It is almost two years since the outbreak began, and local colleges and universities still order face masks and now a weekly COVID-19 test.
Brad Johnson, director of marketing and communications for Methodist University, said the campus is alive when students and parents first visit.
The 2021 harvest semester classes begin on August 16th.
According to Johnson, the university is open for the 2020-21 academic year following the COVID-19 safety protocols. He said the university has about 500 pre-primary and student transfers and a total of about 2,000 students.
“When many schools across the country and the state closed their doors last year, the[Methodist University]has remained an active and focused community,” Johnson said.
Classes are being taught in person at the university, but there are online courses Johnson. If a student has a COVID-19 contract, the university will offer distance learning options until they return to class.
As part of the school’s COVID-19 safety protocols, students and teachers will be required to wear a mask while on campus, Johnson said.
“Safety is our number one priority,” he said.
The university also requires unvaccinated students to be tested for COVID-19 every week, Johnson said.
He said the university is providing free face masks, sanitary pads, cleansers, pesticides and CV-19 vaccines.
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Along with Methodist University, Fayetteville Technical Community College began its fall semester last week. .
“There is a lot of energy and joy in being able to come back to campus,” said Mark Sores, senior vice president for academic and student services.
He said the community college follows the guidelines and guidelines COVID-19.
“We hope that more people will be vaccinated to overcome this epidemic and that we will return to meet the educational needs of our students and focus on our mission to meet the needs of the business industry,” Sorrells said. Whether we like it or not, it can hurt some of us.
He said about 80% of the full-time faculty have been fully vaccinated under the wing of the academy.
Unvaccinated students are required to be tested once a week, says Sorrel.
“We will do everything we can to keep people safe,” he said.
Mandatory With the COVID-19 test, a mask is required for students and teachers to wear regardless of immunization status.
“We are working hard to ensure that we have the necessary precautions, protocols and protocols,” he said. And (we) ask people to follow protocols.
This year, the community college has made changes to its curriculum, says Morell.
We have balanced course offerings to ensure we have a choice for students. We have a better balance of online and face-to-face learning compared to online only.
About 10,500 students attend Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Fayetteville State University
Fallville State University fall semester begins August 18.
FSU also requires students to wear a face mask.
Students who do not submit a copy of the COVID-19 immunization card sent to the Student Health Services by the student vice chancellor on August 23 will be required to take the COVID-19 test twice a week. Vinnet Gordon, Director of Junior Council and Student Health Services.
With a face mask and a weekly check-up, the university offers COVID-19 vaccines on campus Monday through Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Health and Education Secretary Ariana: Jasmine Castrore can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-486-3561.
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