Campbell University will resume in-person classes on Monday, Oct. 12, after a two-week pause due to a spike in main campus COVID-19 cases, President J. Bradley Creed announced this week.
Creed attributed the “meticulous response” of students, faculty and staff — as well as the work of the University’s Health and Safety Committee — to a dramatic decrease in active positive cases. In a statement sent to the Campbell community on Monday, he said main campus undergraduate classes will return with a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and remote learning.
In addition, all academic buildings on campus will reopen, athletic practices will resume, and operations within the Oscar N. Harris Student Union and Wiggins Memorial Library will be expanded. Dining services on campus will continue to be “take out” only for another week as the University continues to limit large gatherings in one place.
Creed said University administration will continue to “closely monitor new and active cases on campus — current numbers can be found on our Campbell Ready website — and we will continue to adhere to the stringent guidelines set forth by the COVID-19 Task Force.” Guidelines include:
- Wearing face coverings in all campus buildings and in outdoor areas when social distancing is not possible.
- Maintaining a healthy distance (at least six feet) between ourselves and other students and faculty while indoors and adhering to occupancy limits in all rooms and buildings.
- Abiding by temporary guidelines concerning visitors on campus.