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Safety Measures, Expectations for Returning to Campus

July 31, 2020

To meet the diverse needs of our students, our entire community has thoughtfully evaluated and implemented many steps to safely build community on campus and provide in-person instruction in Fall 2020. This message contains an overview of these safety measures and expectations for returning to campus, and the latest information on updates to course delivery modalities. We will continually adapt as we learn more about ways to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 and promote safety and health on campus.

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Adjustment to Graduate Programs for Fall 2020

July 30, 2020

The modalities of some graduate programs have been adjusted for Fall 2020. These decisions were made by academic deans in collaboration with department chairs and faculty, based on a variety of factors, including input from academic partners, employers and students. These and other course modality plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions and capacity related to the pandemic. Students in these programs do not need to re-register for classes.

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University Center to Reopen Aug. 17, Review Safety Measures

July 17, 2020

The University Center will reopen Monday, Aug 17, for Webster University students, faculty and staff. The Fitness Center and Pool will remain closed. Protocols and access for Grant Gymnasium are still in discussion and will be announced in the coming weeks. Additional changes have been made to help keep users safe, including access/points of entry, furniture placement, rooms and materials, dining and cleaning requirements. Please review this information prior to visiting the University Center.

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Emerson Library to Reopen Aug. 17 with Safety Changes

July 13, 2020

The Library is looking forward to reopening on Monday, Aug. 17 for Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please see the Library website for scheduled hours. Upon reopen, users will be able to browse and check out library materials, request and pick up items, and use computers and study spaces. In order to facilitate social distancing, furniture and computer seating have been rearranged, allowing more space.

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A variety of health and safety signage is available for download at your campus.

Return to Campus Planning: Signage, Daily Health Screening, Safety Measures

June 11, 2020

In preparation for this summer's phased return to on-campus operations, health reminders and social distancing signage is being installed on the main campus and is available for printing for extended campuses. As part of the return, faculty, staff and students visiting campus are now required to perform and pass a daily health self-assessment via a web-based application. Verification of completed health assessment will be sent to the individual through their Webster University email address.

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Webster Plans Safe, Phased, Flexible Transition to Begin Fall 2020

June 02, 2020

As local jurisdictions across our campus network begin to ease pandemic-related restrictions, Webster University is finalizing the plans and processes for students to return to our campuses for the fall 2020 term. Webster University will begin the fall 2020 semester and term as scheduled and with face-to-face instruction, following careful guidelines to ensure a safe, healthy university community. Campuses outside the United States are monitoring their local conditions to adjust their plans as needed.

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Alumnus' Company Providing 3D-Printed Supplies to Hospitals during Pandemic

June 01, 2020

A company co-founded by Webster University alumnus Michael Storey (MBA '12) is using cutting-edge technology to provide equipment to hospitals and health care providers facing shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beckatt Solutions is a technology company and distributor of 3D printers, print materials and software. "I was able to take the knowledge learned in operations, marketing, finance, economics, leadership and more, and directly apply these lessons throughout the entire process of creating and building Beckatt to the company it is today," said Storey.

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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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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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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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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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