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Saint Leo implements additional efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19
In keeping with the guiding principles outlined in the Framework for Our Return to the Pride, the Saint Leo University COVID-19 Incident Command Team has decided to implement a two-week social-distancing period to help slow the spread of COVID-19 at University Campus. With the recent spike in cases among students, these additional safety measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution. We believe these efforts are necessary to help us be able to continue to offer classes in residence throughout the remainder of the semester.
Just as we retreated to the safety of our homes to slow the spread of the virus this past spring, similar efforts will be implemented at University Campus. Effective immediately and running until October 9, students, faculty and staff should note the following changes:
While activities involving in-person interaction will be limited, there are several activities and events in which students may participate:
During this period only, University Campus faculty will provide flexibility regarding in-person attendance in the classroom, allowing students to shift to the Connected Classroom (attending class on Zoom) instead of in-person classes. As a result, students may choose to attend class from their personal homes. To be clear, classes will continue to be held in-person throughout this period for those who wish to continue to attend according to their A/B cohort assignment.
In order for these efforts to be successful, it is critically imperative that all members of the Saint Leo community also adhere closely to the basic safety measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID.
Failure to abide by the university’s guidelines will have serious consequences, up to and including suspension from the university, as well as the continued spread of COVID-19 in our community.
While we understand that such restrictions may be uncomfortable, these interim mitigation efforts will go a long way to ensure that our community is healthy, safe, and strong. Your support during this time will allow the university to move quickly through this cautionary period and resume in-person activities swiftly. Please do your part to help us Protect the Pride!
If a campus student in residence is experiencing symptoms of illness and is concerned about possible COVID-19 infection (fever over 100.4, other symptoms of illness), they are asked to immediately self-isolate and contact the Health Center in DeChantal Hall at (352) 588-8347. After hours, they can contact University Safety at (352) 588-8432 for the on-call nurse. Online and education center students, are asked to immediately self-isolate and contact your county health department or health care provider and notify your center director or advisor of your illness. Staff and faculty should do the same and also contact their supervisor and human resources business partner.
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