The spring semester at Southeast Missouri State University started on Monday January 25, 2021. University officials recently sent out a letter to everyone on campus which shares the new additions to the university’s Protect the Nest Program. It includes COVID-19 vaccine information as well as instructions for regular classroom instruction for the current semester. University officials urge the safety of students and staff for the entire semester. Officials say it is important that everyone knows, understands and follows these guidelines so the university can continue to have classes on campus and the university will offer in-person and online classes to students. Anyone who needs to find out more information can visit https://semo.edu/sealerts /covid19/protect-the-nest.