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UW-Oshkosh sets fall reopening plan

The Brillion News

OSHKOSH – While many colleges and universities say they hope to reopen on-campus classes effective with the start of the fall semester, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh actually has a plan and made it public on Thursday, June 11.

The plan is called “Titans Return” and was developed by the UW Oshkosh Recovery Task Force.

It calls for classes to resume in campus buildings, and for the resumption of fall college sports.

“A combination of hygiene, disinfection, physical distancing, masks, testing and contact tracing must occur in tandem with one another to be successful,” the 14-page document said.

But there is one catch in the plan: all courses would go digital after Thanksgiving, anticipating the beginning of the flu season – with the exception of small groups like lab sections.

All people will be required to wear face coverings in university buildings, with dorm rooms being the lone exception.

Other mandatory initiatives include requiring all faculty, staff and students to participate in COVID-related safety training; requiring everyone to take the “Titan Pledge” governing community safety behavior; and requiring physical distancing whenever possible.

The plan calls for a system for employees and students to report violators.

This is a brief of a much larger story to appear in the June 18 print edition of The Brillion News.


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