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CSU-Pueblo releases plans for fall semester

Posted at 8:43 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 20:39:43-04

PUEBLO — CSU-Pueblo released a plan Wednesday on what can be expected when students return to campus in the fall.

CSU-Pueblo said they will be offering face-to-face, hybrid and fully online classes for students.

The university said staff and faculty will be the first to be on campus to return in a "staged capacity" with 50% returning on July 1. This team will be working "Student Life, legal counsel, and Human Resources to develop new employee policies and student code of conduct changes" to follow social distancing and mask guidelines set by the state.

“Many details are being worked out, teams are working through campus wide logistics, state wide possibilities, and inevitable roadblocks,” CSU Pueblo President Timothy Mottet said in a release. “Though it is unclear what screening or check-ins may be required through the fall, or how our event spaces and common areas will operate under social distancing, CSU Pueblo is committed to establishing a safe, in-person fall 2020 semester.”

University officials said study abroad opportunities will be suspended for the fall based off recommendation from health officials.

Health checkpoints will be in place for employees and visitors to the campus starting July 1, during 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Between those hours, staff will be cleaning offices and public spaces. Masks must also be worn while on campus.

The school is waiting for further "clarity" from the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Pueblo Department of Public Health in regards to fall plans.