- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Happy Labor Day.
Today, we will continue moving students into their dorms and apartments. We’re all enjoying seeing our students back on campus, and I know we’re all ready to begin classes later this week.
As we all return to campus, please remember our interim policy related to safe health practices on campus. While we cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 spreading on campus, when we all work together, we can limit its spread.
To reduce the risk posed by the Coronavirus, the University will adhere to CDC guidelines and follow recommendations of state and local health officials.
All faculty, staff, students, and others present on campus will also be expected to follow the same guidelines and recommendations.
Those guidelines include:
- Face masks and coverings will be worn indoors except in private offices and outdoors when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
- Physical distance of six feet will be maintained. Occupancy in classrooms, at events, and gatherings will be reduced so that we can adhere to the State of Louisiana guidelines.
- Students, faculty, and staff on campus are expected to practice robust personal hygiene, including frequent handwashing and sanitation of shared surfaces like conference room tables, dining room tables, and lab benches.
- Campus community members must monitor their own health conditions. That means watching for symptoms like fever, upper respiratory distress, headache, sore throat.
Everyone working together and following these standards is critical to keep our campus community safe and healthy. Failure to follow these health practices may be subject to discipline or removal from campus through the appropriate processes. It will take all of us to make this quarter a success, and we’ll have to have grace and patience with one another as we work together to ensure our students continue to pursue their educational goals.
Faculty and staff convocation
Tomorrow, we will begin the academic year in our traditional way – with a twist. Our Faculty and Staff Convocation will be held online.
You’ll receive a link to the video just before 10 a.m. tomorrow, and I invite you to join your colleagues as we all watch on our desktops, laptops, phones, or tablets.
Thank you all for your work as we prepare for the Fall 2020 Quarter. I look forward to seeing you all soon.