How can I Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up effectively on campus? Wear your mask! Masks should cover your nose and mouth and should be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors when you can not effectively be physically distant from others. If you do not own a mask, you may purchase one in the Campus Store. Back Up: practice physical distancing by leaving 6 feet between you and others. Wash up: wash your hands often.
What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19? Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the Dean of Students Office and follow any instructions they provide to seek medical care or to quarantine.
What should I do if I see another student who isn't wearing a mask? Remember, this is the year of community. Please remind them nicely to wear their mask. We are all doing this for each other. Should you have questions, you may contact the Dean of Students Office.
How will office hours be managed? All support services are still fully available to you; some are just offered in a different way. For example:
Dear Students and Colleagues –
Here we are, the last day of the Spring semester. We end the academic year with 1 active case of COVID-19. We experienced a peak of 6 active cases back in late January. You have all done a great job of taking care of yourselves, and of each other, and for that I am very, very grateful. You may have seen news yesterday about the CDC easing restrictions related to masks and social distancing. We have made great progress as a community, and as a country, navigating this pandemic. Closer to home, Public Health Madison & Dane County announced that while our current protocols remain in effect, we may expect an update on our local regulations sometime next week. Bottom line: masks work, and the vaccines are effective, and the light in the tunnel gets brighter each day.
I will see many of you tomorrow, when we celebrate Commencement on campus. We’re celebrating Liturgy at 9:00 am in St. Joseph Chapel, followed by 3 ceremonies honoring our graduates. The tent is up, chairs are being set as I write this, and our landscaping and grounds look sharp as can be. Thank you to all who are making this event – on our campus – into the special day that our graduates and their families will cherish.
Have a great, healthy, and safe summer. I look forward to this summer, and to our Return to Better in the fall. You have shown all that we are a community of learners, committed to a more just and compassionate world, and to each other. We do that best when we are together, in-person, at this remarkable place. I cannot wait.
Cor ad cor loquitur.
-Andrew Manion, Ph.D.
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