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Webster University

Update from Task Force on Transition and Adaptability

May 21, 2020

The three working groups of the Task Force on Transition and Adaptability are developing recommendations in alignment with CDC guidelines and orders from local jurisdictions to steadily and safely transition to campus-based operations this fall, including a phased approach for employees returning to campus, the modified delivery of face-to-face courses, modified housing and dining, and continued exploration of options for athletics, university events, and other key components of university life.

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Remote Learning Transition Student Survey

May 19, 2020

The Office of Academic Affairs is administering a brief survey to students about the Spring 2020 transition to remote learning. Feedback from the survey will be used to help improve planning and delivery of remote learning experiences in Summer 2020. Students received a prompt to take the anonymous survey on May 19. Students may also access the survey here.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available in St. Louis

May 11, 2020

We want St. Louis-area members of our community to be aware that Affinia Healthcare is offering free COVID-19 testing at several locations to individuals who are asymptomatic. The testing is available to anyone, but Affinia is in particular reaching out to African American, Hispanic and Native Americans because reports indicate those populations are experiencing significantly high infection and mortality rates during the pandemic. For our entire community, we encourage you to stay informed through public resources on where testing is available in your area.

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Modified Operations Continued through June 15

May 11, 2020

The Task Force on Transition and Adaptability has determined that Webster University will continue with its current modified operations through June 15, 2020. Many of the communities that we operate in are slowly lifting government restrictions on business operations before that date, and this will allow the university ample time to monitor conditions in the community and determine the best strategy for transitioning to on-campus operations while protecting the well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

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Continued Remote Operations and Safe, Phased Transition Planning

May 07, 2020

While social distancing policies and other measures have reduced the spread of the coronavirus, experts still urge everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands thoroughly, wear masks, and call a doctor if you are feeling ill. Please see the following message on how Webster University will make a transition to in-person operations over time, in a safe and orderly way, with careful planning and phases that prioritize the health and well-being of all our students, faculty and staff.

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Webster forms Task Force on Transition and Adaptability from pandemic

May 05, 2020

Webster University has formed a Task Force on Transition and Adaptability to manage its return from remote operations and to address on-going community and operational needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Consisting of three working groups, the task force will maintain continuity for Webster’s annual planning process while ensuring that process is informed by and adaptable to the evolving and unique circumstances of the pandemic.

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The Front-Line Responders fund is one of three funding vehicles launched to generate support for Webster community members during the pandemic.

Webster Launches Front-Line Responders Fund in Efforts to Support Global Community

May 01, 2020

Webster University has established a new Front-Line Responders Fund to support the selflessness demonstrated by its students who are serving as front-line workers. This fund is companion to the Gorloks Now! Fund and the Chancellor’s Vision Fund, which are each driving support from donors and friends for Webster University community members. "What I have witnessed through this time is that the Webster community is filled with selfless individuals who give before being asked and expect no thanks," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble. "We want to support this strong commitment to serving others."

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U.S. Department of the Treasury

CARES Act Relief Fund Application for Eligible Webster Students

May 01, 2020

Eligible Webster University students experiencing a short-term financial need due to the disruption of campus operations caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) are now able to log into their Connections account and complete an application for consideration of a one-time emergency student grant from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Students must review and attest to eligibility to be considered for the grants. Applications must be submitted by May 15.

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COVID-19 Task Force message on CARES Act funding

April 22, 2020

We want to inform you of Webster University’s progress in making CARES Act funding available to eligible students. The CARES Act is U.S. federal legislation that provides financial support to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Webster University has established a CARES team, which is assessing how the student portion of the CARES funds may be distributed and what documentation is needed from eligible students. We will communicate to the community when an application process is ready.

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Free Wellness Resources for the Whole Family

April 16, 2020

Even after nearly a month of social distancing measures, working through remote operations and adjusting to schools of all levels being closed, it can still be a challenge adjusting to the "new normal" during precautions around the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is there are free resources available to clear your head, get some exercise and even find assistance for your child's school work. These resources are available for all students, faculty and staff.

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Courses to be Taught Remotely for Summer Term

April 09, 2020

All undergraduate and graduate courses for the summer 2020 term at Webster University’s St. Louis area campuses, locations and corporate cohorts will be taught remotely. As a result, the current remote learning model will continue through the end of summer terms in July. At this time, Webster campuses and locations outside St. Louis are also instituting remote instruction to begin the summer term, though some may evaluate a potential return to campus-based instruction during the term should local restrictions and/or military base commands allow.

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Academic Resource Center: Peer tutoring and writing support

April 08, 2020

Academic supports and services have remained available to students, faculty, and staff throughout the many changes occurring this semester. With recent changes in federal and University guidelines with regard to Student Employment, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is happy to announce several peer tutors and writing coaches are back to work and available to support students.

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Updates from the COVID-19 Task Force

Update from the President and the COVID-19 Task Force

March 31, 2020

We continue to update our community on the conditions of the individuals who visited New York City on a Conservatory trip in early March. All of the 54 people on this Webster trip were asked to self-isolate after their return to St. Louis between March 12-14. Of those who took this trip, the University is now aware that three people contracted the virus: two are recovering and one has fully recovered. Today’s update is that a second employee has come forward to say they contracted the virus.

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Message from the President and the COVID-19 Task Force

March 30, 2020

As previously reported, an employee on the Conservatory trip to New York City tested positive for COVID-19 about a week ago. We are pleased to inform you that this employee is doing fine and is recuperating. All those who attended the trip entered a 14-day period of self-quarantine on March 15, per CDC guidelines, after the employee reported feeling ill and was tested for COVID-19. However, earlier today we learned that a student who participated on that trip had tested positive for COVID-19.

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