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Creighton students return for in-person classes

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 21:04:59-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It was the first day for in-person classes since March at Creighton University.

Thousands of students moved on campus and headed to the lecture halls starting Monday with a lot of changes.

The university has worked hard to put in health and safety measures to slow the pandemic. Faculty, students, staff, and visitors have to complete a COVID Community Standards Report before being screened on campus.

Students are wearing masks and social distancing is being followed inside buildings.

“In person learning was very important to us because that’s what our students told us they wanted, and so we knew that that was their desire and then we knew that we had to figure out how to do that in a way that we could do everything we could to keep them safe in a worldwide pandemic,” said Tanya Winegard, Vice Provost for Student Life at Creighton University.

A big change is only students who live in the specific residence halls are allowed inside for the time being. It allows them to trace and contain any cases.

They will reevaluate restrictions at the end of August.