COVID-19 weekly update from App State’s Project Management Implementation Team (PMIT)
Posted 06/28/20 at 12:50 p.m.
App State’s Project
Management and Implementation Team provides a
weekly progress report to campus from the teams across
campus preparing for resuming daily operations, the start of
the Fall 2020 semester and beyond.
Course Delivery and Class Schedules
The Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes is being updated by the Registrar's Office to reflect adjustments to room assignments, class times and class delivery methods. The new schedule will offer a variety of course types to allow greater physical distancing in classrooms and flexibility for faculty and student needs. Options will include:
- Face-to-face courses held in classrooms
arranged to provide 6 feet of physical distancing.
- Hybrid, which has both online and
face-to-face components, including rotating student groups, synchronous broadcast and
HyFlex, in which students have multiple options to achieve
- Online courses (synchronous or
asynchronous), in which students will participate from their
residences or other designated learning areas across campus
set up for physical distancing.
Learn more about these options here.
Students are encouraged to work with academic advisors over the summer, should they wish to make changes to their schedules. Teams from Academic Affairs and Facilities Operations
are working on customized classroom configurations to allow
for appropriate physical distancing. This work will continue
throughout the summer.
On-campus student housing move-in process:
University Housing is working on assigning rooms and move-in
times for on-campus, residential students. Student move-in
will be by appointment and access to residence halls will be
limited. Move-in will not utilize campus volunteers as in past
years. University Housing will continue communicating with
students who will be living in residence halls throughout the
summer. Read the latest information on University Housing’s website here.
- Chancellor Everts sends regular updates to all incoming
students, faculty and staff, as well as to parents and
families who have signed up to receive updates and
information from the university. These updates contain
important information and along with other updates related
to returning to campus, COVID-19 operations and response, are available here.
- Updates and additional information may be accessed here.
- Prominent links to information regarding changes to campus
due to COVID-19 will be added to many university web
pages in the coming days.
- App State is partnering with AppHealthCare, our local
public health agency, on the "Share Your Love" public health
campaign. Read more about this campaign here.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 reporting process:
AppHealthCare, our local public health agency, continues to
collaborate with the university on testing, tracing and
reporting positive App State COVID-19 cases. The university’s
coronavirus website includes a positive case dashboard with
COVID-19 test results, the number of positive COVID-19 cases
and information related to testing sites. The dashboard shows
a breakdown of active cases as well as cumulative cases.
- Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of
Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen
announced June 24 that North Carolina will remain in Safer
at Home Phase 2 through at least Friday, July 17, unless
changed or canceled. Cooper also announced that face
coverings must be worn when people are in public places
where physical distancing is not possible.
- As a reminder, each faculty, staff and student will
receive three washable, reusable, cloth face coverings. Read
the June 19 message to campus about face coverings
- Hiring is underway for 50 additional employees to assist
with enhanced cleaning procedures. Last week, we shared
information on plans for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
and classroom safety. You can read last week’s message here.
Information coming soon:
- Additional information regarding high risk identification
process for employees.
- Campus health and safety signage inventory and ordering
information, including print and digital signage.
- Information about broad-based educational programming
regarding public health, COVID-19 safety, and community