CSC To Reopen Some Facilities To The Public On Monday

(Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)

       Chadron State College will reopen some of its facilities to the community for the first time since Nov 18 on Monday, Jan. 25, with masks and social distancing required.

The closure will return if the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the region increases.

      The first wave of re-openings includes the Nelson Physical Activity Center, Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, Crites Hall, King Library, Memorial Hall, and the Chicoine Center.

       Public attendance at athletic competitions in the NPAC and Chicoine are subject to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference winter sport plans, available at the CSC athletic dept website

     The Athletic Department will also use the website to announce when fans are allowed to attend events.

        CSC President Dr Randy Rhine says his Cabinet decided to lift the campus closure in the interest of community members who use the school’s facilities and and who enrich their lives with the cultural events and athletic contests CSC provides.

       Rhine says “Allowing the public to attend events in a safe and responsible manner is also important to our students because they get the opportunity to showcase their unique talents.” 

       The NPAC weight room, cardio room, and arena will open to the public Monday, Jan. 25, at 6 a.m. with occupancy not to exceed 75% of capacity. Masks must be worn at all times and all individuals should plan to clean equipment after use. 

       NPAC hours will be Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. The weight and cardio rooms will be closed daily for 30-minute cleaning sessions at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

     Masks and social distancing are required at all campus events, including musical and theatrical performances, while following campus and public health guidelines. For an up-to-date listing of campus events, visit

      Chadron State will continue to follow guidance from the Panhandle Public Health District and Nebraska Directed Health Measures, and will identify buildings or spaces to close if such decisions are made.