SUU Will Provide On-Campus Classes in Fall 2020

Published: May 27, 2020 | Author: David Bishop | Read Time: 1 minutes

Joining the other universities in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), Southern Utah University will resume on-campus classes for the Fall 2020 semester. SUU is following guidance from local and state public health officials and incorporating strategies from the Utah Leads Together plan and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This is a significant step in getting back to a sense of normalcy,” said SUU President Scott L Wyatt. “However, when students come to campus for the fall semester the on-campus experience will be slightly different. We’ll take precautions to protect our campus community. We all have a responsibility to protect each other. I can promise, though, we’ll still provide the atmosphere that makes SUU a great home away from home.”

SUU’s comprehensive reopening campus plan is under development and will be released at a later date. It will include implementation plans for social distancing, diagnostic testing and contact tracing.

Due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, SUU transitioned to online classes near the end of the spring semester. Distance and online learning classes will continue to be taught during the summer semester, which has more students enrolled than any other summer in SUU history.

President Wyatt announced the reopening of campus for the fall semester to students, faculty and staff in a video announcement.

He told students, “When you come back, know this - Cedar City, like most of rural Utah, is one of the safest places in the country. We’ve had very few cases of COVID-19 and have fewer of the problems that people experience in larger cities during a pandemic.”

Southern Utah University is adhering to local, state and federal health guidelines in implementing the fall semester return to campus. Like all USHE schools, face-to-face instruction in the fall depends on a continuation of improving conditions in Utah.

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