St. Cloud State To Require Face Masks For Everyone On Campus This Fall
Starting this Fall St. Cloud State will require face masks in its buildings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as students and faculty return to campus. A "Bring Huskies Home" initiative has been started along with CDC guidelines at the school to ensure the safety of all students and staff on campus.
During this past Spring Semester, St. Cloud State along with all 37 Minnesota State Institutions finished up the semester remotely to comply with the Minnesota Department of Health guideline and the state’s stay-at-home order. Yesterday the school released it's plan for the Fall semester:
While students will be on-campus, instruction will look and feel different than a normal semester with planning around providing courses:
- Fully in-person
- As a blend of in-person and online and in-person
- Fully online
Every class will have a D2L Brightspace component to ensure readiness in case another stay-at-home order becomes necessary for Minnesota.
According to Bring Me The News " St. Cloud State is also adjusting its residential situation, assigning students to single rooms at a price less expensive than a double room, according to a town hall meeting on Monday."
Employees will return to campus throughout July with offices fully open for in-person services on Aug. 3. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 24.
As time goes on and we get closer to the Fall Semester it will be interesting to see if other Colleges and Universities follow suit with the mandatory mask policy. Having been someone who lived in a dorm setting for 2 of my 4 years in College and then off campus with sometimes 5 roommates at one time this is something that will effect students in all aspects of their time away at school. It is nearly impossible to not be around a number of other students at one time or another. Hopefully students will comply with wearing a mask, social distancing and other safety protocols.