Face coverings become contaminated as you wear them, both from yourself and the environment around you. Face coverings must be taken off properly to avoid self-contamination:
Where do I get a face covering?
Students, faculty, staff and visitors should plan to provide their own face coverings (cloth or disposable masks). Eastern will provide all students, faculty and staff with one disposable mask at the beginning of the semester. Additional disposable masks will be available by request in the Office of Student Services of the Office of Human Resources as needed.
EOSC Library in Wilburton
EOSC Library in McAlester
- The EOSC Library in Wilburton will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. for the summer 2020 semester. Visit the Library's webpage for additional information about services.
- Use of a computer for college coursework must be scheduled by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 918-465-1875 (during the hours above) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
- The Library will be open to EOSC students and staff for academic purposes only. No children or the general public will be allowed to enter.
- Access to the Wilburton Library will be available through the back door of the Library Building only.
- The EOSC Library in McAlester will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the summer 2020 semester.
- Use of a computer for college coursework must be scheduled by APPOINTMENT ONLY. You can make an appointment by calling 918-302-3607 during the hours stated above.
- Students may use computers for college coursework only. Computer use will be monitored.
- Honorlock will be used for test proctoring for the remainder of the semester. However, should someone need to take a proctored exam, they must do so by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling 918-302-3607 during the hours stated above.
- Only current students and EOSC faculty and staff will be allowed to enter the facilities. No public patrons, children, or other family members may enter.
- When students arrive to campus for their scheduled session or test they will call 918-302-3607 in order to gain access to the building.
If you or anyone in your household has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing (or any of the symptoms similar to those of COVID-19), please do not come to campus. Anyone exhibiting those symptoms will be asked to leave.
We understand that having adequate Internet access and/or no computer is a concern. In addition to the EOSC Library Computer Labs listed above, many businesses are offering free WiFi access points in their parking lots.
- EOSC-Wilburton (Student Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- EOSC-McAlester (for best signal, park close to where the two buildings meet)
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University's McCurtain County Campus
- Kiamichi Technology Centers in Idabel and Antlers
- McAlester Public Schools (all campus locations)
- Haileyville Public Schools (access is available by digital school sign near Hwy 270)
- Wilburton Public Library
- McAlester Public Library
- Choctaw Clinic
- U.S. Cellular
- Harbor Mountain Coffee Shop
- Pizza Inn
- Taco Bell
- Choctaw Nation Internet Providers Information
The Blackboard app might be a solution to help with coursework if you find you only have a cell phone or tablet available. The Blackboard app is free and allows you to work with courses, content, instructors and other students. From the app, you can view courses items and announcements, take assignments and tests, participate in discussions and stay up-to-date on your academic progress and requirements.
Once you download the app, search for Eastern Oklahoma State College. Log in with your Blackboard Learn username and password. These are the same credentials you use to access your Blackboard courses on a computer. If you need assistance finding your Blackboard username and or resetting your password, go to the What's my Username and Password
The most important precaution all of us can take is being mindful of our personal health by practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently. We continue to follow guidance from the CDC
and state and local health authorities and encourage everyone to take reasonable, common-sense measures to keep yourself healthy.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a COVID-19 hotline, 877-215-8336, which has additional guidance information.
We recommend that everyone follow these everyday preventive practices while traveling or at home:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning product.
- Practice social distancing by avoiding large crowds and non-essential travel including plane trips and cruise ships.
Eastern has obtained funding from the federal CARES Act to distribute to qualifying students and help with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the initial email sent to students on May 13, 2020
for additional information.
CARES Act: 30-Day Fund Report - May 19, 2020 (pdf)
CARES Act: 45-Day Fund Report - June 23, 2020 (pdf)