This message was sent to all faculty and instructional academic staff from Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning John Zumbrunnen. School and college deans, academic associate deans and department chairs were copied.
Dear Instructional Colleagues (please share with your TAs),
Thank you very much for everything you’re doing to make our plans for a mostly in-person fall semester a reality across campus. I know that alongside the excitement of seeing our students on campus and in our classrooms comes some anxiety and concern given the ongoing reality of COVID-19.
In that context, I’m writing to share the attached PDF with these updated campus FAQs, which are also posted on the university’s Covid-19 Response FAQ webpage:
- What is a close contact?
- What should I do if a student in my class tells me that they have tested positive for COVID-19? Should I inform the other students? Should I cancel class?
- Will I be notified if a student in my class is required to be tested for COVID-19, has failed to test for COVID-19, or tests positive for COVID-19?
- Since a student may not know who they were next to in class, how will a contact tracer know who in the class to inform?
- What should I do if multiple students in my class are out because they are isolating or in quarantine for COVID-19?
You can also find FAQs specific to instruction on our Fall 2021 Instruction webpage.