HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – Michigan Tech has unveiled a number of plans associated to how the campus will run amidst the COVID-19 international pandemic.
In a letter to college students and college, President Rick Koubek introduced that the school will probably be shifting summer time session on-line and canceling pre-college packages and athletic camps for the summer time.
The letter acknowledged that these choices had been made regarding the Keep Dwelling, Keep Secure govt order, permitting “tutorial and facility groups time to arrange for a secure, in-person, on time begin to the autumn semester beneath new working tips”.
Plans to return to face-to-face educating for the autumn 2020 semester are within the works, with some adjustments in adherence to social distancing protocols. In response to President Koubek, these adjustments might embrace:
• Lowering class sizes and modifying our lecture rooms and course choices.
• Shifting our eating companies to incorporate extra choices like takeout, grab-and-go, and meal supply all through campus.
• Creating extra areas for smaller collaborations and fewer alternatives for big group gatherings.
• Cultivating a tradition of well being and security by making COVID-19 testing obtainable, vigorously monitoring for COVID-19 signs amongst our residence corridor populations and bigger campus neighborhood, and responding proactively if there may be proof of the virus on campus. This contains contact tracing and instantly isolating suspected circumstances.
President Koubek acknowledged that every one plans are tentative and that the College will probably be steadily resuming face-to-face operations over the subsequent three months.
He additionally introduced that 119 staff, will probably be notified of a discount of hours, or a brief go away with out pay, to “align our workforce wants with the present stage of campus operations.”
He emphasised that these layoffs had been no fault of the workers and that almost all staff will be capable to return to full-time as soon as that College is ready to resume regular operations.