COVID-19: Governor's Stay-at-Home Order
TO: Students
FROM: Lyn Redington, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
SUBJECT: COVID-19: Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order

Dear Bengals,
 
Less than an hour ago, Governor Brad Little issued an executive order directing all residents to immediately heed current State of Idaho public health directives and stay home. Everyone is asked to stay at home, except to receive essential services, such as buying groceries and receiving medical care. You may leave home to exercise but you need to remain 6 feet away from others. The Governor’s stay-at-home order is effective immediately and lasts 21 days.
 
This executive order does not have an impact on classes resuming using distance-based instruction on Monday, March 30. The University is still open for business, however, all services will be provided by appointment or remote delivery.
 
This transition is happening quickly and we are here to help you. Your patience, understanding, and flexibility during this fast-changing situation are appreciated. We have prepared a list of tips and resources to help you transition to distance-based instruction. In the coming days and weeks, you may encounter challenges and obstacles. We are here to support you. 
 
Student Emergency Fund
During this time of uncertainty, Idaho State, through the support of generous donors, has made funds available to assist students severely impacted by COVID-19. The Student Emergency Fund is dispersed by the Office of the Dean of Students and provides microgrants to help Bengals with unforeseen barriers to their academic success. More information about the emergency fund, including the application process, is available online .
 
Benny’s Pantry
Benny’s Pantry is a food pantry on Idaho State’s campuses in Pocatello, Meridian, and Idaho Falls. The pantry will remain open by appointment providing free emergency food assistance to ISU faculty, staff, and students. Please email or call the Office of the Dean of Students at (208) 282-2794 to make an appointment to visit Benny’s Pantry. As they are available, Benny’s Pantry is also stocking paper goods, including toilet paper and diapers. 
 
Idaho State’s COVID-19 website will continue to be updated as the situation evolves. The University has also set up a COVID-19 hotline at (208) 282-INFO to answer any additional questions. Bengals are encouraged to check the website often for regular updates.
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out for help from your professor, classmates, the Dean of Students , or me.

–– Lyn
 
Lyn Redington
Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
If you have questions, please email communications@isu.edu or call (208) 282-INFO.