November 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Update

Dear Muskingum University Community Members,

Due to the exceptional vigilance of our faculty, staff and students, the COVID infection rate on campus remains very moderate. However, University and health department quarantines have impacted teaching and learning. Thus, all of our final assessment week classes will be held remotely starting on Wednesday, November 18, and ending on Tuesday, November 24.

The campus will remain open so students can continue to live in the residence halls and use campus facilities and technology. Wednesday, November 25, will be our final move-out day.
Campus dining facilities will remain open through the end of the semester but will move to take-out only on November 18.
Students may elect to return home for the final week of the semester but they will need to have access to reliable high-speed internet and computers with the capacity for joining Teams activities during scheduled class times.
At this time, we are planning to have campus offices open through December 23. Visitors must have an appointment and will be required to complete a health survey upon arrival on campus. The campus will be closed from December 24-January 3. 
Although Muskingum students have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to learning and to safety, we believe this action will provide additional flexibility and a sense of well-being as we complete this unusual semester.

We will also be offering voluntary PCR testing for all students and employees on November 19 in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health and the National Guard. Registration details have been shared with students and employees via email. 

Looking ahead, the University is continuing to plan on-campus programming for our spring semester, but, as always, we will closely monitor local, state, and national guidance and make all decisions with the health and well-being of our campus community as our highest priority. 

I am proud and grateful to be part of a community that cares for one another in so many ways. I wish you all a strong finish to the Fall 2020 semester.

President Susan Hasseler


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