NOTE: This article was published on April 30, 2021. For the latest on Fall 2021 guidance, visit the Maverick COVID Response Website.
Leadership from the UNO campus has announced plans to return to traditional operations for the Fall 2021 semester, which includes campus teaching, working, and learning activities, as well as on-campus events.
While the Fall 2021 semester will closely resemble a pre-pandemic level of in-person, on-campus activity, leaders acknowledged some adjustments may be needed to help the university return to full capacity while remaining safe. Specific details on what policies, guidelines, and expectations will be for campus will be shared closer to the start of the semester.
The decision to return to traditional operations is based on the latest health projections and insights on vaccination rates, virus transmission, and COVID-19 testing capacity shared by the UNO Office of Health Security as well as federal, state, and local health officials.
The university continues to place an emphasis on flexibility and adaptability as our students, faculty, and staff plan for the Fall 2021 semester. University leaders will take lessons learned from individuals who have taught, worked, and learned successfully in a remote or hybrid setting over the last year and will explore opportunities to implement best practices into everyday university life moving forward.
UNO will continue to incorporate the latest health and safety requirements in order to promote the wellbeing of the university community. Preventative health measures that will be in place for Fall 2021 may, as public health conditions dictate, include mask wearing, physical distancing, handwashing, symptom screening, and opportunities for COVID-19 testing for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
Summer 2021 health and safety guidance, which was shared with campus earlier this week, will remain in place from the end of the Spring 2021 semester. The latest campus health and safety information is available on the Maverick COVID Response website.
Students, faculty, and staff can help the university create a great on-campus experience by sharing questions, concerns, and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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