Alaska Pacific University recently reopened its campus for the summer term. The university also updated its Campus Reopening Plan following recent guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with the guidance of its public health partners.
Most notably, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks or physically distance from others, although they are welcome to do so. Unvaccinated students and employees may choose not to wear a mask when they are in their own offices or residential units. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged and may be required to participate in certain activities.
Employees, non-residential students, contractors, and visitors who have symptoms of COVID-19, have an active but asymptomatic case of the virus, or are otherwise sick should refrain from coming to campus. New cases of the virus must be reported to the university.
As previously announced, APU is returning to regular course delivery formats for the fall, and housing and dining services will be available. APU’s plans for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are flexible and the university will continue to monitor case trends and public health guidance. The university will update faculty, staff, students and their families, and community partners as necessary.
“We must all commit to maintaining the health and safety of the APU community, our families, and our neighbors,” said Acting President Dr. Hilton Hallock. “We recognize that our actions, both as an institution and as individuals, impact the wellbeing of families and communities beyond our campus. Because of our efforts, we have not seen community spread of the virus. The commitment of the APU community to our collective wellbeing has been extraordinary.”
The revised Campus Reopening Plan is available at https://www.alaskapacific.edu/campus-reopening-plan/.