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Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Friday afternoon.
Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a return to Phase 2 through the end of the calendar year. We will make a number of changes to continue to help keep our campus community safe and healthy and to conform with the statewide changes.
The statewide mandate adjusts gathering limits both indoors and outdoors, and we will work with our deans and other academic leaders to ensure our classes conform well within these limits. In the Winter Quarter, we will offer a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes, just as we did in the fall. However, the classes and other campus activities will be more restrictive in capacity, and more flexibility will be provided for remote delivery options where needed by faculty members.
Dr. Dickie Crawford, Wes Cavin, and Dean Sam Speed will work with all student organizations to help ensure their meetings and events conform to the mandate. I encourage all student leaders to pay attention to upcoming communication from them and make sure their organizations work to comply with the new mandate.
Just as in the fall quarter, we will continue to encourage those who need accommodations because they are in a high-risk group or live with someone who is in a high-risk group to work from home. Students who fall in these categories will also be able to continue their accommodations. In addition, if students, faculty, or staff need to quarantine or isolate because of the virus, accommodations will be made.
We will continue to require mask wearing and physical distancing on campus. Recently, the CDC released evidence that shows the wearing of masks protects both the user and others in the area from transmission of COVID-19.
According to our governor, we expect the first vaccines to arrive in Louisiana to be administered to frontline healthcare workers next month. The next round will be focused on vulnerable populations in congregate settings. Soon after, various vaccines will be widely distributed.
As we enter the winter months – and while we wait for a widely available vaccine – I hope everyone will join with me in a renewed commitment to following our health and safety guidelines – washing hands, wearing masks, and practicing physical distancing.
Thank you for your work to keep our community healthy and safe, and I hope you are having a restful quarter break.