The COVID-19 Task Force is currently reviewing updated CDC guidance for vaccinated individuals. Oglethorpe is operating in the yellow phase of the campus protection guide in summer 2021. Masks are still required in most group settings on campus, regardless of vaccination status.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, classrooms will be arranged for social distancing and reduced capacities. Faculty and staff will be asked to separate commuter students from on-campus residents in the classroom. See classroom capacities for social distancing. Note that these numbers are subject to change. We are fabricating Plexiglas dividers to place between student seats on longer tables, according to OSHA guidelines, which may allow us to increase classroom capacities.
Some faculty may record classes with the expectation that those “not there” watch it on their own. Others might require students to be “in attendance” and if, for whatever reason, a student does not make it to either of the sessions they would obtain the material from classmates or the teacher as they would have pre-Covid when they miss classes.
Cleaning supplies will be available to each room and students and faculty should help our cleaning staff by wiping down their areas before the next class begins. Students may of course wipe down areas when entering as well. This is in addition to the rigorous cleaning schedule to be followed by our cleaning staff.
Face coverings are required in the classroom and in common spaces on campus.