Southern Illinois University Carbondale to Offer In-Person Classes This Fall

Southern Illinois University Carbondale officials say that regular in-person classes will resume for the upcoming semester. The majority of the spring semester was held in a virtual format because of the coronavirus pandemic. University officials say health and safety measures will be in place for students returning to campus. Officials say face masks will be required and they will have enhanced cleaning protocols along with room limits and capacity limits in them. The university’s classrooms will also be set up with social distancing seating. Inside rooms and lecture halls that have fixed seating, some seats will be designated to make sure social distancing can be followed. All classrooms that have movable seating will be arranged for social distancing to be followed. University officials say the students had an impact on the decision in resuming regular classroom instruction. All classes that contain a large number of students won’t be offered on campus. Every course in which there are fifty of more students enrolled will be in an online format, officials say. In addition hybrid classes will be offered and these courses could be in many formats, like face-to-face lab and online lecture. These classes could also be offered by staggered in-person attendance that provides online access to lectures. If students or their parents have any questions related to in person classes or COVID-19 they can contact the university through email.






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