University of Oklahoma students will return to campus for in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester, University President Joseph Harroz Jr. said.
In a letter sent out Tuesday Harroz said classes will resume at regular capacity university-wide with necessary safety precautions in place.
The university announcement said in part:
I write to provide guidance on our fall 2021 semester planning. Because of your efforts, along with the promise of multiple vaccines and widespread inoculation against the COVID-19 virus, I’m pleased to share that we are planning for a resumption of in-person classes at regular capacity university-wide for the fall 2021 semester with necessary safety precautions in place. Classes designed for in-person delivery are expected to be held face-to-face on campus this fall semester.
As with all of our planning, our decisions are being guided by our Chief COVID Officer, Dr. Dale Bratzler, and our priority remains focused on the health and welfare of the OU community. We will continue to closely monitor the situation in the coming months, ensuring that all appropriate health and safety measures are in place.
Although we remain hopeful, we acknowledge that the pandemic has taught us to be nimble in our response. To help us keep making strides forward, we urge you to continue practicing healthy behaviors, including masking, frequent hand washing, and social distancing; to get vaccinated when you are eligible; and to keep supporting one another through this challenge.
More details are expected to be released in the coming weeks.