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LSU releases plans for fall semester

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 10:50:48-04

LSU officials have laid out their current plans for the fall semester.

In a message sent to all students, faculty and staff, the university says that Phase I has gone well, with 25 percent of employees back at work. Plans are in place for Phase II, and future phases as well, writes Tom Galligan, LSU Interim President and Professor of Law.

"We are also looking ahead to the fall semester; we are excited to say that we plan to be open and ready to hold classes on campus. We are planning for all facilities and buildings to be open and accessible to our students, faculty, and staff, but, as noted, we will continue to strive to protect the health and safety of the LSU community," Galligan writes. "This means that things may look a little different on campus, but that’s okay. Together, we will navigate the challenges that COVID-19 present to us, and we will adjust our policies and protocols as needed. While the public health situation may impact the way we do things, know that we will still continue to provide our students with the quality educational experience that we have pledged to give them."

The message is lengthy and includes details about testing, safety protocols, and how these changes impact academics and student life.

"We will continue to keep you informed as we make decisions for the fall, and we appreciate your patience as we work through these issues. We realize we don’t have all the answers at this time, but we want to work carefully and deliberately to create effective solutions to these challenges," Galligan writes. "We will be using information learned over the coming weeks to help us and we want to include information that we gain from our reopening plans. As we learn more, we can make better decisions for our campus community. We wish you a healthy and safe summer, and we’ll be in touch as we know more."

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