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Recently, the University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University have all adjusted their plans to open the fall semester with in-person classes due to the spread of COVID-19 within their campus communities. Even though most individuals at those campuses took seriously the risks associated with COVID-19, it only took a small number of cases on each campus to require those universities to change their plans. Please follow these safety guidelines that will greatly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Missouri S&T has taken several steps to make the campus safe for learning, teaching and working. These modifications include rearranging classrooms so that students are no closer than six feet to one another and requiring face coverings in classes, teaching and research labs, and common areas.
Students are asked to establish a safe “social bubble” or “family unit” consisting of a small number of individuals (typically three to five). In addition to practicing the safety guidelines listed above, staying in the social bubble as much as possible will help minimize the possibility of transmission. But it takes time and diligence for students to create a safe social bubble – typically two or three weeks.
Missouri S&T policies and standards are based on university expectations as informed by federal, state and local public health guidelines. Anyone who disregards these policies or puts at risk the welfare of the campus community may face disciplinary actions as noted in the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations Chapter 330 – Employee Conduct for faculty, HR-601 for staff, and Section 200.10 Standard of Conduct for students.
If you have a concern involving students or student organizations, please contact the dean of students office or report online. If you have a concern involving employees, please contact the appropriate supervisor, administrator or human resources department.