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Facial coverings, signed commitment required for returning UNL students

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jul 23, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced their back-to-campus plans to keep students, staff and visitors safe.

The university says masks or facial coverings will be required for all students, staff and visitors with some exceptions such as when students are alone in their rooms, when eating and other circumstances. Facial coverings will also be required during outdoors activities when social distancing is not possible.

All UNL faculty, staff and students will complete training on the required safety practices and how to navigate on campus in a safe way.

Students are asked to sign the Cornhusker Commitmentwhich says they will self monitor symptoms, stay home when sick, practice social distancing, wear a face covering, follow traffic flow signs and participate in testing and contact tracing as necessary and directed under prescribed protocols. Faculty and staff are asked to voluntarily sign the commitment.

They say they will be implementing several other sanitizing procedures to lower the chances of spreading the coronavirus.

The university also said they are offering financial help for students and staff who have been affected by the pandemic. Community members are also asked to consider helping students as they go back to school through the UNL Student Hardship Fund, UNL Food Pantry Fund and UNL Student Care and Well-being Fund.