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OPSU COVID-19 Update As of July 29th

Panhandle State Communications on 07/29/2021

Statement from Dr. Tim Faltyn, President of Oklahoma Panhandle State University

In light of the new CDC recommendations, campus leaders met to discuss a safe return to campus for our students, faculty, staff, and community. We feel good about being in-person and starting on August 16th as close to normal as possible.

Together with our campus public health advisor, we will continue to monitor the CDC and Oklahoma State Health Department’s recommendations and guidelines. As of now, we do not have any planned changes from being in-person as we deliver our brand of education for our students and community

Our community needs the Aggie nation to do their part in helping us achieve this goal, so if you are not feeling well, please stay home or wear a mask.

OPSU will move forward with our traditional start on August 16th. Masks are welcome but are not required. We ask that all be respectful of each other and those with underlying health issues while we continue to navigate the ongoing development of the pandemic.

We have to work together to stay in-person for classes and campus events. Our priority is to provide a safe and healthy experience for our students, faculty, staff, and community. For any student with concerns, please reach out to your advisor. We offer in-person, hybrid, and online classes to accommodate all students. Our goal is to be back to normal, and doing our part means these are the steps we must take to get there.

This is a fluid situation. I am confident we will adapt and overcome any COVID-related challenges we may face in the future. For now, if we all do our part, we can be in person and have what promises to be one of our best years ever.

Vaccines and testing are available here. For those infected with or exposed to COVID-19, we will follow the quarantine and isolation protocols from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you this fall!

TF