This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the ‘Higher Education Reopening Guidance’, which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is an evolving situation. Please consult the following state and federal resources to stay current on the latest developments that could impact you and your family.

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

The Centers for Disease Control will provide updated information on the emerging and evolving situation as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Summary

The Virginia Department of Health provides updates on the status of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, including the number and location of presumptive positive or confirmed cases.

CDC Travel Health Notices

The Centers of Disease Control has recommended that travelers avoid nonessential travel to severe nations. 

CARES Act – HEERF Application

Southside College of Health Sciences (SCHS) has applied for and has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), authorized by Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Per federal requirements, SCHS acknowledges and assures that it has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the HEERF received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Students must meet the following requirements: (1) eligible to receive Title IV Funds, (2) enrolled in course(s) in the Pre-Licensure ASN program during the Spring 2020 Semester and (3) experienced financial hardship or incurred expense as a result of the disruption of SCHS on-campus operations due to COVID-19 as of March 13, 2020, are encouraged to apply for HEERF.  Eligible expenses include items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, etc. as included in the student’s Cost of Attendance.

Students can apply for HEERF by completing the SCHS CARES Act – HEERF Application (download below) and submitting it to the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at  The SCHS FAO will award HEERF based upon a predetermined amount based on Enrollment Status, Pell Grant eligibility and Expected Family Contribution as indicated in the table below.

Please note that the Department of Education (ED) continues to publish guidance regarding HEERF both for institutions and students.  These funds may be taxable.  SCHS is required to report certain information to the ED regarding recipients and the amount awarded and disbursed.  Students can obtain further information here or contact the FAO for additional information.

As of October 20, 2020

SCHS allocation of total (student and institutional) HEERF$137,088
HEERF received from the Department of Education (ED) for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students$68,544
Estimated number of students eligible to receive HEERF138
Actual number of students who have received HEERF58
Actual HEERF amount disbursed to eligible students$71,482

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act as of October 28, 2020

 Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

Institution Name: Petersburg Hospital Company, LLC             

Date of Report: 10/28/2020                    

Covering Quarter Ending:      September 30, 2020

Total Amount of Funds Awarded:

Section (a)(1) Institutional and Student Portion: $ 137,088.00   

Section (a)(2):

Section (a)(3):

Final Report? ☐

Campus safety and operations.[1]$7,594.91    IT equipment/supplies for distance learning, lockdown browser, sneeze guards
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program$7,594.91     
Total of Quarterly Expenditures$7,594.91  

[1] Including costs or expenses related to the disinfecting and cleaning of dorms and other campus facilities, purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), purchases of cleaning supplies, adding personnel to increase the frequency of cleaning, the reconfiguration of facilities to promote social distancing, etc.