medication therapies.
- Are pregnant.
Please also contact the Program Director is you are:
- Impacted by school closures and do not have access to adequate childcare.
- Care for family members who are at-risk.
All College of Dental Medicine patient clinics, currently remain open and Roseman University campuses will remain open with access to student services.
Roseman University strongly recommends avoiding professional or personal travel (domestically or internationally) to areas highly impacted by COVID-19. This includes to any country with a CDC level 3 or State Department level 4 advisory as this may require health assessments and/or self-quarantine prior to returning to the clinic. Residents traveling outside of Nevada must notify the Program Director.
Roseman University Administration will be evaluating the situation on April 17 to determine a date for resumption of normal operations.
EVENTS AND COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
All Roseman University events are canceled through the end of May 2020.
Roseman University Commencement Ceremonies on May 15, 2020, in Henderson and May 16, 2020, in South Jordan will not take place at the previously designated locations and will now be held on-campus for graduates and faculty only; guests will not be permitted to attend the on-campus graduation program. Additional information about the format of the ceremony will be sent to students by their academic unit. The events will be live-streamed on Facebook.
We honor and celebrate the dedication and sacrifice our residents have demonstrated in their academic pursuits at Roseman University. This precautionary action is taken in the interest of public health and to safeguard the well-being of members of the Roseman University community and their families.