An Important Reminder from President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. and Vice President for Student Affairs Susan P. Trageser, Ed.D. (Message to Main Campus Students)
As we approach the Labor Day weekend, we are reaching out to remind each and every student to be very diligent in your continued efforts to engage in healthy and responsible activities. That includes wearing face coverings and exercising physical distancing whether you are on campus or off campus. It is equally important when around just a few individuals.
Public health officials recently advised that we have plateaued with regard to COVID-19 cases. In order for us to move forward in a positive direction with fewer COVID-19 cases and continued in-person engagement, we are again advising you to avoid large gatherings, as well as to not travel outside of the local area. Please be reminded of the University’s 10-person gathering limitation as it relates to both on-campus and off-campus activities. If you must travel, you are encouraged to review travel information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and take every precaution to keep yourself and others safe during and after your travel.
Again, we have made important and needed progress with regard to compliance and enforcement in the last week. That critical work must continue as a significant and substantiated spike in confirmed cases would require us to move away from in-person engagement for a limited period of time or the remainder of the semester. Our ability to remain on campus and in person is dependent upon you and your fellow students.
We hope that you have an enjoyable and safe weekend. And, we look forward to seeing you on campus for Labor Day as classes will be in session!
With Highlander Pride,
Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.
Susan P. Trageser, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs