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Despite multiple layers of health and safety standards in place, a recent spike in positive cases of COVID-19 discovered during baseline PCR testing on campus revealed the unpredictable nature and community spread of the virus. With 85 percent of instruction for the fall term set to unfold in a remote modality from the start of the term, as well as the eventual pivot to a completely remote modality after Thanksgiving, plans had already been made in case the need arose to pivot to a fully remote learning modality.
There will be some exceptions to allow continued face-to-face instruction and research in the College of Health Professions, Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Fine Arts and Communication as well as some graduate programs. Those colleges and programs will be finalizing plans and communicating to affected students, faculty and staff in the next few days. Our research initiatives, always guided by the highest standards, will continue as well. We are committed to working with students needing labs, studios and performance-based classes that are required for completion of their degrees.
Yes. Those locations follow TU protocols for schedule changes or campus status.
This modality delivery change is only for fall 2020. While all guidance around health and safety will be followed, planning for spring term is underway as if it will be a face-to-face semester.