Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of this year, University of the Ozarks has continuously planned and adapted to the ever-changing circumstances of this unpredictable health crisis. Led by a multi-sector team – the Task Force to Repopulate Campus – the University has created a public health and operations framework for the safe repopulation of campus and return to classes for the 2020–21 academic year. Our planning explored multiple scenarios, which gives us the ability to change direction if conditions or the guidance of government and public health officials evolve. At the heart of all the University’s planning has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of all University members.
While University of the Ozarks and the entire world continue to face challenges from COVID-19, it is critical that we take care of each other and ourselves. One of the greatest strengths of our University is the cohesive and supportive community that we have all come to rely on. While this pandemic presents many unique and serious challenges, we are confident that this collective spirit will elevate us as we navigate the coming weeks and months. We know that many in our campus community are eager to return to campus, while others may need to continue to learn and work remotely. We will continue to foster community across campus, in-person and virtually, in new and innovative ways. We will follow new health measures and take personal responsibility as part of our efforts to prioritize health and well-being.
The Plan for Repopulating Campus report will serve as the University’s guidepost for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Critical Info About Coronavirus-Related Decisions (Read All)
The Reopening Task Force provides some guidelines for the University community.
President Dunsworth announced that University of the Ozarks is planning to return to face-to-face education in the fall.
President Dunsworth announced that University of the Ozarks is suspending all classes until after Spring Break. Afterwards, classes will resume in an all online method.
Cares Act Reporting
As part of the CARES Act, University of the Ozarks will provide reporting on the disbursement of funds received from the Higher Education Relief Fund.
President Dunsworth gave live campus updates about the state of the University via Facebook through the spring semester. For those who do not have Facebook, we’ve also saved these updates on YouTube.
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