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Friday, January 15, 2021

Back to class for UC students

Credit: WCPO Cincinnati
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Back to class for UC students
Back to class for UC students

Here's how the University of Cincinnati plans to start the school year off as students and staff use caution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HAPPENING TODAY...STUDENTSWILL GO BACK TO CLASS ON THEUNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI'SCAMPUS.IT COMES AS MOREUNIVERSITIES REVERT BACK TOONLINE LEARNING...AS COVID-19CASES POPUP.WCPO 9 NEWS REPORTER RAVENRICHARD IS LIVE WITH MORE ONWHAT BACK TO CLASS LOOKS LIKETODAY.U-C SAYS THEY'RE TRYING TO BEPROACTIVE AND WORK WITHSTUDENT ORGANIZATIONS,FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES TOKEEP STUDENTS SAFE AS THEY GOBACK.THIS FALL WILL BE A MIX OFONLINE AND IN PERSON CLASSESFOR STUDENTS.U-C TELLS USTHEY'VE CUT CAPACITY INRESIDENCE HALLS, AND EVENADDED EXTRA AIR FILTERS.ASSOON AS A STUDENT HAS SYMPTOMSOF CORONAVIRUS, OR HAS COME INCONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO HASCORONAVIRUS, TESTING WILL BEPROVIDED ON CAMPUS.JACK MINER,THE VICE PROVOST FORENROLLMENT, SAYS STUDENTS WILLGO INTO AN ISOLATED SPACEWHILE WAITING FOR TESTS.THATMEANS DORM ROOMS, HOTELS, ANDEVEN COMMON AREAS ON CAMPUS.BUT THE UNIVERSITY HAS LESSCONTROL OFF CAMPUS...AND SAYSIT'LL BE UP TO STUDENTS TOSTAY SAFE."so it's really creating thismessage that you're not justdoing this for yourself,you're not doing what theuniversity told you to, you'redoing it because you're partof that bearcat community andother students have anexpectation that you're alsotrying to keep them safe andhealthy"U-C LEADERS SAY THEY'LL BEKEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON CASENUMBERS...AS WELL AS COVID-19SPREAD IN THE TRI-STATE...WHENDECIDING WHAT CAMPUS LIFE ANDCLASSES LOOK LIKE IN THEFUTURE.RAVEN RICHARD, WCPO 9NEWS.

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