ULM reopens campus for students with new safety measures

Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 10:22 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The University of Lousiana Monroe’s campus officially reopened to students Wednesday, but with some major changes already in place. The university has made it clear that the health and safety of its students is their top priority.

“We want people to know that their loved ones are here and that they are going to be safe,” said Julie Letlow. Letlow is the executive assistant to the president for external affairs and community outreach.

She said that the university is already in talks for safety measures for the fall; however, for now, safety measures at the school consist of deep cleaning all of the buildings on campus as well as plexiglass dividers in common areas like the library.

The residential halls will continue to operate at full capacity until further notice from the governor. The university is also taking extra precautions by testing its athletes once a week. The school attributes its response to COVID-19 to the university’s health science leaders.

“On this campus, we have some of the most amazing leaders in health sciences and they have all been brought to the table to ask what can we do to better prepare for a safe environment for when our students come back to us. That’s of the utmost importance to us,” she said.

Classes begin for the second summer session on Monday, July 6.

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