FMU resumes in-person instruction
Francis Marion University resumed in-person classes Sept. 8 after the fall semester’s first three weeks were administered remotely.
The much-anticipated move back to face-to-face instruction comes after the university devoted months to developing a reopening plan designed to protect the campus community and provide access to quality academics. New policies and procedures in the plan include:
•Requiring masks in all campus buildings, at outdoor university events, and at other times when social distancing isn’t possible.
•Reduced occupancy in classrooms, and the utilization of new spaces, like auditoriums and gymnasiums, for classes.
•Reduced occupancy in residence halls.
•App-based daily health assessments for all students.
•New campus dining procedures.
•The establishment of a special COVID-19 Response Office on campus.
•Enhanced access to health services through a new Student Health Office in the Smith University Center, and agreements with community healthcare providers.