OXFORD, Miss/STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi has issued plans for a return to campus this fall.
University Chancellor Glenn Boyce says to help prevent the spread of coronavirus while returning to in-person operations, the university is implementing new protocols and expectations for everyone on campus.
Boyce says those include a modified academic calendar, mandatory training for employees and students, daily symptom checks and COVID-19 testing and tracing.
The university will also allow for in-person following CDC guidelines. In some cases, Boyce says the classes will also include online lessons. He says some courses will be online only. The decision on courses will be made by deans, chairs and faculty members.
Mississippi State President Dr. Mark Keenum says the university is committed to protecting the health and safety of our students and staff.
He says it is still important to deliver the high quality academic experience students expect.
MSU is set to begin classes on August 17.
Links to the University of Mississippi Campus Ready plan can be found at https://coronavirus.olemiss.edu/campus-ready/
Links to the MSU Safe Return booklet can be found at https://www.msstate.edu/sites/www.msstate.edu/files/SafeReturnBooklet.pdf