Halfway through the semester, Butler keeps COVID-19 cases under control and makes way for a limited number of in-person events to take place under strict guidelines.
One month into the Fall semester, parents reflect on Butler’s COVID-19 response and their students’ experience with the current safety policies.
Based on recent COVID-19 data and information, academic instruction will continue in person, with dance majors returning to studios sooner than expected.
The university will utilize a mix of symptomatic and asymptomatic testing to track cases on campus. The testing, among other factors, will inform future decisions related to staying on campus.
Before dance studios were reopened last week, dance majors took to finding creative ways to practice dance in a safe way. Even with their creativity, injury was a persistent danger and risk they undertook weekly.
After many companies cancelled internships or limited the amount of interns they accepted, students had to branch out and explore other fields of opportunities.
Faculty have undergone training to feel comfortable teaching without face-to-face instruction.
University officials said the decision was made in consultation with health experts. Students will resume in-person learning on Sept. 7.
The second installment of interviews with president Danko includes his perspective on the university’s handling of COVID-19 and several updates on anti-racism efforts.
There are certain procedures that students will need to follow if they test positive for COVID-19.